Are there known page margin and/or tab settings that will let me paste from Scrivener, to Word, and back again, while retaining the same displayed paragraph width? I’m using Word 2007 on Windows 8.1.
This is giving me no end of grief. Trying to describe what happens during the round trip is extremely difficult. But basically, no matter what settings I have in either program, when I paste a paragraph from Scrivener to Word, the margins of that pasted paragraph are wider in Word than in Scrivener. When I paste them back into Scrivener, they have the settings that they picked up in Word.
In Scrivener, my default text area is 6.5".
In Word, I have set up the receiving document to have a 6.5" text area, with 1" margins on both the left and right, with the text starting at 0" position. But pasting from S to W, the text still runs past the right margin.
When I have set a new Word doc with NO left margin at all, a 6.5" text area, and a 2" right margin – when I paste a Scriv paragraph that’s 6.5", the Word margins adjust to a 1.25" left and right margins, a 6.0" text area starting at 0", and the pasted text STILL overlaps the 6.0" right margin by .5" inches… which seems like it would be fine, but when I paste that para back from Word to Scriv, it takes on a 7" width.
It’s as though some kind of offset is being added, or subtracted, or something, in one or another direction, or both, consistently, or maybe intermittently… all I know for sure is that I can’t for the life of me figure it out.
Other formatting pastes perfectly between the two.
Any insight into this will be really appreciated. I don’t even need to understand what’s happening: all I really need are settings, in both S and W, that I can set and forget.