I mainly use Scrivener on my Windows PC, but sometimes on my iPad. A few betas ago, I got fed up with the font changing everytime I moved from one platform to the other, because the iPad didn’t have the same fonts as my PC. So, I switched the default editor formatting (the “No Style” style, which isn’t really a style) to Georgia, since it exists on both platforms. That worked fine.
However, I haven’t used the iOS version for a couple of months. I opened the current project today on my iPad and all the text was in Helvetica (yuck). And when I opened the project on the PC, it stayed in Helvetica. So, I now have to reformat the files I opened manually.
My understanding (from comments posted elsewhere on these forums, e.g. [url]https://forum.literatureandlatte.com/t/preferences-saving-loading-etc/45988/1]) was that the text defined using “Options | Editing | Formatting” isn’t a style. However, if that is right then the text ought to appear in the standard font defined in my preferences for the specific platform. So, if my Windows prefs say “Georgia”, then any text formatted “No Style” (i.e. unformatted) should appear in Georgia. When I open the same project on the iPad, if it’s prefs say “Helvetica” (although god knows why they would, as I had redefined it as Georgia), then the text should appear in Helvetica. But somehow the formatting is being embedded in the project, which is not how I understood the “No Style” non-style to work.
Not quite sure what’s going on here, but please could the default style be fixed in future update? I know it can’t be done by the time 3.0 ships (not least because you have to get the PC and Mac versions in sync with each other), but please could we have a proper default text format (called “default”) that is defined and applied like every other style, using the Styles palette? The present systems seems needlessly confusing and keeps producing unexpected results.
I would also assume that a proper, named default style would work better when compiling to formats, such as Ms Word, that use such a style (but I may be mistaken – not my area of expertise).