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Format, keyboard shortcuts and research tools
Format Text with Markdown
What is Markdown? Markdown is a lightweight mark-up language with plain text formatting syntax. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to formatted text. Markdown Support The supported Markdown syntax is as follows: Header Android: Type the Markdown syntax below. Header 1 : # Header 1 Header 2: ## Header 2 Header
Format Screenplays with Fountain
JotterPad supports Fountain markup syntax. Fountain Syntax The Fountain syntaxes are as follows: Underline Android: To underline, add _ before and after the words. iOS, Mac & web: To underline, type _ before and after the words followed b
Manage Screenplays in Editor
Manage Characters Android To manage characters open editor > tap the drop down icon > Manage Screenplay. In the Manage Characters screen, you will be able to edit your characters’ names. Character names can be set by using the Fountain Syntaxes. To do this, simply press the edit (pencil icon) to rename your character. Mac This feature is
Spell Check and Auto Text Correction
Spell Check You can set JotterPad to flag spelling errors as you type. Android Most Android devices should have the spelling checker turned on by default. To turn on spell check on Android 8.0, go to system Settings > System > Language & Input > Advanced > Spell Checker. To turn on spell check on Android 7.0, go to system Settings > Language & Input > Spell Check. To turn on spell check on Samsung Galaxy S6 and above, go to System Settings > Language & Input > Browse and select S
Using the research function, you can easily look up word definitions, synonyms, and rhyming words. Android To open research dialog, open editor > select editor‘s menu > Research. Mac To open research dialog, open editor > click on the light bulb icon > Research
Copy and Paste Text
You can reuse texts by Copy & Pasting. JotterPad will not copy formatting and will paste what is copied in plain text. Android To copy text in editor: Long-tap a word to select it in the editor. Drag the set of bounding handles to highlight all the text that you want to copy. Tap Copy on the toolbar that appears. To paste text in editor: Tap and hold on the cursor until a toolbar appears. Tap Paste on the toolbar. iOS To copy text in editor:
JotterPad recognises basic keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts menu item is shown once an external keyboard is detected. Otherwise, No keyboard is shown in the overflow menu instead. Android List of keyboard shortcuts : Select all: Ctrl-a Bold: Ctrl-b Italic: Ctrl-i Cut: Ctrl-x Copy: Ctrl-c Paste: Ctrl-v Find Phrase: Ctrl-f Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl-k View mode: Ctrl-m Night mode: Ctrl-n Statistic: Ctrl-o Research: Ctrl-r Save: Ctrl-s Type
Extend Keyboard Shortcuts
Android: Extend your keyboard to quickly access Markdown shortcuts and commonly used punctuation, or move the cursor forward and backward in JotterPad. To extend the keyboard, press the menu in editor > tap Extended Keyboard. Mac: This feature is only available in JotterPad Android.
Typewriter scrolling keeps the line you work with at the vertical center of the screen automatically. It greys out the rest of your text and the immediate portion of text you are editing will be in black, giving you a contrast. This feature is useful if you are writing the text from scratch, as it will fixate the section of text you are editing right at the centre of the screen; and you won’t have to worry about frantically locating the section if you have to step away for a couple minutes.
Android To activate this, drag the scroll located on the right side of your screen until you reach the portion of text you wish to edit. Mac Select Outline in the Toolbar > click on the section you want to jump to the portion of the text you wish to edit.