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by Jan
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles

They hate formatting, styles, auto footnote numbers etc. The mss. are marked up with in-house tags which no author is expected (or even allowed) to know. The invariable answer, in my experience at any rate, is "The less formatting, the better." Is this, I wonder, not true elsewhere? It's ...
by Jan
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles

When you're done writing, spend a few hours adding the styles you need. 400 pages of reformatting is a few hours work, and it's well worth the advantages Scrivener offers for the creative / writing process IMHO. Well, I'm afraid it won't be just a few hours' work. A couple of years ago I wrote my M...
by Jan
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles

Thanks for your replies, although I wish you had told me about that secret button in the export window that neatly transforms everything into paragraph styles. Well, it looks like I won't be able to use Scrivener for my Ph.D. That's too bad. Its footnotes support makes it perfect for academic writin...
by Jan
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

RTF export - "faux" styles vs. real styles

Keith, your blog entry mentions changes to the RTF filter in the upcoming version. Do these changes include a better handling of text styles? My problem with the current export filter is that it does not seem to support styles at all. Scrivener does not export footnotes, headings, and main text as s...
by Jan
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: whatever happened to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Whatever happened to ... Martin Amis? You know, the guy who wrote Money and London Fields and Time's Arrow and The Information ? He vanished about ten years ago and was never heard of again. Some say he died of a heart attack during a dental operation. All I know is that his agent replaced him with ...
by Jan
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Amazon Prime
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

£49 for free delivery on most books, DVDs and games? I must spend three times that a year on Amazon deliveries... Crikey. How much do you spend on deliveries? :shock: I don't know about UK prices, but at amazon.de you always get free delivery for books (no minimum price) and for all other stuff - ...
by Jan
Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: import word footnotes
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

KB wrote:This copy-and-paste trick works because RTF data is placed on the pasteboard.

Whatever :) This feature is so cool that you should mention it in the Help files. Or maybe even in the sales pitch on your website. It saved me a lot of time this week.
by Jan
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: import word footnotes
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

I recently discovered that you can simply copy and paste your document from Word to Scrivener's editor, and it will automatically convert all footnotes into inline footnotes. Edit your text and copy it back to Word, and Word automatically converts them back into "real" footnotes. How great...
by Jan
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.09) public beta now available
Replies: 75
Views: 44616

One (very minor) annoyance that has been bugging me for a while is still present in this beta: The Fullscreen Inspector HUD does not remember the position of the Notes/Keywords split bar between sessions. It would be nice if you could fix this in one of the next betas.

Thanks for the update!
by Jan
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 beta (1.07) public beta now available
Replies: 57
Views: 37877

I know this is not a bug - but unlike my namesake I do mind the new colour for gradient highlights in the binder. Is there any chance (or any trick) to get back the wonderful blue of 1.06? Of course, if this is not an option, I´ll try to get used to "Blood on the Binder" or I´ll reconsi...
by Jan
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 beta (1.07) public beta now available
Replies: 57
Views: 37877

Gradient highlights in the binder now use the Highlight Color set in the Appearance pane of System Preferences as a basis. When the binder has the focus, the highlight strip is drawn as a gradient using this colour as its base; when it does not have the focus, this colour is mixed with grey and dra...
by Jan
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 beta (1.06) public beta now available
Replies: 55
Views: 37785

KB wrote:The blue is the way things are going, I'm afraid


Makes me feel blue :(
by Jan
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 beta (1.06) public beta now available
Replies: 55
Views: 37785

Great update. The ability to import rtf documents with footnotes and annotations is a fantastic addition. One small cosmetical issue: binder documents are now highlighted in blue to match the color scheme of the iTunes source list. There is one difference, though: iTunes 7.2 uses a grey/graphite hig...
by Jan
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener on Leopard
Replies: 38
Views: 21636

Hmm .. I don't like that dark toolbar at all. Doesn't match the lighter color of the other interface details. Makes the Scrivener interface look less unified and elegant than the current one. Btw, I'm quite sure the typewriter icon in the toolbar does not fall under your NDA. What's it for? Tell us ...
by Jan
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Mac|Life July 2007 Review
Replies: 15
Views: 6112

You can also read the review on their website . The problem with the "some features missing" conclusion is that the article doesn't tell the reader which features are missing in the reviewer's opinion, it only says that there is a forum full of user requests. It would have been a fair revi...