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by brookter
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing Comments default text
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Changing Comments default text

Sorry for the delay in replying -- only just seen your message.

I don't know a way of editing the autogenerated text, sorry.

To enter the date automatically instead, I'd use Keyboard Maestro to create a macro chaining the two actions together (ie Insert Comment + Insert Short Date).

HTH.
by brookter
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Margin drag defeats text selection
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Margin drag defeats text selection

Can't you just change the Editor margin so the text starts slightly further away from the Binder? In V3: Preferences > Appearance > Main Editor > Editor Margins. I think by default it's at 20 points anyway (about ¼" or 0.6cm-ish) but you can increase it. Better still, use Fixed Width editing an...
by brookter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 687
Views: 23853

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

with virginal Versailles
by brookter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 687
Views: 23853

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

but never for
by brookter
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 687
Views: 23853

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

the Scarlet Pimpernel
by brookter
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Change the basic paragraph "no style" text formatting?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Change the basic paragraph "no style" text formatting?

The 'new' default paragraph style (No Style) hasn't changed from earlier versions. The idea is that you only use named styles when you want to do something different and relatively rare — eg a heading, block quote etc. Everything else continues to be the default No Style. So the way to change the de...
by brookter
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Use Status color in Binder
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Use Status color in Binder

If you're on Scrivener Version 3, have a look at Window > Layouts > Three pane (Outline). This will set you up with (left to right) the Binder, an Outline, and an Editor. Click on one of the items in the Outline and it will open the document in the right hand editor (and if you click in the outline ...
by brookter
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Styles do not apply
Replies: 24
Views: 1803

Re: Styles do not apply

The process I have outlined definitely works so that probably means that we're talking a little bit at cross purposes. What I suggest you do is take a copy of the project and cut it down to a couple of documents — obviously those where there are examples of the problem you're seeing. Make sure you a...
by brookter
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Styles do not apply
Replies: 24
Views: 1803

Re: Styles do not apply

Just to make sure we're talking about the same thing here: there are two separate concepts in Version 3. Formatting — is how the text looks: size / paragraph spacing / ruler / bold / italics etc etc. Styles — are a particular combination of formats, which are specially marked in the text, so they ca...
by brookter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Title and other metadata
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Title and other metadata

When you compile the document, the first screen you see has three panes. Over the right pane are a number of icons (the exact number varies according to the compilation target) the second of which looks like a luggage label — click on that and you can fill in the project's title / author etc. By def...
by brookter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: default pattern for outliner columns?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: default pattern for outliner columns?

Helen, Set up the layout as you want it to be using the Layout Manager and give it a unique name. Then give it a shortcut using the Mac's System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts panel. Now you have a way of returning to it every time using one keystroke — the same amount that you'd have to use to ...
by brookter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: preview text file from outliner?
Replies: 15
Views: 916

Re: preview text file from outliner?

When you've opened the Quick Reference panel, the same keystroke (cmd-opt-ctl-i) opens the synopsis pane as well. That's part of a general scheme: all the 'inspector panels' are bound to cmd-opt-ctl shortcuts (i for synopsis, h for notes, n for bookmarks etc — you can see the fill list next to the i...
by brookter
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Problem Resizing Project Notes Document in Quick Reference Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Problem Resizing Project Notes Document in Quick Reference Panel

I'd forgotten about page mode as I don't use it. Sorry.... Can you try this sequence please... 1. In the main editor, turn off page view mode (ie toggle cmd-opt-shift-p till it's off). 2. Open any document in QR view and click in it then test whether the cmd-shift-< and > zoom commands work. 3. Stay...
by brookter
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Problem Resizing Project Notes Document in Quick Reference Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Problem Resizing Project Notes Document in Quick Reference Panel

I'm sorry — I know of no setting which could prevent this happening (which doesn't mean there isn't one of course...). It's certainly the default behaviour — perhaps someone else will be able to help. Just one thing to check though — make sure that the cursor is actually inside the note itself (sele...
by brookter
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3: Lock the Binder?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Scrivener 3: Lock the Binder?

It's not in the Mac version, as far as I know, so I suspect the answer is no.