Editing a Document

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rmerriwether
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:50 pm Post

Does Scrivener allow you to edit by using strikethrough? If I am unsure as to whether I want to delete a passage of a document, can I just strikethrough that section without deleting it altogether?

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Silverdragon
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:58 pm Post

In the Mac version you can definitely do this. One of the options under Compile: All Options: Transformations is "Delete struck-through text.".
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:14 pm Post

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's available on the Windows version. But you might be able to use a word-processor to find-by-format and remove all such text after compile.

You could also just strike through text as you edit in Scrivener, then take snapshots of your text, and finally use Scrivener's Find by Formatting feature to search for struck-through text and then deleting it. Not as easy as it might be, but maybe worth the effort.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:27 pm Post

Another option I've used is to select the text I might want to delete, and change it into an inline annotation. On the Mac, the keyboard shortcut for this is cmd-shift-a; don't know the Windows combo, but I'm sure there is one ;-) . During compile, all annotations are removed by default.
So you know where I'm coming from:
• I'm a user, not an L&L employee.
• Mac Scrivener 2.9 & 3.0.0, MacBook Air 11, MacOS 10.12.6 (Sierra)
• iOS Scrivener 1.1.4, iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, iOS 11.2