A message back in 2011 included: When I import a Word doc, the text only fills half of the main Scrivener screen. How do I set a default that allows me to use the whole screen for my text view?
I have noticed this as well. Text pasted from Word comes into Scrivener with a substantial right margin (468 points). I select the text in question and change its right margin to zero. As it happens, the current line-height setting is 1.5 lines. I change it to “single.” I click OK. A query appears: Do you want to apply also paragraph indentation?
If I click NO, the change to single line spacing is applied but the right-margin change is NOT applied. If I re-open the spacing dialog, the 468-point right-margin setting is still in effect. If I change it to zero a second time, then click OK and this time click YES in response to the query, the right-margin change to zero DOES take effect.
Why is that?
This is also odd: I select all the text, open the spacing dialog, and enter a right-margin setting of 1.0 pt. All other indentation or margin settings are 0 pt. Please see the attached screen capture for the result.
Surely it must be a bug. If not, why does it work this way? Scrivener appears to be interpreting the right-margin setting as if it were an instruction concerning the line length.
(I chose 1 pt in this case not because I wanted a 1-point right margin, but just to see what would happen.)