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Can I turn off ---- turning into solid line?

I have a snippet that creates a line of dashes and Tinderbox turns it into a solid line. Any way to turn this off? See difference between line above and below the word “Interviews” in the screenshot below:


Try putting spaces between the dashes?

- - - - - - -

rather than


It’s a good candidate for a keyboard shortcut (TextExpander or Typinator or macOS text replacement, etc.)

That’s exactly what I’ve done in the meantime. :slight_smile:

I whipped it up as a shortcut some time ago. Playing today with transferring a task management experiment I’ve run on Scrivener for the past six months to Tinderbox to see how it goes.


Try this one. In “Substitutions” in the contextual menu or Edit > Substitutions, turn off “Smart Dashes”.

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Aha! Thank you!

Hi Beck!

I’d really love to see how it is it going with the transitioning from Scrivener to Tinderbox! I liked what you wrote in the blog, especially custom emoji and pomodoro estimates, but having all this in tinderbox could be nicer in the sense of visual organization…