Thank you for your concern; however, I am already so impressed by this program that I entertain the notion that this is intrinsically a small, pedestrian problem - something to be dusted away.
(Say, writing on a writers’ forum does inspire somewhat grandiloquent phrasing!)
My text has 2 formats (italic and normal); oddly, they are quite critical. As I understand it, from trying this earlier, this procedure will strip my (wonderful) text of it’s ‘critical’ formatting! Not good!
Hmmm, I’ve re-installed this program on an antiquated laptop computer - to continue testing, and … it has installed with no ruler showing! So, does Scrivener adjust what it installs based on the ‘grunt’ of the computer? Or have I somehow switched it on in the previous install (on a much more robust computer)?
Shall attempt “ruler” recovery - like a tale from yore. (back) Success. But after selecting all the text and then dragging the upward oriented arrow on the right of the ruler to the edge of my laptop, nothing changes - word unwrap persists!
I’ve moved all that I can on the ruler (with text selected) left and right, and found no discernible effect; although I can make the text disappear off to the right of the screen. In trying this I seem to have created new markers on the ruler - feeling like a loser now - yet nothing has changed. Double-clicking anything and then moving it has had no useful effect.
Reread your post about ‘choose Documents > Convert > Formatting to Default Text Style’ to check if I had missed something. The options that appear when I do this are not what I want to have happen to my text. I have italic followed by normal continuously repeating and the options offered, at face value, would change this (or do nothing); as I read it. So I can’t see how this helps with my particular problem.
I can’t really adopt your next suggestion,
as the formatting (style) is critical for the document to make sense.
Did this. Switched it on and off and copied and pasted the same text - no change.
I’m fretting now; just how stable is Scrivener for Windows? (Just kidding, I’m still brimming with confidence, just let me get another beer.)
Thank you for your suggestions. But … still persists.
My source doc is from an old version of Word (XP) not likely to be too difficult to wrangle, but no luck so far in converting.
Okay. Any other ideas, anyone?
PS I want Scrivener to work so bad … well actually no, I want it to work superbly. Can it?