Remove Some Formatting when Compiling

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:26 pm Post

Current version 1.9.7.
It is good that in "Transformations" there are options "Remove highlighting" and "Remove text color".
But at compilation of the text in *.docx with replacement of formatting fat allocation and underlining of separate words in the paragraph is not removed.
It would be desirable to have an option which could transfer to *.docx the text without such allocations.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:17 pm Post

I don't know what a fat allocation is, but if you truly want no formatting when you compile, can't you just use .txt? Word will open that fine.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:26 pm Post

AmberV wrote:I don't know what a fat allocation is,


I'd guess that karam means bold. Bold letters look a bit fat, and in e.g. Swedish it is actually called fat style. :)

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:31 pm Post

The English word for leaning letters, italics, comes from the fact that it was invented in Italy, but they originally called it lettera corsiva cancellaresca, and in Swedish it is called kursiv style as a transformation from corsiva.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:47 pm Post

And here I was thinking of a nice big pat of melting butter on a pastry. Well I suppose that would make a bit more sense.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:53 am Post

I'd guess that karam means bold. Bold letters look a bit fat, and in e.g.
This is correctly noted. :D
Sorry for this English - use machine translation. :(

can't you just use .txt

Using this format is an additional intermediate operation to get .doc or .docx.
It is desirable to have the settings to immediately get the desired formatting.

And the .txt format does not support electronic footnotes - they are lost.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:37 am Post

Okay, I have split this topic from the other thread since you’re talking about something else entirely.

So you would like for there to be checkboxes to remove bold and underlines from text? The two you referred to, highlights and colour, are very commonly used as proofing tools while editing, and that is why they have options to be removed. Underline and bold are rarely used for things we do not want formatted that way all the way through to the end.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:25 am Post

I will point out that editors like Word have the option to search and replace formatting like bold, underlining, etc., so you could easily build a macro in the editor you're bringing the compiled .docx into to remove that formatting for you -- thus avoiding the need to wait for an update *or* use .txt as an intermediate format.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:40 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Underline and bold are rarely used for things we do not want formatted that way all the way through to the end.

To be pleasant to me Scrivener what allows to work with information blocks flexibly.
In some cases, it is convenient to make in a monotonous body of the text of allocation like Underline and (or) bold.
There will be more convenience if the program is able to provide to the user the finished solution of export of the text with flexible settings.
devinganger wrote:so you could easily build a macro in the editor

Thanks for council.
As the temporary solution it is possible.
But in general, Word is the powerful processor. To apply it in that case - means to shift to it an option of compilation and export which in principle Scrivener has to carry out.
For normal work in the future it would not be desirable to address use of intermediate decisions.
For me as user it will be good: worked in Scrivener, pressed the compilation button, exposed options, and received desirable result, but not the intermediate file.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:54 pm Post

You might have a better way of working when 3.0 is available. The Windows beta will be free to test, so maybe give it a try once it is there. One thing I'm thinking of is styles: instead of just using underline to mean something, you could mark text with a style and then when you compile you can make that style look like something else entirely.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:14 pm Post

Thanks, I'll try using styles.