named styles

I just ran across Scrivener and even in the beta 1.8, absolutely love it.

One thing I sorely miss is named styles. I hate having to manually remember and apply different formatting options, depending on heading level.

Why named styles would be valuable:

  • in Scrivener itself, ensures consistent formatting
  • in Scrivener itself, reduces cognitive load on mechanics and allows better concentration on what really matters
  • for HTML export, using standard heading levels to structure helps SEO
  • for HTML export, using css rather than embedded styling produces lighter weight pages
  • for export to Word (etc.) having named styles again helps manage structure and ensure consistent formatting.