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Editor How Do I…

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Help / Editor How Do I... - 9 Dec 2013 08:37

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This document provides answers to questions which are phrased as ‘How do I…?’.

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1 Terminology

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Throughout this guide:

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Instruction

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Means

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〔/Menu\〕

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Tap on 〔/Menu\〕to perform the entitled action.

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〔/Menu\〕 〔Button〕

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Touch and hold on 〔/Menu\〕to call up its menu, then tap〔Button〕on that menu.

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Buttons with blue text, i.e.〔Button〕are linked to documentation which shows where they are in the toolbar.

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See Notes On Help for more terminology.

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...Find The Right 'How Do I...'?


Uses plain apostrophies so they show up properly in the document preview index.

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If you are viewing this within ProseEdit's document preview, simply tap on〔/Index\〕which will show you a list. If〔/Index\〕isn't shown, touch and hold〔/Read\〕or 〔/Print\〕first, then tap on 〔Index〕.

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When in the preview's index you can filter what's shown, or do a text search on the headers by 〔/Show\〕.

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To do a full text search, you'll need to open this document (Help / Editor How Do I...) in the Editor. Then search using its index [how].

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Or choose from:

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General use

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From more text to lists and tables

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Actions involving the text content of a chunk

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Operations affecting chunks as a whole

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Changing how ProseEdit works, and document-wide settings.

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2.1 Using ProseEdit: How Do I...

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...Get At All The Toolbar Buttons?

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Swipe across the toolbar. There are 3 pages of buttons.

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...Get A Clutter-free Editing View?

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Toolbar page 1: 〔/Read\〕 shows the document without chunk tools or a toolbar.

You can still edit text in Read mode, including adding more chunks by typing [how]. Swipes remain available - see ‘...Quickly Do Things To A Single Chunk?’.

Hit the faint〔Return〕to return to normal editing.

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...Dismiss The Keyboard?

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Hit the dismiss button at the top right/left.

If the Edit Menu is in the way, dismiss it first [how].

Alternatively type qqq - this invokes a default typing reaction. This action is performed by a standard typing reaction, and can be changed to suit your preferences.

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When editing properties, the keyboard itself sometimes has a ‘done’ key instead.

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...Move About My Document?


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To go to:

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  • The top of your document: Toolbar page 1〔/Read\〕〔Top

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  • The bottom of your document: Toolbar page 1〔/Read\〕〔Bottom

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  • The chunk you edited most recently: Toolbar page 1〔/Read\〕〔Last Edit

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  • The selection: Toolbar page 2 〔/Move\〕〔View

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  • Tabbed chunks, sections, markup: toolbar page 1 〔/Read\〕〔Index

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  • About to be deleted chunks: touch and hold the 〔Delete〕, then, without lifting your finger, drag it off sideways until the button highlight fades.

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  • Specific document content: use the document index, toolbar page 1 〔/Read\〕〔Index
    [more].

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...Use Scratch?


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Scratch is a temporary document which can be edited just like any other [manual].

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You can switch to Scratch or back at any time by: toolbar page 2 〔Document / Scratch〕.

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You can also switch to and from Scratch during a Move or Copy.

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...Zoom In While Editing?

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You can't; the editor shows your text formatted to fit the screen at all times. You can however change the fonts used during editing and their size in the File Manager [how].
Note that the fonts used for editing are entirely separate to the fonts used in your saved document, which are set via styles [how] - so you are free to set whatever size is comfortable.

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...Get Rid Of The Yellow Guides?

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...Banish All The Onscreen Guides?

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This is done in the File Manager [how].

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...Get The Yellow Guides Back?

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...Unbanish The Onscreen Guides?

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This is done in the File Manager [how].

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...Report A Bug/Crash?

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This is done from the File Manager [how].

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2.2 Document: How Do I...

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...Save As?

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  • To save a copy: toolbar page 1 〔/Done\〕〔Save A Copy〕. You can then rename the copied file as required.

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  • To change to a different file format:
    〔Convert〕the file in the File Manager [how].

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...Copy Content Between Documents?


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  • To transfer chunks between documents: use Scratch. Start a Move or Copy of the chunks [how], and tap〔Document / Scratch〕to select a destination within Scratch.

    You can then open another document, switch to Scratch and move or copy chunks from it to the desired place in the other document.


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  • To transfer text between documents: copy the text. This can be done by:

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    • using the Edit menu's〔Cut〕or〔Copy〕buttons on selected text

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    • Swiping across the chunk and 〔/Tab\〕〔Copy Text

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    • Selecting the chunks and 〔/Split\〕〔Copy Text

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    Copied text can then be pasted via the Edit Menu's paste button into any other document. Indeed it can even be pasted into different apps.

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...Get A Word Count?

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Count〕on page 3 of the Editor's toolbar.

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...See A Table Of Contents?


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Toolbar page 1:〔/Read\〕〔Index〕enters the Document Index [more].

You can control what chunks are included in the index via 〔/Show\〕.

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...See My Document With Its Formatting?

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〔/Read\〕〔Preview〕shows your document with all its formatting applied in the Document Preview [more].

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...Check Spelling?


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Select a word, or phrase. The Edit Menu will show a tick or a cross as appropriate. If the tick/cross has a triangle after it, ProseEdit has suggestions for alternatives, if not it doesn't [illustration].

You can also use the iPhone's normal spelling highlighting, should you wish. This is set in an App setting in the File Manager [how].

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...Use The Lexicon?

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Select a word. The lexicon contributes to the suggestions available from the spelling check. If the tick or cross has a black triangle after it, the suggestions will start with ones contributed by the lexicon. Tap on the tick/cross to be offered the suggestions - there can be several pages of them.

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...Use Styles?

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Styles are ProseEdit's way of controlling the formatting of a document's content [manual]. All chunks are affected by one of more default styles, and chunks can specify a user style, or set specific style overrides.

Every style can specify a number of elements each of which set one particular aspect of formatting.

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  • To add/change the style overrides of a chunk: call up its details [how], then scroll down to ‘Style Overrides’. Tap on any element to change it, or swipe across it to delete it. Tap on the ╋ entry to add new style element [more].

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  • To add a user style to the document: toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Styles〕, then scroll down to ‘User Styles’ and tap on the〔 ╋ 〕on the right [more].

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  • To change a default style: toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Styles〕, then find the style of interest and change its elements as required [more].

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...Undo?

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While editing text you've got the normal shake to undo/redo. This is limited to edits performed within the current chunk.

In addition toolbar page 3: 〔/Undo\ 〕offers 〔Undo〕, 〔Redo〕 and 〔History〕. This is covers all edits performed on the document, from text changes to copying tabbed chunks in the selection.

Using 〔History〕you can view the edits you've performed both to retrieve past work without having to undo, and to batch undo lots of edits in one action [more].

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...Fold Up Chunks So I Can See More?

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Single chunk: swipe across it then 〔/Tab\〕〔Fold〕.

Several chunks: select the chunks [how], then toolbar page 2 〔/Tab\〕〔Fold〕.

This makes the chunks only show the first couple of lines of their content.

You can unfold chunks similarly. Folded chunks also automatically unfold when edited.

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...Export My Document So Other Apps Can Read It?

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ProseEdit's native file format is based on HTML, which can be directly read by any browser, and loaded into Word®, complete with its formatting.

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Failing that, you can convert the document into text in the File Manager [how].

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...Create A Template?

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Copy your document into the ‘/ Resources / Templates’ folder. Any document can be used as a template, and you can continue to edit it.

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...Import Other Documents Into ProseEdit?

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Format conversion is performed from within the File Manager [how].

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2.3 Adding Content: How Do I...

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...Add Some Text?

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...Add A Chunk?

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Tap one of the grey ▸ on the left hand side [illustration]. This will insert a new chunk there.

Alternatively type 3 returns in a row - see ‘How Do I...Start A New Chunk While Typing?’

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...Start A New Section Or Subsection?

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Insert a section chunk : tap on the grey ▸ where you want it and 〔/Text\〕〔Section〕on the New… toolbar which appears.

The section number is generated automatically following document settings. You can change the section's level (to turn into a subsection etc..) via its details.

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...Make A List?

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In ProseEdit a list is nothing more than a number of consecutive item chunks [manual].

To add an item chunk: tap on a grey ▸ on the left, then 〔/Text\〕〔Item〕on the New... Toolbar which appears.

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...Include Images?

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Images are included by figure chunks, which include the image and an optional caption [manual].

To add an item chunk: tap on a grey ▸ on the left, then 〔/Text\〕〔Figure〕on the New... Toolbar which appears.

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...Insert A Table?

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Tables are constructed using a combination of Row, Column and Cell chunks, which are enclosed by a table chunk. These chunks define the structure of the table, into which normal chunks can be placed [manual].

To add an table chunk: tap on a grey ▸ on the left, then 〔/Text\〕〔Table〕on the New... Toolbar which appears. This gives you the chance to set the initial size of the table to save effort.

Note tables don't look anything their final form while being edited. Instead they appear as an annotated list of the table's structure and contents. You can preview the table at any time by tapping on the start chunk's preview button [illustration].

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...Add Comments?

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Most chunks have a journal entry in their details, in which you can add what text you like. Journals are saved with the document but are not visible [manual].

Alternatively you could insert a Note chunk, if you want your comment to be visible.

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...Make Notes To Myself?

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...Mark Where I've Left Something Unfinished?

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These requirements are covered by markup chunks. The general idea is to let you markup documents with notes, ideas and tasks where they apply in your document, but in a way which is obvious and clearly separate from the real content.

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To add an markup chunk: tap on a grey ▸ on the left, then in the New... Toolbar which appears:

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  • For a task chunk: 〔/Task\〕

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  • For an idea chunk: 〔/Task\〕〔Idea〕

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  • For a note: 〔/Task\〕〔Note〕

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It's easy to make markup chunks show up in the Document Index [more].

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...Include Hyperlinks In My Text?

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...Include Links In My Text?

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To include a link in the middle of text, type \<link url> or \<title = link url> - note the spaces around the ‘=’ sign [manual].

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...Make A Chunk As A Whole Be A Link?

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You can make text, item and figure chunks act a link as a whole [manual], by setting their ‘Link’ property in their details [how].

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...Embed Document Properties Into My Text?

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Type \{field name}, where ‘field name’ is a known field, so \{name}, \{date}, etc. [manual]

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Fields are interpreted when the document is saved.

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...Include HTML Tags?

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You can't. ProseEdit embeds HTML tags into the document and provides access to their CSS style settings via default and user styles - you don't place tags yourself.

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...Include Appendices?

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...Change Section Numbering In The Middle Of A Document?

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...Split My Document Into Parts?

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Insert a Part chunk: tap on the grey ▸ where you want it and 〔/Text\〕〔Part〕.

Part chunks can restart the section numbering and specify a new section numbering to be used henceforth.

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...Split My Manuscript Over Several Documents?

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Use each document's first section number setting to make each document start on the correct number (e.g. Chapter 1, Chapter 2,…). Toolbar page 2, 〔/Settings\〕〔Sections〕.

You may want to create a template first [how] to ensure consistency. You can also transfer settings between documents using toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Get

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2.4 Text Editing: How Do I...

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...Emphasize Inline Text?


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Put *'s around the words you want to emphasize [manual].

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...Start A New Chunk While Typing?

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Type 3 returns - this will split the current chunk at the cursor and start another chunk of the same type. The 3 returns are not left left behind.

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This action is performed by a standard typing reaction, and can be changed to suit your preferences.

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Note: you can also merge a chunk into the preceding chunk by typing ⌫⌫⌫ at the beginning of the text.

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...Turn Off Typing Reactions While Typing?

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Type 'off - the 'off will not be left behind in your text.

Type 'on to turn the reactions back on.

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These actions are performed by standard typing reactions, and can be changed to suit your preferences.

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...Call Up The Edit Menu?

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  • Tap at the cursor slowly twice while editing text to call up the cursor edit menu

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  • Double tap on any word to select it and bring up the selection edit menu

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...Dismiss The Edit Menu?

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Swipe downwards through the Edit Menu (V1.2). Alternatively tap at the cursor or twice slowly elsewhere, or type something. You can also include a dismiss button in the user buttons if you wish.

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...Use The Edit Menu?

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The Edit Menu [more] has several pages of buttons offering handy text manipulation functions - swipe across it to reveal all its content.

It provides:

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  • Selection tools and cursor keys

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  • Spelling assessment and access to suggestions

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  • A simple text based find

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  • User defined buttons which swap letter case and wrap the selection in brackets or quotes

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Apart from its find function, which will search the entire document, the Edit Menu affects the text at the cursor or the currently selected text within a chunk.

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...Use The New Text Corrections Routines (V1.2) ?

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Pretty much just like the previous text correction routines! Select any word or word fragment, normally by double tapping it, to bring up the Edit Menu with a ✔/✘ button. If there's a triangle after the tick/cross, there are suggestions available [more]. Tapping it will give you a list of corrections, some of which may involve neighbouring words (and will include ⌫ or ⌦) [more].

Note you don't have to select all the wrong text if you've inserted a space or similar accidently, just any of the bits.

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If the selected text gives a ✘ with no triangle after it, tapping the cross button will reduce the selection to just the part which is in error.

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The ✔/✘ button tries hard to as useful as possible. In addition to fixing most typos, it'll also merge sentences/paragraphs, strip trailing whitespace, change the formatting of dates or update them to a different date, format numbers even with units, adjust ordinals, and so on…

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The hardest part I've found is remembering to use it in the first place. Once you do though I expect you will find it to be a great time saver.

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...Select Text?

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When editing:

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  • Double tap on a word to select it

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  • Use the Edit Menu's 〔Word〕〔Sentence〕〔Para〕〔All〕to select text at the cursor.

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Once you've selected something, you can extend the selection by dragging its 2 circular handles as normal.

[more]

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...Use The Refine Selection Button (V1.2) ?

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Drag to text selection to roughly what you want and tap the refine selection button to snap to word boundaries. Tap the button again for other guesses as what you might want selected.

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...Add Brackets Or Quotes Around Selected Text?

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This sort of functionality is available in the Edit Menu, via User Edit Menu Buttons. Swipe/drag the Edit Menu sideways to find buttons like 〔 (…) 〕

The buttons available depend on what is defined in the User Edit Menu Resource file the document is set to use.

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...Clear The Text Selection And Get The Cursor Menu?


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  • Tap elsewhere within the text

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  • Use the cursor keys on page 1 of the Edit Menu.
    This will move the cursor at the respective end of selection, then dismiss it.

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...Change The Case Of Text?

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To change the case of selected text while editing: swipe the Edit Menu to find 〔Aa〕, 〔AA〕or 〔aa〕, which will change the case to the indicated style. Note these are user buttons, which are included in the default user edit menu (but might not be in other custom definitions).

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For an entire single chunk, swipe across it and 〔/Tab\〕〔Case〕. You will be offered a choice of different transformations.

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You can change the case of text across a number of chunks similarly: select them [how], then 〔/Split\〕〔Case〕, which gives the same range of options.
Note 〔/Split\〕can show as 〔/Merge\〕or 〔/Empty\〕depending on what you have selected.

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...Find Text In A Document?

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The Document Index can include all chunks with matching text: toolbar page 1:〔/Read\〕〔Index〕, then 〔/Show\〕〔content〕, type in your text, 〔Use〕. All chunks with matching text will be outlined in a bright purple border.

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Before performing a new find, the search text will need to be updated. How you do this depends on what text you want to find.

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  • To search for text which already exists in a chunk: select the text [how], then swipe the Edit Menu to page 1 and tap on the magnifier to grab the selected text as search text.


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  • To search for text which isn't already in a chunk: bring up the cursor edit menu [how], swipe the menu to page 1 and tap on the text between〔⇤〕and〔⇥〕to enter new text or choose from previous searches.


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Once the search text is set to what you want to look for you can then tap〔⇥〕or〔⇤〕repeatedly to search forwards or backwards from the current cursor position. The search will cover the entire document, but does not wrap.

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...Do A Find And Replace?

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Currently ProseEdit doesn't have a find and replace tool, however you can get very similar functionality using the Edit Menu's find, together with its copy and paste. Use find to select the first occurrence. Change the text as desired and select and 〔Copy〕it. Then you can find the next occurrence and simply 〔Paste〕 the replacement text (assuming it applies).

This process is non-modal - you can do whatever editing you like whilst going through the document. The find always starts from where the cursor is however.

The find action combines nicely with lexicon based suggestions and user edit menu buttons. For example, you can easily go through your document and replace all occurrences of ‘nice’ with a less bland synonym - just tap on the tick.

For a tricky editing requirement, you could always create a custom user edit menu - giving buttons of what you want to replace it with.

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...Position The Cursor More Accurately?

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The Edit Menu has left and right cursor keys, on page 1 of both the cursor menu and the selection menu. So if you tap twice on the correct line, you can use those to get to exactly the right spot.

The cursor keys take you to the respective end of the selection if there is one.

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...Type A Non-breaking Space?

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Type _ - this will insert ‿ which is ProseEdit's non-breaking space character. [manual]

If you want _ just type another _ immediately after the ‿.

This behaviour is performed by the default typing reactions, which can be altered to suit your preferences.

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...How Do I Type Emoji?

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As for symbols below. Note there are no solid standards for what emoji characters look like - so you'd be wise to confirm how your target browser displays them.

Emoji are not available under iOS4, but you have still got access to normal symbols, which include ☺ ☹, and ☃ for example.

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...Type Symbols?

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ProseEdit uses unicode, which is also supported by most browsers. A huge variety of symbols is available.

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  • Many symbols (especially accented letters) can be directly typed by touching and holding the base letter key (so hold e for è,é...). Some useful symbols are available:

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    • Hold - for — and •

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    • Hold & for §

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    • £ for ₩, €, etc.

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    • " for other double quotes, ' for other single quotes

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  • A wide range of useful characters and symbols is included in Resources / Useful Characters - you can copy and paste from there.

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  • Use a typing reaction for easy access

    Many frequently used symbols are included in the default typing reactions. For example:

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    • 'n gives ↑, 's gives ↓, 'se gives ↘ and so on

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    • (c) gives ©, :) gives ☺ etc..

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    • Many others are in the form 'name, so 'apple, 'tick, 'cross, 'return, 'circle, 'dagger and so on.

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    It's worth reviewing the default reactions resource document to see what's included.

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  • Set up a typing reaction [how].

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  • You could also set up a user edit menu button to insert your symbol [how].

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...Get Proper Speech Marks?

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Proper speech marks are available on the iPhone's keyboard by touching and holding either ' or " which brings up a menu of alternative quote symbols.

The default typing reactions offer auto-closure of quotes, so typing the first mark part includes both with the cursor left between them. The default reactions also turn " into “”, directly. You can switch between different conventions by turning the appropriate reactions off and on - see the Double Quotes section.

Alternatively you can add quotes around existing text using the Edit Menu - select the text and tap〔‘…’〕or〔“...”〕as desired.

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...Paste Text Into A Chunk?

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Tap where the text would go in the chunk, and call up the Edit Menu [how]. You can then 〔Paste〕the text at the cursor - just like a normal editor. The Edit Menu has cursor keys to allow the accurate positioning of the cursor.

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...Change The Details Of A Chunk?

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  • Tap on the chunk's icon when it looks like a button (page 1 of the toolbar).

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  • Press and hold in the chunk's margins when they are visible.

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  • Swipe the chunk and 〔/Tab\〕〔Alter

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  • Select a single chunk and toolbar page 2 〔/Tab\〕〔Alter

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...Quickly Do Things To A Single Chunk?

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Swipe across it. This will pull up a toolbar which provides a range of actions, including deleting, tabbing, etc.

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...Merge 2 Chunks Together?

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Typing ⌫⌫⌫ at the beginning of a chunk will merge it with the one before, assuming they are the same type.

This functionality is provided by the default typing reactions and can be altered if preferred.

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You can also merge selected chunks together based upon their text content [how].

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...Select Chunks?

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Swipe the toolbar to page 2 or 3 when margins are shown [illustration]. Tap in either margin to extend/shrink the selection to include it.

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The first tap extends the selection as far as necessary to include your likely chunks of interest. Subsequent taps refine the selection to include less. If in doubt keep tapping at the same chunk to select just it and tap again to dismiss the selection entirely.

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TIP: To select all of a section and nothing else, keep tapping in the margins of the section chunk, until just the section chunk is selected, tap again so nothing is selected, then tap once more. This will select all of the section's content including its subsections. The same approach works for tables and items with continuation chunks.

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...Tab A Chunk?

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  • Swipe across it and〔/Tab\〕on the swipe confirmation toolbar.

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  • Select it, then toolbar page 2 〔/Tab\〕. The〔/Tab\〕menu button will show as〔/Untab\〕if the chunk is already tabbed.

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  • For a range of chunks, select them [how], 〔/Untab\〕〔Tab〕.
    The menu button itself offers the most likely of tab and untab, so you might just be able to tap it.

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You can also tab chunks via the document index - simply swipe across an entry to tab/untab it.

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...Make A Chunk Able To Be A Target Of A Link?


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Set its Chunk ID to something in its details [how]. The Chunk ID is embedded into the saved document as an anchor tag, so other documents can link to it directly [manual].

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...Move/Copy Chunks?

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Select them [how], then toolbar page 2 〔/Move\〕for move or〔/Move\〕〔Copy〕for copy.

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You can then scroll and indicate where to move or copy to by tapping the appropriate orange or green ▸ on the left hand side [illustration].

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Alternatively select the chunks you want, then get to the destination first (via the Index for example), then tap on〔Move〕or〔Copy〕.

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You can limit the move/copy to only affect tabbed chunks within the selection via the 〔All / Tabbed〕toggle button on the confirmation toolbar.

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You can also move a single chunk straight to the end of Scratch by swiping across it then〔/Tab\〕〔→Scratch〕in the swiped chunk confirmation toolbar.

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...Copy And Paste Chunks?

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ProseEdit doesn't have a copy and paste for chunks. Instead copy works in one action - inserting a copy where you indicate [how]. This copy is left selected to facilitate recopying it - to give a paste-like behaviour.
You can also copy or move chunks to Scratch, then copy from there repeatedly should you wish.

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...Delete A Single Chunk?

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Swipe across it and tap the red〔Delete〕on the confirmation toolbar which pops up. Swiping doesn't affect the chunk selection.

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...Delete A Range Of Chunks?

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Select them [how], then toolbar page 2 〔/Move\〕〔Delete〕.
You get a change to confirm and can limit the deletion to only affect tabbed chunks within the selection via the 〔All / Tabbed〕toggle button on the confirmation toolbar.

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Empty the chunk by swiping across it and〔/Tab\〕〔Empty〕on the swipe confirmation toolbar.

For several chunks, select them [how], then toolbar page 2:〔/Split\〕〔Empty

empting a chunk doesn't affect its formatting [manual].

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...Join Chunks Together?

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To join 2 chunks, press and hold on the double-headed swap arrow between them on the right.

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To join a range of chunks, select them, then toolbar page 2 〔/Tab\〕〔Join〕.

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Chunks join together to form a chain. A chain of chunks acts like a group; they swap together and are all selected together in the first instance.

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...Split Text Into Paragraphs, Sentences Or Words?

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Select the appropriate chunk/chunks and 〔/Split\〕. Split is progressive, so you might want to repeat the operation to get smaller lumps of text [manual].

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...Merge The Text Of Chunks?

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Select the appropriate chunk/chunks and 〔/Merge\〕or maybe 〔/Split\〕〔Merge〕.

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Unlike Split, Merge it not progressive - it will combine the text from consecutive mergeable chunks into a single chunk [manual].

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You can also merge the text of a single chunk, which will attempt to compact the chunk's text.

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...Indent/Outdent Items In A List?

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...Promote/Demote Sections?

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Both section and item chunks have a level setting which indicates how deeply nested they are.

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For a single chunk: call up its details [how ] and adjust its Level using ◄ and ►.

Several chunks: select them and toolbar page 2, 〔/Split\〕〔 ◄ 〕or 〔 ► 

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...Change Chunks To A Different Chunk Type?


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Single chunk: swipe across it and〔/Tab\〕〔Change

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Several chunks: select them [how] and toolbar page 2〔/Tab\〕〔Change

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You then get to choose what type of chunk to change to.

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...Copy The Text From Chunks?

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For a single chunk, swipe across it and〔/Tab\〕〔Copy Text〕on the swipe confirmation toolbar.

For several chunks, select them [how], then toolbar page 2:〔/Split\〕〔Copy Text

You can also start editing in the chunk and select all its text using 〔All〕in the Edit Menu.

In all cases the text is copied to the system pasteboard, so you can paste it wherever you can type, in ProseEdit or other apps.

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...Tell What's Wrong With My Table Structure?

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Any table chunk which has an issue highlights its lines in bright pink. A list of specific warnings can be seen by viewing that chunk's detail view [how].

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...Copy The Styling Of A Chunk Elsewhere?

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Either swipe across it and 〔/Tab\〕〔Copy Styling
Or select one chunk and toolbar page 2〔/Tab\〕〔Copy Styling

This copies the chunk's user style (if any) and any style override settings.

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You can then paste the styling to other chunks:

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  • For several chunks: select them [how] and toolbar page 2 〔/Tab\〕 〔Paste Styling

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...Change The Fonts Used By My Document?

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The display of the document during editing can be altered by changing the editor fonts in the File Manager [how]. This only affects the display while editing.

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To alter the styling/formatting of your saved document use styles [how]. This gives comete control over fonts, text size, colour, borders, spacing/margins…

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...Change The Formatting Of My Document?


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Use document styles [how].

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...Set Page Numbering?

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...Set Headers And Footers?

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...Set Page Margins?

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Toolbar page 3: 〔/Settings\〕〔Page

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Page settings are only applied when the document is printed by ProseEdit.

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You copy selected setting types between documents by using 〔/Settings\〕〔Get〕with Scratch.

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  1. Open the first document

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  3. Switch to Scratch

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  5. 〔/Settings\〕〔Get〕

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    2. Decide what setting types to copy using 〔/Which\〕

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    4. Tap 〔Get〕- which copies the settings from the document into Scratch

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  6. Switch back to the document and〔Done〕

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  8. Open the other document

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  10. 〔/Settings\〕〔Get〕- will copy the settings from Scratch to this document.

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...Change The Buttons In The Edit Menu?

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The user buttons of the edit menu are defined by the User Edit Menu document the document is set to use.

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  • To switch to a different user edit menu

    Toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Resources〕. Then tap on the entry under User Edit Menu to list the available User Edit Menus and choose another one.

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  • To edit the definition

    Do as above and then tap in the middle of the user edit menu file name in order to edit it.

    Alternatively you can open any user edit menu document directly with the File Manager in the Resources/User Edit Menus folder.

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...Change The Suggestions Offered By The Edit Menu?

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The suggestions are generated by the iPhone's dictionary augmented by contributions from the document's lexicon. ProseEdit uses the language set in your device's settings.

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  • To use different lexicons

    Toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Resources〕. Then adjust the entries under Lexicons to change which lexicons are loaded in. See the document settings help for more information - or tap on the〔?〕there.

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  • To edit the definition

    Do as above to get the list of lexicons. Then tap on any one to get the list of available lexicons. Finally tap in the middle of the lexicon file name in order to edit it.

    Alternatively you can open any lexicon document directly with the File Manager in the Resources/Lexicons folder.

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...Change How Style Elements Are Presented?

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How the style settings appear when they are altered is determined by the document's style palette. To change the document's Style Palette: toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Resources〕, and scroll down to the Style Palette section.

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Changing the style palette has no direct effect on the document's styling [why not]. Instead it displays the existing style settings themselves in a different way.

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...Change How Figures Are Numbered?

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...Change How Tables Are Numbered?

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Both figure chunks and table chunks use captions. The chunk declares which caption series it's part of. The caption series itself determines how that caption is numbered.

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  • To change the chunk to use a different caption series:
    Call up the chunk's details [how], then tap on the ‘Series’ setting under ‘Caption’.

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  • To change the numbering of a particular caption series:
    Toolbar page 3: 〔/Settings\〕〔Captions〕, and tap on the caption of interest, or on the ╋ entry to create a new caption series.

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...Change How Sections Are Numbered?

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Sections are numbered automatically, according to each section chunk's level. The numbering is extremely flexible and can include prefixes (like Chapter).

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To change the document's section numbering: toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Sections〕.

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The number of the first section in the document is also set there.

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You can change the section numbering format at any point within a document by using a part chunk [how].

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...Change How Lists Are Numbered?

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The document has a default for how lists are numbered: toolbar page 3: 〔/Settings\〕〔List Format〕.

Additionally, you can change the numbering of each item in a list. However in any given list, only the first item at each level can set the numbering format.

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...Stop ProseEdit Putting 2 Spaces After Each Sentence?

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This is caused by a combination of the default typing reactions and text splitting rules. To change it you need to edit their definitions or use different resource documents.

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  • To prevent double spacing after typing the end of a sentence: edit the typing reactions document, and ensure the reactions are appropriate - they are under the ‘Sentence Termination’ section in the default typing reactions.

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  • To get a single space when text is merged: edit the text splitting rules resource document, and ensure the only pattern left on in the ‘Sentence Spacing’ section specifies a single space.


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An alternative is to specify ‘white-space:normal’ as a style element in both the text and item default styles. This will prevent the browser from showing repeated spaces (though they will still be there).

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...Change How Text Is Split And Merged?

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Either set the document to use a different text splitting rules resource document, or edit the currently used one.

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Caution: consider any changes to the text splitting rules carefully. Unless the changes are trivial (like turning the odd pattern ON or OFF), I'd make changes to a copy of the text splitting rules document and set your document to use that instead. Taking an archive copy of your document would also be advisable.

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...Change What Resources Are Available While Editing?

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Toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Resources

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...Edit A Resource Document?

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The Resource Documents are all ProseEdit documents. You can open them from the File Manager - they are in the ProseEdit / Resources folder.

You can also edit any resource file directly from the editor:
Toolbar page 3 〔/Settings\〕〔Resources〕, then tap on any setting for the resource of interest.
This lists what documents are available for that resource. Tap in the middle of an entry to view or edit the resource document itself.

Note: by their very nature resource documents are shared between all the files which use them, so any changes will also affect the editing of those documents. You can always take a copy of the resource document, and modify that if you are doing something for just this document.

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...Enable Or Disable Reactions, Patterns And Buttons?

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Resource documents use special chunks to define the resource behaviour. These chunks can be turned on and off.

Single chunk: tap on the 〔ON〕/ 〔OFF〕or the 〔→〕on the chunk itself.

Several chunks: select them [how] then toolbar page 2,〔/Tab\〕〔On〕 or 〔/Tab\〕〔Off〕.

Chunks marked ‘OFF’ are ignored when the resource is loaded.

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...Stop ProseEdit Changing Its Into It's?


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This is included in the default typing reactions document. There are a number of rules which attempt to limit the occasions when the apostrophe is added incorrectly, though there remains plenty of scope for it to get it wrong.

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To change the ‘its’ behaviour: edit the default typing reactions [how] and change the reactions in the It's section.

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Note the default lexicon includes entries so you can easily switch between ‘it's’ and ‘its’ - just double tap on it and tap on the green tick to be presented with the other one as a suggestion.

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...Configure Auto-correction?

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...Change Text Expansions?

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...Change Typing Reactions?

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It depends on how extensive your changes are:

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  • For small changes find and edit the resource file [how]

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  • For larger scale changes you can create a new typing reactions resource document [manual], and then alter the resource settings so that the document uses it.

    You have the choice whether include your new typing reactions as a doc setting or as an app setting (when it'll affect all documents which use the default), and whether the new reactions are used in isolation or with other typing reactions.


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...Enable Spell-checking Underlining?


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This is set in the File Manager [how].

Note under iOS 4 you can't have spell checking without auto-correction as well.

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...Enable Standard Auto-Correction?

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This is set in the File Manager [how].

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