I finally had a Eureka moment and am feverishly at work on a new novel. I wonder however if someone could tell me if theres a way to assign keyboard shortcuts to formatting presets (i finally discovered how to make my own and I LOVE them) but its a pain to be feverishly typing and have to stop to add the proper formatting that i want to a given paragraph… its a thriller that involves showing a LOT of what a character “sees” on their computer screen as the story progresses. (None of the apps are real and im not a coder by any stretch of the imagination so ive taken major creative liberties with showing what little source code ive made up for authenticity’s sake and entertainment value) I have a copy of typeit4me which i use a lot but that wont help in this case will it? all i want to be able to do is invoke a given formatting preset without having to take my one good hand off the keyboard and use the mouse… its a handicapped person issue… any suggestions? And by the way whoever wrote the manual to Scrivener is a SUPERHERO in their own right for being so thorough. even if you dont know the answer please EVERYBODY read and respond to the p.p.s below on hardware.
p.s. what im ultimately looking for is the capability that used to exist in the blue background version of word perfect for DOS. i knew someone a long time ago who knew ALL the formatting key commands by heart and never had to take their hands off the keyboard to select typed text, apply special formatting, and move on without having to touch the mouse. thats what im aiming for i THINK its possible in scrivener i just dont know how its done… ANY GUIDANCE IS MORE THAN WELCOME. by the way im back to using the mac version and now that i have a mac again im never going back… the most recent version – 2.5 (25239) – to be exact.
thanks so much
p.p.s. ive saved up enough money for a gaming computer and really want to get one of the new macpros - the machines that look like ashtrays that darth vader might have stashed somewhere… but ive been warned that they stink as far as gaming performance. i also need a wireless keyboard with cherry blue keyswitches and a mouse… any and ALL suggestions here would certainly be welcome. its very frustrating to have a 46" monitor and to have a wireless mouse only to end up using a usb keyboard!!! (im using the magic trackpad and i want a REAL mouse with buttons) - but the most important component i need is a truly wireless mechanical keyboard. cherry blue keyswitches is non-negotiable but i would also prefer backlit keys… i dont care how much it costs - and thank you for tolerating requests for help with offtopic information. again, thanks for your time everyone! oh - and a iMac is not an option. im hoping they drop something amazing at WWDC this year… if nnot will buying a copy of windows 8 pro and using bootcamp make the macpro into a proper gamer if i spend the money to max out both graphics cards? or do i really have to take the risk and get a second windows machine? (which i REALLY dont want to do at all… but i will if its absolutely necessary)