@jansen @novelwriter System Default should pull the colour palette Qt inherits from the OS. This is controlled entirely by the Qt/OS side of things though. This option just leaves it as-is. Behaviour may be OS dependant?
The GUI and editor have different settings as there are a lot more syntax themes than GUI themes. I have a full redesign of the theme system on my ToDo list, with a theme editor and all, so I will put it all in one place then.
@veronica may I ask what you're using to package the binaries with? I'm currently using PyInstaller but I'm also looking for alternatives that may work better for a specific platform
@TrashHeap64 For Windows I bundle the byte compiled source with libraries and embedded Python. I make an install package with Inno Setup. For Debian and Ubuntu I make .deb packages. It is also on PyPi.
You can have a look in the repo at the setup.py file and the setup folder.
@naldela_teleyal @novelwriter Give it a spin! It is oriented towards people who want a minimal text editor without all the fluff of a word processor, but with additional tools for keeping track of all the characters and other things in your project.
I have a second project that has more text formatting features, but it will probably be a long while before it is usable. 😊
The note-taking feature in novelWriter is limited as it uses the same editor as for the novel text. It is not very suitable for research. It's better for writing character profiles and descriptions of locations and such.
I still use note taking software for the research, but I switched from Zim to Joplin.
@veronica Just tried it out, and it's amazing 😁 I wish I had this when I was at university. Could be really useful for writing assignments / bachelor thesis! I guess, for that you'd also want some "reference" feature. I've never seen a markdown editor for that before though 🤔
Would definitely have been useful when I was at school, and we had to write short stories once in a while :)
@matias Yeah, it has a very narrow scope, and that is fiction writing. It has only 8 formatting options, so less than regular Markdown as well. You can't make lists, insert images, links, or any of that. I've considered adding support for footnotes though.
@veronica @novelwriter although I don't have any use for it, I always wondered whether there exists this kind of software and whether it has tools to prevent plot-holes and inconsistencies like having a character reappear that previously died, a character changing its location without a reasonable explanation, etc.
But this would probably mean to have an underlying graph-model for each project which would make it quite complex to develop but also to work with.
@eliasp @novelwriter Currently, you can reference characters, locations, objects, etc from each scene, chapter, and such (under each new header actually). These references can then be listed in an Outline view where you can spot such inconsistencies. The references are also clickable back to their notes.
There are a few feature discussions on how to visualise this as well, but I'm still not sure what the best approach would be.
@shaedrich @novelwriter No, I'm not familiar with that one. The main inspirations are yWriter for the meta data, GhostWriter for the markdown and look, and Zim Wiki for a bunch of other features. There's also some similarities with Scrivener, but a lot of that is because many feature requests come from people who've used that one.
Ah, I see. novelWriter is plain text, with support for bold/italic/strikethrough using the regular codes. I've also added some codes to indent and align paragraphs, as that is sometimes needed in fiction writing, but in general, text formatting and layout is out of scope for what novelWriter does.
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