I am pretty new to Scrivener, bought it yesterday and worked through the whole tutorial since then.
Though it covered a huge amount of useful stuff, the whole formatting section kind of came a little short for me.
I understand that Scrivener is rather a tool to write manuscripts instead of fully formated finished products, but there’s still an issue that I found and would like to address.
Since I am so new here, I’d be glad if anyone could - should this functionality already be implemented - tell me how to use it. Otherwise I’d be glad to know whether it can be implemented and/or whether it is planned for furture versions.
What I want to do is to create custom font style sheets which one can assign to certain text sections/paragraphs/words such that the editor actually remembers that this text is formatted following the given style sheet rules.
I have already found the Format > Formatting > … menu and played around with the presets. This is basically what I want, except that if I change a preset after having formatted some text with it, all text that was once in that preset stays the way it is, and doesn’t get updated with the preset change.
I’d also like it if one can then in the compilation menu assign default formatting for each style sheet / preset.
In my novel, I do have a lot of dialogue that is only thought, and several characters talk to each other mentally, so I used to differentiate between them with different font settings. But with MS Word I had a lot of trouble in exactly this aspect. Their style sheet function is horrendously buggy, which is why I was searching for an alternative editor in the first place.
I’d be glad to receive feedback/answers!
I’m not a native English speaker. If I’m committing some serious mistakes, feel free to point them out to me.
Since I plan on writing my novel in English, I can only profit from feedback.