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by Ahab
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 7548

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

JoRo wrote:
Written (though clumsily) with love and respect and a from-the-bottom-of-my-heart sense of care.

Slàinte mhòr.



Pardon my American ignorance, but does Slàinte mhòr translate to a Noodge?
by Ahab
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5368

Re: Benefits of a College education

“Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog, you learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it.”

Mark Twain
by Ahab
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Transferring my project to docx and then....
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Transferring my project to docx and then....

The Scrivener to Pages, Pages to Word, Word to Pages and back to Word works fine for me, with multiple publishers, and from both sides of the editing desk. It's a pain in the wazoo, but then so is track changes in general. I don't bring the final manuscript back into Scrivener for final archiving un...
by Ahab
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature request! ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 3130

Re: Feature request! ;)

Shouldn't Scrivener monitor our pulse rate, perhaps through the Track Pad? I mean, there's got to be a reason Apple calls it a Track Pad, right? Oh. You didn't know about the Apple Watch companion app? Katherine Another reason not to acquire an Apple Watch. I mean, the MBP's face-timey camera is al...
by Ahab
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature request! ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 3130

Re: Feature request! ;)

But what if we're non-verbal writers, or use the same anatomical improbability for both a Good Sentence and a Tragic Error? Shouldn't Scrivener monitor our pulse rate, perhaps through the Track Pad? I mean, there's got to be a reason Apple calls it a Track Pad, right? Mice, I suppose, could perform ...
by Ahab
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I am outraged!
Replies: 29
Views: 6114

Re: I am outraged!

So now we need only decide between a balloon release or a candle-lit contrition-fest.
by Ahab
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Spell-check Quit Working
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: Spell-check Quit Working

And rebooted the Mac? Slàinte mhòr. Thanks. That's always my first step. What appears to have worked, in a sense, was your suggestion to go into the Keyboard bit on Apple's Preferences and tick Correct Spelling Automatically. That got Spell-Check working again, though in an entirely different way. ...
by Ahab
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Spell-check Quit Working
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Spell-check Quit Working

I searched for this and didn't find a topic. So . . . Spell-checking has been working for me on Scrivener since, like, 2006, and this week it stopped. I went through and checked the various appropriate boxes--they're all still ticked as they were. Unticked them, reticked them, nada. Searched the for...
by Ahab
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Best way to re-import edited Word / Pages file (can I just cut and paste?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Best way to re-import edited Word / Pages file (can I just cut and paste?)

Pasting from Pages to Scrivener via Paste & Match Style means any special formatting--italics, bold face, whatever--goes away. I get an exact match simply by copying a chapter from Pages, pasting it into a fresh Document in Scrivener, and letting the formatting carry over all by itself with no a...
by Ahab
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Best way to get edits back into Scrivener?
Replies: 13
Views: 4982

Re: Best way to get edits back into Scrivener?

Your mileage may vary, but because Word is the universal language of editors I've found it best to handle back-and-forth edits using Apple Pages (I gave up on Word some years ago). Pages handles marginal comments well enough, and does track changes well enough. Of course, if you have Word, it works ...
by Ahab
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I have not been here for a while.
Replies: 30
Views: 6568

Re: I have not been here for a while.

I do think that the growth of L&L has had a major impact on the forum. I do not think the impact was "positive" for those of us who found a social outlet here. But then L&L is a software company, not a pub or coffee/tea house. Luckily for me, vic-k is easily lured out from under h...
by Ahab
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I have not been here for a while.
Replies: 30
Views: 6568

Re: I have not been here for a while.

Long ago this was a small community, where everyone knew everyone, and Scrivener was, for some of us, still in Beta. Now, in V3-land, things have expanded exponentially, and new people have different questions, different expectations, different interests altogether, some of them fairly unrealistic, ...
by Ahab
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Closing a Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Closing a Project

Wait (low-wattage light bulb slowly flickers over head): To close a Project on the iPad I just tap back to <Project screen, and that closes the Project I'd been working on the same as if I'd clicked the familiar red circle on a Mac Window? That seems too simple, and thus must be wrong. Or _is_ it? <...
by Ahab
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Closing a Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Closing a Project

Screenshots, too, appear beyond my expertise. I'm in the Tutorial Binder in iOS, with the extreme Upper Left leading me back to <Projects, and in the Center Tutorial and to the left, of the Binder pane, Edit. Below in the binder are all the expected items Recent, Bookmarks, Then the Binder proper wi...
by Ahab
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Closing a Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Closing a Project

This might be the dumbest question anyone's ever asked, but I've just downloaded Scrivener iOS, gone through the Tutorial, synched my projects through Dropbox (and discovered I--oops--also have my Backups in that synched folder, and must now relocate them), and now want to CLOSE my project. I search...