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Entities (metadata) from 'autocomplete' in Scrivener trails a blank

greyt
Sat, 25 Aug 2018 17:11:26 GMT

This is not an error, but really a big nag for me. In scrivener I use a number of auto completes for 'participant' and 'observer'. This is handled from macOS, like when I type (without quotes) " jd" I will see a suggestion "John Doe". If I accept this I press spacebar and the name John Doe is placed in the metadata field. It seems that macOS adds a trailing blank to these entries. That blank space does not normally disturb anything when synced to Aeon... as long as you only have one entry in the field you will get a participant with the name "John Doe ", but Aeon will read it as "John Doe". If you add one more participant (command return gives you a new line in same datafield) and do not remove the trailing blank from the first name, you will end up with a new extra participant "John Doe " besides the "John Doe" you already have, and this is a bother to keep track of and fix in Aeon and then resync to Scrivener. Of course if you tap bacspace once prior to getting new line there is no extra entity created.... BUT... many times I forget and later, in Aeon I can see it happened again... sigh So 1. is there a way to either strip the trailing blank from John Doe 2. is there a way to let Aeon ignore these blanks kind regards Palle

greyt
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 13:12:50 GMT

Well waking up this morning there was a thought in the fuzzy head: are there oTHER ways to accept an autocomplete action? For me it works using "Arrow down" (which highlights the suggested) and then "Enter" which places the suggested in box... tadaaa... an no trailing blank :-) It should not be that difficult to learn that sequence for my fingers Life is great ;-) Palle

aeonjess
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:22:03 GMT

Hi Palle, We agree that it would helpful if Aeon Timeline ignored blank space at the end of entity names, so will add that to our list of things to look at fixing for future updates. Jess

greyt
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:40:40 GMT

Great, that would help all :-)