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by Sgt_Bilko
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Import finished book
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Import finished book

OK thanks, I'll have a play and see what it can do. A while ago I opened the project in iBooks Author but it appeared to show elements that shouldn't be there and didn't make it to the final draft, so I am a bit concerned about that and view the PDF as the safe final version. The iBooks Author file ...
by Sgt_Bilko
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I am a writer, sort of...
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

I am a writer, sort of...

I have written two books, however I never tell people in conversation that I'm a writer. Most of the time I also find myself handling other tasks like marketing, web design, photography and all the other areas that need attention. At the moment I'm not writing! The last book was about colour managem...
by Sgt_Bilko
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Import finished book
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Import finished book

Last year I finally released a book after more than three years of work that was mainly created in Scrivener on the Mac. The layout was done afterwards using iBooks Author and a certain amount of editing was carried out that stage. This was sometimes to make minor improvements or correct errors and ...
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu May 14, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed

The crazy part about all this is that I've been using Scrivener now regularly for 3 years but I just don't use 99% of the features. I only really use folders to create new chapters and then add pages within the folders.
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu May 14, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed

Can I buy you a virtual drink? That's a huge relief :D
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu May 14, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed

OK Clicking on binder has brought the list of contents back but this is looking like a mess.
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu May 14, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed

The right click to unhoist recovered the trash and resources but the binder was still there so I clicked the collections bar and suddenly I have a green sheet there with no sign of the previous contents.
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu May 14, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Deleted a couple pages and everything changed
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Deleted a couple pages and everything changed

I am just coming near the end of a project and decided to move a couple unwanted pages to the trash. A moment later the contents layout on the left had suddenly changed so I now have an item on the left called Binder that is dropped down from the top. I can no longer access the trash or any of my re...
by Sgt_Bilko
Fri May 01, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting my finished book
Replies: 27
Views: 3463

Re: Exporting my finished book

When you sell through Fastspring or some other billing options including e-junkie they provide a PDF stamp feature that includes the name, email & transaction ID of every customer on every page and takes place at time of purchase. I once signed up for a couple of services that look for pirated c...
by Sgt_Bilko
Fri May 01, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting my finished book
Replies: 27
Views: 3463

Re: Exporting my finished book

There are lots of factors to juggle here but one of the main attractions of using PDF is to combat piracy, since I can include a PDF stamp with the ID of the customer and I know this is remarkably effective in stopping people from "sharing" books with the entire world. I really doubt if ma...
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting my finished book
Replies: 27
Views: 3463

Re: Exporting my finished book

Yes as mentioned above I used Apple Pages on the last book before I had ever heard of Scrivener and then just exported as PDF. Sales were pretty good at first but started to tail off after a couple of years as I invested less time in marketing but also because my website became dated in style and wa...
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting my finished book
Replies: 27
Views: 3463

Re: Exporting my finished book

OK I'll obviously have to look at all of this and now is a better time than later. I never had a single case though of anybody complaining about the last eBook that was PDF. The book has associated videos and other material as well, so there are several factors to consider here. I can't imagine read...
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Not exactly writers block
Replies: 43
Views: 6949

Re: Not exactly writers block

Nothing in my book is life or death serious but it's one of those things where any small error is likely to invalidate the rest of the work, at least among those who deliberately look for such errors to raise their own profile. Somebody who read various chapters of the book commented that a lot of p...
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting my finished book
Replies: 27
Views: 3463

Re: Exporting my finished book

At the moment my focus is on the PDF and I'll be selling through my own website. I have no plans at this stage to sell through other stores but I'd like to leave my options open, so Scrivener is well placed in that regard for exporting to various formats. I am actually very wary of dealing through o...
by Sgt_Bilko
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Not exactly writers block
Replies: 43
Views: 6949

Re: Not exactly writers block

I don't think I would have hit such a big block if the book was less technical but I felt like I was walking through a mine field on every word of every page. Even now I am sure there will be various people searching for any trace of an error just to prove how clever they are. Had I known at the out...