In layout mode (not Eddie) and I double click on a word it is marked as a block. Very good. But if the word is acompanied by a , . ( ) or other special character, the word PLUS the character is marked. For me this is very unpractical beccause most of the time when I double click on a word I only want to mark the word. Is this something deliberate or just a coincidence that can be changed?
Yes, but thoose settings only have effect in Eddie - not in the layout window. For instance, at the momdent I am making an index list. This means that I am marking a lot of words and phrases in the layout window. It would save a lot of time if I could only double click. Now I have to mark a lot of the single words bra dragging the block marking, because TAB, . () and other characters are included.
You are right, this behaviour can only be controlled within Eddie.
Let me suggest an idea why this was no planned feature for the "layout text edit mode": It is bad typographical style to assign e.g. bold text style to words without their according interpunction signs. This bad style is seen very often in the internet.