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by asotir
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Sync with External Folder failing to check on project open
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Sync with External Folder failing to check on project open

Busted again. Worked for awhile, then I made some changes in the rtf files in the Sync folder (using LibreOffice to make the changes). When I reopened the project in Scrivener, it did not report any changes nor offer to sync. I then manually made it sync. Paragraphs that had no numbering applied, no...
by asotir
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Sync with External Folder failing to check on project open
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Sync with External Folder failing to check on project open

I found the problem and think it was something I did wrong.

To fix, I disassociated the Folder from the project(s) and created a new folder to sync to. Now opening the projects checks as it should.
by asotir
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Sync with External Folder failing to check on project open
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Sync with External Folder failing to check on project open

I have more than one project using Scrivener v3 (the Mac App store version). I use the feature of Sync with External Folder. I have the settings checked so that the project should sync when I open the project, and sync when I close the project. These folders are on my internal drive. The Projects th...
by asotir
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Comparing Scrivener on 10.5 iPad Pro vs 12.9?
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Comparing Scrivener on 10.5 iPad Pro vs 12.9?

I'm looking to upgrade my gear. I have Scrivener for both macOS and iOS, currently on the 9.7inch iPad Pro. The larger 12.9inch intrigues me, though I read many comments to the effect it is a bit unwieldy. Apple's specs claim the 10.5inch is almost 20% larger than my 9.7inch. Is the 12.9inch a big s...
by asotir
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adding text to styles in Compile in Scrivener 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Adding text to styles in Compile in Scrivener 3

Thank You! That did it.

I had the idea to bypass MMD entirely by prefixing and suffixing my styles with the HTML, and so far my tests are working out just as I had hoped. This alone is likely enough to prompt me to buy v3, though only one of my 3 macs can run Sierra+.

Thanks again. Wonderful!
by asotir
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adding text to styles in Compile in Scrivener 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Adding text to styles in Compile in Scrivener 3

In section 15.5 of the User Manual for Scrivener 3 is the following: By way of a very simple example, one could create a style called “html Comment”. The look of the style in the text editor would be completely arbitrary— what really matters is what happens when the compiler is set up to look for ra...
by asotir
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Tutorial for v2.7
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Tutorial for v2.7

Just a heads-up: the interactive Tutorial that comes inside the new v2.7 in Chapter 5 regarding the Inspector, in several places refers to the toolbar of the Inspector (with the icons for choosing snapshot, keyword, notes etc) as being in its old place at the bottom of the Inspector rather than its ...
by asotir
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How well does Scriv 2.5 run on old PPC macs?
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: How well does Scriv 2.5 run on old PPC macs?

OK, to answer my old question (in case anybody else wants to try this), I went ahead and threw 2.5 on the old iBook. Seems to work like a charm.

You know software is good when it still works on 11-year old gear.

- asotir
by asotir
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How well does Scriv 2.5 run on old PPC macs?
Replies: 2
Views: 661

How well does Scriv 2.5 run on old PPC macs?

Recently the bug has bitten me to set up a 'writing computer' using my old iBook G4 (1GHz) since I have that lying around doing nothing. The old darling with letters rubbed off many keys is running osx 10.5 Leopard, the last version to run on PPC architecture. It runs fair slow nowadays, and I wonde...
by asotir
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Use zip as file format for projects
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Use zip as file format for projects

I don't know how feasible this might be. I even imagine Keith et al. have already considered this and discarded the idea because it is not feasible. Still I will go ahead and offer it as a suggestion: Why not change the default format of the Scrivener project to a compressed zip archive of all the f...
by asotir
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compile Formatting of Hierarchies
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Compile Formatting of Hierarchies

You describe the levels of organization in your text. This organization must be matched in the binder. at that point you can set up the titles of each part, chapter, section etc as you wish. In the Formatting pane of the Compile dialogue, you will find that you can select various levels. In the menu...
by asotir
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing Size of Book Manuscript
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Changing Size of Book Manuscript

I can't say I agree that Scriv's 'paperback novel' will do it for most writers. The big problem comes with justification. Drop caps is a flourish that a lot of writers desire, but still they only occur at each chapter head, whilst justification occurs on every line. One of the phenomena of any text-...
by asotir
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Yosemite upgrade
Replies: 89
Views: 5491

Re: Yosemite upgrade

I'm interested too. Whenever the new upgrade comes, I want to install it right away. I really want it. But I know there are always unforeseen wrinkles. This time I am holding off, and any reports of problems with Yosemite strengthen my resolve to ... wait.

So keep us all informed, please!

- asotir
by asotir
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Importing Word files w/o annotations
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Importing Word files w/o annotations

Your problem is weird beyond my ken, but here are a couple of stabs at testing things to find a solution: First, and this is the easiest, try to select all these 136 documents in the binder as one big scrivening, select all (CMD-A) and change the font. I say this is the easiest because if the proble...
by asotir
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Retaining italics when changing text to a style eg:body
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Retaining italics when changing text to a style eg:body

OK, here is how I would do it: 1. format a paragraph the way you want it, including white space above and/or below, indents, font, and so forth. 2. under the Format - Formatting, click on New Preset from Selection 3. you will get a dialogue box. There is a dropdown inside the box that likely is set ...