Amber, if I do what you did – select one word in each of several documents and select Mark Revised – I don’t get the problem either!
If I create a new document (using the Blank template), there is ONE document in the Binder, I type some text into it, then turn on Revision mode and type more text, Scrivener will correctly remove the colored text.
But if I make copies of that document, Scrivener will NOT remove the current Revision color from colored text in those documents that got duplicated, only in the first one. Regardless of whether I select multiple documents or only one.
Now I Mark Revised or type text into those copied documents after I copy them, Scrivener will remove the text that got colored after the document was duplicated… while ignoring the text that was already colored when I copied the document. (It does remove the coloring in the first document selected in Scrivenings mode, even if that is a copy… but skips copied colors in subsequent selected documents.)
In all these cases, Scrivener can find same text just fine using Find by Formatting > Revision Mode.
The crucial element seems to be making copies of the document after Revision Mode color is applied. Once that is done, Remove Current Revision Color stops recognizing the copied revision color in those documents, even though Find By Formatting > Revision Color finds those instances, and even though Remove Current Revision Color still works to remove color from sections of documents that got colored after the document was duplicated.
I can get the problem to happen and not happen to text with the same color in the same document if some resulted from typing in a previous document and then copying it, and some was typed or Mark Revised after the document was copied. The duplicated coloring doesn’t turn black (except in the first document); the typed coloring does.
I have now replicated this problem in both old and new documents on both MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and MacOS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.
Amber, please see if you can replicate the problem doing what I did:
- Create a new Scrivener project using the blank template (rather than working from the tutorial)
- Type some non-colored text in the default document in the Binder
- Turn on Revision Mode & type Revision-colored text here in there in your text (I inserted both individual words in the text and entire paragraphs in each revision color I used)
- Repeat with at least one more revision color (I used 4)
- Make several copies of the document by selecting them and clicking Command-D
- Select all of these documents in the Binder in Scrivenings mode so you see the documents stitched together
- Place the cursor at the beginning of the first document
- Now try Remove Current Revision Color, and see whether it removes ALL instances of that revision color in ALL the documents