Default note styles

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Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:47 am Post

I see that Set As Defaults only applies to those settings in the Document pane of the Inspector.

Is there a way -- current or planned -- to set Note Styles as defaults? I don't use most of the preset styles but have a few I use a lot; I know I can import them from another document, but it would be simpler to have them come up on a global basis each time I create a new Scapple document.

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Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:37 pm Post

What about the note style settings in the Preferences? They should cover everything else...
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:02 pm Post

I might be missing something but I can't see an obvious way to define this - it would be nice to have an easy way to define the default.

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:24 pm Post

Scapple > Preferences, as I said in my previous post... Unless I'm misunderstanding something here.
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Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:43 pm Post

Can't see anything in Scapple>Preferences that does it. Let me clarify.

- I'm in document foo.scap
- In foo.scap, I create a note style with bold 14pt text, a bright yellow background and a border.
- In Format > Note Style >New Note Style From Selection, I name this new style "Standout"
- I open a new document, bar.scap.
- What I hope for: "Standout" to appear in the list under Format>Note Style > Apply Note Style
- What I get: Not that. If I want it, I have to go to Format > Note Style > Import Note Styles...

So what I'm after is in essence a New Document template which I can modify to include the Note Styles I want. Thereafter, every new document I create will have those styles immediately available. (And I don't have to think "Which document did I create that style with the green background and Zune-brown border with purple 36pt Comic Sans and a drop shadow, the one I called 'Business Normal'?")

Hope this clarifies it. Now you can tell me where I'm being a fool...

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Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:01 pm Post

You're not being a fool, but as styles are built into the documents, there is no way of doing any of this, sorry. I thought you were talking about an individual note style (which can be achieved via the Preferences), not all note styles.

Let me ponder upon it...
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Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:57 pm Post

Lash-up solution, of course -- save a copy of the document-with-all-the-styles-I-want, go to Get Info in the Finder, and mark it as Stationery.

Meet-you-halfway solution would be to have Select Default Document... in Preferences or File menus.

Just a thought.