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by Tacitus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Dropbox introduces three-device limit on free accounts
Replies: 21
Views: 2633

Re: Dropbox introduces three-device limit on free accounts

Maybe all of these people who are willing to throw money at KB to solve technical limitations that are not of his making and that he has no control over might be willing to do some of the legwork to research other alternatives *in depth* and find out if any of them have significantly changed so tha...
by Tacitus
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Writing & Notetaking - Starting Grad School
Replies: 7
Views: 5035

Re: Writing & Notetaking - Starting Grad School

Considering that the OP asked eleven years ago and might have moved on since, I think your (very helpful) response earns you the golden internet archaeology award. :D No offence BTW None taken. It'll teach me to check the date on posts before replying. My sole defence is that it was early in the mo...
by Tacitus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Linking docs within a Scriv project file
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Linking docs within a Scriv project file

Welcome. ............you can also create your own text / label and then use the same method to link that to a specified file (i.e. the link itself doesn't have to mirror the name of the text or image file being linked to). ......... I did know but thanks for the reminder Good luck with your project...
by Tacitus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Linking docs within a Scriv project file
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Linking docs within a Scriv project file

JoRo wrote:By using Edit > Link to document.
Does this help?
Add Document Link.gif
Slàinte mhòr.
Yes thanks. Must have been asleep but thought that only applied to docs outside the project.
Thanks for the help - solved it perfectly. :)
by Tacitus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Linking docs within a Scriv project file
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Linking docs within a Scriv project file

Something like the attached? Yes thanks that's pretty much how I was looking to do it. The only minor difference is that I have all my Will notes in one folder and the Will images in a separate folder, but the principle is the same. So, next question is how did you do it :D I can't deduce anything ...
by Tacitus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Linking docs within a Scriv project file
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Linking docs within a Scriv project file

Within my Scriv project I have a series of images of an old Will contained within a folder inside the research folder. There are several of these relating to different Wills. I have a separate folder within the research folder which contains my notes on each of these Wills. There are in fact several...
by Tacitus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Writing & Notetaking - Starting Grad School
Replies: 7
Views: 5035

Re: Writing & Notetaking - Starting Grad School

Hello! I've been reading a number of forums, trying to decipher the best software fit for my needs. I think Scrivener may fit the bill, but I'm not sure whether it will be the best fit, or whether I will need to pair it with another program, such as Journler or Circus Ponies. Support for Journler i...
by Tacitus
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivner3.0 for MAC + WhiteSmoke???
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Scrivner3.0 for MAC + WhiteSmoke???

The only software I know of that does something similar to Whitesmoke is Perfectit. I've never used it but many proofreaders and editors in the UK do so and recommend it. Might be worth a look, but due to the absence of a plugin architecture none of these add-ons are likely to work as well with Scri...
by Tacitus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mac crashed: where to retrieve Scrivener data?
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Re: Mac crashed: where to retrieve Scrivener data?

As mbbntu suggested, talk to the 'laptop doctor' and ask him to log into your Dropbox account from another machine with a web browser as I suggested above? You can always change the password afterwards. Dropbox itself will keep backups on their servers for a limited period and using another machine ...
by Tacitus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mac crashed: where to retrieve Scrivener data?
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Re: Mac crashed: where to retrieve Scrivener data?

If you have access to a working machine try this: Using a web browser - Safari/Firefox - login to your DropBox account (you don't say whether this a paid account or free) View - files which should take you to a page showing your files and folders (or those that are left) On the RHS of this page unde...
by Tacitus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.
Replies: 38
Views: 10581

Re: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.

I can't help being intrigued by the title of the thread... "Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it." Interesting question, but slightly impossible. I mean, what can Keith do to increase the posters trust in Dropbox? :D There's trust and trust. If the OP...
by Tacitus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.
Replies: 38
Views: 10581

Re: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.

There is a very nice iCloud Drive utility that has recently been released by the wonderful eclecticlight: https://eclecticlight.co/2018/05/19/cirrus-version-1-0-release-the-icloud-tool-is-ready-for-general-use/ It allows you to check status and functioning of iCloud drive files. That looks rather m...
by Tacitus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.
Replies: 38
Views: 10581

Re: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.

I think this menu bar item may only work with iCloud Drive, but I've no idea since I use DropBox for syncing Scriv projects. At $2.99 USD it's not a lot to lose if it doesn't work as you expect, so may be worth a punt. http://www.thealchemistguild.com/icloudstatus/index.html NB : I've not used it my...
by Tacitus
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: sync with Box.com app?
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Re: sync with Box.com app?

For us—Shirley in China and me—it's not a cheapskate issue, rather Dropbox being blocked in China, though payment from China is an issue. Also, when Cubby became impossible because of changes in their service, I got in touch with Box who told me that they were not making their desktop interface ava...
by Tacitus
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: sync with Box.com app?
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Re: sync with Box.com app?

I use Sync all the time with Scrivener projects, both v. 3 and v. 2. Dropbox is blocked in China, so my collaborator and I have used Sync since the demise of Cubby. I also spread my other projects between Sync, Dropbox and my main HD, with all backups going to iCloud. I think Sync is a bit slower t...