User Guide

Please note: due to time constraints the help has not yet been updated to reflect the current version of Quoll Writer. It will be updated soon!

Full Screen Mode

Full screen mode allows you to work without the distraction of other windows. When enabled it will fill the display. The writing area will be in the middle of the screen surrounded by a dark background.

Entering full screen mode

  • Press the F5 function key.
  • Press the icon in the toolbar.

An example of full screen mode is shown below:

Exiting full screen mode

To exit full screen mode you can either:

  • Press the Escape key.
  • Press the F9 function key.
  • Press the icon in the header.

The Header

The header panel is displayed at the top of the screen, it will be displayed when you:

  • Move the mouse to the top of the screen.
  • Press the F6 function key.

An example of the header is shown below:

The header allows you to:

  • See what chapter/asset you are editing, or if you are using another panel such as the Idea Board it will show the title of the panel.
  • Access the Find
  • Access the Idea Board
  • Modify the text properties and color of the text and background. Note: the properties only apply to full screen mode.
  • Set the size of the editing area, the transparency of the border and the background image.
  • Exit full screen mode.
  • Use the timer for when you want to write a certain amount of words or for a specific amount of time.
  • See what time it is.
  • Enter/exit Distraction Free Mode.

The settings are saved when you exit full screen mode and are applied everytime you enter full screen mode.

The sidebar

The sidebar is shown whenever you move your mouse to the left of the screen.

Changing the background image

To change the background image open the full screen properties sidebar and click on the image displayed. A popup box will show you a list of images you can select, or you can add your own.

Resizing the display area

To resize the display area you can either:

  • Drag the sides of the display area.
  • Drag the sides of the display area box in the full screen properties sidebar.

Set the transparency of the background

To set how transparent the background is you can either:

  • Move the mouse wheel up/down on the background.
  • Use the slider in the full screen properties sidebar.
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