Writing preferences v2

A few new options to write the way you want:

  • Turn on or off converting double hyphen to em dash
  • Typewriter mode (keeping the writing you are working on in the middle of the screen)
  • Controlling paragraph breaks and returns (how much space between, what enter does as default…)
  • Toggle between curly and straight quotes

Let us know what other options you would like

Status

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  1. Thomas says:

    A user Clem suggested we use Smart Quotes (curly quotes) – he’s not the only one who has requested them. Does anyone else think these are a good idea?

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    • Scott Marmorstein says:

      I think curly quotes are a good idea, too. Are we also going to see, by any chance, a way to justify text? Or is that not necessary somehow? I feel like people that aren’t just writing novels might also want to use this software and take advantage of more possibilities. Just some thoughts.

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      • Clare says:

        Thanks for your comment Scott. If the demand for these tools is there, it will definitely be something to consider – any thoughts from anyone else?

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        • Matt Wilkinson says:

          I like the idea to have justification. A centred chapter title would be preferable to left justification for me. Also, indentation is essential for when, for example, a character is reading a letter. Margins are usually brought in slightly in such a situation.

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          • Clare says:

            Thanks for your comment Matt – it’s things like this we need to know to be able to build what you need… keep them coming.

      • MG says:

        I sometimes use justification to set a bit of text out from the rest of the chapter. Like if a character is reading a poem or hearing song lyrics I often like to center or at least indent that section of text. So justification could be really useful.

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      • Clare says:

        Support for Justification from Jenn via email: I need the option to align right, center, and left. Either that’s not an option or I cannot find it and I need it at times.

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    • Samantha Gale says:

      Definitely curly quotes! I work at a publisher, and the worst thing about editing proofs is having to go through and change every individual speech mark from straight to curly.

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    • Ryan Shaver says:

      YES! I cannot stand straight quotes, since in my editing my eyes can see a clear misuse of curly-quotes but often misses the straight quotes as either beginning or ending a dialogue people incorrectly!

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  2. Graham Brand says:

    None of these are high priority, but it would be nice to have:

    A selection of default fonts (I like the current one, but would prefer it to be a bit heavier – it’s a little light)

    The ability to toggle between curly and straight quotes

    The ability to change the line spacing

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    • Leigh says:

      I agree on having a selection of default fonts, quote options, and line spacing options – but especially on having a set of default fonts. The font used is lovely, but I personally find my ability to reread what I’ve written noticeably slowed down by the style of the font. Currently this is the only reason I’m on the fence about buying Novlr for the long term.

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      • mtn says:

        . The ‘highlight’ option would be good, but I find colours distracting. Maybe a light gray to background the selected text so it stands out against the white, but doesn’t pull too much focus?

        . A few different ‘font options’ would be great – not go crazy, but to have half a dozen options would be nice, like Times New Roman, Typewriter, etc…

        . I don’t think alternate ‘font-size’ is a must, because I suppose that would be altered anyway when exporting into another format..? But maybe the option to make text larger, for those who strain to see small text. The Novlr font is a lovely slightly-big sizing, but perhaps it would be good to add the option to ‘grow’ the text a bit.

        . ‘Indentation’ option living in the bottom left of the screen along with the italics, bold, etc. buttons that already reside there.

        . ‘Justification’ would be cool, too (as others have said) – having text appear left or middle or even right(?) side of the screen. And not just formatting an entire novel or chapter that way, but the ability to highlight a block of text and centre it, like you can do with italics and bold.

        . Also a ‘margin’ button option to adjust the width of the page of text (already mentioned here in comments, about closer resembling that of a book), though ‘Indentation’ seems a more necessary option if you’re flipping a coin to decide which to develop first.. . .

        . Ability to change ‘line-spacing’ (again, a button living in that toolbar down to the left..) and to change spacing between letters/words would be good – good to have the option – though all these little adages tend to not only clutter the toolbar, but spoil one with choice – sometimes More is just TOO MUCH, and we wish for simpler times when there were fewer options.

        . I second the ‘undo’ button for the toolbar – I use Novlr on my tablet as well as my Mac, and there’s no such thing as ‘Control-Z’ on tablets. 🙁

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        • Clare says:

          Thanks for your ideas!
          – I like the idea of a grey highlight – very in-keeping with our theme 🙂
          – you can actually change the font size in Novlr. There are 5 different sizes you can have your writing – go to settings sidebar > writing preferences > and you should see a sliding option for font size. Have a play around and see what you think. Alternatively you can check out a video of how to do it here – http://novlr.org/questions/#toggle-id-3.
          – We’re going to be looking into fonts, justification and indentation as it has been mentioned a fair few times by our users.
          – Also, good news – we now do have an undo button- yay! If you can’t see it when you type, make sure you turn on the Novlr Beta Backend settings > writing preferences > Novlr Beta Backend and log out and in again and there should be two little arrows on the bottom toolbar when you type allowing you to undo and redo.

          Thanks again 🙂

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          • mtn says:

            OMG YAY UNDO!! 😀 Also I didn’t realise that ‘backend beta’ sliding thing in settings was font, so thankyou for that 🙂 Just tried it out and it’s good! Would love to see that option in the toolbar. <3

  3. Matt Wilkinson says:

    In Typewriter Mode, could we get pages? I know breaks might seem like something that would make the app less streamlined and hard to decide on where the breaks would come, but since there is no changing of text size, and this is novel writing software, it makes the job easier. Most novels are printed with around 250 words per page, or 25 lines of text. If the software could break to a new page after 25 lines, that would be in keeping with how the novel would look in print, and it would be useful to know how many pages your novel is running into and it could be added to the stats.

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    • Graham Brand says:

      I can see how this would be useful for many people, but I’d find the page breaks distracting, so would prefer this to be an option rather than imposed.

      Matt, given that this would always be an estimate based on the final formatting of the output, do you think it might be better just as an indicator in the stats?

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    • Clare says:

      Support for pages from Ellary via Facebook – I’m trying to write a page a day, but I can’t really keep track of it when it’s an ongoing scroll.

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  4. Matt Wilkinson says:

    Just a little novelty suggestion: How about an authentic typewriter keypress sound effect and ding for the end of line? Maybe a platen and rollers under your current line? 😀 Toggle-able of course, but oh, what a joy that would be. XD Like I said, just a fun, half joke novelty suggestion. 😉

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  5. Clare says:

    We had a great comment from Vanessa
    “One thing I’d really like to see is the ability to HIGHLIGHT a word or section with color, even if it’s only yellow.”
    What does everyone else think?

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    • MG says:

      Yes. would be a useful way to mark a section that I really don’t like and want to rewrite later so I can keep going and not break the flow but make it easy to come back to.

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    • Graham Brand says:

      I mentioned the following under tagging, but it also relates to highlighting, and the more I think about it the more I think it would be an amazing feature that would really make Novlr stand out.

      If we could highlight a block of text and then tag it, it ought to be possible to run a report for that tag and pull out all the highlighted blocks of text. This would enable us to tag paragraphs as we write that relate to key elements of the novel, and then get a separate output of just those paragraphs.

      It would make it considerably easier to review plot points that develop over the course of the novel, or character traits, or location descriptions, and so on.

      This would put tagging write at the heart of the writing, rather than limiting it to whole chapters or separate notes.

      I’d want the option to hide the highlighting and tags while I was writing and toggle them on for reviewing.

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      • Clare says:

        You’re right, that would be a great addition and to be able to link the two would be awesome. Thanks for your suggestions Graham. We’ve all done that typo – it can get rather confusing sometimes! haha

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    • Clare says:

      Additional support for highlighting from Amanda via email: It would be so helpful to be able to highlight and leave comments on my writing like you can in google docs! Please please please add that feature!

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      • Arnoud says:

        I second the comments, especially if you could support the GoogleDocs “dialogue” support and review/accept changes. I can only imagine how that could change the editor interaction.

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  6. Clare says:

    Suggestions via email from Ryan…
    – Typewriter scrolling, so the line I’m typing doesn’t end up sitting at the bottom of the screen.
    – User adjustable width on the text column. It’s a bit wider than comfortable right now

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    • Rachel says:

      Definitely agree with the typewriter scrolling (and the smart/curly quotes and ability to have an em dash for that matter).

      A way to change the line spacing would also be nice–it seems cramped to me without an extra return between dialogue, but too much space with the extra return. I know on a page it would look far different, but on the screen it’s much easier to read when there’s more space.

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    • Matt Wilkinson says:

      I think the typewriter scrolling is essential. I’m not too keen on the way the text appear right at the bottom of the screen as it is now. Adjustable width would be nice to. I’d like the width to be closer to that of a printed book’s page, then it’s easier to picture how it will look once printed. Having it be adjustable would be perfect, since sometimes I also prefer having it the way it is now also.

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  7. Clare says:

    Suggestion from Yvette via email
    – “Set spacing. I like to have me work typed in Times Roman 12 double space. I’m ok leaving the font on the 18 default but would like to see the font via standards…as well as having the manuscript in double space.”

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    • Samantha Gale says:

      I definitely second that. Especially for inserting things like numbers or roman numerals for scene breaks.

      In that same vein, some sort of break (whether a short line or 3 asterisks) for breaking up scenes would be nice as well. Maybe options could be available in the preferences.

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      • mtn says:

        I LOVE that idea about the 3 asterix breaking up scenes within chapters – I see it in ebooks and it’s really cool. A little button in the toolbar to ‘insert scene break’ would be awesome.

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  8. Clare says:

    Suggestion from Facebook from Cassie –
    “I use a lot of weird sci-fi made up words in my work. The ability to tag a word that’s used a lot so that it doesn’t show up with a red squiggly line underneath would be great. There’s a similar feature in Word.”

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    • James Oneill says:

      Have a custom dictionary for your book to take care of the spell checking words that are unique to your writing.
      This could also tie into a glossary/wiki that provides a definition or explanation, as well as where the word is also used.

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      • Clare says:

        Hi james, thanks for your comment. Great suggestion of a custom dictionary. At the moment, we allow the browser to take care of the spell check, but that could work quite nicely in Novlr 🙂

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  9. Morgan says:

    Personally, I would love the ability to use mark-down notation, but I appreciate that’s a niche desire born from having imported my writing from a mark-down app…

    I’m not sure if this is a writing option as such, but it would be really cool to have optional character pallet to paste in special characters, such as accented letters and ligatures. I’d envision it next to the formatting buttons for bold etc. with whatever characters you need.

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  10. Rachel says:

    Not sure if this should be a writing preference, per se, but an undo button would be fantastic for those of us (like me) who accidentally deleted a whole line of text but don’t have a backup stored somewhere (I did, thankfully).

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    • Graham Brand says:

      In the absence of a dedicated button, Control-Z works for Undo (if done immediately). I’m using a Chromebook but it probably works on all devices with a keyboard.

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  11. Clare says:

    Email suggestion from Stephen: One suggestion for this tool would be to give the writer the option to double space the text.

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  12. Heather Meloche says:

    Center, left, and right justify, please? I use center justify a lot for marking breaks in things, just [***] centered.

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  13. Ryan M. Williams says:

    When I open Novlr it opens my novel at the first chapter. I’d prefer it to open the last saved chapter, it be great if that was the default behavior (maybe with an option to turn it off if some folks don’t want it).

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  14. Clare says:

    Email suggestion from Carmella : Give my browser the ability to go full screen, as in, take away the menu and web address portion of the top of the screen similar to how some online magazine browsers and video streaming services can work…that way I can truly immerse myself in the thing I’m working on.

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    • Clare says:

      Another email suggestion from Carmella: Make the font darker…my screen resolution isn’t great so the font color that’s a little grayer than black is hard to see. If there were more contrast between the text and the background color, that’d also help.

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      • mtn says:

        I agree with the contrast Idea, making the background duller or the text darker – Kindle + Play Books have that option when reading, also 3 different modes of viewing text: Black on white, white on black, and dark brownish on cream.

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  15. Clare says:

    Suggestion via email from Boyce: Allow for indents of most paragraphs except for those after a divider or at the beginning of a chapter.

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    • Clare says:

      Further suggestions from Boyce via email : Centered text on export. Right now, the chapter number and name is left-aligned like everything else
      Justified formatting on export & in writing mode.

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  16. Clare says:

    Facebook suggestion from Jacquelynn: the ability to turn on or off spell check. I suspect it’s probably using my browser’s spell check but it would be good if it could be blocked on this browser or something.

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    • mtn says:

      Or maybe the ability to add our own weird-words to spellcheck? Could we get clarification – is spellcheck a component of Novlr or the browser/device being used….?

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      • Clare says:

        We let the browser deal with spellcheck at the moment so it isn’t a current feature of Novlr. It just means that it is one less thing to worry about our end when it can automatically be done for us!

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  17. Clare says:

    Email suggestion from Rachel: Can we get a way to indent whole paragraphs, for including things like excerpts from a newspaper or something that requires separate focus?

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  18. Jennifer says:

    1. Double spacing 2. Justification 3. Choose font and font size 4. Smart quotes 5. Please have it start where I left off, not always at chapter 1 6. Multiple indentation/tabs options so you can set an entire section of text in further. All of these would be great. Thanks!

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    • Clare says:

      Thanks for your comment and suggestions Jennifer. We will definitely be looking into these things for future releases of Novlr. Keep an eye out and good luck with your writing!

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  19. Clare says:

    Email suggestion from Joe: It would be very nice to have another text button on the lower left which will change the case of selected text.

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  20. Clare says:

    Email suggestion from Dave: allow me to customize the editor. Font and colors. If I recall correctly Novlr is using a serif font and anything other than monospace drives me nuts when writing.

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    • mtn says:

      Also, and perhaps this would be a luxury not a necessity.. but you know in books when the first letter in the first word of a chapter is enlarged or a fancier font – that would be cool to have as an option. Wikipedia tells me it’s called a “drop cap” or “initials” (learning my new thing for the hour. Gotta love wiki). 🙂

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  21. mtn says:

    Litlift has a LOT of formatting options – their toolbar is multi-levelled and really cool, but they’ve put more effort into the features than the layout. There’s no beautiful blank page to type on, which is where Novlr comes out streams ahead.

    But they do have buttons for superscript, subscript, inserting a special character, aligning text, and the biggie: FINDING TEXT. That last one would be super awesome fantastic! Often I type something and forget where I typed it, so rather than scrolling through notes or searching through chapters, a “search bar” in the main menu would be awesome to search my novel. 🙂

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    • Clare says:

      Finding text would be a great addition and we will be looking into it. You can Ctrl+F to find words within one chapter, but not across the novel at the moment. Find and replace has also been suggested lots of times 🙂

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      • Clare says:

        Further support for Find and replace from Caligo via email : In particular, a find feature that goes across all chapters in a novel. I use place-holders for character names and I would have to go each chapter individually to find and replace the place-holders

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        • Kimber says:

          I very much would love to see the ‘search’ feature, too. Specifically a search that will span the whole document, not just the current chapter.

          Also, I really would like to see a ‘reveal formatting’ in the options – a choice each user would make individually – because I really have trouble with catching extra spaces and various other things (paragraph markers, tabs, etc) without seeing them. Again, something each user can decide if they want. I’d rather have a lot of choices in ‘Options/Preferences’ than have to copy/paste something into Word to fix the formatting. Which I am forced to do at this point, which is very annoying and time consuming. I know some features are in the works that will help this, though.

          Also seconding a darker font – or the choice to have one – the size choices are fine, but unless we can get a ‘night theme’ going with perhaps a black or dark grey background and white or light grey text, the medium grey on white (or off-white?) is still eye-fatiguing all too soon. I use f.lux to neutralize some of the harsh whites and other bright colors, but it can only do so much.

          Wow, long winded, sorry. This all springs from eagerness and excitement to see the progress of what is evolving into an excellent writing interface.

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          • Kimber says:

            Addendum: I would also like to have the option of line and paragraph spacing choices, too. Also seconding the notion of highlighting a section and making it indented or some other special formatting to make it different to the rest of the text. Maaaany uses for that in my writing, at least.

          • Clare says:

            Hi Kimber, thanks or your comment and great suggestions for the features. Formatting options is something that has been requested/suggested by a few users so will be looking at options for these. Also Night Mode (and evening mode!) will be out very soon for you to have a play around with so keep your eyes open for that 🙂 Thanks again!

  22. Erika says:

    Would it be possible to add a Sans-Serif or Monospace or both glyph types? I’ve always found Sans-serif to be easier to read, myself when typing as serif fonts always seemed busier.

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  23. Clare says:

    Email suggestions and support from Joe:
    – An alternative font, so as to draw attention to certain words in the narrative; most often signs, letters, emails, etc.
    – Text alignment options (justify, left, centre, right).
    – Tab option, so as to indent specific text further, such as a letter or a list in the body of the novel.
    – Ability to highlight a word or passage of text and append a note, reminder or bookmark to that particular highlight; would be beneficial if these notes automatically copied over to the ‘Notes’ section but have those particular notes hyperlinked to the passage, quote or word they are attached to for quick reference.

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    • Clare says:

      Support for tab option from Nexia via email: I was wondering if there would be a way to add a tab feature? I know I can always edit my stories elsewhere, but it would be really cool to have that feature so that I won’t have to import/export a lot.

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  24. mtn says:

    I’d like to ability to turn ‘set word spacing’ on or off — not choose double or single spacing for words or letters, I mean general spacing, like when I’m writing notes and put a bunch of spaces between words to make them stand out, when I come back to them after saving and checking another chapter, the spacing has been adjusted back to normal !!! sometimes it helps to separate words with numerous spaces am I the only one who does this with their n o t e s .. …. … … ? ? ? : )

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    • mtn says:

      Okay, just to clarify – I tried to demonstrate what I was talking about in my comment above, using lots of space between words, but the system defaulted the spacing when It posted it. So, yeah.. the ability to choose would be lovely. 🙂

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      • mtn says:

        I also just wanted to add, that I love Novlr. Ever since I started using it a month or so ago I’ve been writing more complete parts to my stories. I write every day, but now I’m actually writing out whole parts of chapters instead of a hundred scattered notes and character ideas. It feels like my stories are coming together, and having them written out all neat and near one another with plenty of space to work with is bringing home that feeling that I can see them through, bring their full potential to life!.. Anyway, thanks heaps. 🙂

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  25. Hayley says:

    I’d love to limit the width of the writing area so I have a shorter line length. I’m compensating by using the max font size at the moment but I find a narrower column (wider margins) gives me less eye strain. Like Kindle lets you choose to have wider margins.

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Hayley. Thanks for your comment. That’s an interesting point. We have had a few requests for split screens for notes on one side and your novel on the other but to have one page with varying margins could be great too. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

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  26. Sophie Quist says:

    Could you please add a toggle for the Online/Offline pop-up notifications? There are times when my internet connection “stutters”, which causes a steady stream of those little pop-ups while I’m working. It’s extremely distracting and I’d like to turn them off.

    I’d also like to see some of the features already suggested in this thread, such as fancy quotes and line spacing options. A couple of smaller font options would be great as well so I don’t need to worry as much about anyone reading over my shoulder (no doubt paranoid narcissism on my part, but it’s still paralyzing).

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Mike – Paragraph indents are in Novlr now! If you go to settings > Writing Preferences, you can turn them on or off. Let me know if you need any further help at all.

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  27. TiffanyCrystal says:

    All the suggestions I’ve read so far, and maybe one more: when importing, I’ve noticed that the files lose their formatting. All of my italics/bolds are gone, so I’m having to go through the entire work and fixing them all. Would be great if you guys could fix that.

    love the concept you guys have so far, but def. need a few tweaks. (the indent one is REALLY bugging me, I have to say)

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  28. TiffanyCrystal says:

    Ah, and also: a page count would be nice. The word count is good, but page counts are awesome 😉 or at least some kind of visual clue where one page ends and another begins.

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  29. Clare says:

    Suggestion via email from Benjamin: Would it be possible to have separate writing preference settings for different computers/ devices?

    When I’m writing on my desktop machine I like to have evening mode on and the font size set to 16. However when I’m writing on my windows surface tablet I like to be outside so I’d sooner have the colours set to daytime and have a larger font size (22 ish)

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  30. Clare says:

    Request from Ryan via email:
    I need a size 12 font. I also need the option to see how many pages I have written.

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  31. Clare says:

    Email suggestion from Ross for double line spacing options within Novlr, for editing and submission purposes.

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    • Clare says:

      Email suggestion from Ryan for the platform to automatically take you to where you left off in the novel when you return to it. The exact line would be ideal.

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  32. Holly says:

    Email suggestion to create a tab to indent functionality. Also getting focus mode to work properly on mobile, or otherwise be able to successfully switch it off so that it doesn’t become an annoyance or problem.

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  33. Clare says:

    Request/suggestion from D Doydon: a way to keep research notes, links, images, etc. easily accessible while writing. The “Notes” aspect of Novlr is nice, but it doesn’t allow for hot links or insertion of images.

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  34. LV says:

    I have a suggestion regarding writers who are visually impaired and a way to make Novlr more accessible for them by providing two writing preferences (if not more down the road). Two ways: 1) The Typewriter Mode (yes!) – keeping active text in the middle of the screen allowing for view of a few previous paragraphs to make sure you maintain continuity. Having text remain in the middle of a screen as you type is super helpful for people with visual impairments. 2) Ability to choose font size (unlimited sizes to suit all needs) – this helps for obvious reasons, allowing people to up the font to a size of their choice while using the typewriter mode would help people better see what they’re working on without having to use a magnifying program and constantly have to get close then back out all the time. As this is meant for all writers, please don’t forget our visually impaired writers. I’ve spoken to a lot of people about this program and they would love to be able to use it. Please make the program more accessible with the implementation of the options I mentioned and thanks much for your dedication to this lovely program! 🙂

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  35. Holly says:

    Suggestion from Joseph: How about formatting a book into a manuscript through Adobe PDF so we can send a physical copy to an editor?

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  36. Holly says:

    Improvements and suggestions from one of our app users:

    Two main criticisms are lack of apps especially on ios, android and especially chrome most of all, a distraction free app would be good on this system. Notes within chapters would be good. Sync with Evernote as well would be good for just notes. Grammarly support, they don’t have an API but your text box does not seem to work with the grammarly chrome plugin. More detailed statistics. Could add stuff like SMOG readability formula which could be useful if people are aiming there book at certain age groups, most common words used, stuff like that. Also some sort of API for those stats.

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  37. Holly says:

    Suggestions from Raidon: I noticed that the align option (align centre) does not work when i select a large text, instead i have to select each line of words and press align, which is a lot of work when it comes to large texts. So that’s an important detail to fix.

    Other than that, how many pages of my writing would be really helpful too. Also the goals feature you will add soon is a must.

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  38. Holly says:

    Suggestion from Taylor: To incorporate a focus mode where while you’re writing, all the other writing except for the current paragraph fades out (not entirely, just so that you can’t really zone out re-reading what you’ve already written over and over).

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  39. Holly says:

    Suggestion from Judi: be able choose paragraph alignment. I separate times and chapters with a series of 3 asterisks centered. Novlr realigns them to the left margin.

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  40. Tom says:

    When I write, I like the words to appear on my screen the way they will in my book. So I like to set these basic things (in addition to font size and type) before I even start writing.

    Set automatic first line indent (no tabs or empty spaces!!)
    Set line spacing and paragraph spacing
    Set text to justify (or align how you prefer)

    Formatting can be a big pain in the rear, especially when you have to export from one application, have my editor kill it in another application, fix it, and move it to another application to make my ebook.I like to do as much on the front end as possible…. 🙂

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Tom, thanks for your comment 🙂 I don’t know whether you have seen but you can turn paragraph indents on in Writing Preferences so the first line of each paragraph is indented. You can’t set line spacing yet, but if you don’t want the space in between paragraphs when you hit enter, you can press Shift+Enter to remove the paragraph spacing. You can now also justify text in your toolbar, however, you will have to set each paragraph if you do need anything other than left indent. Hope that helps a little bit if you didn’t know you could do any of these things but let us know if there is something we could be doing differently to help with your formatting. Thanks again! Clare 🙂

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  41. Mark says:

    Definitely need a high contrast mode – white text on black.

    Or to let the user pick their skin/theme colors – pick the colors of text and background.

    At is a bare bones minimum essential for users who are visually impaired.

    This box, for example, is very hard to write in and use – given the painfully faint & lack of contrast.light gray text on off white. You’d think no one on the novlr staff must be under 30 and never wore glasses or had a family member who did!

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Mark. Thanks so much for your comment. Just for our reference, the night mode that is currently in Novlr – is it not bold enough? We’ve developed the night and evening mode, but maybe we need to focus on offering a wider range of colours? It would be great to have your input? Thanks again.

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