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Fri May 30, 2008 6:53 pm Post

This is very minor and I don't mind if you totally ignore it, but something came up today which would have been nice....

As I was writing a scene, I looked at the notecard in the Inspector where I had a list of things that I needed to happen in that scene, and thought how nice it would be to be able to "strike-through" each item as I handled it.

As I said, no big deal, but I thought I'd mention it.

I continue to love your program!

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Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:50 pm Post

Hi Keith

Seems like you are already working on my dream come true. After I've finished the novel, I'll be working on a screenplay version of the same material. If you can pull it off, having Final Draft recognize the elements from Scrivener would be amazing! Your corkboard is way more flexible that Final Draft... So I'm looking forward. Thanks for designing such amazing software.

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Thu May 10, 2012 1:11 am Post

I'm trying out Scrivener. I really like the "nonlinear" aspect of it. I agree with the methodology. I tend to write various scraps of my book in pieces. I needed some sort of program that would hold all my pieces and allow me to easily arrange them as I "grew" my book. I searched all around and eventually stumbled upon Scrivener (I think someone mentioned it in some forum post somewhere). It's a great program as it helps me keep track of all my writing bits and pieces, and lets me arrange them as I add more writing bits.

And now some musings as I take a step back and examine how my book writing is coming along.

I'm targeting Amazon's Kindle as my platform. With a small modification I can also target the EPUB format for other non-kindle e-readers. What I'm finding is that even with Scrivener I'm still still stuck with a "linear" methodology in that the idea is 1) first I write my book, then 2) I format my book.

As a programmer I decided my first book would be "Advanced Kindle Formatting", as I learn how to format books for Kindle. There's a lot of in-depth discussion of HTML, with lots of code examples. What I'm finding is how I write my book depends in part on how I can make it look on Kindle. I'll try out various different things and see how it looks in Kindle Previewer.

This means my writing fragments are .htm files, which I can load into a web browser for an instant view of how it looks, or for a more accurate preview I can load it into Kindle Previewer and wait a few seconds for it to compile and display.

So I'm collecting numerous .htm files. In Scrivener I've made each tree leaf node a link to each .htm file. (Document References > Look up & Add External Reference.) Not sure how well that's going to work out.

I use my favorite HTML editor for editing the HTML. It's a traditional standalone program. Then I have my favorite web browser displaying a quick view of how my .htm file looks. And I have Kindle Previewer to give me a more accurate view of how my .htm file will display. And I have an actual Kindle to show me how it really looks on an actual Kindle, since there are some things the Kindle Previewer program doesn't emulate well. That takes even longer to get the file over to my real Kindle to see how it looks there, so I don't do that often. And I have Scrivener to tie together all the .htm files into a tree. That's a lot of standalone programs, and they're not really integrated together, other than they're all on the same computer.

I don't have any concrete suggestions yet. Just reviewing where I am. Well don't know if this feedback is any helpful but since I've already written it might as well submit it. Cheers!

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Thu May 10, 2012 8:35 am Post

A tip on previewing with an actual Kindle: plug it into your computer. It will come up like a USB disk. Just drop the .mobi file into the "documents" folder, eject it, and it'll pop up in the book list iimmediatel. Much faster than use e-mail.
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Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:40 pm Post

(raises hand)

Dumb question. Having never used the Mac version, how do I know what features are available in the Mac version so as to know what will show up in Windows? Or is this all OBE now, and it's just little gotchas being fixed and new features being added to both? I truly don't want to say, "this would be cool." if it's already something planned and I just didn't know it existed in the Mac version because, well, see above.

Thankyouverymuch. KC
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Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:34 am Post

If you've got a cool idea, let us know! We don't expect everyone to scour the Mac user manual or whatever before they post a wish request. :) It's more about if you do know of a Mac feature and then come and post a wish request for that on Windows---there's really no point in doing that.
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Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:53 pm Post

Thanks much, Amber. "Cool" idea. Probably not. Nice to have, maybe. We'll see. I'll post soon. Thanks again and hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable.

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Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:35 pm Post

What forum do feature requests go in for Scapple?

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Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:30 pm Post

There isn’t a dedicated place for that on the forum as Scapple is meant to be a simple utility that isn’t under constant revision and change. That isn’t to say we won't jot down ideas if we think they might fit into the vision of the software, however. It is probably best to just write in to our support address for Scapple.
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Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:45 pm Post

Re: Searching the forum

In the beginning (decades ago), search functions had reasonable rules. One of which was placing quote marks around a phrase to restrict the search to the phrase. If there were no results, nothing would be displayed. I was happy with no results where there were none.

Not so these days. There is no way currently to restrict searches to a phrase. Google, and MS,... always uses any of the words entered. This result is billions and billions of worthless results and a waste of time and resources.

The search function for this forum's software also does not follow this rule. Example: Searching for "Close Project" results in displaying any post that contains both words, not only the phrase.

So, I will follow your admonition to search first, but no doubt I will post some suggestions that have already been.

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