I understand that Scrivener is a hybrid word processor, in that it won’t do everything exactly as a run of the mill word processor does. But here’s my particular issue.
I have many files which are research notes. Many of those files are very long, information-packed texts. Say I have one open in the left pane of the editor with my WIP in the other. I’m down about two-thirds of a long wall of text, then I switch to another file in that pane to pick up another piece of information.
When I switch back to the previous file, which I left at the two-thirds down level, I’m brought in at the bottom every time, no matter where I left off before. This isn’t so inconvenient for short notes, but for long ones it’s a glitch in my process to find where I need to be…again.
My assumption is that this happens because new typing always(?) starts following the last bit. But it would be “nice” if Scrivener remembered the caret position for each file, rather than resetting to the bottom every time. Perhaps a selection like, “Convert to Reference”, could be incorporated to signify that certain files need to pick up right where the writer leaves off, allowing the WIP files to continue opening at the bottom.
Thanks for reading, and thank you so much for the hard development work.