visual guide | Editorial’s ma in screen
Behind these icons lie some very powerful tools indeed – here’s what they do
Tap the spanner to see a list of available workflows. From here, you can import more of them or create your own. You can also remove workflows you don’t need. You can change a workflow’s name and icon, tag it and share it.
This arrow accesses a screen where you can preview the current document, view Editorial’s comprehensive documentation, access the Console and Scratchpad, and visit web pages in Editorial’s built-in browser. The Scratchpad enables experimentation with Python to create workflows.
If you have a few workflows you use regularly, you can bookmark them. They will be displayed in this bar, making them easy to access. Workflows are added from their information page, accessed from the spanner button. It’s worth taking time to give them a descriptive name and icon.
This is where you open a document, either stored locally or in Dropbox. You also create new Markdown or text documents from here. Documents can be sorted by name or date, and organised in folders.
Tap on the title of a document to see details of its word and character counts. You’ll also see an outline of the document, generated from Markdown headings. Tap the pencil icon that appears to the right of the title to edit it, or the Dropbox icon (if it’s a local file) to copy it to your Dropbox account.
The app’s keyboard provides a number of useful shortcuts. At the far right of the top row is an undo button. Tap the Snippets key to its left and you’ll be presented with a list of text snippets to quickly insert into a document, including one which adds today’s date at the cursor when you type ‘ddd’.