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by robertdguthrie
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to put new templates into program
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: How to put new templates into program

Use the template chooser window (when a project is open, go to File->New Project to get the window). Then click on the "Options" button in the lower left corner and select "Import Templates"
by robertdguthrie
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Keith (and Scrivener) featured on Mac News Network
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Keith (and Scrivener) featured on Mac News Network

http://www.macnn.com/articles/16/01/28/ ... er.132221/

The author managed to get more details out of KB regarding Scriv for iOS, and even spelled Scapple right until the penultimate sentence of the article. :lol:
by robertdguthrie
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Where didn't I change my book's title?
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Where didn't I change my book's title?

...it still pops up with the old title, not the new one. Really depends on what you mean by "it". The name of the file that comes out at the other end? The title page? The header on each page? What happens if you compile to PDF? Where is the old title still showing up with regards to that...
by robertdguthrie
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Timelines in Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 3643

Re: Timelines in Scrivener

As long as the timeline is simple, and you don't mind all events being evenly spaced, then you could just create a "Timeline" folder and just put in events as they occur. I'd suggest the outline view. Title everything briefly (ex: "Fire Destroys Sarah's Apt."), and if you have ex...
by robertdguthrie
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Convert from Microsoft Word 2013 (Indents)
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Convert from Microsoft Word 2013 (Indents)

If your paragraph indents are (at least partially) due to using the TAB key, then in Word, you'll want to select & copy one tab character and then do a search and replace for all TAB characters, replacing them with nothing. Then import that version of your manuscript into Scrivener. If the inden...
by robertdguthrie
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Working with index cards
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Working with index cards

All the cards are going to end up the same size, so keep that in mind (if you want variable sized synopses, then I'd go with the outline view instead). In the lower right corner of the corkboard, there should be a tiny icon that looks like 4 index cards if you squit really hard (or have really good ...
by robertdguthrie
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Source control/version control integration
Replies: 14
Views: 1804

Re: Source control/version control integration

I'm less worried about the diff and compare issues another poster talked about -- as you point out, source code text/Unicode files are not RTF files -- but being able to say "this is the definitive project as of THIS time" and easily go to any of those saved states *without* affecting any...
by robertdguthrie
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't open .scrivx file
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Can't open .scrivx file

The .scrivx file is to your project as a card catalog is (was?) to a library: All writing, notes, snapshots and other content is stored in the various folders and files of the topmost .scriv folder. So don't just extract the .scrivx file; it won't do anything for you on its own. Instead, extract the...
by robertdguthrie
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Future of Scrivener?
Replies: 98
Views: 10170

Re: Future of Scrivener?

Doesn't DT, or DT Pro, or DT Pro Office do automatic OCR scanning of imported PDFs so that searches of scanned documents can turn up results even if the PDF doesn't contain text? Seems like at least one of those versions of it does that, and that the OCR text layer would be Spotlight indexed as well.
by robertdguthrie
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Macbook Air with Scrivener - Battery Life?
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Macbook Air with Scrivener - Battery Life?

My issue with the 11 for your scenario is that it would be fine at first, but as the battery aged over the next couple of years, you'd be cutting it pretty close. That's why I went with a 13" air: battery life. The new ones should last you the entire 12 hours for the first year, then slowly dec...
by robertdguthrie
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Draft/ Chapter Snapshots, using existing features?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Draft/ Chapter Snapshots, using existing features?

Because when I'm deep into editing or writing, I start making stupid mistake like editing the backup copy that I was searching through. Also, without a dual monitor setup, I can't easily fit all the info I want in two Scrivener sessions. A PDF can't be accidentally edited within Scrivener, and can b...
by robertdguthrie
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to do search for recently modified docs
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: How to do search for recently modified docs

I don't think you can search on date using any SEARCH tools, but you can enter outline mode for any given folder in the binder, and then enable the "modified date" column, then visually scan for the date or dates you're interested in.
by robertdguthrie
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile and Project Mix-up
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Compile and Project Mix-up

I'm guessing that in your Contents section of the expanded compile window, you have it compiling a collection instead of the contents of the Draft folder. Look there for a drop-down control that allows you to select Draft.
by robertdguthrie
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Track Word Counts by Day/session
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Track Word Counts by Day/session

I see the requests for this finally wore you down, Keith. :lol: :wink:

*deletes spreadsheets*

... That's going to work retroactively, right? :D
by robertdguthrie
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Help - lost MS folder
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Help - lost MS folder

Thanks for the screenshot, that helps a lot. It looks like you just need to select all of the contents of "New Folder", but not that folder itself. Then drag the selection up to Manuscript (or for more precision, use the Documents->Move->Move Left menu command). To select all the documents...