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by howarth
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.055b) Public Beta - new and updated (AGAIN)
Replies: 233
Views: 62134

AJ, make sure that you have selected Text: Scriptwriting: Script Mode - Screenplay (also Cmd-3) and that should give you the script elements popup menu down below.
by howarth
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A declining taste in movies??
Replies: 76
Views: 8339

I watch films all the time but rarely in a public theatre. If you do that, you are reduced to viewing what the distributors are pushing and paying inflated prices to cover their marketing. A better way to go is to rent from mail order houses (like Netflix) or borrow from public libraries, which now ...
by howarth
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Programs you said goodbye to
Replies: 59
Views: 12777

I'm thinking maybe I'll replace Mori with EagleFiler (someone here, I forget who, once championed it), for the endless file cabinet I need to store a snip of this and an email of that and the recipe for the other and the passwords for t'otherest, perhaps aided by OmniFocus, when it flies, to replac...
by howarth
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: aliases and clear active-pane identification
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: aliases and clear active-pane identification

1. It would be nice to be able to create aliases for documents, so that the same document could appear at different places in an outline. You can't create an alias, but you can create a duplicate of a document. Just select it and then Cmd-D. The new document is docname-1 in the Binder, and you may ...
by howarth
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Programs you said goodbye to
Replies: 59
Views: 12777

Seems to me that you made the mistake of trying to turn Scrivener into a database, hence the confusion with miscellaneous bits of data. One way to control the mess is to limit your searches: in the search box, click on the downward triangle next to the magnifying glass, then choose delimiters that b...
by howarth
Thu May 31, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How Do You Write?
Replies: 29
Views: 10778

I've studied many author's manuscripts and can confirm that no one appears to write from divine inspiration. Every draft shows deletions, insertions, marginal notes, rearrangements, and reversals of earlier revisions. Coleridge said poetry was the best words, in the best order. Getting there is hard...
by howarth
Mon May 28, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener price increase on the horizon
Replies: 87
Views: 28714

Re: Scrivener price increase on the horizon

Does this mean that US customers are therefore subsidising everyone else? Um. You could make that argument. No problem here about that. After all, we owe you something for our independence. But seriously, how can you stand to let the UK take 2/3rds of your profits, just to keep HM's corgis and poni...
by howarth
Sun May 27, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Josh, you already have the means to do this. In the Inspector, click on the Outline drop-down menu and release at Edit... Then change those elements to labels that suit your working methods. You might have one label called To Do and another called Done. The ones I use are Notes, Outline, First Draft...
by howarth
Fri May 25, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.055b) Public Beta - new and updated (AGAIN)
Replies: 233
Views: 62134

I took the decision to remove the posts so that no ill-will lives on in print (online or whatever) - I hope it won't live on at all. [snip] So, please let's put all that unpleasantness behind us and get on with the beta-testing. :twisted: As an RSS reader, I have the entire thread saved and will po...
by howarth
Fri May 25, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TextExpander Issue?
Replies: 32
Views: 9229

While I would love to see a logical spelling reform take place, I doubt it will ever happen. It has been tried many times in the past, and it never took. What does happen, over decades and centuries, is normal etymological evolution. I'd go a bit farther: language isn't logical; it's natural, like ...
by howarth
Tue May 22, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: References and Citations - what to use?
Replies: 39
Views: 12913

Edit: I've found out its name, at least: Turabian, a variant of the Chicago style. Turabian is short-hand for a style sheet created by Kate L. Turabian, a grad-school secretary at the U. of Chicago, 1930-58. Her rules later appeared in a booklet, known as Turabian, but it's long since been replaced...
by howarth
Mon May 21, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: References and Citations - what to use?
Replies: 39
Views: 12913

That said, the humanities have very special requirements in the formatting which Sente is not designed to cater. I strongly agree, and that's why I still use EndNote. Everyone loves to knock it, but it started years ago with Niles Software primarily for use in the humanities and social sciences. It...
by howarth
Sat May 19, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.055b) Public Beta - new and updated (AGAIN)
Replies: 233
Views: 62134

I have been hanging back from testing the new beta versions because I have two projects in late stages of development and I don't want to lose their formatting. That happened to me last time. Is there some way to preserve present formatting, especially for the screenplay?
by howarth
Fri May 18, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Moving files between projects in Scrivener
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Yes to what everyone else has said. I am compiling a collection of essays, so that's one project with multiple parts. For a novel or a screenplay, I prefer keeping them as separate projects--because they are very different and searching them as one file would bring up a confusing array of finds. But...
by howarth
Thu May 17, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Export & Print a Long File
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

alexwein wrote:I may be nuts, it's entirely possible, but I seem to remember something you posted to me that I may not have answered???


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