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by jenb
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Sync feature for windows any closer?
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: Sync feature for windows any closer?

I didn't go and watch the video, but you can do Scriv in dropbox if you do one important thing: pause the syncing while Scriv is open. (Actually, when it has a project open--you could let Scriv run just fine with dropbox running as long as you don't try to work in a project. I'm prone to forget, so ...
by jenb
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Updated Scrivener No Longer Runs
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Updated Scrivener No Longer Runs

(This is what I get for not reading the forum more closely. I see that I'm like the fourth person at least to post this issue. Silly me--should have known you guys would have posted how to fix it already :) ) Worked like a charm, by the way. Didn't even have to re-install the update. Thanks, folks!
by jenb
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Updated Scrivener No Longer Runs
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Updated Scrivener No Longer Runs

On *one* of my computers. I had the same released versions on both my desktop and my netbook. Both run Windows 7. While I followed the beta news, this time I didn't participate with beta versions, so they were both the same last released. On my PC, once the announcement came for a new version, I ran...
by jenb
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Compile to "Doc" actually creates an RTF file
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Compile to "Doc" actually creates an RTF file

Is the .docx actually a .docx? I think it is good that you focus on the areas of greatest need. And to be honest, if/when scrivener for iOS comes along the point will be less required for me--but it will make things slightly more annoying for the foreseeable future. I think that it would be good to ...
by jenb
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Compile to "Doc" actually creates an RTF file
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Compile to "Doc" actually creates an RTF file

I wonder if this is related to these being mobile apps we're discussing, though to be honest I'd have not expected it from Android apps the same way. (As in, I know that the iOS specifically has major deficiencies in viewing rich text--it doesn't do it natively, and thus all the stuff you normally t...
by jenb
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Compile to "Doc" actually creates an RTF file
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: Compile to "Doc" actually creates an RTF file

I was going to comment on this as well. I am testing out some stuff to use on my iphone as stop-gap measures between now and the Scriv for iphone version. Quickoffice could read a .doc created by Word but the .doc created by Scrivener left it with lots of rtf tagging visible. No clue as to why this ...
by jenb
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: At what stage do others transfer their manuscript to word?
Replies: 45
Views: 9684

Re: At what stage do others transfer their manuscript to word?

As late as possible here, as well. If the formatting required is minimal, I will do as much as possible as part of the compile options, and then do some tweaks in the Word version--but the Word version is still treated as a purely temporary file. I use it for submitting the work to other people, but...
by jenb
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can you select and drag text in the trial version?
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Can you select and drag text in the trial version?

The trial version is exactly the regular version, so that can't be it. I have this problem occasionally on my laptop (and not on the desktop). Have her turn on the headers/footers (information bars for the document) and see if that fixes things. It is what makes it work on the laptop, for whatever r...
by jenb
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Using Dropbox (or similar)
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Using Dropbox (or similar)

AmberV wrote:Scrivener prefers bubble paths.


Don't we all, don't we all...

:)
by jenb
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Using Dropbox (or similar)
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Using Dropbox (or similar)

Quote from that page on Dropbox:

"Choose a backup bath somewhere on your local hard drive. "

I assume that I don't need to bathe Scrivener before doing backups. Or after. :)
by jenb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Syncing software with iPad apps
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Syncing software with iPad apps

As I understand it, anything that is available in Mac 2.0 will definitely will be available at some point in WinScriv. The timeline isn't clear yet, however. There is also a ipad/iphone version in the works, but that's probably farther off than some of these other details. So the answer is a qualifi...
by jenb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Edit name list for generator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Edit name list for generator?

Yes, using the origins was the trick I'd have suggested. My only hope is that aspiring writers who are looking for authenticity won't just use what random names come up in a bit of software, but who knows? I think it is fine for some things where authenticity isn't as necessary--I often use the name...
by jenb
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Edit name list for generator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Edit name list for generator?

I believe it merges with what exists. The way I've done it is to specify that it is my custom list in the "origin" column--so instead of Russian, I actually have "Russian Period" because the names came from a list of "period Russian names." (Middle ages in general is th...
by jenb
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Text missing in Scrivener automated backups and Acronis back
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Text missing in Scrivener automated backups and Acronis back

Are you working straight from the zip, or did you unzip the archive and work from that?

I haven't seen this kind of problem, and I work from my backups quite frequently, but I back them up as regular directories, not zip files, though I'm considering doing the zip file thing instead.