Scrivener 2.0... It's here.

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:06 pm Post

Thanks suavito - much appreciated!
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:13 pm Post

2.0 is the killer app. Thanks for making the most important application in my professional life even better. Indeed, it was worth the wait. Brilliant work.

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:06 pm Post

At the risk of being cut off from this forum (i.e. I have no evidence that this might happen, but my suggestion is likely to be unpopular), may I ask that the content of the Announcements page be limited basically to ANNOUNCEMENTS, and not to various acts of congratulations, hopes, desires, in-comments, etc. I have no objections to such things, but they should be in another part of the forum. Announcements should be just that. Basically a one-way street, telling forum members about new and important issues.
I always come to this forum and most of the time there is virtually nothing of any real import in the

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:32 pm Post

At the risk of dweeby me-too-ism: This is a wonderful release. Thank you very much!

Where do we post feature requests? I would like to see the ability to do external syncs with collections, where empty pages still get written as empty files. I create a Dropbox folder of the pages I am writing offline at any given moment (to edit with Notebooks on the iPad), often with empty pages as placeholders. But when I do an external sync, those empty pages all disappear on the DropBox site.

still--bravo.

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:50 pm Post

[quote="jamesafoster"]Where do we post feature requests?[/quote]

What's wrong with the "Wish List" section for feature requests? And what about posting feedback, praises, ... in the "Feedback" section?

Thanks, Franz

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:57 pm Post

[quote="dspady"]At the risk of being cut off from this forum (i.e. I have no evidence that this might happen, but my suggestion is likely to be unpopular), may I ask that the content of the Announcements page be limited basically to ANNOUNCEMENTS, and not to various acts of congratulations, hopes, desires, in-comments, etc. I have no objections to such things, but they should be in another part of the forum. Announcements should be just that. Basically a one-way street, telling forum members about new and important issues.
I always come to this forum and most of the time there is virtually nothing of any real import in the[/quote]

Yes. Absolutely. This thread is starting to look like my study.

/Joachim

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:10 pm Post

I don't really believe in curtailing comments, and I quite like the random and digressive nature of this forum and would not want to change it. The main thing to remember about the announcements forum is that only the first post in a thread is an announcement. Everything else is discussion. If I want to announce anything else, even related, I'll always start a new announcement thread and demote the old one to a regular thread. So you don't need to keep checking an announcements thread if you're after news - you can safely assume everything else is discussion. Just check new announcements.
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:57 am Post

[quote="dspady"]At the risk of being cut off from this forum (i.e. I have no evidence that this might happen, but my suggestion is likely to be unpopular), [/quote]

Dear Mr/Ms dspady, Mister Jochim,
Correct me if I `m wrong, as I `m sure you will, but, If you do a search for: anal retentiveness, and off-topicking, you`ll probably discover, that aboard this pirate ship (our beloved Scrivener), those two offences could attract the ultimate sanction, keelhauling+the plank. Punishments, that I personally consider to be way over the top. But then, in the great scheme of things, humans are such perverse creatures, are they not? Fortunately, the sentence is usually commuted to, excoriating vilification and castigation. Needless to say, much to the delight of the masochists and sadists amongst the crew.

To date, Mr/Ms dspady, no member of the crew has been cast adrift or banished for expressing an opinion. Scriv`s motley crew of: Ner`do`ells; Deadbeats; No-hopers; Narcissists; Deviants; Scallywags and Miscreants, are nothing if not democratic. Their right to Freedom of Speech is jealously guarded, and indeed, that right`s exercising, openly encouraged.

[quote="Spitfire31"]Yes. Absolutely. This thread is starting to look like my study.[/quote]

Mr Joachim,
Think yourself lucky it doesn`t resemble Vic-k`s side of the Writer`sRoom.

Take care
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:31 pm Post

Glad to see you've changed your t-shirt, Keith. At last ;-)

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Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:42 pm Post

Leigh wrote:Glad to see you've changed your t-shirt, Keith. At last ;-)


Eh? :shock:
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:54 pm Post

The red one? Off World Colonies?
Go check your easter egg ;-)

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Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:21 am Post

Ah, thought that's what you might mean. :)
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Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:03 am Post

What is the protocol with Easter eggs? Do you have to just hope you stumble on it or are certain people willing to tell you where they are?

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Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:16 am Post

You gotta find the suckers! No cheating allowed. ;)

That said, there might be a black market for these things.
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Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:28 pm Post

Keith, et al, thank you for a most excellent effort, particularly in hearing people's requirements. I sincerely hope it's a commercial success for you.

I've not posted on this forum before. I was a freelancer in spare time for 28 years, beginning in 1974. This last few months I've been making a little of a comeback.

When I started, and for most of my writing career, I used shoe boxes of index cards. Seemingly hundreds of them piled a against a wall. Oh, and an Adler Prima typewriter. I did move on to Win 95, but there wasn't much software for writers.

A few months ago a Mac User Group member pointed me towards Scrivener - 1.5 I think. There's not much that blows me away, but this did. And now 2. My MUG friend wrote ... Scrivener won't write a book for you, it won't tell you about style etc., but you'll write a better piece with Scrivener.

Just to complete my arsenal, is there a good desktop manuscript submission prog? I use Write Again on an old PC, but I'd love to get the whole works on my iMac.

Go get a holiday Keith!