Styles and Revision Mode

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:49 pm Post

Hello,

First of all, contratulations on Scrivener 3. I'm simply delighted. I absolutely love it.

Now, I use revision mode a lot, since I use Scrivener for my job as an academic editor. So I have to manage big books, with lots and lots of quotes, learning resources, examples, additional reading, etc. Therefore, I'm also thrilled using the new Style sheet, because it really need to format different text styles all along the books I'm editing.
So far, it's worked like a charm, except for the fact that revision mode doesn't seem to work properly on paragraphs that have a certain Style applied to them, when this style specifically applies a particular color on the style. In this case, I have a style that changes text to blue color; but when I write on it, new words won't change to red, as they should. Other paragraphs on the same project do change color when I write on them; even those with a style applied to them. This only happens with paragraphs that I have applied one style or another from the new Style Palette.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong and this can be set in preferences. Or maybe it's a bug. Please, help. This is a big book, and I really need the revision mode to fully work.
Thank you!

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:58 pm Post

Thanks! Glad to hear you’re enjoying the update.

I think that might indeed be an oversight in the interaction between these two features. Styled text is capable of handling direct formatting, in fact if you select some text from the style block that is coloured and apply a different text colour it will stick. So in theory it should be fine for revisions to apply their colour as you type, since that is all they do.

I found another issue though, when applying a style that has a text colour saved into it, to a paragraph that has ranges of text within that are coloured, then the stored style colour is not applied to any of the paragraph.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:09 pm Post

Well, it looks like a bug. I'll wait patiently for a solution on a future update, I guess. Thank you for your wonderful work. Scrivener truly is a remarkable tool.