The Preferences main menu contains the general settings for Papyrus.
The dialog for “Text Macros…” (in “Preferences” → “Keyboard and Mouse”) allows you to create new text macros and assign them a keyboard shortcut, as well as edit existing macros.
“Keyboard Shortcuts…” is the window in which you can assign new keyboard shortcuts and change key combinations for existing ones.
The “Preferences” dialog contains the following settings groups:
- Appearance for Work Modes, Toolbar Icons, Status Bar, Display, Element Display, Revisions/Comments, Research, Notes/Highlighters, Timeline Colors and Zoom
- User Interface for Tabs, Dialogs, Keyboard and Mouse, Automatic Quotes, Messages, Clipboard Area, Navigator, Updates and Miscellaneous
- Spell Checking for Correction, Markup Colors, Auto Correction, Style Analysis and Readability
- Documents for Backups, Paths, Cloud, Favorites, Document Sets, Author Data and Pictures
- Import/Export for General Options, Fonts, ASCII, RTF/DOC and HTML
“Save Preferences” will save the current settings of all dialogs in the papyrus.ini file. Papyrus loads the .ini the next time you start it (on Windows; for Mac, the preferences are saved in the ‘Papyrus Preferences’). You usually do not need to “Save Preferences” manually. Papyrus will by default save them automatically.
This type of saving also depends on the settings under “Miscellaneous…,” (in “Preferences” → “User Interface”) which is where you can decide whether you would like all options to be always saved automatically before quitting Papyrus. Here you also decide whether the documents you have open when you quit Papyrus should open automatically the next time Papyrus is started.