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Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:46 am Post

Hey Keith,

How's are things going? Any idea when Scrivener will be released? Hopefully before the beta expires, at least.

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:09 pm Post

Heheh, it's that time already, is it? The obligatory "when is the next version available, then?" thread. :)

The only thing holding back the next beta is the help file, which is very onerous (it's about half-complete). After that, the only thing holding back Scrivener going on sale is me getting off my backside and scanning in some forms and e-mailing them to eSellerate and then sending some forms to Apple USA so I can use the Universal Binary logo on the Scrivener webpage.

Either way, the beta doesn't expire until mid-January, by which time Scrivener 1.0 should definitely be on sale, barring any major disasters (such as spontaneous human combustion on my part, for instance).

All the best,
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Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:28 pm Post

I have sent a brief intro to MMD to Keith for his documentation, but this looks like a good place to repeat my call for help from anyone interested in helping to improve the MMD and Scrivener documentation. I have an introductory document started, but would appreciate help from interested persons....

Also (and perhaps more importantly) I would love some good sample documents to show off how powerful this system can be (e.g. a Scrivener doc in MMD format, and we can display a side-by-side with the pdf showing the clean typography, table of contents, etc.)

This could be used as sort of a "Now that you are familiar with Scrivener, check out what else you can do" as well as a tool to attract people already using MMD to try out Scrivener as a writing environment.

Email me if you would like to help out!

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:42 pm Post

KB wrote:scanning in some forms and e-mailing them to eSellerate


I never heard of eSellerate. Will it require a credit card to buy Scrivener? Any other options?

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:38 pm Post

Yes, a credit card or PayPal. There is a big discussion on this in the feedback forum. eSellerate are one of the big online shareware distribution companies used by a lot of Mac shareware - very respectable.

Other options: Hmm, well, let me think. You could post me any of the following:
- a crate of 25 Kronenbourg Blancs (bottles rather than cans)
- any of the Haruki Murakami books that have been translated into English by scholars in Japan but not published in English-speaking countries (eg. at the time of writing, Hear the Wind Sing)
- A video (compatible with UK players) of the whole of the third series of Battlestar Galactica (when it finishes on SciFi - I'll have to wait at least a year after that to see it on DVD in the UK)
- A DVD of Ballad of a Soldier, a Russian film I saw on Channel 4 years ago but of which I never managed to track down a copy
- All of the J.D. Salinger Caulfield family stories that were not collected into a book (An Ocean Full of Bowling Balls etc).
- The name of the ZX Spectrum adventure game that had a character called Slartibardfast (and no, it wasn't Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it just had a reference to it)
- Jessica Alba
- The name of the poet who wrote Pearl, Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience and Cleanness
- The meaning of life (and no, not "42")
- the willpower to read War and Peace, anything by David Foster Wallace or Atlas Shrugged
- A portrait that will age for me
- An infinite number of monkeys with a typewriter each
- Love's Labour's Won

Hmm, so you might want to stick with eSellerate, then. :)

Best,
Keith

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:48 pm Post

KB wrote:- A DVD of Ballad of a Soldier, a Russian film I saw on Channel 4 years ago but of which I never managed to track down a copy


This should be possible.

KB wrote:- Jessica Alba


Who the hell is...

KB wrote:- The meaning of life (and no, not "42")


If you can wait for my next book … ;-)

KB wrote:Hmm, so you might want to stick with eSellerate, then. :)


I neither have a credit card nor a paypal account. But I think I will manage it anyhow.

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:36 pm Post

Browsing through my old Spectrum tapes...

Universal Hero?

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Joey

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KB wrote:Other options: Hmm, well, let me think. You could post me any of the following:
...
- The name of the ZX Spectrum adventure game that had a character called Slartibardfast (and no, it wasn't Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it just had a reference to it)
...

Hmm, so you might want to stick with eSellerate, then. :)

Best,
Keith

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:50 pm Post

KB wrote:- A DVD of Ballad of a Soldier, a Russian film I saw on Channel 4 years ago but of which I never managed to track down a copy

Would you accept this link to Amazon.co.uk as payment for a Scrivener license? :)

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:50 am Post

The name of the poet who wrote Pearl, Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience and Cleanness


I thought it was Marlowe, after all, he also wrote all of Shakespeare's works... and wasn't he also a contemporary of Chaucer and Geoffrey of Monmouth and Malory?

Best list anywhere. Loved it.

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:50 am Post

KB wrote:- The name of the poet who wrote Pearl, Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience and Cleanness


It's Hugh Massey, of course. Or else it's John Massey. Or maybe Hugh-John Massey. </totally pedantic medievalist humor>

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:29 pm Post

But of course, the Templars are responsible for all of it. Just ask Le Comte de Saint-Germain who is, naturally, still alive to this very day.
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:38 pm Post

KB wrote:- The name of the poet who wrote Pearl, Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience and Cleanness


I win! :D

It was A. Non.

As well as these three, he wrote quite a lot in the late 14th century. Quite a prolific family over the years, actually, but not very imaginitive in other ways; they all had first names beginning with A...
:wink:

Regards, Leigh

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:53 pm Post

I'd wager that the great researcher and author, Ibid, ranks up there in sheer quantity with the notorious A. Non.
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:13 pm Post

KB wrote:- A portrait that will age for me
- An infinite number of monkeys with a typewriter each


Heh, I'm not so sure the portait is a good idea...Dorian Gray didn't have such a great time of it.

I hate to break it to everyone, but an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters will never produce anything but an infinite amount of gibberish.

But that's just my theory...

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:35 pm Post

Khadrelt wrote:I hate to break it to everyone, but an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters will never produce anything but an infinite amount of gibberish.

But that's just my theory...

I beg your pardon. This forum is NOT jibberish. :wink: