Automatic formatting (italicize) certain terms as they are typed.

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AmbientLion
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Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:52 am Post

I'm working on a manuscript where I would like certain terms to automatically be italicized (they are words in a fictional foreign language). Is there a way to automatically replace/format these words in Scrivener so that I don't need to remember to do so manually?

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Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:14 am Post

AmbientLion wrote:I'm working on a manuscript where I would like certain terms to automatically be italicized (they are words in a fictional foreign language). Is there a way to automatically replace/format these words in Scrivener so that I don't need to remember to do so manually?

I can do with Keyboard Maestro.
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Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:40 am Post

Using KM, would you pass it through the clipboard?

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Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:17 am Post

jcarman wrote:Using KM, would you pass it through the clipboard?

Here's an example. Doing it for a list of words would be more complicated but ultimately doable, I think.

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Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:02 pm Post

Thanks for the example--I was over thinking it! KM is good for that :wink:

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Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:07 pm Post

jcarman wrote:Thanks for the example--I was over thinking it! KM is good for that :wink:

I'm glad you asked, too. I may have uses of my own for that trick.
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