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by brookter
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: New search bar behavior is confusing and inconvenient, help?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: New search bar behavior is confusing and inconvenient, help?

The search bar is not immediately accessible. To even make the search bar appear, I first have to click on the little magnifying glass icon. This is really inconvenient when you do a lot of searching. I want to make the search bar permanently available, not hidden behind a click. Make sure you clic...
by brookter
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I fix the search bar?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: How do I fix the search bar?

(EDIT: There's a solution to your problem: see the bottom of the post). You see that large bar in the middle of the tool bar with the tool bar ? That has a double function of showing you document information and as the Quick Search bar (it's also called the 'toolbar search field'.) (Actually, it has...
by brookter
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I fix the search bar?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: How do I fix the search bar?

Well, it reduces your current three clicks to two, which is a 33% improvement... As I said, I think you'll have to ask the developers to add the old search field into the toolbar customisations, as it is on the Mac. But, as usual, if you're looking for the quickest route, your best bet is to use the...
by brookter
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I fix the search bar?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: How do I fix the search bar?

If you want Project Search to be permanently visible, make sure View > Binder and View > Collections are both ticked. You'll see that Search Results is now an entry at the top of the binder. This seems to persist over closing the project. Now, if you click on the magnifying glass, you'll get the Pro...
by brookter
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: showing the overall wordcount
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: showing the overall wordcount

Sorry for the delay — I missed your reply. Scrivenings mode is just the official term for the long virtual document you get when you select more than one document in the binder. The easiest way to get to it is to toggle Ctl-1 — it moves between showing the Scrivening (all selected content) and singl...
by brookter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Shortcut to create text within a selected folder or Drafts?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Shortcut to create text within a selected folder or Drafts?

Why AppleScript as a matter of interest — Scrivener doesn't have AppleScript support, as far as I know, so you're pushing against the grain, when there are tools which are designed to do this. Have a look at Keyboard Maestro, it's made for controlling programs in this way. A few years ago I wrote so...
by brookter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Shortcut to create text within a selected folder or Drafts?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Shortcut to create text within a selected folder or Drafts?

Are you working inside the Scrivener project when you make these notes, or you're working on something else and you get a good idea which you want to incorporate with the minimum of fuss into the project without having to do it manually? Notes from outside Scrivener: If it's the latter then perhaps ...
by brookter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Drag and Drop notes between Folders/Chapters within Scrivener?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Drag and Drop notes between Folders/Chapters within Scrivener?

Fair enough. How about this? Assuming that all the targets are in the Drafts/Manuscript folder and the Notes are all in the Research folder — obviously, adjust as necessary. What you need to is to have a three pane setup (though you can hide the Binder after the setup is complete). Left pane: Binder...
by brookter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: showing the overall wordcount
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: showing the overall wordcount

Select them all in the Binder and the word count in the Footer should show the combined total of all the documents younwant to include, as well as the combined text (the 'Scrivening'). Or if you want them all, just click on the Draft/Manuscript folder and make sure it’s in Scrivening mode. This shou...
by brookter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Drag and Drop notes between Folders/Chapters within Scrivener?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Drag and Drop notes between Folders/Chapters within Scrivener?

Why can't you just click and hold on document A in the Binder and drag it to position B in the Binder? This works just the way it does in the Finder: there's really no need to complicate matters with split editors.

Am i misunderstanding what you're trying to do?
by brookter
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Display of binder folder/file names in Scrivenings
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Display of binder folder/file names in Scrivenings

This isn't precisely what you're asking for, but if you look in in Options: > Appearance > Scrivenings > Fonts , there should be an option to set the main font size for Scrivening Titles, with a decrease of x points per binder level. E.g. you set the top level of the Binder to be 18pt, with a reduct...
by brookter
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to turn OFF full justification?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: How to turn OFF full justification?

The process is: 1. In compile, right click on the format (Modern etc) and choose 'Duplicate and Edit' 2. Save so you're back at the starting compilation screen. 3. In your duplicated format assign the relevant Section Type to the Section Layout in the normal way 4. Click on the little pencil to edit...
by brookter
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Centering custom separators in Scrivener 3
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Centering custom separators in Scrivener 3

It doesn't work for me on Windows v3, but the same project *does* work on the Mac. (i.e. just add *** to custom separators between the section layouts used for scenes or text sections: they are centred without any problem — no need for unpleasant shenanigans involving CSS...) So it looks like a bug ...
by brookter
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: How about using MS Word Styles when exporting to MS Word?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: How about using MS Word Styles when exporting to MS Word?

It should do it already — I've just tested with a new project and the styles come through properly (with no changes to the def default settings needed.) I tested it with Compile -> Modern (Microsoft Word), assigned an appropriate section layout and pressed compile. That turned this: Screenshot 2021-...