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by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [Suggestion] Options Still Scattered
Replies: 2
Views: 687

[Suggestion] Options Still Scattered

Users can find options easily if they are all in one place, or at least in one menu. When I was programming, the standard was "Tools/Options." Another was "Edit/Preferences." Most of your options are on the File menu. I realize that you may have too many options for the main Opti...
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH2586] : Page View changes background to gray irreversibly
Replies: 1
Views: 419

[LH2586] : Page View changes background to gray irreversibly

When I choose Page View the background turns gray. When I turn off Page View, it's still gray. Note that Page View is not present (that I found) on any menu. BTW, when you don't have something on the menu it makes it harder from users to find it and increases your support load. For example, instead ...
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [NB] Overall Impression: I Would Not Upgrade
Replies: 44
Views: 6611

[NB] Overall Impression: I Would Not Upgrade

My general impression from playing with the beta is that I would not upgrade to this new version.

I find the general look and feel much less appealing. Compare these:

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The interface continues to be quirky and non-standard.
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [Suggestion] : Progress Dialog Says Converting Rather Than Compiling
Replies: 0
Views: 613

[Suggestion] : Progress Dialog Says Converting Rather Than Compiling

When I chose do compile a project, I get a progress dialog that says "Converting ..." The user's reaction to that will be, "Converting? I thought I was compiling!"

Also, the progress status is way off. IOW, it slowly gets to about 10% and then it's done.
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH2744] Compile Dialog Can't Be Dismissed
Replies: 1
Views: 471

[LH2744] Compile Dialog Can't Be Dismissed

Under some circumstances, the "x" at the top of the Compile dialog fails to function. I can't reproduce it but this might help: I opened the File/Compile dialog I chose +/New Format I closed the new format dialog The buttons at the bottom of the compile dialog read Save and Cancel rather t...
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [BB] Options Inaccessible Via Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 403

[BB] Options Inaccessible Via Keyboard

To quote the Windows design guidelines (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms971323.aspx): Keyboard UI Design Rules To design an effective keyboard UI, use the following design rules: Provide keyboard access to all features, and document the keyboard interface. This is important for many reaso...
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [NB] New Compile Dialog WIll Sink You
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

[NB] New Compile Dialog WIll Sink You

The new compile dialog is even more complex and scary to new users than the old.
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH2599] Some Doc Titles Unreadable
Replies: 1
Views: 364

[LH2599] Some Doc Titles Unreadable

Version 2.9.0.4 Beta (149671) 64-bit - 30 Mar 2018
Windows 10 V1709

Opened old project. Because the color coding of the document entries in the binder has changed, titles may be unreadable.
by TromboneAl
Wed May 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH3003] : Icon Management Window Stays on Top of Other Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 392

[LH3003] : Icon Management Window Stays on Top of Other Windows

Version 2.9.0.4 Beta (149671) 64-bit - 30 Mar 2018 Windows 10 V1709 Manage icons then go to another app (e.g. to edit or download icons). The Scriv window stays on top (see image below). An easy solution to this is: Use the Windows standard modal dialogs. Whenever loading something from a file (e.g....
by TromboneAl
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to Fix Scriv's Biggest Problem?
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: How to Fix Scriv's Biggest Problem?

BTW, here's my response to someone on another forum who complained about this issue.

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,262914.0.html
by TromboneAl
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to Fix Scriv's Biggest Problem?
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: How to Fix Scriv's Biggest Problem?

I went through this process with yet another novel. It's doable, but tedious. I just realized there's a much easier solution that could be implemented by L&L. I was stupid to not think of it before. 1. When creating a DOCX file for the proofreader, each scene is uniquely identified. Like this, o...
by TromboneAl
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Word Count Wrong
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Word Count Wrong

Got the same thing today when I dragged and dropped a document from another project in Scriv.
by TromboneAl
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How to Set the Session Word Count to Anything You Want
Replies: 0
Views: 599

How to Set the Session Word Count to Anything You Want

This is a trick I use almost every day. If I type something in a document that isn't in the manuscript, or if I exit Scriv to sync the timeline, I lose my session word count. Here's how I deal with that. I have a document just for setting the session word count. It looks like this: Session.jpg I sel...
by TromboneAl
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Can't Insert This Image
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Can't Insert This Image

When I try to insert this image:

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all I get is:

Insert.jpg
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by TromboneAl
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Session Word Count Wrong
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Session Word Count Wrong

I'm sure hitting bugs today! I copied all the text in one document, and pasted it into a new document. I deleted the text in the original document. The word count for the session should have remained the same, but it did not. It dropped by about 500, a number unrelated to the number of words I copie...