User Guide

Changes to Quoll Writer in version 2.4

Released: 18/Oct/2015

This release focuses on major new features.

Listed below are the changes and bug fixes made to Quoll Writer in version 2.4

New feature - Projects Window

The Projects window is a new way to interact with and manage your projects. Each project is listed with configurable details about the number of chapters it contains, how many words and its status.

New feature - Asset Documents

It is now possible to add documents to Characters, Items, Locations and Research. The documents are basically links to files on your hard drive rather than the files being stored in your project. Drag-n-drop a file onto an asset tab to quickly add the document.

New feature - Drag-n-drop import

Support for importing .docx files via drag-n-drop has been added, when viewing a chapter tab just drag-n-drop the file onto the project to begin the import.

New feature - New first use wizard

A new wizard has been added for new users to get them up and running quickly.

New feature - Backups

It is now possible to manage backups of your project (previously called Snapshots), you can specify where they are stored, how many to keep and restore your project to a previous point in time.

New feature - Bold/italic/underline

Support for bold/italic/underline has been added just about anywhere you see a multi-line text box. Spellchecker support and synonym lookups are also supported.

New feature - Close a tab via middle click

It is now possible to close a tab via a middle click or via a right click and selecting "Close" from the menu.

New feature - Projects database

The old projects.xml file has been retired in favor of a new projects database which stores information about your projects.

Minor changes

  • The h2 jar file has been updated to the latest stable version.
  • Spell check of a word only occurs when the caret has left the word.
  • Improved typewriter sound so it only triggers when the chapter text actually changes (so won't play when you press Ctrl or a keyboard shortcut).
  • Removed use of BreakIterator in favor of TextIterator to improve text splitting and measurement.

Listed below are the bug fixes made to Quoll Writer in version 2.4

Bug fixes

  • If there is no avatar for user then "Me" will now display instead of throwing an error.
  • Fixed an issue where, if you delete a chapter with unsaved changes and auto save is enabled then an internal error is thrown (the user never sees it).
  • Fixed an issue with invalid characters in chapter text preventing a save.
  • "Click to try out the typewriter sound" link in the tip now works.
  • Spellchecker now highlights the correct text when there are leading white space characters at the start of a line.
  • Fixed broken word wrapping when moving from normal mode to full screen mode.
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