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by DLThurston
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

I am new to all this and successfully imported the additional name files (so generously given) but I am not sure how to access them for use within the name generator. I looked at the manual but it didn't help. Could someone kindly tell me how to actually use the imported files within scrivener. Tha...
by DLThurston
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

Oops. All fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
by DLThurston
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

Alright. Between Arthur and myself we've reformatted most of the files to Mac format. They've now got their own page here. Big thanks to everyone pointing out that the formats are different then helping change them.
by DLThurston
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

Wow. Wish I'd looked this up beforehand, but it didn't occur to me that the Windows and Mac versions might expect different formatting for name lists. I'll grab the Mac manual this weekend, see what it wants, and start the process of creating Mac versions of the files. Though I don't understand how ...
by DLThurston
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

These were formatted based on the instructions within Scrivener for Windows. If the formatting for these files is different for Scrivener for Mac, I'd love to know the proper formatting for the latter, and I'll work to making lists for both versions. I'll also go back and make sure the earlier lists...
by DLThurston
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

Three new lists today, all focused on mid-19th Century America. Finally have some good female names thanks to the 1850 census, and a much longer list of names from the Civil War thanks to a rather morbid source, the records of the infamous Andersonville Prison. Latter still male only. Hard finding a...
by DLThurston
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

It may sound silly, but coming up with names stops me dead while writing, so this is a great help. Considering all these lists started when I was working on character sketches for a new novel and thought "I want to give some characters names with specific ties to Virginia," no, I don't fi...
by DLThurston
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

The Social Security Administration lists I used for the US Names by decades go to 1000 and not 500. I'm not sure why I cut it off at 500, so I've now expanded each list to 1000 male, 1000 female names. I've also created an "expansion pack" that has names 501-1000 for those who downloaded t...
by DLThurston
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

I can explain for Windows, if you're using Scrivener for Mac hopefully someone else can peep up. First, since you've said slowly: Download the file you want by right clicking on it, and selecting "Save as..." Make sure you put the file somewhere you'll remember on your hard drive. Once it'...
by DLThurston
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

And it better have a bloody hell of a lot of characters in it!
by DLThurston
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

Put that Russian file up, and some built from troop rosters from the War of 1812. The latter has the problem of being male-only first names. Hard finding female name lists from the era, since I'm looking for something that is freely usable and specifies genders. Gender specificity is important, beca...
by DLThurston
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

I've got a few ideas. First step is going to be IE. I know it's become the 3rd or 4th place browser, but it's also the only one (I'm aware of) that will copy a table into Word or Excel as a table. Let me play around, I've got a few ideas on how find-and-replace might make this work... I've figured o...
by DLThurston
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

I've got the Biblical first names list put together, though I suspect I'll add to it in the future. It skews male heavy by more than 2-to-1, but that bespeaks the source material (much like the Civil War Generals name list skewed entirely male, odd that). Trying to figure out what to do next, cause ...
by DLThurston
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

They're oddly fun to put together. Not the first time I've gotten a program on my computer and obsessed about creating seeding files for a built in randomizer. Last time it was coding files to create random maps within a RTS game I was playing. This started with wanting a time period appropriate nam...
by DLThurston
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Sharing my Name Generator files
Replies: 39
Views: 16280

Re: Sharing my Name Generator files

Added four new lists, two first names and two last names, based on some old (1200-1642) English records I found online.