Typo in the help file

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Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:35 pm Post

I just spotted a minor typo in the help file.

In 'Overview & concepts':

The user should bea ble to view more than one document at the same time - for instance, the end of one chapter alongside the beginning of the next, a character sketch alongside a scene in which that character appears, or a research document alongside the writing it is being used to support.

Is it helpful to you to post such minor things?

I'm finding the help file so far to be a really useful introduction to Scrivener and the thinking behind it.
Roger

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Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:41 pm Post

Thanks! Yep, if anyone finds any more typos in the Help file, this would be a good place to post them. I haven't really proofread it yet.

Oh, and do remember that the Help file isn't finished! Everything is done down to "Menus", then after that nothing works except for the Licence Agreement...

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Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:43 pm Post

In Overviews & Concepts:

summarised should be summarized

In Registering Scrivener:

licence should be license (error occurs at least four times)


Under File Menu:

In force saves -- naver should be never; applicaiton should be application
In Label & status setup -- customise should be customize; colour should be color (unless you're going with the British spelling)

Under The Edit Menu:

In Spelling -- behaviour should be behavior (again, unless using British spelling); "But don't blame Scrivener - it's how Apple have built the text system in OS X." should replace "have" with "has."

Under The View Menu:

customise should be customize

In Show/Hide Pins -- " See Meta-Data for for information on labels." -- for is repeated twice

In Document Statistics: analyse should be analyze

In Show Script Elements Menu: avaliable should be available

Under The Text Menu:

In Font: decrase should be decrease.

In Title Case: capitalised should be capitalized

In Bold and Italics to Multi...: italicised should be italicized

Under the Find Menu:

applicatons should be applications

Under the Snapshot Menu:

In Show Snapshots: currentlly should be currently

Under The Window Menu:

Minimises / minimise should be minimize

Under Help Menu:

licence should be license?

Under Services Menu:

recognise ?




I'm not sure if you were doing British spelling on purpose or not; if so then about 1/2 of these do not apply. The rest should still be changed however.

Thanks... help file looks great now.

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:13 am Post

awpstrike wrote:summarised should be summarized
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licence should be license (error occurs at least four times)
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customise should be customize
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colour should be color
...
behaviour should be behavior
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customise should be customize
...
analyse should be analyze
...
capitalised should be capitalized
...
italicised should be italicized
...
Minimises / minimise should be minimize
...
recognise


Please check out the Oxford dictionary.

I'm not sure if you were doing British spelling on purpose or not.


Well, uh, I'm British - what do you think? I have made concessions in the spellings of the application menus to conform with the System spellings (because there is no British localisation - and yes, I mean localiSation), but there is no way I am doing it in the Help file. We have to get used to American spellings everywhere, but it offends my eyes to see US spellings in a long piece of text that I am writing (because it would be forced - just as I don't ask you to use British spellings on this forum).

Thanks for the other, genuine typos, though - I will fix those. :) Please don't anyone tell me that I have misspelled "licence" again, though. In the UK, "licence" is the noun and "license" is the verb (so technically you can tell me I misspelled it if you find that I used the verb spelling for the noun or vice versa, of course).

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Keith

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:24 am Post

Gentlemen, the Queen.

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:52 am Post

Eiron wrote:Gentlemen, the Queen.


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Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:12 am Post

Long live the Queen!

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:54 pm Post

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