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by Hugh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I just upgraded to High Sierra. Scrivener opens but listed .scriv projects do not. Solutions?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: I just upgraded to High Sierra. Scrivener opens but listed .scriv projects do not. Solutions?

If you are talking about the File > Recent Projects menu list, as Mark implies above, another cause of the problem may be that this occasionally gets "stuck". To see if that's the problem, go to the foot of the pane in System Preferences > General. Change the number of "Recent items&q...
by Hugh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: New iPad Pro; Resolution, Choose 9.7” or 10.5”?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: New iPad Pro; Resolution, Choose 9.7” or 10.5”?

lunk wrote:It works perfectly on my big 12” Pro, which I prefer for Scrivener work over my 9.7.


Similarly on mine - no problem with the screen size. So I agree with marcoiac - go for the newer and larger model.
by Hugh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Count number of search results
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Count number of search results

Scrivener includes a Word Frequency statistics tool. For Scrivener 3, see Section 20.1.3 of the Scrivener Manual (under the Help menu). I don't know whether it also handles symbols such as "@".
by Hugh
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Where do I start?

In an article today in The Times of London the celebrated British playwright and screenwriter David Hare is interviewed about an upcoming TV serial, "Collateral" , that he has written. The article says the following about his perhaps unconventional attitude to research: 'In the early 1990s...
by Hugh
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Where do I start?

Both kewms and pigfender above hint or say that research can be a time-drain. Yes, indeed! I've met several would-be novelists, authors of factual books or intending writers of film-scripts in their second or third years of research, not having written a word. As Mr P says, "Research is fun&quo...
by Hugh
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Online shopping
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Online shopping

garpu wrote:
Eddy wrote:Cheese rolls - check
Bacon rolls - nom nom check
Bog rolls - :shock:

Eddy


By the transitive property, is there such a thing as bog bacon? Does it go with a shower beer?


:)
by Hugh
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [Suggestion] Dark Mode
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: [Suggestion] Dark Mode

The three recent posts by KB on this page may be helpful in this discussion (best to read the one towards the top of the page first in order to make sense of the second and third).
by Hugh
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Save vs backup
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Save vs backup

Another reason: if you're saving, the saves will normally go to the same place on your hard disk or wherever you save them, under the same name (naturally). In the (unlikely) event that something has gone wrong with your project, but has not yet manifested itself, you'll save corrupt versions on top...
by Hugh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Taskpaper 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2742

Re: Taskpaper 3

But then again, task management is basically an unsolvable riddle for me. Some people are pretty happy with certain solutions/apps, and I guess that means they found a system, an app, or a series of apps that work for them. I am always finding myself not completely happy with any solution. Perhaps ...
by Hugh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Where do I start?

All good advice. As gr says above, read and read and read. And as Katherine says, a first question is "Fiction or non-fiction?" In either case, see how other writers do it. If the answer is non-fiction, read as many books as possible on the subject you want to write about. You'll need to d...
by Hugh
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Choosing What's Visible in Full Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Choosing What's Visible in Full Screen

Welcome to Scrivener and its forums, breec. Presumably you've toggled Typewriter Scrolling on via the Format Options menu or the button in the toolbar, and if you have the button in the toolbar, it has a white-on-green tick-mark superimposed on it? If so, you can adjust where typewriter scrolling se...
by Hugh
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Thinking outside the box...Is anyone using Scrivener as a Project Management Database?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Thinking outside the box...Is anyone using Scrivener as a Project Management Database?

Jaysen wrote:
Hugh wrote:maybe I'm just odd that way!)

not just that “way” and not maybe.

I can’t believe Vic-k let this sit with no comment for so long...


I think I walked into that one with my eyes closed... :D
by Hugh
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Thinking outside the box...Is anyone using Scrivener as a Project Management Database?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Thinking outside the box...Is anyone using Scrivener as a Project Management Database?

I haven’t used Curio, but from what I’ve read about it, it looks as Scrivener can be used in a similar way. I've used both. Scrivener is of course best described as a writing tool. Curio is best described as an electronic whiteboard. (Given the harmonious way in which many macOS apps can work toget...
by Hugh
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Corkboard Urgent Help please?
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Corkboard Urgent Help please?

Welcome to Scrivener and its forums, Bevilight.

It sounds like you need the corkboard in free-form mode. It would be worth reading up on it in the Manual (under the Help menu), sections 4.2.2 and 8.2., and see also this video.
by Hugh
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dragon on Scrivener 3 has gone haywire.
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Dragon on Scrivener 3 has gone haywire.

This is a well-known glitch in Dragon Dictate and can appear in any program. The easiest way to correct this is to say Cache Document. The additional characters occur when Dragon loses its place in the application. Additionally, I recommend upgrading to Scrivener 3. Dragon 6.0.8 is much more stable...