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by Jangari
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to find synonyms?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: How to find synonyms?

Mac also has a built-in dictionary that you could potentially map a keybinding to. So if you select a word or phrase and {right|ctrl}-click, you'll see 'look up in dictionary' somewhere near the bottom. From there, you can then switch to the thesaurus for synonyms and antonyms. It may be possible (I...
by Jangari
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: File doesn't compile
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: File doesn't compile

Do you have embedded images in the documents that don't compile? What's the sort of content you have? Presumably it's the same sections that aren't compiling, so can you identify anything different about these sections?
by Jangari
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Remove Date and Time
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Remove Date and Time

Take a look in the header section of the page settings tab in compile.
by Jangari
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing single quotes to double
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Changing single quotes to double

That's a good point. I neglected to think about plural possessives and word-final apostrophes. Interesting to learn that project replace supports regex too. I'm not upgrading my machines to 10.9 until I finish the thesis, so can't make any use of it (it certainly would have come in handy a few weeks...
by Jangari
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: compile outputting to word in courier?
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: compile outputting to word in courier?

A couple of things to try are quick font override, make sure it's unchecked (or checked with a more appropriate font face), and also in the formatting setting, make sure that for ever document in your list that you have 'override text and notes formatting' unchecked. These text boxes allow you to ap...
by Jangari
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing single quotes to double
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Changing single quotes to double

The problem with project replacements is that it will also change things like 'I'm' to 'I"m'. You have to use regex for this, as you have to exclude these forms.
by Jangari
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: UPDATE: "Untitled Document"
Replies: 17
Views: 1432

Re: UPDATE: "Untitled Document"

Surely if it's just a visual requirement, for the ease of separating chunks of documents, then wouldn't an underscore or two do the trick? Or a pipe? Or any other character?
by Jangari
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing single quotes to double
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Changing single quotes to double

Regex is basically a system of wildcards for text searching and matching patters. [a-z] will match any alpha character, ^ is a negator for the wildcard, and parentheses denote a text to be captured. So this regular expression says 'find any rightward single quote that is next to something other than...
by Jangari
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing single quotes to double
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Changing single quotes to double

But just on the off-chance that there are some instances of ’ that escape your memory right now that get accidentally changed to double quotes, maybe backup first. Or hope that they're marginal enough that you'll be able to change them back by global replace later.
by Jangari
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing single quotes to double
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Changing single quotes to double

Firstly, if Serenity Editor is the best grammar and spelling-checking software on the planet, how come it isn't customisable enough to support custom ignore field delimiters? Having said that, if you're running 10.9 (I think) then you can use regex in project replace. It's worth learning regular exp...
by Jangari
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working a project on Mac AND PC?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Working a project on Mac AND PC?

This will also depend on how formatting-heavy your document is. I put all my formatting in my document in scrivener because I have quite a bit, it being a thesis rather than a novel. You might want to experiment with options like 'preserve formatting' and override formatting in compile, which will a...
by Jangari
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Ok so where's my project
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Ok so where's my project

Are you opening it on the same machine as when you last closed it (and it was functioning)? I have heard of people's dropboxes not updating properly, despite telling them that it had updated fully. In all cases when they returned to their other machines, their work was saved properly. In which case ...
by Jangari
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Outlines in Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Outlines in Scrivener

This is not a limitation of Scrivener, it just takes some getting used to. Maybe tell us a bit about what your doing and we'll try to put you in the right direction. By outline, I presume you mean an export of your project showing all titles in their respective hierarchy, without text but maybe with...
by Jangari
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working a project on Mac AND PC?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Working a project on Mac AND PC?

If I recall correctly, all writing function will be the same (Mac might even have some improvements in this respect), but Mac definitely has more compile functionality. So you could quite feasibly write on whichever computer you want and if you've set your compile setting using Mac-specific function...
by Jangari
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Inspector comments cause run-in titles
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Inspector comments cause run-in titles

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