It may be best to post individual issues either into firstname.lastname@example.org (from where we file them very efficiently) or as separate posts here -- thread becomes quite unwieldy to read for others. However, I'll respond inline below.
Copy/paste works fairly well for a couple of minutes, even if it is a tad slow, but then becomes really buggy. And pasting from clipboard (whatever software from, including Manuscripts itself) into a table literally never worked.
Slowness is actually something that happens primarily on the very first time – the service that does it is only started on demand and takes a moment to spin up. It's something we should be able to address.
Regarding time dependency of pasting, not discounting that it's a possibility but it has been engineered in such a way that that is actually less likely (by 1.0). What is more likely the case is that there are specific contexts from where you are pasting from which can fail (or in some rarer cases where you are pasting to): different apps make wildly different types of data available on the pasteboard and Manuscripts makes an effort to munge it into something structured (and then falls back to plain text if it fails). There are situations where we don't detect the particular kind of issue with the clipboard data yet, and as during the beta program we encourage people to send us example documents / screencasts showing situations where the paste is not working as expected. Continues to help us find special cases still.
- After exporting an entire manuscript file into a Word document, font formatting (bold, italics, etc.) is lost in paragraphs and section titles. I have never seen a successful figure caption export.
We'll get this fixed. Thanks for reporting it!
- Table formatting is also frustrating - row/column separators change their style as they please when inserting a new row/column; alternative row coloring doesn't seem to work. (A feature request here: it would also be nice to be able to change the font within the table or elsewhere in the text. I guess I am not the only one who sometimes needs a monospace typeface for a specific string of symbols.)
I can reproduce the issue with the alternate row colouring. We'll get this fixed.
I'm not sure what you are referring to with the row/column separators changing their style (unless if you mean the highlight style in the table style inspector?). If you can send us a report to email@example.com with more detail (for instance a screencast video), this would help. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- Inspector toggle button doesn't work at all.
Do you mean that the inspector just doesn't get toggled on or off? I can't reproduce this and it's not consistent with your other reports (the inspector is off by default and what you are describing involves toggling it on). We may not be talking about the same button at the bottom right of the manuscript window?
- Once the app is quit and restarted, the licence code is forgotten.
This has been fixed in the 1.0.2 update, arriving in beta in a few hours most likely, tomorrow morning the latest. The issue is actually purely with presenting the license code, license code re-entry is not necessary but it obviously gives this impression. Apologies!
- My biggest issue so far: the HUGE cache that the app generates. Some 1000 words with some rewriting, three TIFF figures (each ~2M original size), half an hour of work altogether, save the file, quit the app = 3G of disk space? Honestly, I was quite (unpleasantly) surprised. Isn't there a way to avoid this?
The cache contains some fixed data, such as journal styles that are placed there for performance reasons. There is certainly still room for us to improve the cache size though, no doubt about that. This is something we are in fact well aware of and simply marked it for later than 1.0. There is a simple workaround: simply drop the caches directory entirely (or really even the whole sandbox directory even – no document data is stored inside it and all of it can be discarded, the documents are entirely self contained).
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