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by howarth
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Script Elements Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Script Elements Menu

KB wrote:You hit cmd-Y to bring up the menu and then hit the number of the element you want to change to. E.g. cmd-Y followed by 1 would change the element to Scene Heading.


Thanks, Keith. I should have figured that out for myself.
by howarth
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Script Elements Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Script Elements Menu

In Screenplay Mode, I mostly format with the Tab and Return keys, but sometimes I have to use the Script Elements Menu, which is a bit puzzling. I have 3 questions about it: 1. What are the numbers for? They don't seem to function, at least not with Cmd, Option, or Control. 2. The View: Show command...
by howarth
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Typesetting Software
Replies: 19
Views: 6328

Brett mentioned above iText Express, which is FREE. It replaces Text Edit and offers many formatting features: header, footer, foot or end notes, etc. You may save files in RTF, DOC, HTML, or XML formats. I've used it for two weeks to write reports and letters. Easier and faster than Word. And it's ...
by howarth
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Sensible Windows vs Mac debate (NO FLAMES, please)...
Replies: 55
Views: 16329

By contrast, the Windows development forums I used to frequent were a little harsher (although they also had their fair share of helpful folk). There is also the problem that because so many people develop for Windows and frequent the forums, when you are starting out it is harder to get help simpl...
by howarth
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My own mash note...
Replies: 14
Views: 3158

Not to sound like a broken record, but this is where I find a second program, like DevonNote, to be so handy as support for the writing environment of Scrivener. In DN I can store research notes, whether they be whole files or just paragraphs and sentences. I can store URLs that bring up texts of bo...
by howarth
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My own mash note...
Replies: 14
Views: 3158

by howarth
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: A question on outlining
Replies: 11
Views: 2281

Keep the outline in a single text. Use the split-view to place it at the bottom or top, as you prefer. Then for each outline part create a new text, with the outline title. Then expand each text as a draft of that part. Later on, you may want to rearrange the parts or combine them. Your outline is a...
by howarth
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: project references
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: project references

In general, I use a handful of other programs with Scrivener to develop screenplays, so I'm always going to have these other files. I'd like to make it easier to open them and use them when I need them. Since these are outside programs/files, you could create a folder containing their aliases and p...
by howarth
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What one of the guys at work said.
Replies: 20
Views: 6861

I do thank everyone for their kind and thoughtful and positive comments. Re-reading them, and printing out these pages, has made all the difference. I return to work with renewed confidence... Fingers, one more thought: someone mentioned agents, but there's another set of pros known as "book p...
by howarth
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: In-place image markup
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

I haven't tried to drag any map images into Scrivener. For me, it would be preferable to link from Scriv to Google Earth, showing an image of the exact map coordinates. You can also add mark-up to that image, such as place names, borders, or icons, and the layers also provide a wealth of illustratio...
by howarth
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Zoom percentage of 300
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

That seems to vary in different applications. I write on a 20" iMac and have to boost the screen or font size in TextEdit, Word or Entourage. But in Scrivener, I just use 12-point Courier Final Draft at the normal 100%. I'm surprised that you need it 2 or 3 times larger. Maybe has to do with yo...
by howarth
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What one of the guys at work said.
Replies: 20
Views: 6861

Fingers, I've read your posts; you have a good mind and a lively style. Maybe the long-form is not right for you at this point in time. Try doing shorter pieces. A review of a book, film, or cd, perhaps. Send them to your local papers. Editors are always looking for reliable contributors. Then hit t...
by howarth
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Notae
Replies: 61
Views: 19256

Everyone has different responses to interfaces and support docs. I've never had any confusion with Devon products, but then my uses of them are not all that ambitious. The search problem you outline is classic. We learn in increments, and later knowledge often revises early findings. If you start yo...
by howarth
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Notae
Replies: 61
Views: 19256

I highly recommend DevonNote. It's fast, reliable, and versatile. The searching is so good that you don't need tags, but if desired you may add them in the Comment windows. And at $19.95 it's a bargain. If you later want to scale up to DT or DTP, the company offers educator discounts.
by howarth
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Definitely a Newbie!
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

WaffleZone wrote:It's not really relevant anymore, since he was comparing a beta release from 6 months ago


He doesn't say which version he's using. The date of his post is 16 Mar 07.