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by devinganger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who overthinks?
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Who overthinks?

That probably reads like nonsense; but I find it one of the most magical things about writing fiction. Not nonsense at all! I found a very similar phenomenon happened for me with technical writing. There, of course, it's easier to start with a populated outline, but inevitably as you were writing y...
by devinganger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who overthinks?
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Who overthinks?

The words 'write it' in the first advice imply 'just write it' which implies not being concerned about bigger picture concepts and just letting your art flow. That's exactly what a pantser does. That's a fair point, but there's also a difference between making decisions about plot, structure, etc. ...
by devinganger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Beta 14: Project Metadata in Compile Window Is a Step Backward
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: [Suggestion] Beta 14: Project Metadata in Compile Window Is a Step Backward

I haven't been able to find a project-specific setting to put the project title or the author's information other than the compile settings. Above your post in the thread: Options->General->Author Information As for the ProjectTitle, that is entered in the Compile window, per the Windows Placeholde...
by devinganger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Beta 35 - Customize toolbars bug
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Beta 35 - Customize toolbars bug

What happens if you make toolbar customizations while using the English locale (different than the customizations you made under the Spanish locale), switch back to Spanish, then switch back to English? If the Qt framework is saving those customizations on a per-locale basis, that may not be a bug, ...
by devinganger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Beta 14: Project Metadata in Compile Window Is a Step Backward
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: Beta 14: Project Metadata in Compile Window Is a Step Backward

I do agree with Miik's observation. I think that placing common project metadata in the compile window instead of keeping them in the Project Settings window is counterintuitive and a step backward. I suppose it's too late to change this characteristic, but I needed to put it on record. The respons...
by devinganger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: For those that use the scrivener 3 beta
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: For those that use the scrivener 3 beta

Tiho posted yesterday that it will be released within a month, and that the current beta 35 will work until then. NO. That is NOT WHAT HE SAID. Nobody wants to go through this again, so please transmit what the devs say ACCURATELY. He said they EXPECT IT in the next month. That is NOT a promise fro...
by devinganger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Bookmarks / Matching Text ???
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Bookmarks / Matching Text ???

From doing a quick search of all hits of "matching text" in the manual: Section 9.7 page 204: "Sometimes the duplications will be to individual bits of text, rather than of whole documents. The Matching Text Finder (subsection 13.4.4) tool is designed to help with finding those."...
by devinganger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Bookmarks / Matching Text ???
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Bookmarks / Matching Text ???

Did you check the manual? Section 13.4.4 talks about it.
by devinganger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Binder Folders do not open in Cork Board view
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Binder Folders do not open in Cork Board view

When you view a folder object, it can have one of multiple views. Did you explicitly click on the button that tells it to display the Corkboard view?
by devinganger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Revision Mode (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 497

Re: Revision Mode (?)

You are doing a poor job defending the scummy company Lit&Latte is. I realize that you're probably quite a bit embarrassed about your mistake and upset about potentially losing material, but it is your mistake. There is no need to call L&L names. They go out of their way to warn users to *r...
by devinganger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: <b33> The new RegEx implementation broke important functionality?
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: <b33> The new RegEx implementation broke important functionality?

If it's a fully Perl-compatible RE library, will this syntax work?

\N{U+263D} Unicode character (example: FIRST QUARTER MOON)

(from https://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html )
by devinganger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4021] BETA 31 Copy from Scrivener to Word Processor doesn't paste format
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: [LH4021] BETA 31 Copy from Scrivener to Word Processor doesn't paste format

The bug persists in Beta 33. If the bug number assigned in the header (in this case LH4021) does not appear as "fixed" in a new beta version's release notes, it is safe to assume it hasn't been fixed and that you don't need to update the forum to say that it hasn't been fixed. You only ne...
by devinganger
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Why do you use or want a Mac?
Replies: 25
Views: 1351

Re: Why do you use or want a Mac?

The switch will probably improve the reliability problem, but they still have a ridiculously short and light key travel — I really don’t know why they want to have such low profile keys. First guess off the top of my head is to reduce the amount of gunk that can get under the keys and cause issues....
by devinganger
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4235] "Use defaut background" in Project Settings text
Replies: 1
Views: 130

[LH4235] "Use defaut background" in Project Settings text

B32, Project Settings, Background Images, under the Freeform Corkboard Mode Background section, the option is incorrectly spelled "Use defaut background."
by devinganger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Why do you use or want a Mac?
Replies: 25
Views: 1351

Re: Why do you use or want a Mac?

Actually DG, he makes your point a bit clearer... If you want the same perf from windows over the lifetime of the systems you need to put the same $$ in up front, or you have to be an expert to "build your own". TCO is a lot more than purchase price. Too bad most folks don't really get th...