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by Hugh
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

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: 449

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: 227

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: 2452

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: 517

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: 49044

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: 2260

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: 2452

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: 346

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: 346

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...
by Hugh
Fri May 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: words per manuscript page
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: words per manuscript page

rdale, when I say "buyers", I'm referring to the individuals who commission me to write their life stories. That's my gig. They're buying my services to write their autobiography for them. They tend to understand page volume more easily than word-count. Word-count means nothing to them as...
by Hugh
Thu May 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Differing quotation norms between US and UK markets...
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Differing quotation norms between US and UK markets...

I too am English - well, not exactly, I'm one of those "citizens of nowhere" that our Prime Minister likes to condemn, but my writing habits are English - and I too have always used double quotes as above, with single quotes inside the double quotes and double quotes inside the single quot...
by Hugh
Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best white/black/green/cork board software
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: Best white/black/green/cork board software

e.g. https://www.supernotecard.com https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/index-cards/9nblggh58q5b https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cardflow-index-flash-cards/id1020780942?mt=8 https://store.savethecat.com/collections/products/products/save-the-cat-story-structure-software-3-0-download I've used Sup...
by Hugh
Mon May 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: File>Recent Projects
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: File>Recent Projects

As far as I know, this sometimes happens on a system upgrade, possibly on point-upgrades in between the major ones. It's happened to me, first on a system upgrade a few years back (Yosemite? Mavericks? I don't remember), and not just for Scrivener. Now I always reset the system preference after a ma...
by Hugh
Fri May 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Desperately Disappointed Mac User
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Desperately Disappointed Mac User

B:Upgrade the system/,software from Apple for the MacBook. (With no cost?) No cost. C:Then sign up as a MacBook user (,I've ONLY used Windows, in the past) for Scrivener's NEW program? **I'm just shocked, because Windows charges for every update!** I really can't thank you enough for this info. Due...