I’m trying to use some of the templates that come with Scrivener, especially the short story template. It’s very well put together, but there are some things I’d like to change (default font when writing, for instance). I made the changes and saved as a template, and the Short Story name and description appeared on the save menu. When I go to start a new project, however, I find two templates entitled Short Story: mine and the original default.
I only want one of these. How do I either make my changes to the default template, or delete the default in favor of my own? The default templates do not appear in the template directory, nor anywhere else that I can find.
It’s impossible to delete the built-in templates, so it’s best to choose a name for your custom templates that will not lead to confusion over which one to pick. We might have some way of hiding templates in the future that you’ll never want (or wish to replace with your own derivatives).
So they’re not actually stored somewhere as files? That’s terribly disappointing.
Once again, I’m unpleasantly surprised by the limitations of this software – limitations which were not made clear before I purchased it.
Honestly, it’s never really come up as being that big of a problem. Most people make a small handful of projects per year, if even that, and you can select which one you wish to be default so you don’t even really have to look at it if you tend to start from the same template each time.
Sorry, but if you’re accusing us of dishonesty in some way, that is not a fair assessment at all, given that there is a free 30 non-consecutive trial in which you had plenty of time to evaluate Scriv’s “limitations”. Should we have it in big, bold letters on the front page that you cannot delete built-in templates? You can’t delete built-in templates in most programs that provide them, as far as I’ve seen.
[quote="KB"Should we have it in big, bold letters on the front page that you cannot delete built-in templates? You can’t delete built-in templates in most programs that provide them, as far as I’ve seen.[/quote]
People read documentation?