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by brookter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does Scrivener have a feature like Apple Pages Undo?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Does Scrivener have a feature like Apple Pages Undo?

MJW Just one more thing you’ll find useful. Every Mac app has the ability to search for a menu item. It's on the Help Menu: if you type ‘undo’ into the search box, it will show you whether there is such a feature and if so where. The feature is so useful that Scrivener's Windows team had to speciall...
by brookter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Switch chapters in Composition Mode
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Switch chapters in Composition Mode

I hadn't realised about the selected documents thing (and I've been using Scrivener for years... you live and learn...) I don't think it's a bug, I think it's a design decision (though I'm only a user and I'm speculating wildly). The logic, I imagine, is that if you've chosen something in the binder...
by brookter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Beta 21: Project Settings > Format seems unusable
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: Beta 21: Project Settings > Format seems unusable

⋅ It's a kind of invisible at first glance logic, though on reflection I see the point. ⋅ But how often would you want to create new documents that automatically didn't have the default formatting you'd just set so that you could convert to it? ⋅ So it does seem the de...
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: The documents in the new tutorial can NOT be converted to the default text formatting.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: The documents in the new tutorial can NOT be converted to the default text formatting.

All I did was the usual: cursor in the editor, alt-dc<enter> and accept the defaults on the subsequent dialogue. It converts the single document every time, but not multiple documents. This is on the latest tutorial.
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Customizing Themes
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Customizing Themes

The OP wanted to know how to change the themes. Now they know. Whether they choose to call that a theme editor because it can't change 3 elements out of sixty or more is up to them. I do call it an editor, because it allows me to edit the themes, but you call it what you want.
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: The documents in the new tutorial can NOT be converted to the default text formatting.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: The documents in the new tutorial can NOT be converted to the default text formatting.

I can confirm that — good spot.

It looks like it may be connected to the same bug which doesn't allow you to select all the text in a scrivening, because I can convert single documents with no problem, but not when I've selected more than one.
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Customizing Themes
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Customizing Themes

That's partly why I suggested you start with the built-in theme nearest to your intended design. You can change the colour of over 50 elements, so it's a bit unfair to say there isn't a way of editing themes. Whether the ability to add the colour of the menus will be in later versions, I don't know,...
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Customizing Themes
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Customizing Themes

Themes are only a particular combination of appearance settings: you can save those setting to a file (.scrtheme) and reload them very simply. Choose the theme (from the Windows > Themes menu) which is closest to your conception of your new theme. Then open the Options dialogue (F12) and go to the A...
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener iPhone views -- emulate the app store preview?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Scrivener iPhone views -- emulate the app store preview?

As far as I can tell: In screenshot 2, this is the Inspector view for a single document. With the document in the editor, click the italic letter 'i' in the footer bar to see it. In screenshot 3 you're looking at the binder, with the options 'Tint Rows with Label Colours' and 'Show Synopses' selecte...
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Spelling and grammar -- does Scrivener struggle with this??
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Spelling and grammar -- does Scrivener struggle with this??

In the screenshot, 'each of which had had what Yins terms propositions' is a grammatical sentence in its own right. It may not have been the right tense for what was meant, but you could use the pluperfect legitimately there, so you wouldn't necessarily expect a decent grammar checker to throw it up...
by brookter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: "embedding" files written with Scrivener into DevonThink
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: "embedding" files written with Scrivener into DevonThink

Do you want to work on the documents in Devonthink or not? If you just want to keep the project in Devonthink so you can search its contents, then just INDEX (not import) the project. But if you do want to work on the documents within the project, then you can try the External Folder Sync option (on...
by brookter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Switch chapters in Composition Mode
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Switch chapters in Composition Mode

Hi... I've just checked and cmd-opt-up/down works how I've described it for me: irrespective of the binder hierarchy, it will move to the next/previous document. (I have a project with about 1000 documents and several layers of hierarchy — it took a few minutes holding the shortcut down, but it went...