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by PJS
Sun May 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Floating the Editor Window
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Floating the Editor Window

OK. My aged brain has finally remembered the correct answer.

Try Navigate > Open Quick Reference, then sort through the list.
(It's quicker if you keep a Quick Ref icon in the tool bar.)
Then in Window > Float QR.

Then you have a floating editor window.

Now, as to the crashing....

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by PJS
Sun May 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Floating the Editor Window
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Floating the Editor Window

Isn't Window> Float Window what you want? Oooops. I just tried to float a window on my iMac, and suddenly nothing happened. In fact, Scr seemed to quit. I'll restart and see what happens. On restart Scr crashed, and I've sent in a crash log. And will try again, This is particularly odd for me, as I ...
by PJS
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Wish: Curved connections
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Re: Wish: Curved connections

dacevedo wrote:speed that I get with Scapple is unmatched and makes it approach using paper. I have a feeling adding too much detail to connecting notes can create slowness either in use or the application itself.

+1

... not to discourage new features, but PLEASE keep it simple and quick.
by PJS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3 How to change the full screen background
Replies: 5
Views: 7801

Re: Scrivener 3 How to change the full screen background

Colors in full screen will be the same as those you select for Main Editor. Select background color in Preferences, and change the text color using the small color block to the right of page layout options. (It has a small down-arrow.) Press and hold that until a color pallete shows, and with that y...
by PJS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: An alternative to NaNoWriMo?
Replies: 21
Views: 8243

Re: An alternative to NaNoWriMo?

I'm leery of projects which begin like stock offerings or on-line dating services. (DISCLAIMER: Never tried either one.) This does, however, seem to involve fewer slippery slopes than those other two. So I'm tentatively in — though if it begins to play out like one of those interminable FB-style gig...
by PJS
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: One-step highlighting
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

Re: One-step highlighting

Not sure it will address your problem specifically, but have you tried using "Comment?" You get a colored section of copy and — if you want — you can add a note in the Inspector column citing the reason you marked it. The mark will stay until you go back and delete whatever note — if any —...
by PJS
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: E-Books, and fast and slow reading
Replies: 8
Views: 12150

Re: E-Books, and fast and slow reading

Part of the difference for me is time. Not how long it takes to read a particular format, as I've never bothered to compare relative reading speeds, but how long I've been doing it. I started reading — hard-bound/paper-page — more than 75 years ago. I've tried the various contemporary alternatives. ...
by PJS
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Can fiction handle texts, FB, etc.?
Replies: 2
Views: 2546

Can fiction handle texts, FB, etc.?

The surface answer of course is, Yes, fiction can deal with anything. Still... what luck have you had writing a story in which characters rely on texting, or on cell phones? Surely it can be done. After all, we've incorporated the printing press and steam engines and nuclear power. Why scruple or st...
by PJS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 3D Character Dialogue Mapping
Replies: 26
Views: 5562

Re: 3D Character Dialogue Mapping

Not meaning to complicate the issue with facts and extenuating circumstances — merely, you understand in the interests of intellectual probity and the safe dispersal and dispensing of critical fluids — I need to explain that I have three sons and three daughters — hence three sons-in law — a brother...
by PJS
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 3D Character Dialogue Mapping
Replies: 26
Views: 5562

Re: 3D Character Dialogue Mapping

Vic — As usual, mon ami, you have extracted the crucial — one might say the threatened — element from a situation, set it aside in a safe haven, and replaced it with a bland and dispensable alternative. I shall in future dispense the bland alternative and reserve the crucial element to mine own need...
by PJS
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 3D Character Dialogue Mapping
Replies: 26
Views: 5562

Re: 3D Character Dialogue Mapping

It is a fascinating sort of gizmo. Couldn't resist an urge to ask for a diagram of The Fisher King , and for as much as I could figure it out — not a terribly lot — it was good. But still... You do realize, don't you, that setting this sort of thing free on the forum is liable to provoke several req...
by PJS
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk into a Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk into a Bar

Lovely, the film clip that is, meaning no insult to Vic. In fact, both the clip and Vic's comment remind me of a short story by Kevin Barry, "Breakfast Wine." It was made into a pretty good short film by the Irish Film Board. They say it takes just three alcoholics to keep a small bar runn...
by PJS
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Scapple wishlist
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

Re: Scapple wishlist

I wish that — when I make cards with each character's name and then organize them properly with arrows and dotted lines and stuff which indicate different story lines and intersecting character arcs — when I do all that, I wish that Scapple would assemble the final draft for me. (I'd even settle for...
by PJS
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Wish: Dark version please?
Replies: 9
Views: 3557

Re: Wish: Dark version please?

sianablackwood wrote:Do not say 'Just get Flux'.


Have you heard of, or tried Nocturne? It's an old hold-over from Blacktree, but still available through Macupdate.

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24898/nocturne

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