FORMATTING: Mac > Windows

pi
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:41 pm Post

I understand the 2 are separate and very different platforms. But maybe someone has some tips on how to deal with the following:

  • Bullets points / lists (at the moment it doubles, when reopened in Windows)
  • Highlighting always start from newline
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kewms
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:24 pm Post

Which version of Windows Scrivener? If you're using the Win Scrivener 3 beta, this should go in the beta forum.

(Let me know and I'll move the thread.)

Katherine
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pi
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:34 pm Post

MacOS: Scrivener 3.1.5
Windows: Scrivener 2.9.0.37 Beta

I did some more testing.

Lists:
When you create it on Windows, go to Mac and then back - formatting will stay throughout.
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On the contrary, If you start the list on Mac, then go to Windows, and back to Mac - formatting will be left-aligned (feature or a bug). Any attempts to edit the listing (on either platform) it will break it :? What I mean by "break", is that the numbering will just start shifting all over, 1 will be 2, and then 2.1.1.1 will become 3.4.5.1 etc.
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Text Highlighting:
In regards to Text Highlighting, I guess its just a bug on Windows Beta version. After Enabling Ctrl+shift+L the Invisibles, you can see that if the text was highlighted, you can never achieve a paragraph break . Thats why when you reopen then the same file on Mac, text highlighting will just continue to the next line.
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The only workaround right now is to:

1. Hit Return/Enter to create a Paragraph Break
2. Apply Style
3. Hit Return/Enter
4. You finally escaped the highlighting. And when opened in Mac all should be great.

To sum it all up:
On Mac Text Highlighting works amazingly well, but not Hierarchical Listing :cry:

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kewms
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:36 pm Post

Moved to beta forum. -- Katherine
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