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by xiamenese
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Compiling for Beta Readers
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Compiling for Beta Readers

I used to produce stuff for my students in China by using 12pt Adobe Garamond Pro, adjusting the margins for recto-verso, and then printing two to a landscape page from NWP. It came out on the page as roughly 10pt and perfectly readable. In your case you could of course print to PDF. And, though I'm...
by xiamenese
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Grammar support?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Grammar support?

Not part of the team, but I suspect the answer will be "No", as iOS is sandboxed in such a way that all your projects are within the memory-space allocated to Scrivener. The Dropbox app and the code that KB has added mean that when you sync—which you need to do or confirm by clicking the b...
by xiamenese
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to change heading formatting presets for whole document??
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: How to change heading formatting presets for whole document??

When you've upgraded to v. 3, do go through the Tutorial under the Help menu, particularly the sections for those upgrading from v. 2 and especially the sections on Compile. The latter is where the changes have been greatest. Oh, and you'll still have to go through your manuscript marking paragraphs...
by xiamenese
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to change heading formatting presets for whole document??
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: How to change heading formatting presets for whole document??

As it is a major upgrade, it is priced, but only $25: (1) education licences may be cheaper, and if you only bought v. 2 after 20 August 2017 it's free; (2) this doesn't apply if you're using the MacApp Store version. Go to; https://store2.esellerate.net/store/checkout/CustomLayout.aspx?s=STR4913460...
by xiamenese
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to change heading formatting presets for whole document??
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: How to change heading formatting presets for whole document??

Are you using Scrivener 2 or Scrivener 3? Scrivener 2 has presets; Scrivener 3 has styles. Scriv 2 presets are merely a quick way of painting a format onto a paragraph. You have to go through your project applying the modified preset to each instance individually. Scriv 3 styles are like Word styles...
by xiamenese
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternative to 1Password?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Alternative to 1Password?

Thanks all for your very helpful responses. I shall have a look at them—apart from Dashlane, which I investigated for a friend but wasn't too impressed. I'll also wait to see if anyone else chips in. I don't have to move quickly. I can see about migrating all the stuff in my Primary vault to my Pers...
by xiamenese
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: After syncing files from Dropbox to iOS version, desktop version won’t open
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: After syncing files from Dropbox to iOS version, desktop version won’t open

1) Did you copy the whole of the project over, i.e. projectname.scriv? Or did you only copy files you found within it?
2) Have you installed the Dropbox app on your PC?

:)

Mark
by xiamenese
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternative to 1Password?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Alternative to 1Password?

I've been using 1Password for many years, but with the latest update, I think it's time to move. I went onto their "family" service with the launch of version 6 as I hoped it would help my wife keep her passwords in order and secure, though I still kept my Primary vault synchronised with D...
by xiamenese
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!

I've installed it on my 13" MBP but for the moment have no time to play. On a quick look, I think it will be easier to use on my 17" MBP, though. The only thing I did was switch off dark mode. I don't mind that for photo apps, but felt i couldn't get on with it for page make-up.

:)

Mark
by xiamenese
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What fonts do you use?
Replies: 93
Views: 15802

Re: What fonts do you use?

<snip> For your existing projects—again, I hope you can do this with the current version—go to 'Project > Text Preferences…', tick the "Use different default formatting …" and set the font in the dummy paragraph there. All new documents will then use that; for existing documents, if neces...
by xiamenese
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: support simplified Chinese
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Re: support simplified Chinese

Translation of Frank Wu's last post: 我使用的是非常旧的官方版本。付款买的,新的测试版我没有用。我在等新版的window 软件。不怕等很久 ,就怕他们做不好汉化。不知道他们是不重视这个还是什么原因。目前使用的版本如果跟随系统语言几乎就是一个半残废的状态。 国内有人做了一个MAC的中文操作说明,还是算不错的了。我的版本号是 V.1.97 . 我看到淘宝有人做这个软件的代售。不知道是不是官方授权的。价格和官方基本一致。 actually included at the top of his quotation of my response to him. The...
by xiamenese
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Husband & wife : Windows & MacOs, different versions
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Husband & wife : Windows & MacOs, different versions

Two things. 1) Version 3 (on Mac and in Beta on 3) has a different file format from Windows 1.9.8, so the two are not compatible. You have two options: ⋅ You install the Windows 3 Beta and use that for collaborative projects; I am doing so with my collaborator as although there is much to ...
by xiamenese
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Writing & Notetaking - Starting Grad School
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: Writing & Notetaking - Starting Grad School

And you are a historian …

:D

Mark
by xiamenese
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Collaborating Windows v. 3 (Chinese) and Mac v. 3 (English)
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Collaborating Windows v. 3 (Chinese) and Mac v. 3 (English)

Hi, As you may know, I collaborate on Chinese–English translation (and occasionally English–Chinese translation) with a friend in China. I am a Mac user, currently using v. 3.0.3 with my interface in English; she is a Windows (Chinese UI) user and has just installed Windows 2.9.0.8 (on my recommenda...
by xiamenese
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How would you write a good amnesia opening?
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: How would you write a good amnesia opening?

Or, for a really good example of the second, read Margery Allingham's Traitor's Purse.

:)

Mark
 

 

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