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by Lord Lightning
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Afraid to start taking notes for biography
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Re: Afraid to start taking notes for biography

1. Take a Snapshot of what you have. 2. If you are really happy with its structure create a Template from it. 3. Then forge ahead - learn by doing and then you will learn what you need to learn. There is no way you will get ahead of Scrivener. There are always other tools and capabilities in Scriven...
by Lord Lightning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Starting a Story
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: Starting a Story

Aaaaagh! vic-k, as always ye art the most gracious and open hearted of all our crew. I was tempted to posit an emoticon of joy here but was afraid it might cause me to forfeit my trusty eye-patch. Not that I am one-eyed about anything these days. I have been sailing other wilder, stormy seas and whe...
by Lord Lightning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Starting a Story
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Starting a Story

I was asked how I go about starting a story. Thought I'd share my response. It might be of some help to others. It is assumed that this material would go into Scrivener - mostly in scenes set up within chapters. Make of it what you will. How do you set up this monster, this story that you want to wr...
by Lord Lightning
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Beta Bugs - Post Them Here
Replies: 112
Views: 60985

Re: Beta Bugs - Post Them Here

Now, that lead me to think, what if I changed the permissions on the MindVision folders - in both Libraries - to add my personal ID (Me). I did that and applied the change to all enclosed items and no more activation issues after closing and restarting Scrivener.

Good thinking 99!
by Lord Lightning
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Beta Bugs - Post Them Here
Replies: 112
Views: 60985

Re: Beta Bugs - Post Them Here

And do keep the hoary old Activation Required, every time Scrivener starts up, under review.

Yes, I have done the Mindvision thingy.

No big deal - just a little annoyance.

On the latest beta - 22136

Goodness me, this version is looking so good. Huge smiles.
by Lord Lightning
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: A plea for Scapple-Scrivener integration: rebut KB's reasons
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: A plea for Scapple-Scrivener integration: rebut KB's reasons

I have a home project that started in Scapple. I have a novel series that I'm slowly creating the setting for...the scapple is currently stretched across two screens. Mindmaps up on the wall are now on computer... Yes, its brilliant - but very expensive when you add two 27" monitors... I just ...
by Lord Lightning
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: A plea for Scapple-Scrivener integration: rebut KB's reasons
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: A plea for Scapple-Scrivener integration: rebut KB's reasons

:D

You too Keith.

And to all Scriveners - May you be blessed with warmth in your home, love in your heart, peace in your soul and joy for all of your life.

An Irish Blessing.
by Lord Lightning
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: A plea for Scapple-Scrivener integration: rebut KB's reasons
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: A plea for Scapple-Scrivener integration: rebut KB's reasons

Hi 4miler, I 'get' your reasoned line of argument - and so will Keith. If you drop your responses now you'll stop feeding the fog that could well undo the intelligence and logic of your first post. I have seen Keith throw up brick walls for features and then, when a genuine idea popped up - and pers...
by Lord Lightning
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Big ending or wrap it up??
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: Big ending or wrap it up??

Always leave them wanting more.
by Lord Lightning
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Generic RPG that could be used as a story system?
Replies: 15
Views: 1898

Re: Generic RPG that could be used as a story system?

Johnn Four

roleplayingtips.com

Explore!
by Lord Lightning
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Hypnosis for Writers Block?
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Hypnosis for Writers Block?

Here is a little creative visualisation trick that has been tested in combat. Imagine your novel (or PhD or short story or screenplay) as a shimmering, light emitting ball of changing colours that you can hold in your hand. When that image becomes real you can almost drop it on your foot. It gets he...
by Lord Lightning
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!
Replies: 73
Views: 21078

Re: Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!

[quote="shrumpkin"]What did you change? What app do you use to open your opml files?[/quote] Scrivener or Omni Outline Pro or Tree or my big research depository on Devonthink Pro. You say you have run Disk Utility - I guess that means you have updated the permissions on the disk that has t...
by Lord Lightning
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!
Replies: 73
Views: 21078

Re: Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!

I wonder if just doing a preferences clean up on the scap files would let Quick Look see them. Check that the scap files are indeed open to you and even the administrator. Just out of curiosity try EXPORTing the files. I tried export to my desktop as an OPML for this exercise and found that I had to...
by Lord Lightning
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!
Replies: 73
Views: 21078

Re: Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!

Hi shrumpkin. Please don't think I am talking down to you. But it may be possible that you are confusing QuickRef with QuickLook (Quick Look)? Quick Look and Finder that Amber is referring to are Apple Operating System functions. http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#quicklook FINDER > VIEW > CUSTOMI...