Just started playing with the Scrivener beta for Windows today. Absolutely going to buy as soon as the real version is available (heck, I’d prepay
So some questions…
- I thought I’d read that you could set the editor colors to whatever you want. One reason I stopped using Word as my primary writing tool and switched to OpenOffice was that I could setup the window so the text was green-on-black (like an old computer terminal). After many hours of typing, I find it’s a lot less straining on the eyes than Word’s white-on-black (or the equally hideous white-on-blue). I didn’t see a way to do this in Scrivener…I played with Options->Editor, but those are text attributes. I don’t want to change the way my text looks in a real print out or publish, just what it looks like while I’m editing.
Am I missing something, or is that not a Scriv feature?
One thing I miss is a thesaurus. I’ve been editing this afternoon with a copy of Word open just so I can use its thesaurus, which is obviously suboptimal. I know they’re not adding features while they work on finishing Scriv for Win, but does anyone know of a standlone or plug-in or something that provides a good thesaurus? There are web sites and I have Word, so I’m not stuck but it seems like something that is a real must-have.
I notice the “Research” folder in the Binder has a different icon than other things. Is there a way to change icons for items? I see you can choose to “use label color in binder” which accomplishes more or less what I want - I was just curious.
Can’t wait for the real release of Scriv for Win!