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Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:03 pm Post

Using iPAD Pro - What function does the "DONE" perform in the top right of a draft?

Tried to add an image but it wont let me! Maybe because I am using iPAD?
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:42 pm Post

If you're referring to the 'Done' in the upper right corner of the Editor pane, which you see when you click inside a document to put it into editing mode, then clicking Done tells Scrivener you're done editing, and takes the document out of editing mode and into reading or browse mode.

(I'm not sure how L&L officially refers to those modes, but that's how I think of them. :D )

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:59 pm Post

That's what I am referring to but what are the benefits/advantages?
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:08 pm Post

The onscreen keyboard retracts.You can move to a different document. There's also some friction (tapping in the text) before you make changes.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:29 pm Post

Silverdragon wrote:There's also some friction (tapping in the text) before you make changes.
This. I wouldn't my docs to go directly into editing mode if I was reading through them, because sooner or later I'd surely make some horrific fat finger mistake and cause extensive collateral damage. :shock:
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:52 am Post

Regarding inserting an image: You have to be editing a document (DONE is visible.). Find the pen icon on Scrivener's extra keyboard row. Tap it, then tap insert image. You'll get a choice of where to get an image from. Choose an image and it will be popped into your text at the insertion point. Or, you can copy and paste an image into your text.

Before you ask, no, there's nothing by way of image adjustment in iOS Scrivener.

If what you're asking is how to add an image FILE, you can't do that in your Draft folder. As with Mac and Windows Scrivener, the Draft folder is strictly for text files. Put non-text files elsewhere, such as your Reasearch folder.

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:30 am Post

My fault for being ambiguous. I had meant inserting an image in the post in this forum. I have no probs inserting images in Scrivener.

I had taken a screenshot to include in my first post (above) to show what I meant by "DONE".

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:12 am Post

Oh, that. Yes, I found it confusing at first myself. Here's a post I made recently that describes how to do it:

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=316514#p316514

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:27 am Post

The attachment takes me to add files but the Add Files button doesn't respond when pressed.

I thought this was just another example of some tabs not working on iOS/iPADOS
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:33 pm Post

You're right, and I've been lazy. I encountered this months ago and didn't report the website bug, just switched to my Mac when I needed to upload files. I'll report it right now.
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22 pm Post

Thank you!

I must confess that Scrivener is my go to app for writing, even just letters. I use Word or Pages if formatting is needed. Still jealous that Scapple is not on iPad/Phone!
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:31 am Post

makfai wrote:Thank you!

I must confess that Scrivener is my go to app for writing, even just letters. I use Word or Pages if formatting is needed. Still jealous that Scapple is not on iPad/Phone!

You're welcome! I haven't used Scrivener for letters, but I used it for a non-profit's convention program once. It maybe wasn't the ideal tool, but it wasn't Word… :wink:
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