There are a couple of nice new features in this release.
1. A range of new themes have been added
These can be accessed from the Actions & Tools menu. Some of the Office 2016 and 2019 themes are quite attractive; some of the others less so, but each to their own. Not being a fan of dark themes, I quite like “Office 2016 Colorful”
If you change your active theme and ever want to get back to the old theme, it’s “Office 2013 White” for the regular theme and “Office 2016 Black” for the dark theme.
2. New Feature: Copy Scene
This allows you to take a copy of an individual scene, placing it inside the selected scene as a sub-scene, and naming it with the current date. It’s similar to snapshots in PageFour, but far more accessible.
As with much of SmartEdit Writer, this feature is not rigid in how it’s implemented. You decide how to work with the copies. Rename them, send them to Fragments, whatever you want to do.
My vision for this was a writer sitting down to edit a scene, hitting the Create Copy button first, then comfortably deleting,chopping and changing the scene, all the time aware that a copy exists from before the changes that he can refer back to later.
Copies are always marked as copies (with a copy icon), never form part of a single document export, and are never checked when running any Editor functionality. Example:
This new feature will probably be expanded later into a wider Category / Tagging feature, but for now its use case is simple copies as you work and edit. Feedback is more than welcome here. [More info]
3. Opening a scene now ALWAYS positions that scene at the end of the open list
This reverses a change that went in back in version 2. It shouldn’t have gone in to begin with, as it added confusion and made it more difficult to use the multi-tab close options effectively.
If you want to change the order of open scenes, you can still do that using drag and drop on the tab headers.
4. Bug fixes