Copy and paste is comparably slow and sometimes it seems that it doesnt do it at all (might be some mistakes on my side though).
The copy-paste process is somewhat faster in 1.2.2 that is available as a beta – copy-paste until now has been extra slow on the first time. We now "preheat" the copy-paste system in this newer version. Due to some safety steps we take with the file size, it also contributes to the copy-paste performance – we'll in a further update keep the size of the version history (optionally) down to further improve the copy-paste performance.
When copy and pasting, inserting figures or moving paragraphs around the screen jumps around a lot. It would be good if it stays at the same place.
Content refreshing performance is something which we continue to make incremental improvements on, regardless of if they are bugs or not. Regarding cursor moves on undoing figure insertions, that is an example of the kind of cases where we are handling more and more of these cases between releases as well.
I tried to insert photos, but there are a lot of bugs with the insertion process. If I click on the + and insert it manually it rotates the photo so it covers the whole page. There is no way to rotate it to the orignal orientation. When drag and dropping a photo it seems to insert it correctly, but when adding a second photo (two figures side by side) the second photo is inserted sideways again. Drag and dropping the second photo seems to replace the first one instead of adding the new one.
Manuscripts doesn't rotate the image but it indeed presents it at 90% of the paper body width (it doesn't upscale images though, so the image you are using as a figure is in fact probably high in resolution). The ability to set the size of the figure has been added in the 1.2.2 version and also the insertion into figure panels should overall work better there.
There is no way to change the size of the figures. Thats a big minus.
4)Moving paragraps around is sometimes buggy. Even when aiming right in the middle of two paragraphs it sometimes drops it in one of them instead of the middle.
As noted, the ability to change the figure size has been added in the 1.2.2 version.
One more bug: export into Word file doesnt work reliably. I have no idea why, but it creates a "zero bytes" big file with no content. Have tried it repeatedly, but it just doesnt work.
The zero-sized file is created actually before the export is completed, in part because of the sandboxing security system restrictions that Manuscripts operates under. This is something we intend to improve in a future update still. If it is not replaced with the full export, that is actually the issue at hand. The exporter should show you diagnostic information though if it doesn't finish. If you continue to see this effect for all exports, I'd a) update to the 1.2.2 version, remove the zero-sized file that presently exists with Finder, c) reboot (this can crazily enough resolve issues with the underlying macOS sandboxing of file access) and try again. If you continue to see the same effect, then please send us the document affected via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position of the "figure X" caption should be changeable. Because sometimes it appears over the caption and sometimes next to it.
You can set the figure caption position in the style inspector (View > Inspector > Show Styles, and then click on a figure and the figure style editing will be presented.
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