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by MrGruff
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who maps their fictional world (geographically speaking) ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Re: Who maps their fictional world (geographically speaking) ?

The last time I had to draw a map for a fiction project I did it in Scapple. All it takes is a few labels and then drawing shapes around them. It was only so I could keep the directions of travel and relative locations straight, so a bit of blockiness wasn't an issue. One of the main mistakes it hel...
by MrGruff
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: MMD to LaTeX: Apostrophes in Section Labels
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: MMD to LaTeX: Apostrophes in Section Labels

The simplest answer to this is to add a label in the title of the document, enclosed in square brackets. So your title in Scrivener would look like: Aristotle's thesis [aristotlesthesis] On compile to MMD that gives the correct title Aristotle's thesis , and the label you have chosen. I use this fea...
by MrGruff
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Creating documentation
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: Creating documentation

I've used this method for maintaining two versions of a manual for thermal calculation software, one for the UK and one for Australia (each country uses different methods of calculating heat loss). I've not seen the flattening of the hierarchy in the collections, because I use MMD and produce the fi...
by MrGruff
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Short short stories
Replies: 21
Views: 7826

Re: Short short stories

@Jonglin: The writer you were recalling is Robert Graves. That story – set in Wales rather than Ireland – is Week-end at Cwm Tatws which is in his collection The Shout and other stories . (And as an aside, Cwm Tatws, although perhaps sounding suitably welsh to the non-welsh speaker, can be roughly t...
by MrGruff
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: MultiMarkdown & LaTeX
Topic: Easy MMD tables
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Re: Easy MMD tables

By the way, Scrivener may have an interesting trick or two up its sleeve for this in the future. ;)


+1 to that oooooh
by MrGruff
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: MultiMarkdown & LaTeX
Topic: Easy MMD tables
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Easy MMD tables

If there's one thing that annoys me about MMD it's the typing of tables. Maybe it's that my touch-typing doesn't readily encompass the | symbol, I don't know, but I find them a touch clunky to set up. Brett Terpstra clearly feels the same way, as he has added a new service to his Markdown Service To...
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Error opening (Mac OS X) Scrivener project in iOS device
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Error opening (Mac OS X) Scrivener project in iOS device

I experienced this to start with. It turned out to be the result of the time delay in Dropbox syncing between my Mac and their servers (with a few Scrivener projects there were thousands of files involved. Once Dropbox had caught up on both my Macs I pressed sync on Scrivener iOS and waited again (a...
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: iPad-Scrivener doesnt download from Dropbox.
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: iPad-Scrivener doesnt download from Dropbox.

Have you pressed the Sync button?
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Accessing Projects Created on iPad with Desktop Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Accessing Projects Created on iPad with Desktop Mac

If the project is showing in the 'On my iPhone' section of the list click Edit, then select the project using the circle on the left hand side of the list and drag the project into the Dropbox part of the list using the three horizontal bars on the right of the screen. Once it has moved it will show...
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: How to change Dropbox sync folder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: How to change Dropbox sync folder?

From the main screen select 'Edit'. You will then see a tool icon bottom right. Press that and select 'Dropbox settings', which will let you set the sync folder.
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Congrats! And DropBox problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: Congrats! And DropBox problem

In Scrivener go to Dropbox settings and there select the folder which should be used for syncing. You can either chose the default, or pick an existing folder.

Once you have selected the folder, sync, and Scrivener should show the projects in that folder.
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: How to open existing project in dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: How to open existing project in dropbox

You need to open the project in Scrivener (iOS). You will need to make sure your existing Scrivener (Mac/Win) projects are in the Dropbox folder you have selected. I moved my existing projects to Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener (the recommended location), made a cup of coffee while dropbox synced thousands o...
by MrGruff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 219152

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

Yup. Got it from UK app store.

Now Keith can lock this thread.
by MrGruff
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Split screen into three or more panes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Split screen into three or more panes?

Not quite three panes, but you can use a quick reference panel to do this. ⋅ Split the main pane into two. ⋅ Right click on the document you will be using for notes. ⋅ Select Open>As Quick Reference . ⋅ Go back to the main window and select your two source doc...
by MrGruff
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dialogue with Inline Parentheticals (Script Mode)
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Dialogue with Inline Parentheticals (Scriptwriting)

I don't know if there's anyway of setting that up automatically, but when I want that effect I just go for CMD+I and it seems to work. Not a very sophisticated approach, I admit.