Great program! The more I use, the better I like!
Am I being a complete idiot or is it difficult to copy/paste text to a table format? I copy information (from within another cell, or elsewhere), but when I click on a cell in a table to paste the information, the text is automatically pasted ABOVE the table.
Don’t even go there with tables…
I’m afraid that Scrivener uses OS X’s implementation of tables - the same as in TextEdit - and they are not great. They were introduced by Apple in Tiger and I am absolutely gutted that they have not improved them at all for Leopard - they are still hideous to use except for very basic tables. Moreover, Scrivener has a custom paste method which can sometimes cause extra problems when pasting into a table - but I do everything I can within the Apple frameworks to ensure that the paste is as good as it can be.
So… Sorry to say that there is not much I can do to improve tables.
All the best,
And so, to my regret, I discover that tables are a Treat and not a Necessity.
It reminds me of when I discovered the same thing about cold beer on a hot day. sigh
Still…gotta say it again…the more I use Scrivener, the better I like it.
Yeah, tables are seriously funky in Scrivener (movie link). That paste operation works great in TextEdit, but fails spectacularly in Scrivener.
I know Apple’ve done a really bad job with tables in OS X, but /please/ find a way to make it work at least as good as in TextEdit?
Scrivener uses a custom paste function in order to support annotations and footnotes. Apple do not provide ways of doing custom copy and paste which supports tables properly. Thus, the problem. Sorry.
One solution I have just thought of - though I’m not sure it’s possible until I get time to look at it after fixing the main 1.10 bugs - is maybe I could set it up so that Scrivener only places RTFD data on the pasteboard if there are no annotations or footnotes presence. That way, you’d only get screwy pasting into tables if there were annotations or footnotes in the text that was copied. I’ll look into it…
Oh. Was that the music? I thought it was odd…
And that fix sounds great! Looking forward to it!