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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Personalizing the Composition Mode Experience

Black not your color? Maybe you read about how a blue background is best for creativity and red is best for tasks such as editing. Or maybe you want a tranquil mountain scene to set the mood.

In Composition mode, you can change more than the background color; you can modify the paper color, paper width, and more. The following sections lay it all out for you.

Using the menu bar and control strip

While in Composition mode, you still have access to the menu bar (in the Mac version only), as well as another menu called the control strip, which provides options to adjust the view.

To access the menu bar, move your mouse to the top edge of the screen and wait for it to appear. Then, you can simply click the desired menu item. (Windows users don’t have access to the menu, but keyboard shortcuts still work from within Full Screen mode.)

To view the control strip, point your mouse to the bottom of the screen. The control strip pops up, as shown in Figure 7-1.

Adjusting Composition mode settings

The control strip at the bottom of the screen allows you to modify some of the settings without leaving Composition mode. It also provides access to the Inspector and Keywords panels, as well as some navigation options.

tip.eps Options that you adjust in the control strip apply only to the current project settings, not to other existing projects or any new projects ...

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