Composition Mode Background

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driver49
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:33 pm Post

How do I set a background image for Composition Mode in Scrivener 3?

Seems to me in S2 it was in the view menu, right above or below the "Enter Composition Mode" menu. But it's not there in S3, and I don't seem to be able to find it.

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lunk
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:00 pm Post

Preferences -> Appearance, Composition mode in the left list, Screen background in the middle, Choose texture
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
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* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:27 pm Post

Close but no cigar.

Per attached screenshot, "Texture" does not permit the use of an actual background image file.

The files I imported from S2 to S3 had background image files, so I'm reasonably certain this is doable in S3, just gotta find the right place to set it. But so far, despite the lead offered here, I haven't found the right place to set it.

Try again?

Thanks,

--PS
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:35 pm Post

I guess I was just lucky then when I set the background image... ;)

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I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:32 pm Post

Project > Project Settings > Background Images?

HTH

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Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:09 pm Post

brookter wrote:Project > Project Settings > Background Images?


That worked for me. Nice find!
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:52 pm Post

Project > Project Settings > Background Images

Yeah, that was it. I think that's a new feature w S3 good to know it's there.

Thanks,

--PS