The Knowledge Base
Atomic Scribbler Blog
Introducing SmartEdit for Atomic Scribbler
10 Questions We Asked Writers
Atomic Scribbler in 1,000 Words
Version 2 — The Research Tree
Tips for PageFour Users
Atomic Scribbler Update History
(November 3rd, 2018)
Bug fix to daily word count
Various other bug fixes
(September 26th, 2018)
New feature: Monthly Word Count Targets & Online Graphs
Set monthly word count targets for a project
View graphs and stats for your monthly target online
Share your monthly progress on Facebook or Twitter
Single click creation and update
View a sample charts page here.
Read more about charts in the Knowledge Base here.
Changes to Document, Fragments and Research buttons. They now function as on/off buttons, opening or closing the left section
New Find button with a dropdown for three types of find operations (in scene, in project and in tree)
Paste as Plain Text option replaces Paste Special button, with Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut
Word count for active scene displayed at the top right of Atomic Scribbler (configurable)
Word count updated when you stop typing for a few seconds, close to real time but not real time
Shift+F3 toggles selected text between uppercase, lowercase and titlecase
Buttons removed from various toolbars (find in project, find in scene, page color, hyperlink)
Various bug fixes
SmartEdit changes to bring fixes and changes up to speed with Word version
(May 31st, 2018)
SmartEdit: Paragraph number column added to word and phrase repetition results.
Optional setting, switched off by default. It can be switched on in the SmartEdit Settings dialog.
Indicates the proximity of repetitions to each other.
SmartEdit bug fix: dialogue was not recognised in scenes that used straight quotes.
Smaller bug fixes and cosmetic changes.
(May 11th, 2018)
Bug fixes to renaming scenes and notes
Bug fix to error when deleting a note after renaming it
Display fixes to buttons
(May 5th, 2018)
SmartEdit Add-In added — full functionality of SmartEdit for Word
Automatic check for updates
Core functionality now free, with optional SmartEdit Add-In
(March 14th, 2018)
A new dark theme has been added. Switch it on from the Settings dialog.
Daily word counts are now recorded and displayed in a new section.
New word count options added to the Actions & Tools menu.
The bookmark icon has been changed.
Various bug fixes.
(February 22nd, 2018)
Drag and drop to move tabs around
Current tab is highlighted with blue text
Shortcut keys to navigate quickly between open tabs (Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab)
New right click menu to close tabs in bulk
Single click open for scenes and notes (option on Settings dialog)
Word count dialog expanded to show character count as well
New links on the Help toolbar to Knowledge Base articles
Super and subscript buttons removed from the word processor toolbar
Previously open Research tree scenes and notes remembered when opening a project
Various bug fixes as reported by users
(December 3rd, 2017)
Additions to the Settings dialog to allow configuraion of default paragraph settings for new scenes and notes
Paragraph Settings button added to the Word Processor toolbar
The caption text now displays the Project name, followed the name of the currently active scene or note and its parent — Example: “Huckleberry Finn — Chapter 3 | Rubbing the lamp”
New icon in the Document tree to highlight the currently active scene or note
Adding a new scene now creates the new tab next to the currently opened tab, not at the end
New shortcut key to close the currently active scene (Ctrl+W)
Shortcut keys button added to the Help toolbar
has been added to the website listing useful shortcut keys
The find dialog is now refreshed when the active scene changes
Indent first line option removed from the Settings dialog — superseded by paragraph default changes
Simple View and Print Layout buttons now always enabled on the Actions & Tools menu
Icon colour changes
(November 8th, 2017)
Fix to display issues with the Document tree
Fix to “Export as Single Document” scene order
Fix to non-Calibri default font not being remembered after closing
Fix to spell checking issue with em dashes
Fix to spell checking dialog not appearing
Scene “Save as” button renamed to “Export as”
Improvements to start up time for application
Improvements to display on high resolution monitors
Minor cosmetic changes — some icons on the word processor toolbar
(November 1st, 2017)
New Research Tree — Add images, files and bookmarks (
Global “Find in Project” (
Find in Tree
Save a scene to an external file
“Go to tree” added to right click menu to jump from active scene or note to item in tree (Ctrl+G)
Shortcuts added for all Add actions
Add Folder [Ctrl+Shift+D]
Add Scene [Ctrl+Shift+S]
Add Note [Ctrl+Shift+N]
Add Image [Ctrl+Shift+M]
Add File [Ctrl+Shift+L]
Add Bookmark [Ctrl+Shift+B]
Shortcut changes to move between Document, Fragment and Research trees (F6, F7, F8)
PageFour Import tree positioning order maintained
Fixes to “Export as Single Document” process
Simple View status remembered after close