It looks like it may be connected to the same bug which doesn’t allow you to select all the text in a scrivening, because I can convert single documents with no problem, but not when I’ve selected more than one.
All I did was the usual: cursor in the editor, alt-dc and accept the defaults on the subsequent dialogue. It converts the single document every time, but not multiple documents. This is on the latest tutorial.
I turned off the project formating as suggested, and now I can convert the documents to the default text formatting, but I don’t see why this is the case.
I wasn’t trying to convert NEW documents to the default formatting, but one of the existing ones, and as can be seen in the screenshot, the options says ‘Use different formatting for NEW documents in this project:’
You might want to flip to the “Default Formatting” section, in the tutorial. It covers what default formatting means, what the conversion menu command is meant to cover, how this project setting works—and lastly that the tutorial itself is set to use that option.
It’s the same exact logic used for the Editing: Formatting tab. You set up what paragraph and character formatting to use when you press Ctrl+N in any project, there. Old items won’t have their formatting blown away if you change those settings, which is what the conversion command is for: your way of opting in to those updates on existing files.
The only thing this panel adds in project settings is the ability to override the formatting for both of those actions (creating new stuff; converting old stuff), for a particular project.
I’m aware of the options you are reffering to, but I still don’t understand why the ‘Use different formatting for NEW documents in this project:’ option affects the conversion of the eny existing document.
To be clear, here what I do and what goes wrong in my opinion:
If the option ‘Use different formatting for NEW documents in this project:’ is CHECKED:
In any existing document I press Documents > Convert > Text to Default Formatting… – Nothing happens
My understanding is that it should convert the document to the default formatting as set in Options > Editing > Formatting , no?
If the option ‘Use different formatting for NEW documents in this project:’ is UNCHEKED:
In any existing document I press Documents > Convert > Text to Default Formatting… – The text is converted as it should be to the defaults set in Options > Editing > Formatting
When checked, the option in Project Settings > Formatting > ‘Use different formatting for NEW documents in this project:’
Affects not only the NEW documents as its name states but also the existing documents conversion.