So Here’s my thing. I really hate typing/editing on wattpad.
I hate being forced to type in double space, and especially dislike the auto space with each return/enter. There should be a single space/double space option so authors can choose if they want all that white space. And also it makes it less gappy when we put in intentional page breaks by, obviously, double spacing on our own.
I should be able to highlight as long of a block of writing as I feel and edit (left align, bold, underline ect.) to my heart’s content. The moment I pass say an enter/return or other thing the edit pop menu refuses to pop up. This could be avoided if, like most word processors, there was a ribbon at the top thus eliminating the need for said pop up edit window in the first place.
When I edit from my phone, which is still annoying but easier, when I go to read it like a reader later, there are all sorts of random things wrong that I can’t see when editing. Trying to edit it on my computer also doesn’t work because of the please do not edit on separate devices, so I have to refresh on laptop to see if anything weird happened when saved then go back to my phone and fix them and… Just too much trouble.
Lastly If, say on facebook or instagram for example, I go in and edit something all the comments after what I edited are still there. My changing of one word does nothing to everything underneath it. On wattpad I notice if you edit a sentence all the comments on that paragraph go into some invisible cyberspace where neither you, or the commenter seem to be able to access it easily. There but not there. This is annoying because it just discourages people from editing when the comments are clearly there but for some reason infinitely harder to access because you fixed something. Especially if a helpful reader pointed it out and now you’re getting this weird message about not being able to access the comment on the exact sentence you switched.
All this to say, I’m here for all the updates and plans moving forward but when will the actual word processor get a facelift to make it easier for us to type online.