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by brookter
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Long Dashes replaced by 2X small dash (generation only) - why?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Long Dashes replaced by 2X small dash (generation only) - why?

I think it's the setting "Convert 'smart' punctuation to 'dumb' punctuation'" in Edit Format > Transformations , Screenshot 2021-03-07 at 08.48.06.png At least, that's the setting which toggles em-dashes '—' into '--' for me. If that doesn't work, then perhaps it's a quirk of the compile f...
by brookter
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4929] Suggestion RE: Scriptwriting mode
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Suggestion RE: Scriptwriting mode

There are a couple of ways of telling if you're in Scriptwriting mode. 1. As mentioned above, the icon for a script is different — it's yellow and looks like a sheet of paper with holes punched down the side, rather than being white with lines. 2. The most obvious difference though is that the foote...
by brookter
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: default font is not working with scrivening mode
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: default font is not working with scrivening mode

The default formatting system does work with Scrivenings mode and has done for several years, so if you're finding a problem with it, then it's most likely either that you have a very unusual combinations of settings (e.g. something about the font you're using, or the language etc) and have found an...
by brookter
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Managing my list of sections to compile
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Managing my list of sections to compile

Excellent — I'm really pleased it helped!
by brookter
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Sort by column header and view keywords in outliner
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Sort by column header and view keywords in outliner

Both those features are available in the next Windows version, currently in very late Beta. If you buy the current version, then you'll get the new release for no extra cost when it is released.

HTH.
by brookter
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: MacOS Split Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: MacOS Split Screen

Ah, I'm on Big Sur (11.2.2), but not the Beta. Perhaps that explains the difference?
by brookter
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: MacOS Split Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: MacOS Split Screen

It does work: see the attached screen shot (which is Full Screen, not just maximised windows). Scrivener split screen.jpg What I did was go into Spaces Overview mode (ctrl-up), then drag Safari to the right of the existing spaces to create a new full screen space, then finally to drag Scrivener onto...
by brookter
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Managing my list of sections to compile
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Managing my list of sections to compile

Rather than include something in the text of the documents to mark the Preamble, wouldn't it be simpler just to create a custom metadata item in Project > Project Settings > Custom metadata? Screenshot 2021-03-05 at 08.49.59.png If you make it a checkbox, then you can simply tick it on or off for sp...
by brookter
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Keyboard shortcut for cycling between project windows
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Keyboard shortcut for cycling between project windows

Well, the reason you can't find a menu setting for it in Scrivener is because it's a system wide setting — programs don't need to provide it, so they don't, generally. Scrivener's not alone in that regard - Safari doesn't, Devonthink doesn't, Tinderbox doesn't, and so on. So, you have two choices, I...
by brookter
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Keyboard shortcut for cycling between project windows
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Keyboard shortcut for cycling between project windows

This is just the system wide shortcut to switch between the windows of the current program (for the UK and US it's cmd-` (backtick), but I don't know what the German equivalent is, sorry... You can set this in System Preferences. Obviously it will work the same way whichever program you're in, becau...
by brookter
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: BUG (or oversight): No default “body” style as in iOS/mac/any other word processor, instead, the default is “No Style”
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: BUG (or oversight): No default “body” style as in iOS/mac/any other word processor, instead, the default is “No Styl

No. That's not what default formatting does. "no style" is not a style for default formatting. It's not a style at all. When you create a new document, the first paragraph takes on the default format as it stands at that point in time . Changing the default format doesn't change "no ...
by brookter
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: BUG (or oversight): No default “body” style as in iOS/mac/any other word processor, instead, the default is “No Style”
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: BUG (or oversight): No default “body” style as in iOS/mac/any other word processor, instead, the default is “No Styl

@Bob, You're correct to repeat my main point: you don't need a body style for standard paragraphs because that's what the default formatting does. Thank you. Your point that a user *can* if they want create a compilation format which doesn't override the default formatting for every single document ...
by brookter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: BUG (or oversight): No default “body” style as in iOS/mac/any other word processor, instead, the default is “No Style”
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: BUG (or oversight): No default “body” style as in iOS/mac/any other word processor, instead, the default is “No Styl

Forgive me, but you're misunderstanding how styles in Scrivener work on both the Mac and Windows. (iOS uses a different, older, system of pre-formatted text, not true styles, I think). Of course you can set default formatting for the 'body' paragraph — in fact every single document you write starts ...