User Guide

Changes to Quoll Writer in version 1.4.1

Listed below are the new features, changes and bug fixes made to Quoll Writer in version 1.4.1.

New Feature: Full Screen Mode

The most requested feature for Quoll Writer is to have a full screen mode where you can write without distractions. Version 1.4.1 introduces a full screen mode as can be seen below.

Full screen mode can be accessed by pressing the F5 function key or via the Full Screen Mode icon on the Chapter toolbar.

Once in full screen mode moving the mouse to the top or bottom of the screen will display the header as shown below.

Use the Chapter list in the header to switch to a different chapter.

The following settings can be changed in full screen mode:

  • The size of the writing area, this is performed by either dragging the borders of the writing area or by dragging the Display Area Size box in the header.
  • How transparent the background area/border is, this is performed by either moving the mouse wheel up/down in the background area or by using the slider in the header.
  • Font, font size, text alignment, line spacing and color of the text and background area.

An example of changing some of the settings is shown below:

The settings will be saved when you exit full screen mode. Note: color changes only apply for full screen mode.

You can exit full screen mode at any time by pressing Escape or the F9 function key or by using the Full Screen Mode Exit button on the header.

Full screen mode is also available when writing a warm-up.

New Feature: Support for bold, italic and underline

Support has been added for applying the styles bold, italic and underline to the text in chapters. Note: the styles can only be applied when you have selected part of the text. Use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I and Ctrl+U for bold, italic and underline respectively. Menu options will also be displayed if you highlight some text and then right click in the chapter as shown below:

Bug Fixes

  • Linking objects when a new project has been created (but not saved) will no longer throw an error.
  • Fixed an issue where converting a warm-up to a project before the warm-ups viewer had been restarted resulted in an error being displayed (although the error would not prevent the project from being created).
  • Fixed an issue where you could not delete a chapter if a note was linked to it and had been added to the chapter.
  • Inserting scenes between outline items now works correctly.

Internal Changes (dull techie stuff)

  • Modified the panels to allow support for popups in any type of panel not just for chapters.
  • Modified the way that the position of popups is calculated.
  • Ensured that popups are linked to the parent panel rather than the project viewer (where possible).
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