How do I change the automatic text wrapping units from words to characters?

Hello sir, I am writing a novel with Scrivener.
When writing, I adjust the Scrivener editor settings to suit the actual viewer environment, but there is one thing that is impossible.
The problem is that the automatic line wrapping unit cannot be set to characters.

My English isn’t that good, so I attached a picture.
I believe you will understand if you look at the end of each sentence.
I want it to be broken at each character like on the right side of the photo.
From my perspective, I would say this is Scrivener’s only flaw.

How can I do it? not developed? :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
I also purchased Scrivener iOS, and it had line breaks for each letter. but not in Windows :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

I don’t understand why you would want that, other than when you’re writing in an Asian Language.

Set your alignment to Justify, and make sure Hyphenation is on. This way you use the most space without comprizing legibility.

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Thx for your answer, I’m writing in an Asian Language :slightly_smiling_face:

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Scrivener can be used to write in Asian languages. Hmm :thinking:

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As far as I know, Hyphenation is not a feature in Scrivener for Windows.

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You haven’t given anyone much information to be able to help.

  • What version of Windows?
  • What version of Scrivener?
  • Which Asian Language?

I’m guessing Korean, as I remember there was a thread on Korean being split within characters. I can’t remember there ever being a thread on that problem with Japanese, or Chinese (Although I’m a Mac user, my collaborator on Chinese translation is a Windows user.)

So as well as giving that information, if I’m right, search the forum for Korean.


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  • Windows 10 20H1(2004)
  • Scrivener
  • Korean

Yeah you’re right!
Searching more, I find some users are saying about the word-break, It seems that it’s possible on MAC or iOS, but not on Windows.

And from another communities, I found many koreans are complaining about this, but there seems to be no solution.
As much as I really like Scrivener, so sad about this :cry:

I guess it’s a problem with the Qt text-editor that Scrivener uses for which the Devs haven’t yet found a way to solve.

Are you writing in Justified, or in Left-Aligned? If you’re using Justified, does the problem still occur with Left-Aligned?

If it doesn’t, then the work-around, if you like, is to write in Scrivener in Left-Aligned, then after you’ve compiled, set the resulting DOCX to Justified in Word.

It may be, that when you compile to DOCX, with the text set to Justified on compile, that the breaking of characters doesn’t happen. As I said, I’m a Mac user, and I don’t use Word, and compile to RTF rather than DOCX, so I can’t advise on that, but it’s worth experimenting with.

I will say this though, if you haven’t tried compiling yet, it’s not something to leave until you’re nearing your deadline… in my opinion, once you’ve got a few documents set up in the Binder, it’s worth gretting to grips with compiling. If you find it somewhat confusing, there are plenty of people here who can help you with it.

One of the fundamental aspects of Scrivener is that your writing set-up, fonts, line-spacing, justification etc., can be completely different from the formatting of the compiled output.


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