Script Mode/Auto-complete Scene Headings

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se1961
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Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:00 pm
Platform: Mac

Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:01 pm Post

Hi all! I have used script mode successfully for years, and am bumping into a problem:

Usually, when I enter a new character name in the "character" style, or a location in the "scene" style, that text automatically gets added to the auto-complete list for the project.

On my most recent project, this is still happening for character names, but NOT happening for locations.

I can only think of three possible explanations:

1) I changed some general Scrivener setting that borked the auto-complete behavior for script mode; 2) I changed something in script settings that borked the auto-complete behavior; 3) this is NOT how Scrivener has ever worked, and I am somehow mis-remembering how I got all my scene headings before.

I would be so grateful if anyone can post a working solution!

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se1961
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:00 pm
Platform: Mac

Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:46 pm Post

In case others have the same problem, I thought I would post my discovery: scene headings will ONLY be automatically added to the auto-complete list if you TAB from the "int/ext" field into the "location" field. If you somehow end up typing, as I apparently did, the location does not get memorized. This makes perfect sense, and is likely explained fully in the manual, but apparently I never needed the explanation until this script, when I appear to have stopped tabbing for some reason. Lesson learned!