Since Scrivener’s ability to assign textures to things like the text area, the page background, etcetera is already one of my absolute favorite features, I figured I’d make a suggestion on how to make it better:
I would allow the user to choose whether they want their selected image for the page (and fixed width) backgrounds to be either Tiled (like a texture), or Centered, or Stretched (like a wallpaper), with the paper texture always being tiled, like it is now. Further, if the user selected ‘Tiled,’ I would let them choose from between “from top left corner” or “from center.” Also, in my ideal world, there is another option — Gradient. This would let the user use a color gradient instead of a using texture or picture, and they could adjust a little dial widget to control the angle of the gradient, too.
No real purpose to this, of course; no big productivity-boosts to be gained from it; it’s just something to let us writers have even more fun with our Scrivener environment. Provided, of course, that the Apple drawing methods used to draw the textures, backgrounds, etc., actually allow for such shenanigans to go on. I don’t rightly know if they do or not. But anyway, it’s just one of those off-hand suggestions that I just thought I’d throw out there . . . not that I’m fooling myself into thinking “purdy graphics” are a real high thing on the dev’s priority list at the moment; I’m sure there’s more pressing stuff that needs coding. But hey, y’know.
All the best,