Hello, I have just begun using Scrivener in my paper-writing workflow. I use LaTeX for final publishing, and I have been playing around various methods of using Scrivener as a frontend. My favorite method so far has been to use various colors of highlighting to denote TeX-commands (e.g., green=citation, pink=argument, etc.). I am very happy with the method, and with Scrivener in general.
However, I have come across a very frustrating and baffling behavior when working with highlights. Here is how I have recreated it:
Create a new project, invoke the highlight hotkeys (using whatever color is default).
Type some text.
Turn off the highlighting.
Go to the next line, type some un-highlighted text. Now, select the text with the cursor, and click on the ‘Help’ menu. Click it again to close it.
Use ESC (or click outside the field) to eliminate the text-selection. On my machine, the selected text will now be highlighted with the previous color, despite not being explicitly highlighted.
— Though the other menus do not seem to invoke the same behavior (i.e., highlighting), I have recreated it by calling up the ‘Other Styles’ menu (from the Ruler), and then killing the menu without selecting anything. The result is the same-- the selected text will be highlighted.
Needless to say, this kind of thing is sort of frustrating. I have done all that I can to ensure that I am not inadvertently triggering the highlights, etc., but if I have made an error please alert me.
—EDIT: I am now having trouble re-creating the bug, after having closed out the program for several hours. This may be a case of user error; if so, I apologize for the post.