The video below shows what is happening.Basically I can type e.g with no problems but if I try to type i.e the first letter turns into a capital as soon as it is followed by the point. Any ideas? I’m using the latest version of Scrivener with OS X 10.7.4.
By the way, thank you, Keith, for letting us disable this kind of “helpful” auto-complete/auto-correct nonsense.
Sergent: In case it’s not clear, the I is capitalized because it has ‘word boundaries’ on either side of it. Spaces, quote marks, periods, commas… those kinds of things make it look, to the text engine, like you’re writing the personal pronoun. I disable the auto-correct setting that automatically capitalizes ‘i’ to avoid things like this. I also disable almost all other auto-correction, because …
In MY DAY, auto-correct was our BRAINS. If we forgot to capitalize the first letter of a sentence, we damned well knew we’d have to use white-out, or re-type the whole page, and we LIKED IT THAT WAY! Those where the GOOD 'OLE DAYS, I’m tellin you.
Not embarrassing at all, and no problem! For the next update, I have set things up so that, for new users, this will be turned off by default if the system spell-checker isn’t set to a variant of the English language.