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by magicfingers
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Kindlegen location
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Kindlegen location

Just type /usr/local/bin/kindlegen in the box. When you get to the "bin" directory, it shows no files, just as you describe. Just type "kindlegen" anyway, and hit enter. Works for me... I know, the pattern should be "*" or it should say "all files" or somethin...
by magicfingers
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: EPUB generation error: help?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: EPUB generation error: help?

Sounds like Scrivener is not generating entities (HTML special character substitution codes) properly in your title metadata. Basically, the "&" character needs to be "&" . This is a bug because, apparently, metadata is not being checked for possible entity substituti...
by magicfingers
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener appears to be having trouble ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2101

Re: Scrivener appears to be having trouble ...

Drop the URL into the References table in the inspector and save the job for later. Wow, I'd forgotten all about this, even though I've used it. There's like, 3, 4 different ways to deal with web-based references. That's what Scrivener is really like: you're tearing your hair out and it says to you...
by magicfingers
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener appears to be having trouble ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2101

Re: Scrivener appears to be having trouble ...

magicfingers, As an FYI, wget is already on all macs. OSX is based on BSD and inherits all the goodies. Whenever you think of OSX function you can apply *nix concepts with no issues. Wget is a Gnu/GPL program that originated in 1996, after Linux was established, and as far as I know was never part ...
by magicfingers
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: PDFs not viewing properly in internal editor in Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: PDFs not viewing properly in internal editor in Windows

Not a reply, but new user trying it out. Am also having difficulty with right hand part of landscape PDF being chopped off. Anything that can be done? the only solution as of this date is to "Open in an outside editor" ...to clarify just a bit, there's a button for that in the lower right...
by magicfingers
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener appears to be having trouble ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2101

Re: Scrivener appears to be having trouble ...

This "Scrivener appears to be having trouble ..." message was one reason for me to switch to the Mac version. *All* the "problematic" websites I've been stumbling at before could be added to the research folder of my project flawlessly. I'm just beginning to get used to my new M...
by magicfingers
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: "Follow the instructions to install KindleGen"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: "Follow the instructions to install KindleGen"?

Uhmmm. this may be a silly question, but... you said you downloaded KindleGen. Did you also install it? apologies if you did this but forgot to mention it. It's one of those rare "command line" programs that doesn't have--or need--an installer. Just unzip the directory and put it somewher...
by magicfingers
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Fonts: Windows <---> Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Fonts: Windows <---> Linux

Thanks, garpu! I've discovered while fiddling with this that DejaVu Serif is available on both Windows and Ubuntu, so I've made that my default instead. DejaVu fonts are "free" and seem to be available everywhere, so I won't have to copy a font file all over the place if I need to use Scr...
by magicfingers
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Bugs in Scrivener 1.2.5 Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Bugs in Scrivener 1.2.5 Linux

I do not follow the part where magicfingers says to uninstall Scrivener. A while ago I fought with this for a while trying to get it working, and I think i have aspell and libaspell-dev installed. Suggestions? If you're just using the tarball then obviously the uninstall doesn't apply since no &quo...
by magicfingers
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: "Follow the instructions to install KindleGen"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: "Follow the instructions to install KindleGen"?

Uhmmm. this may be a silly question, but... you said you downloaded KindleGen. Did you also install it? apologies if you did this but forgot to mention it. It's one of those rare "command line" programs that doesn't have--or need--an installer. Just unzip the directory and put it somewher...
by magicfingers
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Can't display PDFs in 1.2.5 (deal breaker!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Can't display PDFs in 1.2.5 (deal breaker!)

Just found the option to open the pdf document in an external viewer. For any other newbies: You can do that with the icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the editor view. Wow, brilliant! And all this time, I never noticed that. So, that means I can store PDF files in a project, and open them wi...
by magicfingers
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Can't display PDFs in 1.2.5 (deal breaker!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Can't display PDFs in 1.2.5 (deal breaker!)

PDF isn't supported in the Linux Beta, and hasn't for a long time, back past at least 2010, at least according to my search in this forum. To answer your question, alas, no, it isn't your setup. Perhaps someone who's privy to the development schedule could chime in? Anyone get PDF import working in ...
by magicfingers
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Bugs in Scrivener 1.2.5 Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Bugs in Scrivener 1.2.5 Linux

No misunderstanding--I couldn't agree with you more!

Cheers!
by magicfingers
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Kindle .mobi Without TOC
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: Kindle .mobi Without TOC

Just my 2 cents worth about the whole epub/mobi thing. As I've read more and more novels in ebook format, I have noticed that a clickable table of contents is very helpful and included in many novels by major publishing houses. The Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines -- which is required reading for...
by magicfingers
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Working with Linux and Mac both ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Working with Linux and Mac both ?

Does someone would be ok to send me a linux version of his project, to see what happen when i open it in my Scrivener Mac version? That could be so nice! Best, David You could download the linux tarball and extract the Tutorial.scrivx directory, which is basically the Windows tutorial. That would g...