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by mbbntu
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to make spell checker recognize character names?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: How to make spell checker recognize character names?

The spell checker is provided by the system software -- in other words, it is baked into Apple MacOs. See:

https://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb/macos/spelling-dictionary
by mbbntu
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What font do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: What font do you use?

Fonts are not a big thing for me -- except that I have an intense dislike of Helvetica as a screen font. It irritates me no end that it seems to be the default everywhere I go. I used to use Verdana all the time, and I now use IBM Plex Mono on screen. They are about the only two fonts I've used in m...
by mbbntu
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: is there a cross-reference on scrivener?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: is there a cross-reference on scrivener?

You need to look at Placeholders under the Help menu. Be aware that there are a LOT of placeholders. You can probably achieve some of what you want with them.
by mbbntu
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can't understand end notes!
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Can't understand end notes!

The Technical Support for Windows section would be a better place to ask:

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=30

Cheers.
by mbbntu
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Cursor with mind of its own
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Cursor with mind of its own

I recently received an email from the developers of HoudahSpot advising against updating to Catalina because it "had broken many things". This seems to include Apple's own Mail app, to judge by what is being written on Macrumors and the Eclectic Light blog. Unfortunately, this does seem to...
by mbbntu
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: New Scrivener Update
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: New Scrivener Update

There is a report on macrumors that Mail is affected by bugs. https://www.macrumors.com/
by mbbntu
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: No more support for Scrivener 2??
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: No more support for Scrivener 2??

I, too, keep all my receipts. The oldest one on my present system dates from 2007.
by mbbntu
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly backups
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly backups

I would have said this is a job for Hazel:

https://www.noodlesoft.com

Brilliant utility, and very handy for organising all sorts.
by mbbntu
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app
Replies: 262
Views: 15274

Re: Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app

a short „Hi we’re still working on it“ would be very reassuring That is pretty much the gist of Katherine's post late on 1 October. She also points out that it seems to be an Apple bug. So it might be better to light a fire under Apple instead of LitnLat. It seems that Apple broke it, so they will ...
by mbbntu
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't open .scriv file it says binder.scrivproj file gone
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Can't open .scriv file it says binder.scrivproj file gone

Unfortunately, Google Dive is known to cause problems with Scrivener projects. See this advisory:

https://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb/cloud-syncing/google-drive-advisory

Personally, I'd also be wary of saving on the Desktop. Worth having a close look at the manual.
by mbbntu
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The Inspector? A Detailed Explanation Please.
Replies: 25
Views: 573

Re: The Inspector? A Detailed Explanation Please.

I would say you don't necessarily have to use any of these features for what they are "supposed" to be used for. You can invent your own uses for many, if not all, of them. I would think it would be worth creating a small test project and playing with the features to see how you might be a...
by mbbntu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Learn from iOS ...
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Learn from iOS ...

The Finder is your friend. If you use the menu item Go->Recents (Cmd-Sh-F) it will show all the files you have used most recently. You can put it in the Dock if you like. Or put it in the sidebar of the Finder. Or you could used a saved search (in the sidebar again) which shows all the most recently...
by mbbntu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Forenames vs. Surnames vs. Names
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Forenames vs. Surnames vs. Names

And right on cue:

https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/09/05/how-people-judge-your-personality-based-on-your-name/

Plenty of caveats about the research, but still interesting.
by mbbntu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Forenames vs. Surnames vs. Names
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Forenames vs. Surnames vs. Names

My conclusion would be that different cultures have different naming conventions, and that combining two of them might not work. I'm no expert, but it is well understood that Hungarians typically put their family name first and their personal name second. This was also very common in Italy (where I ...
by mbbntu
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adding custom words to Scriv dictionary?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Adding custom words to Scriv dictionary?

This article is a bit old, but I I hope it is still useful:
https://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/os-x-fixing-autocorrect-issues