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by Ahab
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Closing a Project
Replies: 4
Views: 669

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: 669

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: 669

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...
by Ahab
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mojave / Scrivener 3.1 crash on startup
Replies: 42
Views: 7344

Re: Mojave / Scrivener 3.1 crash on startup

Scrivener 3.1 appears to be working fine for me in High Sierra. Still waiting for Apple to swat some of the more egregious bugs in Mojave. Am considering upgrading to Mojave over the weekend, just wondering what bugs are stopping you, Ahab? I haven't seen anything mentioned online that would give m...
by Ahab
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mojave / Scrivener 3.1 crash on startup
Replies: 42
Views: 7344

Re: Mojave / Scrivener 3.1 crash on startup

Scrivener 3.1 appears to be working fine for me in High Sierra. Still waiting for Apple to swat some of the more egregious bugs in Mojave.
by Ahab
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compiling Long Henry-Fieldingesque Chapter Titles
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Compiling Long Henry-Fieldingesque Chapter Titles

I think your agent needs more decaf. I've yet to hear of an editor rejecting a manuscript because the chapter titles were too boring, but putting that much work into darlings the editor might well hate seems to be premature. Hmmmm. Well, I've had the same agent for 15 years, and he's never once ste...
by Ahab
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compiling Long Henry-Fieldingesque Chapter Titles
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Compiling Long Henry-Fieldingesque Chapter Titles

<snip> Edit: Alternately, if you use chapter folders with scene documents in them, then you could add these expansive titles into the text area of the chapter folders. That way, they'd show up in a Scrivenings session and in a corkboard view of all your chapters (if your synopses are blank). Custom...
by Ahab
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compiling Long Henry-Fieldingesque Chapter Titles
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Compiling Long Henry-Fieldingesque Chapter Titles

My agent thinks my novel should have more navigational chapter titles than a simple One, Two, Three, and suggests something rather lengthy a la Tom Jones or, the example he uses, from Henry Hitchings newish The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life , which employs the same dev...
by Ahab
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Historical Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

Re: Historical Fiction

Folks here are remarkably forthcoming with answers to questions, from technical arcana to the proper listening music for writers. Though the first questions are often answered by variations on a Did-You-Do-The-Inbuilt-Tutorial? theme.
by Ahab
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to make Scrivener detect a Person (character) when writing
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: How to make Scrivener detect a Person (character) when writing

What I do in 1.9 is to create a new Project Note, name it Characters and add the cast inside, with links to heir profiles. This way I have a quick access to their info and keep the text clean so I can export it to other apps. This is brilliant. I've been keeping all my character profiles in Project...
by Ahab
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How to come up names to your characters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2638

Re: How to come up names to your characters?

It depends on what you're writing. Your Avatar seems to indicate fantasy-type stuff? If there's some kind of mythological connection, then research historical names--Irish gods and goddesses, Japanese mythology, whatever seems appropriate it. If you work in the real world, or in its historical antec...
by Ahab
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to turn grammar check off?
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: How to turn grammar check off?

I've been feeling that way since 10.12 (really, what did 10.13 offer other than more bugs?). However I do really like dark mode, and have been using it in every program that offers it so far. If you do prefer a less bright interface, the update may be worth the inevitable snarls. My Compose Mode is...
by Ahab
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to turn grammar check off?
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: How to turn grammar check off?

Hmmmm. Mojave is sounding, so far, like a not-worth-it Update.
by Ahab
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Spellcheck oddity with the text: "straight and narrow"
Replies: 26
Views: 4368

Re: Spellcheck oddity with the text: "straight and narrow"

I suspect the Apple grammar intern who coded this figures it should be a compound adjective, as in straight-and-narrow path, which is correct. But "keeping on the straight and narrow" is no more an adjective than is keep your stick on the ice. Must remember to turn off the grammar helper s...
by Ahab
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Compiling for Beta Readers
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: Compiling for Beta Readers

Thanks. I was considering making an e-book for the digital civilians and giving the pros the .docx files they live by. Maybe I'll try printing out an e-book for the luddites, and see how it looks.