Escape from Footnote change request

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ProfT
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Escape from Footnote change request

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Hi,

I love being able to hit escape and leave a footnote to return to the main text. What I don't love is that the footnote reference is selected. If I begin typing immediately, I delete the very footnote I just wrote! With this behavior I have to leave typing position to arrow right off of the note reference. I would much prefer it if hitting escape caused the cursor to be placed immediately to the right of the note reference so that I could immediately begin typing again.

It's a small change, but in my mind it would produce a much better workflow. I'm open to hearing how the current behavior might be better, but I'd love for this to be considered.

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Escape from Footnote change request

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Thank you for the feedback and suggestion Mike. I expect that your idea would be an improvement. Although a user will still generally need to take extra actions after pressing Escape to get to the right typing spot, it's probably a better default that the next keystroke won't replace the entire footnote.

I'll file the change as a potential improvement, thanks!

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Re: Escape from Footnote change request

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Thank you, Martin!

Mike

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Re: Escape from Footnote change request

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Nisus Writer Pro version 3.1:
Changed: jumping to a note reference should place the insertion point after the reference, not select it entirely.

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Re: Escape from Footnote change request

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Thanks Hamid, good eye 👀 This behavior has been improved in Nisus Writer Pro version 3.1.

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