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by ecbritz
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: How do I automatically replace two hyphens in a row with en-dash or em-dash (0336)?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: How do I automatically replace two hyphens in a row with en-dash or em-dash (0336)?

Thanks a lot! I must have been given the same instruction when starting out with Softmaker 2016, but could not find it by searching with terms such as "hyphen", "em dash", "replace" etc., either in the Forum or in the Users Guide. Anyway, back on track with em dash!
by ecbritz
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: How do I automatically replace two hyphens in a row with en-dash or em-dash (0336)?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

How do I automatically replace two hyphens in a row with en-dash or em-dash (0336)?

When using Textmaker 2016, I managed to set up the program so that two hyphens in a row automatically changed to en dash or em dash (Character number 0336). This sign (Character number 0336) creates a break in the structure of a sentence. E.g. "When I went to London ─ before I went to Paris ─ I paid...
by ecbritz
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Problem Loading images into Textmaker 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Problem Loading images into Textmaker 2018

Yes, please send (i.e. attach) a sample document with a picture you inserted and which you find difficult to resize and/or position as you wish. I wonder if you might perhaps be struggling with an "embedded object" rather than a "object frame", or vice versa. I like Textmaker's handling of pictures ...
by ecbritz
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Dutch translation
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Dutch translation

Have some sympathy for the translator. Some features or functions of a computer program were difficult to name in English, to start off. So a perfect translation into another language might be near impossible. Consider for instance Options > Appearance, where the term "Appearance" struggles to cover...
by ecbritz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Does a new setting made under Options override the settings of the default template when creating subsequent documents?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Does a new setting made under Options override the settings of the default template when creating subsequent documen

Thanks! I have been laboring under the misunderstanding that some settings under Options could be incorporated into the default template, e.g. a certain language could be selected as the initial or primary language when the default template is applied. But now the scales have fallen from my eyes and...
by ecbritz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Does a new setting made under Options override the settings of the default template when creating subsequent documents?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Does a new setting made under Options override the settings of the default template when creating subsequent documents?

I notice that when I change a setting under Options, it (the new Options setting) remains active after I exit Textmaker, then restart Textmaker, and then create a new document applying the default template. The changed Options setting seems to rule over all new documents, regardless of how the defau...
by ecbritz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: How can I avoid curly quotation marks and quotation marks adapted to a certain language?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: How can I avoid curly quotation marks and quotation marks adapted to a certain language?

Thanks very much! Switching smart quotes to "None" under Options was the solution. It seems you can apply smart quotes to an individual document by going to the Options > Edit > Smart Quotes dialog. This setting may remain active when subsequent documents are created. So before exiting (or on restar...
by ecbritz
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: How can I avoid curly quotation marks and quotation marks adapted to a certain language?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

How can I avoid curly quotation marks and quotation marks adapted to a certain language?

Please look at the position and appearance of the quotation marks in the attachment. I would like to avoid such curly quotation marks and quotation marks positioned according to the writing customs of the language used for spell-checking. (In the first example, the old Dutch custom of starting a quo...
by ecbritz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Quick acc ess toolbar + Ribbon
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Quick acc ess toolbar + Ribbon

I don't think its possible to export a particular, individual configuration of the Quick Access bar to other computers. But that is my guess. It seems to me that the new arrangement of control buttons has two purposes. Firstly, the arrangement can be customized to suit the needs or priorities of the...
by ecbritz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Hamburger Menu disappears permanently from "Quick Access Tool" once it is sent to "Commands". How do I recover it?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

"Hamburger Menu" disappeared: How do I reinstall Softmaker 2018 to recover? (Applause for solution was given too soon!)

Thanks for the applause. =; But wait, not so soon... I decided to move the Hamburger Menu icon from the Quick Access Tool to the Commands section once again --- to see once and for all if there is either a bug or a deliberate step taken by the developers regarding the positioning of this control but...
by ecbritz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Hamburger Menu disappears permanently from "Quick Access Tool" once it is sent to "Commands". How do I recover it?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: "Hamburger Menu" disappeared: How should I radically uninstall/reinstall Softmaker 2018 to get it back?

Update: I did what you said, Jossi, but it did not really solve the problem. So I tried a radical un-installation, including the deletion of the Softmaker subfolder at C:\Users\<My username>\AppData\Roaming\Softmaker\ as well as the Softmaker subfolder at C:\Users\<My username>\Documents\Softmaker\ ...
by ecbritz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Hamburger Menu disappears permanently from "Quick Access Tool" once it is sent to "Commands". How do I recover it?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: "Hamburger Menu" disappeared: How should I radically uninstall/reinstall Softmaker 2018 to get it back?

Do you mean I should rename the subfolder "Settings" to something like "Settings-1"? Or should I rename one of the files inside the subfolder"Settings"? If I use the route C:\Users\<My username>\AppData\Roaming\Softmaker\ I will certainly lose all settings, dictionaries added etc. But I can recover ...
by ecbritz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Saving as .docx with TM 2016 and saving as .docx with TM 2018. What is the difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Saving as .docx with TM 2016 and saving as .docx with TM 2018. What is the difference?

I can't speak for Google Docs but theoretically you are correct in your assumption. The advantages of using the Softmaker formats are so small that I won't use those formats myself.
by ecbritz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Hamburger Menu disappears permanently from "Quick Access Tool" once it is sent to "Commands". How do I recover it?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Hamburger Menu disappears permanently from "Quick Access Tool" once it is sent to "Commands". How do I recover it?

I lost the "Hamburger Menu" while setting up the Quick Access Tool in Textmaker 2018. I tried to move the Hamburger Menu Icon between the Quick Access Tool and the Commands in order to re-position it. This re-positioning did not work. The Hamburger disappeared altogether. In order to get it back, I ...
by ecbritz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Where do I find the Compatibility Assistant in the TM 2018 menu's?
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Where do I find the Compatibility Assistant in the TM 2018 menu's?

I would like to make sure all my files are fully compatible with MS Office, including Presentations etc.

Where do I find the Compatibility Assistant dialog touted in the Softmaker blog?

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