What is "PDF Display" and why does it do nothing?

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Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:48 pm Post

Win v3 full release.

View > PDF Display > ??

It's not greyed out. But hovering over and clicking on PDF Display does nothing. I have a vague memory of it creating a quick preview of your text as a temp PDF in v2.

Is there a reason why it's now functionless?

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Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:12 pm Post

PDF Display defines the options for viewing PDF files from your Research folder.

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Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:17 pm Post

vera-z wrote:Win v3 full release.

View > PDF Display > ??

It's not greyed out. But hovering over and clicking on PDF Display does nothing. I have a vague memory of it creating a quick preview of your text as a temp PDF in v2.

Is there a reason why it's now functionless?

This works very similarly as it did in 1.9.x - it alters the way a PDF is displayed within Scrivener (from your Research folder). It will do nothing without a PDF to show it. Technically, I think it should be greyed out if you don't have a PDF selected...
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Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:12 am Post

When (in my case) you drag and drop a pdf into your research folder you get access to more settings pertaining to that pdf when it is active.

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Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:08 pm Post

Thank you everyone that explains it. Agreed it should be greyed out when not in use.

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Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:51 am Post

Yes, there's a bug here whereby the submenu is not displaying when a PDF isn't selected; it should behave in the usual fashion and show the submenu of options with those options disabled when not applicable.
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Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:25 pm Post

MimeticMouton wrote:Yes, there's a bug here whereby the submenu is not displaying when a PDF isn't selected; it should behave in the usual fashion and show the submenu of options with those options disabled when not applicable.


I tested it and yes, it works in this way :)

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Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:55 am Post

could use a little organizing, probably, when its number comes up in priorities, as was probably planned.

The features are nice - didn''t know they were there and tried them....