Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:54 pm Post
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:40 pm Post
Darkenmal wrote:Whenever I copy anything from Microsoft Word, the page is split in half....
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:36 am Post
narrsd wrote:Darkenmal wrote:Whenever I copy anything from Microsoft Word, the page is split in half....
Hmm. I just tried this, and note that upon pasting, the Scrivener document has its right margin set to what the Word doc had.
As well, Scrivener's view defaults to a zero left margin, rather than centering as the Word view approximates
This will give the appearance you see -- on my smaller window it isn't 'half' width.
Try widening the original Word doc's right margin before you copy. I think you'll see the Scrivener result equally extend across the page.
There are two easy ways to get what you want, though -- depending on just what it is you want...
- Use Paste and Match Style (ctrl-shift-v or from menu). This will cause your text to obey Scrivener's format for the spot you're pasting in, gaining you the font settings to match other text, and the full width your margins show. Your advantage with this method will also include shifting text color to what it should be if you're using a theme that needs for example white vs. black text.
- Or, use a simple paste, and once you've got your content in, select it all (ctrl-A), and then grab the right margin marker on the ruler (ctrl-shift-R to show it) and pull it over to where you want the margin. Your text will follow, and you pick up the advantage that your micro-formatting for such things as builets will continue to look as in Word.
Both these just worked for me on Beta 35 (latest) on a not-too-complex page of content.
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:10 am Post
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:12 am Post
narrsd wrote:Well, as I point out, all you have to do to avoid what you don't prefer is to do a ctrl-shift-v paste, or do it manually from the edit or pop-up menu.
Rather than 'odd behavior', what Scrivener is doing with a default paste is taking the full information offered from Word and applying it directly -- which, again, gets you replicated details of things like bullet layout, as well as the actual width of text Word had.
When you alternatively do the 'Match Style' paste you're also offered, then Scrivener applies its own current style (formatting) to the elements brought over -- again, that bullet example, but now it will be indented etc. by Scrivener's setup, while the width will be according to the margins of your document has.
In other words, Scrivener is being rather intelligent, either way, which has taken some work, and this is an advantage to you, no?
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:18 pm Post
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:30 pm Post
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:14 pm Post
narrsd wrote:That's a very nice point @xiamenese makes.
If you want to do a plain Paste, keeping the Word variation of formatting, then selecting all afterwards, and then pulling the right margin over using its mark on the Rulerwill let you instantly get the look you like.
- Select All: cntl-A)
- Show/Hide Ruler: ctrl-shift-R
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:03 pm Post
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:41 pm Post
Darkenmal wrote:I'm replying to state that I'm now almost certain that my problems are due to a bug in Scrivener. When I go to Options-Sharing-Import Converters and I change the format of .docx conversion from Apose to Microsoft Office (2007-2016), it changes the right tab from 6 to 6.5 inches when I drag the .docx file into Scrivener for conversion. When I switch back to Apose for conversion and it's 6 inches. In Microsoft Word, the same file has a right tab of nearly 16 inches over.
Please fix this ASAP.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:05 am Post
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:47 pm Post
tiho_d wrote:Scrivener has no control over the Converters and their behavior. These are the best text converters we have found to date and bundle with Scrivener. Try converting your documents using MS Word to HTML, RTF or any other format and import them in Scrivener via a different format. This might lead to a different result, which suits your needs.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:51 pm Post
Jestar wrote:Darkenmal wrote:I'm replying to state that I'm now almost certain that my problems are due to a bug in Scrivener. When I go to Options-Sharing-Import Converters and I change the format of .docx conversion from Apose to Microsoft Office (2007-2016), it changes the right tab from 6 to 6.5 inches when I drag the .docx file into Scrivener for conversion. When I switch back to Apose for conversion and it's 6 inches. In Microsoft Word, the same file has a right tab of nearly 16 inches over.
Please fix this ASAP.
From what I can tell, this is NOT a bug - odd way of handling things, but I don't think it is a bug. The clue was when you mentioned the right margin changing. Word 2016's "Normal" page size margins are 1" left, right, top, and bottom which give a right margin of 6.5" for letter-size paper. Take a look at this:word-doc ruler.png
Scrivener's non-page view editor does NOT show the blank margin space but instead, it begins the document at the left edge and goes until it reaches a right margin stop (which imports with the Word document during a copy->paste operation) - which may be something unintended which is why I say it is "odd": scrivener ruler.png
What is really odd is when you go to Scrivener's page view (the margins display, but the ruler seems to be off). See this: scrivener-page-view ruler.png
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