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by AmberV
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Note-taking
Replies: 23
Views: 7665

I think Scrivener is a fantastic note taking environment, so long as you can get the source material into it. The combination of semantic highlighters, inline annotations, a dedicated note field, and full screen to help focus on the document is unparalleled in the digital realm. There is perhaps one...
by AmberV
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: page numbers cut off
Replies: 18
Views: 3857

Good catch, looks like it might be a bug in the beta. By the way, the settings for regular non-export printing are located in Page Setup (Shift-Command-P). When the box comes up, select "Scrivener" from the Settings drop-down.
by AmberV
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: style definitions should be easier to access and manage
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Hu,

Check out the the FAQ, specifically answer II.12, it explains what you are seeing. Perhaps I should add a cross-reference in the word processor export section. This is a known limitation with the Apple rich text system, and the RTF format in general.
by AmberV
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Deleting Annotations/Footnotes
Replies: 1
Views: 637

There is a kind of work-around that will do want you are wanting, for annotations anyway. You can use the search for annotation feature (Cmd-Ctrl-A) and the next and back buttons will highlight the full annotation. One nice trick there is that keyboard focus stays in the editor, so you can scroll th...
by AmberV
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Large-Scale Info Managers and Scriv
Replies: 119
Views: 51732

I second the EagleFiler suggestion. It has a much less radical interface/storage philosophy than DT/P, so you can get into it much faster. The tag+folder system also works right from the start, whether you have 7 or 10,000 documents in it. And anything that doesn't use a database to store what are e...
by AmberV
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best keyboard and monitor?
Replies: 118
Views: 33299

It also has one of them there newfangled rotating screens, for portrait or landscape view, but Mac OS-X doesn't support this... Have you tried manually rotating the screen? Mine doesn't automatically rotate either, but if you go to the system displays preference, there should be an option for scree...
by AmberV
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Palm Treo and keyboards
Replies: 13
Views: 4219

Have you looked into the Alphasmart line at all? They are a bit more bulky than the PDA+keyboard combination, but much much more sturdy and with excellent keyboards. If you just want to write with it, the Neo is probably all you need; if you want to retain other PDA functions, the Dana runs the Palm...
by AmberV
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Retain selection after replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

It's true, these technically don't take a chunk out of the middle of the existing file. For that, you need two splits, one before and one after the desired text. Astoundingly difficult, that. Press Cmd-Opt-L to lock the current window. Select the text you wish to extract from the current document a...
by AmberV
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best keyboard and monitor?
Replies: 118
Views: 33299

And laser mice dream of holographic cheese.
by AmberV
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Touch typing
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

What I know is this: I "taught myself to type" as a kid, and I got pretty good at it too. I could type around forty words per minute, which was more than any of my friends could type. Then I had a take a typing class. At first I thought it was the dumbest thing, sitting in that room of thu...
by AmberV
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best keyboard and monitor?
Replies: 118
Views: 33299

Nope. :) First thing I did was try the laser on an opaque glass Ikea desk at the office--doesn't work. Maybe... textured glass. Stained glass?
by AmberV
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Half way there...
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Wow, not only is that impressive from a Scriv point of view, but that you have entire departments running on Macs.
by AmberV
Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: names and locations
Replies: 21
Views: 4561

Annotations is exactly what I use for these sorts of things. I use them to jot down *all* of my notes and ideas while writing, even if the idea is relevant to another scene, I put it in the flow of where I was writing. I find that having that sort of context is useful when I go back through things a...
by AmberV
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Tab to switch to editor mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

The main culprit that I can think of is that you've changed your system tab settings in the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane. In the Keyboard Shortcuts section of that, at the bottom there is a toggle that makes tab cycle through all controls, or just text and list controls. If you have it set t...
by AmberV
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: names and locations
Replies: 21
Views: 4561

Oh, there is one other thing you can do that is along these lines. Unlike the prior example though, it requires a little mouse usage. When you drag text from any application, including Scrivener, into the Binder it will create a new document with the text received. All text goes into the body, and a...