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by Graybyrd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: About Scrivener 3
Replies: 67
Views: 5362

Re: About Scrivener 3

Very few software companies continue to sell an older version of their software when a new version is out. Apparently my post was too long, too complex, and too confusing. It has been completely misinterpreted and somewhat demonized. Let me clarify. Apple still sells OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. Last yea...
by Graybyrd
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: About Scrivener 3
Replies: 67
Views: 5362

Re: About Scrivener 3

But once Scrivener 3 is released, you shouldn't expect to see any further updates to Scrivener 2, nor will we be selling new Scrivener 2 licenses. We don't have the resources to maintain both codebases, especially as Apple itself moves further and further away from the 32-bit world. I'm very disapp...
by Graybyrd
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Another cloud service?
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Another cloud service?

I've greatly enjoyed DropBox for several years now; and it's the only service I'm aware of that is supported by most Linux distributions. That said, I've hit their free account limits several times & had to cull/delete the deadwood. Sync has proven to be dependable, with larger free account stor...
by Graybyrd
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Organizing notes across projects?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Organizing notes across projects?

As Katherine said, a separate note project in Scrivener is superbly simple & handy; I also use and favor a catch-all text file for all those snippets, with a few keywords as a note header. Each note is separated by a few *** or ---; searching the file is dead simple & fast, and cut & pas...
by Graybyrd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: RIP Cubby
Replies: 35
Views: 3731

Re: RIP Cubby

Sync seems to play well with Scrivener. I set up a test project and it linked accurately between my two Win7 laptops without error. Project opened on either laptop; changes made were synced to the other without error. Felt very similar to using DropBox. Just opened the Sync folder on my Mac Mini/Sno...
by Graybyrd
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: RIP Cubby
Replies: 35
Views: 3731

Re: RIP Cubby

I found a service called "sync" (http://www.sync.com) which is a Canadian company. The free portion of their service allows 5 GB storage. It works very much like DropBox; so far, my experience has been positive. I have no idea if sync stops at the 'great firewall' but it may be worth a try...
by Graybyrd
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener installed via Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

Re: Scrivener installed via Wine

Running Wine 1.9.22 (I'm tracking the WineHQ repository) with Debian/XFCE variant. Win/Scrivener 1.97 now refuses copy/paste/ menu commands, and will lock up if I do a 'snapshot'. Have reverted for the time being to Scriv Linux version. Hope this is a WINE bug that goes away soon.
by Graybyrd
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Tips for 100% backup?
Replies: 19
Views: 1556

Re: Tips for 100% backup?

I can understand the hesitancy about the USB thumb drive, but the goal is KISS* for the less sophisticated user. Simple, direct, and tangible. By tangible, I mean, right there in the palm of one's hand, without searching menus and arcane file paths and confusing locations. Recall, the idea is to mak...
by Graybyrd
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: SSDs and constant writing to disk
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: SSDs and constant writing to disk

Hearken to the days sitting at the round table in the far corner of the Custer Saloon, scribbling my weekly editorial. The SSD (staggering sloppy drunk) stumbled into the table, knocking over my beer glass. A flood of beer washed across my reporter's pad. I thanked my luck for the permanent ink in m...
by Graybyrd
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Tips for 100% backup?
Replies: 19
Views: 1556

Re: Tips for 100% backup?

I do agree most positively with the goal of promoting a safe and reliable backup process, easy, intuitive, and nearly bulletproof. The basic goal: KISS. Simple and intuitive enough to encourage its everyday use with assured reliability. To that end, I'm of the opinion that the built-in Scrivener com...
by Graybyrd
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Tips for 100% backup?
Replies: 19
Views: 1556

Re: Tips for 100% backup?

Forgive me if this seems a touch redundant: 1. Given the capacity of today's hard drives, there's no reason to limit the number of Scrivener project backup copies to less than 25. This is very easy "insurance" to limit chances of over-writing backup copies. 2. In backup preferences, set co...
by Graybyrd
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Import MD / MMD and view as Rich Text in Scrivener?
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Import MD / MMD and view as Rich Text in Scrivener?

Short answer, no. Scrivener has no md/mmd input converter. So if you want .rtf you'll need to convert md=>rtf externally. There are many ways to do this in Windows. Calibre has a very nice md converter option. Set it up in Calibre preferences under Conversion/Input Options/TXT Input. Under "Str...
by Graybyrd
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Best way to format photos for both Kindle and CreateSpace?
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Best way to format photos for both Kindle and CreateSpace?

Consider that an image 600 x 860 pixels is the maximum size for an iBook screen. You could use larger images with the same proportions, but that would be a waste of storage and download bandwidth. Also, if you often reduce the image to say, 50% of the page size, using the CSS width property, it make...
by Graybyrd
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: RIP: Cubby
Replies: 4
Views: 785

RIP: Cubby

From "The Register UK" http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/18/logmein_cubby_closing/ The DropBox alternative, "Cubby" is being "folded in" to LogMeIn Pro, and being discontinued as a stand-a-lone service, according to the above Register article. “In an effort to focus ...
by Graybyrd
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Anyone using Bookbaby?
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Anyone using Bookbaby?

I don't need a site to simply host links to my books. I've now got a easy-to-use Prosite for that: http://inklingbooks.prosite.com Perhaps this question might better be addressed in: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=34837 I look at the "Prosite" link, and ...