Turning off the auto-correct function?

Greetings everyone:

I’m a newbie to Scrivener, but I’ve been trying to get up to speed quite quickly for a few projects I’m working on. I’ve searched the forums for an answer to this question so hope to find one here…

If possible, I would like to be able to do two things:

  1. Shut off the automatic initial-cap function after a full stop (ex: I was using the abbreviation h.s. and the next word began with an “E” instead of “e”).
  2. Select some text within the editor and make it a numbered list without turning all the paragraphs into a numbered list. Somehow I’d managed to do so at the beginning of the piece, but then wasn’t able to do so later.

Many thanks for any help.

Hi, and welcome!

To adjust your auto-correction settings, go to Scrivener>Preferences:Auto-Correction. Uncheck the box for “Fix capitalization of sentences.”

For the list, you should be able to just select text in your editor, then choose Format>Lists and pick the style you want. The first new line added to the end of that section will continue to be in list format, but if you hit enter a couple times it should knock you out of it.

Hope that helps!

Excellent…didn’t even realize that the Preference section existed! Worked like a charm. Thanks!