Information about the basics you need to know to get started with Quoll Writer.
Information about more topics such as importing and exporting. Using the Problem Finder or setting an edit position in a Chapter.
Details about using Editor Mode to work with others to get feedback on your work.
Each of your Quoll Writer Projects will be displayed in it's own window. The first thing to notice about Quoll Writer is that it doesn't have a menu bar, this is intentional! Features in Quoll Writer are where you would expect to find them, not buried in menus. If in doubt right click on something to see if it has a menu that let's you access a feature, explore, there is a lot to find.
An example Project window is displayed below:
The header, as shown below is made up of two parts, the Project title, on the left, and the menu bar on the right.
The menu bar gives you quick access to a number of features, as described below:
The sidebar, as shown below, provides access to all the various Chapters, Notes and Assets you have in your Project.
It consists of a number of sections, each of which allow you to access and manage a specific type of object, such as Chapters. Clicking on an object in the sidebar will usually take you to a tab or sidebar for that object, for instance, clicking on a Chapter will allow you to edit that Chapter, clicking on a Note will display the Note in context within the associated Chapter.
Right clicking on the header for a section displays a menu of functions you can perform for the type of object in the section.
You can customize this sidebar in a number of ways:
A heavily customized sidebar is shown below:
Most of the objects in Quoll Writer, such as Chapters and Assets have their own tab. An example is shown below:
It is possible to move tabs around by using your mouse to drag and drop them.
When you pass the mouse over the tab header a will be displayed, click on that icon to remove the tab.
You can also middle click to close the tab and right click on the tab and select Close.
When a tab contains information that needs saving, for example if you have made changes to a chapter but not saved it yet, or if you are editing a characters's information, then a * will be placed next to the name in the tab header. Once you have saved the information in the tab the * disappears.
In the bottom left corner is a toolbar of quick access functions/menus that relate to the currently displayed tab. Each object has it's own toolbar but some tabs, such as the Statistics tab do not have a toolbar. A toolbar for a Chapter is shown below:
The options allow you to:
An example different layout is shown below: