You can access Editorial’s settings from the file browser, using the “gear” button.
If you haven’t already linked Editorial to your Dropbox account, you can do this from here. When your account is linked, additional settings will appear:
Unlink Dropbox – Logs you out of Dropbox and removes all synced files from Editorial.
Sync Folder – By default, Editorial syncs with the folder /Apps/Editorial in your Dropbox. If you have an existing folder of plain text notes, or want to share the folder with a different app, you can change it here.
If your sync folder contains subfolders, you have to open them in the file browser at least once, in order to sync them automatically afterwards. This is to avoid downloading files that you don’t actually need.
- Reset Sync – Removes all synced files from your device, and starts downloading fresh copies from Dropbox. You can try this if you’re experiencing problems with the synchronization.
- Additional Extensions – By default, only plain text files are downloaded from Dropbox automatically. Other files are shown in the list, but you have to download them manually. When you add file extensions here (e.g. jpg or png), files with those extensions will also be downloaded automatically, which can make the synchronization slower.
- Show Deleted Files... – When Editorial detects the deletion of a file that was downloaded from Dropbox before, the local copy is moved to a special Trash folder. You can use this option to reveal that folder. Please note that this only shows files that were removed automatically, not those you deleted explicitly within Editorial.
- Line Spacing – Controls the text editor’s line spacing for all documents
- Text Width – Controls the text editor’s margins
- Live Word Count – When turned on, you can see the word count while you’re writing (in the top-right corner).
- Folding – When folding is enabled, you can hide the contents of a section/project by tapping on the triangle next to the header. Note that some workflows may still fold text, even if it’s disabled here.
- Automatic Character Pairs – By default, Editorial automatically inserts closing parentheses etc. You can turn this off here.
- Check Spelling – When turned on, misspelled words are underlined in red
- Auto-Correction – Controls the on-screen keyboard’s auto-correction
- Auto-Capitalization – Controls whether the shift key should be activated automatically
- Markdown – These settings affect the editor’s Markdown mode (see also: Writing Markdown)
- Text Font – The font for regular paragraph text
- Heading Font – The fonts for different heading levels
- Code Font – The font for code blocks (for inline code, only the font face is used with the regular paragraph text font size)
- HTML Preview – This section controls various options for Markdown variants in the HTML preview (see also: Supported Markdown Extensions)
- Plain Text
- Text Font – The font to use for plain text documents (anything that isn’t treated as Markdown, TaskPaper, or Fountain)
- TaskPaper (see also: Writing Todo Lists)
- Color Labels – You can associate important tags (e.g. @today) with colors to make them stand out in the editor (see also: Color Labels)
- Show Checkboxes – By default, Editorial shows dashes in TaskPaper documents as checkboxes that you can tap to mark a task as done. If you prefer to add @done tags manually, you can turn this off.
- Show Drag Handles – Controls whether you can move tasks and projects by dragging the right margin (see also: Moving Tasks)
- Strike-out @done Tasks – When enabled, tasks that are tagged with @done are struck out.
- Add Date to @done Tasks – When you tap a checkbox, the current date is automatically added to the @done tag. You can turn this off here.
- Text Font – The base font to use for Fountain documents
Restore Default Workflows & Snippets... – Restores the default workflows and snippets that come with Editorial. This will not delete any of your own workflows, but it will overwrite changes you made to the built-in ones.
Shared Workflows – Shows a list of workflows that you’ve shared online.
- Snippets & Abbreviations (see also: Using Snippets)
- Ignore Case – When enabled, the case of snippet and workflow abbreviations is ignored, e.g. the abbreviation “ffd” is also triggered by typing “FFd”.
- Sound Effects – Enables or disables the sound effect that is played when a snippet is expanded
- Suggest Completions... – Controls when/if to show completion suggestions for partially-typed abbreviations. By default, suggestions are shown after typing two characters of an abbreviation, which is a good compromise between being helpful and distracting. You might want to turn this off entirely if you use TextExpander snippets for correcting typos (in that case, a lot of suggestions would otherwise pop up while you type).