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by DavidR
Thu May 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Trouble with formatting for novel (especially indents)
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Trouble with formatting for novel (especially indents)

Try going to the Tools menu, then Options > Editor. In the dummy-text window at the top there, you can set up formatting options that will be applied to any new document you create. In an existing (e.g., imported) document, you should then be able to go to Documents > Convert > Formatting to Default...
by DavidR
Thu May 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: British English
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: British English

kathmcg wrote:Ah ha, thank you - totally missed that you'd said where it was in your first reply. Many thanks.

I am already loving both the product and this forum.

Glad to hear it!
by DavidR
Thu May 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [NB] Overall Impression: I Would Not Upgrade
Replies: 44
Views: 6711

Re: [NB] Overall Impression: I Would Not Upgrade

jandrewnelson wrote:Psssttt.....Hey! You! Come here!

closer...
Closer...
CLOSER....

I't's beta for Pete's sake!

Quit yer bitchin'!!!

Really? Isn't the purpose of a beta test to gather feedback about what is and is not working well for users? How is offering suggestions (even from a less-common experience) bitching?
by DavidR
Mon May 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: British English
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: British English

kathmcg wrote:Dictionary box? What/where's that?

I am very new to Scrivener so apologies if this is a stupid question.

Not a stupid question! But just look at majormajor's post again: the box in question is found by going to the Tools menu, then Options, then Corrections.
by DavidR
Sat May 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Computer crashes and lost work
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

Re: Computer crashes and lost work

"Save after period of inactivity " should be set to a pretty low value, so that the program is automatically saving your work every few seconds. I have mine set to 15 seconds; the default may be 2 seconds, but I found that that didn't give me time to think better of a thing before it was ...
by DavidR
Sat May 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Computer crashes and lost work
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

Re: Computer crashes and lost work

Thanks Tom, and Katherine. I understand that a save is not as good as a backup. But my understanding is that the text is safely saved onto disk, not just hanging around in volatile memory. Now what happens to an open project (i.e., the XML file that is the "one ring to bind them all") in a...
by DavidR
Sat May 12, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to vertically align texts?
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: How to vertically align texts?

In the current Scrivener for Windows, there is no such thing as a "page" on which text could be vertically centered. Text simply flows on a marvelously inviting (IMHO!) endless "sheet." It might be possible to center vertically on a page when compiling, but that I do not know.
by DavidR
Fri May 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Shortcut for highlighting text?
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Shortcut for highlighting text?

Ctrl+Shift+H (or Format > Highlight). NB shortcuts can be customized (or just identified) via Tools > Options > Keyboard.
by DavidR
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Computer crashes and lost work
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

Re: Computer crashes and lost work

I think that's a clear basic description, and good advice. Specifically WRT setting up backups, one of the simplest things one can do is to check the Saving settings in Tools > Options > General. "Save after period of inactivity" should be set to a pretty low value, so that the program is ...
by DavidR
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: New User with a focus on poetry
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: New User with a focus on poetry

The thing that makes me wonder is why you don't consider Snapshots for this? Snapshots do exactly that, save a copy of the file with a date, in date order … you could also use Named Snapshots to give then a submission name if that was useful. But the great thing about Snapshots is they're there whe...
by DavidR
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: format of bullet points are incorrect
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: format of bullet points are incorrect

How are you doing the indenting? The attachment below shows how it looks for me, indenting using Tab and undoing indent by using Shift+Tab.
by DavidR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: New User with a focus on poetry
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: New User with a focus on poetry

Thank you, both Waldok and Steve, for all this. I also write and submit poetry, but (strangely) I had never thought of using Scrivener for this. I use my word processor, and a careful filing-folder system in Windows. But I run into the same kinds of issues that Waldok describes. It requires careful ...
by DavidR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener 3 for Windows but when?
Replies: 6
Views: 3602

Re: Scrivener 3 for Windows but when?

Note that as far as I can tell, Lit & Latt do not set deadlines, or even guess at the month/time of year a major upgrade like this will be released. It's a hard-learned lesson from the development hell of Scrivener for iOS that they are poor prognosticators. The updates at the link above, and a...
by DavidR
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Spliting doesn't work when Importing a Word file into Scrivener.
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Spliting doesn't work when Importing a Word file into Scrivener.

I'm a little unclear about the exact situation you're describing. My understanding is that you have a book MS written in Word, and you're importing it into Scrivener, and then want to split it up into separate documents for each chapter. Scrivener can't do this automatically (since it can't know ahe...
by DavidR
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Please fix/improve the GUI colors
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Please fix/improve the GUI colors

This might prove more helpful in the development process if it were posted in the beta test forum instead: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=57.