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by Gareth
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: "Open an Existing File…" shows open sheet behind New Project window
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: "Open an Existing File…" shows open sheet behind New Project window

So, to clarify: - If there is another window open (which would almost certainly have to be a project), the Open panel behaves correctly by appearing in front of the Project Template window - If there is *not* another window open, the Open panel opens behind the Project Template window. Confirmed. I...
by Gareth
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: "Open an Existing File…" shows open sheet behind New Project window
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: "Open an Existing File…" shows open sheet behind New Project window

Aha! I had the same experience - but didn't know what was going on... Full story: I downloaded the 3 disk image, dragged the app on the folder, and accepted the Finder offer to keep old version. This renamed the new Scriv to Scrivener 2, as I was to find out... Opened the app, tried to put in my reg...
by Gareth
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 2.7.1 (MAS) locking up in El Capitan
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Scrivener 2.7.1 (MAS) locking up in El Capitan

Keith - thanks for that link, and fix. It not only solved Scriv crashing on launch after El Cap install, but also fixed the same problem with my weather station software - WeatherCat. I believe the dev there owes you a drink... ;-)

As indeed do I. Next time you're in NZ...

Cheers
by Gareth
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alphasmart-esque...
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: Alphasmart-esque...

Actually, A Hemingwrite with auto Scrivener sync would be a great thing to have on the desk...

Typewriter mode with a typewriter, as it were.
by Gareth
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Better than mind mapping - and a few feature requests.
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Better than mind mapping - and a few feature requests.

Since Tinderbox has been mentioned... I'll just drop this thought into the water and see how the waves lap around Keith and Mark. It would be great if a Scapple doc could be opened as a Tinderbox map view. That would allow people who want to add layers of complexity (groups, sorts, adornments etc) t...
by Gareth
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Scapple name
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Scapple name

...Scrapple also has associations Keith may not wish for his software: Scrapple, or Philadelphia scrapple, is a spiced pork breakfast sausage re-fried or re-grilled in slices, and served with ketchup or syrup. Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America I also seem to (dimly) recall that there ...
by Gareth
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Scapple Beta - New Users Please Read
Replies: 338
Views: 184769

Re: Scapple Beta (Download Here)

A very simple drawing layer is all I'm thinking about, Keith. Circles, boxes and lines and (perhaps) labels. Need not imply anything about relationships between notes, selections or hierarchies. Certainly no need for graphics of any complexity. With the ability to save the background as stationery (...
by Gareth
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Scapple Beta - New Users Please Read
Replies: 338
Views: 184769

Re: Scapple Beta (Download Here)

I have solely one request. I would like to be able to "circle" groups of notes. The paper equivalent would be drawing an enclosing line around a number of notes. +1 I don't know how easy it would be to implement, but drawing tools for circles, boxes and lines would be great for grouping o...
by Gareth
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: The Aviator - now leaving the runway
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: The Aviator - now leaving the runway

Woke up this morning, got myself a great review: Arthur Smith at Amazon mentions Neal Stephenson in the same breath as my wee tome... At times the novel reminded me of some of the ambience and free-wheeling twists and turns of Neal Stephenson's novels - "Snow Crash" and "Anathem"...
by Gareth
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: The Aviator - now leaving the runway
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: The Aviator - now leaving the runway

It should be available in all Amazon's European stores, but if that doesn't work, you can buy a Kindle version at Smashwords here . Will soon be available at iBooks, B&N, Kobo etc. Paper copies will be available soon - just got to get my creaking old copy of InDesign fired up to do the page layo...
by Gareth
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: The Aviator - now leaving the runway
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: The Aviator - now leaving the runway

pigfender wrote:Looks awesome, Gareth. Definitely going to check that out. Congrats!

Thanks!

[Edited to add...]

Should have put this up front: Dylan's Horrocks' wonderful cover...

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by Gareth
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: The Aviator - now leaving the runway
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: The Aviator - now leaving the runway

Not sure about Avatar, but the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Moby Dick thing might have legs... 8) To be honest, I have so many ideas for book two that I think I might have trouble fitting them all in. The airship is such a good vehicle for exploring things. There are lots of corners of The Burning Worl...
by Gareth
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: The Aviator - now leaving the runway
Replies: 7
Views: 471

The Aviator - now leaving the runway

It's been long, it's been hard, and my brain hurts, but my new book, The Aviator , the first in what my editor has persuaded me should be a series, is now accelerating down the runway and straining to take flight. I got the idea from some old guy called Swift. You could say the story's Gulliver-esqu...
by Gareth
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Compile to Pressbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Compile to Pressbooks?

Thanks Robert. Yes, Markdown to XML might be the way to go. But I'm no evangelist for Pressbooks -- I just found their site when researching publication workflows and thought it an interesting idea. I particularly like the idea that a work is held in a simple format which can then be formatted and o...
by Gareth
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Compile to Pressbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Compile to Pressbooks?

All I can see is importers from blog formats - Wordpress, Tumbler, and Blogspot. But as it's built on Wordpress, you can cut and paste rtf, plain text, HTML, .doc etc. But the system is in active development, and they are promising interesting things - like export to InDesign. That said, I quite app...