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Settings Windows

iA Writer for Windows is a minimalist app with streamlined settings that create a focused experience.

While keeping to a minimum, there is still some flexibility to adjust certain features for an improved user experience. You can access Settings by:

Library

Sort By

Choose whether to sort files by Name or Date.

Sort Order

Choose ascending or descending order for files.

Folders on Top

Check this box to keep folders pinned to the top of the File list instead of sorted among regular files.

Show Extensions

Check this box to display file extensions in the Library list.

Show Excerpts

Check this box to display an outline of your file in the Library list.

Editor

Font

Choose between iA Writer Mono, Duo, or Quattro fonts.

Text

Size Increase or decrease font size in the Editor (this won’t affect Preview).

Line Length

The default width allows for 64 characters on a single line before it wraps.

Spellcheck

Choose the language to be used for the spellcheck. Additional dictionaries can be added too.

Synchronize

Scroll Toggle to keep Preview and Editor aligned or scroll them independently.

Show Hidden

Characters Toggle to show invisible characters in the Editor, like spaces or tabs.

Templates

Page Size

Choose between A4 or Letter for PDF export.

Title Page

Choose to include a title page for your exported PDF.

Header

Toggle to include headers in your exported PDF.

Footer

Toggle to include footers in your exported PDF.

Center Headings

Centers all headings instead of positioning them flush left.

Number Headings

Numbers headings beginning with H2.

Indent Paragraphs

Use indentation to indicate new paragraphs instead of vertical space.

Invert Colors

Preview will show as Day Mode while the Editor is in Night Mode and vice-versa.

Quotes Style

Straight quotes in the Editor will be automatically converted to whichever quotes style is selected here.

Hide Hashtags

Hashtags written in the Editor will not appear in the Preview/Export.

Advanced

Default Extension

iA Writer will create new files using this file extension.

Reopen Last File

If ON, when relaunching iA Writer, this will reopen the last used document; if OFF, an empty file is presented.

Process Metadata

YAML metadata at the top of a file will be processed and hidden from the Preview/Export.

Hide Taskbar on Maximize

Check this option to get the true full-screen experience.

Use Swipe Gestures

A trackpad or mouse wheel with a tilt function can be used to swipe in/out the Library and the Preview.

Invert Swipe Gestures

If the swipe gesture feels unnatural to you, it can be inverted to the other direction.

Disable GPU Rendering

Some graphics cards and HiDPI monitors can cause issues with refresh rates or dialog visibility—use this function to render everything through software.

Scroll Speed

You can adapt the speed of scrolling in iA Writer to your needs.

XSS Filtering

To protect your file against Cross-site scripting attacks.

Style Check

Custom Style

Check Rules You can add custom patterns to Style Check from here. For more about, check our Style Check section.

Settings

Settings Mac

iA Writer for Mac is a minimalist app with streamlined settings that create a focused experience. While keeping to a minimum, there is still some flexibility to adjust certain features for an improved user experience. You can access Settings from: The Menu iA Writer → Settings The keyboard shortcut ⌘, General Appearance Choose between Light

Settings iPhone

iA Writer is a minimalist app with streamlined settings that create a focused experience. While keeping to a minimum, there is still some flexibility to adjust certain features for an improved user experience. On iPhone, tap the ⚙️ icon at the top-left of the Library to modify settings. The Settings can be divided in the

Settings iPad

iA Writer is a minimalist app with streamlined settings that create a focused experience. While keeping to a minimum, there is still some flexibility to adjust certain features for an improved user experience. On iPad, tap the ⚙️ icon at the top-left of the Library to modify settings. The Settings can be divided in the

Settings Android

Users can find Editor settings by clicking on the ⋮ → Settings within a open document in iA Writer for Android. The settings are divided into the following sections: General Horizontal Swipes When switched on, you can swipe between the Library, Editor and Preview. Ultra dark night mode? Turn ON/OFF AMOLED night mode. PIN Protect?

Settings Windows

iA Writer for Windows is a minimalist app with streamlined settings that create a focused experience. While keeping to a minimum, there is still some flexibility to adjust certain features for an improved user experience. You can access Settings by: The ⚙️ at the top of the Library From the Menu File → Preferences Library