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by brookter
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Keep Find Dialog Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Keep Find Dialog Up?

If you don't want to change the default preferences using scshrugged's suggestion, then it may be worth knowing that cmd-g will still go to the next match (and cmd-shift-g the previous) even if the dialogue box is no longer visible.
by brookter
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't figure out how to track word count for whole project and to set targets
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Can't figure out how to track word count for whole project and to set targets

Deborah, There are actually two different processes here. 1. Setting up the project target and daily targets. You don't need Outline mode for this at all. Siverdragon has shown you how to do this. 2. Setting up individual document targets, which you then monitor in Outline mode. You could use this, ...
by brookter
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: keyboard shortcut for switching editor windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: keyboard shortcut for switching editor windows?

YESSS! That's the ticket!! Thanks Joro. Probably seems like a small thing, but I'm dealing with a 2000+ page doc and 5 different Scrivener panes -- this is hugely helpful. Apologies if you already know this, but if you use split editors a lot, you may want to bind a shortcut to View > Editor Layout...
by brookter
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing Comments default text
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Changing Comments default text

Sorry for the delay in replying -- only just seen your message.

I don't know a way of editing the autogenerated text, sorry.

To enter the date automatically instead, I'd use Keyboard Maestro to create a macro chaining the two actions together (ie Insert Comment + Insert Short Date).

HTH.
by brookter
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Margin drag defeats text selection
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Margin drag defeats text selection

Can't you just change the Editor margin so the text starts slightly further away from the Binder? In V3: Preferences > Appearance > Main Editor > Editor Margins. I think by default it's at 20 points anyway (about ¼" or 0.6cm-ish) but you can increase it. Better still, use Fixed Width editing an...
by brookter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 894
Views: 48732

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

with virginal Versailles
by brookter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 894
Views: 48732

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

but never for
by brookter
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 894
Views: 48732

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

the Scarlet Pimpernel
by brookter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Change the basic paragraph "no style" text formatting?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Change the basic paragraph "no style" text formatting?

The 'new' default paragraph style (No Style) hasn't changed from earlier versions. The idea is that you only use named styles when you want to do something different and relatively rare — eg a heading, block quote etc. Everything else continues to be the default No Style. So the way to change the de...
by brookter
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Use Status color in Binder
Replies: 12
Views: 2230

Re: Use Status color in Binder

If you're on Scrivener Version 3, have a look at Window > Layouts > Three pane (Outline). This will set you up with (left to right) the Binder, an Outline, and an Editor. Click on one of the items in the Outline and it will open the document in the right hand editor (and if you click in the outline ...
by brookter
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Styles do not apply
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

Re: Styles do not apply

The process I have outlined definitely works so that probably means that we're talking a little bit at cross purposes. What I suggest you do is take a copy of the project and cut it down to a couple of documents — obviously those where there are examples of the problem you're seeing. Make sure you a...
by brookter
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Styles do not apply
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

Re: Styles do not apply

Just to make sure we're talking about the same thing here: there are two separate concepts in Version 3. Formatting — is how the text looks: size / paragraph spacing / ruler / bold / italics etc etc. Styles — are a particular combination of formats, which are specially marked in the text, so they ca...
by brookter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Title and other metadata
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Title and other metadata

When you compile the document, the first screen you see has three panes. Over the right pane are a number of icons (the exact number varies according to the compilation target) the second of which looks like a luggage label — click on that and you can fill in the project's title / author etc. By def...
by brookter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: default pattern for outliner columns?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: default pattern for outliner columns?

Helen, Set up the layout as you want it to be using the Layout Manager and give it a unique name. Then give it a shortcut using the Mac's System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts panel. Now you have a way of returning to it every time using one keystroke — the same amount that you'd have to use to ...
by brookter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: preview text file from outliner?
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: preview text file from outliner?

When you've opened the Quick Reference panel, the same keystroke (cmd-opt-ctl-i) opens the synopsis pane as well. That's part of a general scheme: all the 'inspector panels' are bound to cmd-opt-ctl shortcuts (i for synopsis, h for notes, n for bookmarks etc — you can see the fill list next to the i...