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by mwra
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Flat Outlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Flat Outlines

I find traditional outlines—and mind maps, with their inherent hierarchy—really don't help when sketching out factual work, unless the facts are already telling a single story. Using 'flat' outlines at outset, as in maps (e.g. Scapple, Tinderbox, etc.), stop assumed ('obvious') narrative structure o...
by mwra
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Tinderbox and Scrivener
Replies: 20
Views: 1909

Re: Tinderbox and Scrivener

Thanks, I'll give that a try. I quite realise that anything with depth takes a while to customise to taste.
by mwra
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Tinderbox and Scrivener
Replies: 20
Views: 1909

Re: Tinderbox and Scrivener

With the complete Tinderbox codebase being re-written for v6, a number of little-used features have not been re-implemented. Not necessarily dropped, but if there's no demand likely a few will not return. But these are mostly old, hypertextual, arcana. Inter-app communication, especially Scrivener/T...
by mwra
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dialog z-order error
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Dialog z-order error

Tried to open a Scrivener doc from Dropbox, but having chosen a file (that I knew was closed on my other Mac) the chooser locked up and clicks returned an error sound. after a bit of fiddling I realised Scrivener had put up a dialog *behind* the file chooser. I could see the top edge of it but not c...
by mwra
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderboxing
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Tinderboxing

Are there any decent demonstrations on the internet of how one would use Tinderbox? 'decent demos'. Not easy - I've the scars on my back to prove it. Every offered solution is either too broad or too narrow. 'Just right' is usually a personally tailored file rather tan a demo. It's a problem with v...
by mwra
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: FoldingText and the PAPER notebook app - does it exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: FoldingText and the PAPER notebook app - does it exist?

Further to my last, and for those with Tinderbox, a partial solution: ⋅ Worked example: here ⋅ Above as PDF with example files: here ⋅ Questions/Discuss furth on the Tinderbox forum: here (I don't want to bore those withuot the app0 Expectation management: it's unlikely...
by mwra
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: FoldingText and the PAPER notebook app - does it exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: FoldingText and the PAPER notebook app - does it exist?

Going back to @michaelbywater's posited problem, I believe Tinderbox (for those who have it) can do this, thanks to some recent improvements in its internal scripting. Yes, it involves some 'code' but, once inserted (and in one place - a prototype), the hard work's done and you don't need to do it a...
by mwra
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener

Tutorial now updated to cover the drag/drop issue and extra Preference settings required. Same URL (http://bit.ly/OCxH5y).
by mwra
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener

Ah, that's useful. Thanks. i'll go re-mix the demo. Even with import enabled via the file menu - indeed even more so - it would still help the new user if the manual explained where new data is inserted. After trial and error tests I'd still not confident to give advice to others. Doesn't matter if ...
by mwra
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener

Updated the above demo again (same URL ) to reflect options in Scrivener preferences. Note re the Scrivener manual . It's not self-evident, to the non-techie user, that OPML import isn't normal import (e.g. via File menu or via drag onto the app window/dock icon. More specifically OPML import is onl...
by mwra
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener
Replies: 7
Views: 360

OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener

Hi, this got asked about on the Tinderbox forums, so I knocked up a little demo: http://shoantel.clarify-it.com/d/63vggj

Hope that helps. I'm more familiar with the Tinderbox end of things so if the Scrivener side needs more description, do let me know.
by mwra
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: CSV Import
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: CSV Import

Sure, no problem. Thanks for the quick follow up.
by mwra
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: CSV Import
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: CSV Import

CSV fails (silently) if - as is normal with CSV file - you include the target field names as line #1. I'd suggest the import filter ignore line #1 if it doesn't stat with a date. It isn't necessary to include the time element of the data. CSV import fails if any all values are quote-enclosed; this i...
by mwra
Mon May 21, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox reads Scrivener files
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Tinderbox reads Scrivener files

For those using both Scrivener and Tinderbox, this aTbRef page describes the new Scrivener import from a Tinderbox perspective including further links to relevant Tinderbox features. I'll be adding to this aTbRef page and linking out more from it if/when the functionality is expanded.
by mwra
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Choose Your Own Adventure Sections
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Choose Your Own Adventure Sections

In case it helps visualise Ioa's idea, for those without Tinderbox, its 'Roadmap' view looks like this:

…oh bother, the forum software crops the linked image.

So, instead see this page for an image and more detail.
 

 

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