I am new to Scrivener and am working on in MacOS.
Is there a way to set up a keystroke that would change the text attributes to a pre-selected font (e.g. SBL Hebrew), size, and language? (I am coming to Scrivener from Nisus Writer Pro which has this ability.) I would like to have a keystroke assigned to each of these so I can quickly switch between them without having to manually change the system language preference and then font in Scrivener.
Any insights on language switching would be appreciated.
Speaking as a long-term Scrivener and NWP user using English and Chinese:
Unlike NWP, Scrivener cannot mark stretches as being in a particular language, though you can switch keyboards as you will know, with the standard Apple keyboard switcher …Ctrl-space on my keyboards.
You can set up a character style to put your Hebrew into the font and size you wish, and give that style a shortcut.
In NWP, you can set up a Macro—I did it years ago with Martin’s help—which will find all text in a given Utf-8 range, though for Chinese there are several ranges, so Hebrew should be easier—and mark it for language.
I have a standard.scrivformat which compiles to RTF. It opens in NWP, where I immediately run a macro that imports a standard NWP stylesheet which converts the styles to NWP’s cascading styles, runs the Chinese converter and various other things like switching superscripts to 2 point smaller, non-superscript with a baseline raised by 2 points. If I need the document in another font, TNR if it’s going to a Chinese colleague/collaborator as opposed to my personal default Adobe Garamond Pro for instance, all I have to do is change the font of “Normal” in the NWP styles list.
Scrivener and NWP are a match made in heaven!
Thank you, Mark. That is most helpful.