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by Hugh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Feature request: revision targets
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Feature request: revision targets

This is something that I'd be interested in too, in particular the ability to set targets in terms of total words to be revised and "words this session", and a progress-bar or other type of indicator as one's revision work moves onwards through a long-form draft.
by Hugh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Dictation into Scrivener on iPhone
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Dictation into Scrivener on iPhone

Nobody has replied to this, so I'll have a go. Other than Apple's own dictation tools, the only one that I've used for iOS is Dragon Anywhere. It has the resources of the developer Nuance behind it, including work on Dragon for Mac and Dragon for Windows (or whatever it's now called), which I guess ...
by Hugh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: Lessons Learned
Replies: 68
Views: 10476

Re: NiaD 7: Lessons Learned

vic-k wrote:
nom wrote:How about: A group of writers, most of whom have never met, decide to write a novel in 24 hours without knowing the plot or what each other is writing. Everything they write comes true...


Too late, buddy ... it's already been done ... 's called BREXIT :cry:


:mrgreen: :roll:
by Hugh
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

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

Fine for a short brochure or leaflet. Much in need of a slick book-publishing mode and ebook support. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/64934-book-publishing/ Interesting early review: https://medium.com/@postenterprise/affinity-publisher-beta-hands-on-review-4f5f05c96c02 Slàinte mh...
by Hugh
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Kofi Annan & John McCain
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Kofi Annan

Each time I try to respond to your last post, the theme of my intended comments have been subsumed and modified by prevailing events. Today we've lost another, 'decent human being', Senator John McCain https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthu...
by Hugh
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?

I own neither iPad, but I do have the larger (12.9 inch) iPad Pro. So, obviously, discount my advice accordingly. Generally, in my opinion where writing is concerned, bigger is better (and the 10.5 is I believe one-fifth bigger than the ordinary iPad). I find that seeing as much of the page as possi...
by Hugh
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener for journalists
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Scrivener for journalists

I'm a former journalist, TV and newspapers, regional and national, tabloid and - as they used to be - broadsheet, features and news. As regards templates, I agree with AmberV above. For feature pieces in the newspaper industry, although there's of course some commonality of structural approach among...
by Hugh
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Open Recent not working
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Open Recent not working

In some previous versions of macOS, the Apple software underlying the "Recent items" box in System Preferences > General pane could get "stuck", so stopping the Scrivener: File > Recent Projects dialogue from working. (It happened to me, and also some other Scrivener users, accor...
by Hugh
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Which new iPad Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 3021

Re: Which new iPad Pro?

Welcome to Scrivener and its forums, MamaLIB. Re "split screens" and "duet". You can do without both. "Split screens" is a feature of the latest versions of iOS, the iPad operating system, that enables you to run two iOS applications side-by-side on the same screen. So ...
by Hugh
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I Will be Switching to Mac in August
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: I Will be Switching to Mac in August

Another advantage of switching to the Mac is the availability of a very few applications which I believe have no real rivals on Windows but which can often be useful to writers. In this category I'd put DEVONthink Pro Office and Tinderbox, and possibly one or two others. I'd be hard-pushed to think ...
by Hugh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Three Word Story: The Return
Replies: 894
Views: 57204

Re: Three Word Story: The Return

Fluff wrote:Postlethweight, with discounted


[Er... ghost-written?]
by Hugh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Split Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

Re: Split Windows

I realise that Scrivener is culturally a tool for writing fiction; but the User Manual is about 900 pages of non-fiction; with No Index as far as I could see. Makes reference when needed a bit awkward; or am I as usual missing something obvious. The Contents list at the beginning of the Manual is p...
by Hugh
Thu May 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Which new iPad Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 3021

Re: Which new iPad Pro?

Well, in the end I bought the 12.9. Of course, although I tried a 10.5 in an Apple Store, I had no long-term experience of the smaller model. But even so, I'm really glad I went for the 12.9. I've teamed it with a Brydge keyboard, and the typing experience is pleasant. I write on it with an Apple Pe...
by Hugh
Mon May 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How do I fix this?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: How do I fix this?

All I'm doing is interpreting for you the message you've received above. As far as I can remember - I don't have Scrivener available to me on the machine on which I'm writing this - anything other than text, and images embedded in text and also, possibly, PDF's embedded in text, should not be stored...
by Hugh
Mon May 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How do I fix this?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: How do I fix this?

Here's a suggestion: why don't you put (empty) folders at your dividing-line "breakpoints" that are entitled, say, "XXXXXXXXX"? Hopefully such a title will be visible enough for your purposes. (The problem you're encountering is that the Draft folder is, as the message implies, o...