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by Jaze
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 387
Views: 303558

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Fantastic, Amber! I shall continue to heed the Golden Rules...

Thanks for taking the time to explain.
by Jaze
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 387
Views: 303558

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Norm, you might also want to try checking that each of your Macs has the most current version of Dropbox - it doesn't seem to flag you when it's time to update, and I recently had just that problem. On another matter: I work in two locations, and use Dropbox to keep backed up and up to date. I of co...
by Jaze
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I have mangled Keywords!
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: I have mangled Keywords!

Thanks, Amber! I knew getting rid of the Search Results would be embarrassingly easy...

Yes, I just blithely typed keywords into the HUD dialogue box. I'll go back and retry it with your advice.

Thanks!
by Jaze
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I have mangled Keywords!
Replies: 5
Views: 701

I have mangled Keywords!

Never a RTFM kinda guy, this evening I decided to do some "intuitive orienteering", to borrow a phrase from Brian Eno: figuring that Scrivener is an extremely intuitive program (which I've always found it to be), I decided I was going to take advantage of the Keywords feature. I'm on the s...
by Jaze
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 271177

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe; DropBox...)

So, just to go through the recommended technique, say I were writing a book on two computers in two locations, and wanted to always be working on the most current version using Dropbox, at the end of each writing session, I'd: 1. Save the project as a Scrivener file as usual in its customary place o...
by Jaze
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 271177

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe; DropBox...)

Thanks, Amber.

I want you to know that I did read your original post, but suspected that over the years some things might have changed. I'm probably a little skittish because I'm still fairly new to Dropbox.

Thanks!
by Jaze
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 271177

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe; DropBox...)

Would someone mind summarizing for me the current thinking on the safest way to work with Dropbox? My understanding is that the best thing for me to do would be to work with the Scrivener file on my laptop, and, when I've finished it, save it as a zipped back-up. The zipped file could then be safely...
by Jaze
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts

Thanks - I think I have it now.

We'll see when I compile it next, but yes, I think I'm doing it correctly now.

Thanks for all your effort!
by Jaze
Mon May 31, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts

But MM, is there a way to have Scrivener choose the chapter numbering, or do I have to do it myself? I mean, now I have to title each chapter, like, "Chapter 7", "Chapter 8" and whatnot, rather than "Chapter X" and let Scrivener figure out which chapter is which once I'...
by Jaze
Mon May 31, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts

Oh, that Edit Scrivenings IS good! So if I edit while using the Edit Scrivenings mode, when I exit it, all of my edits will still exist in the individual chapters? (I'm using one folder for the entire book, with each document a different chapter, and then additional folders for research and characte...
by Jaze
Sun May 30, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Maiden voyage at compiling chapter drafts

A couple of quick questions. I wrote my first novel in Word, my second in Scrivener, but as one long document. The third I'm also writing in Scrivener, but this time I'm using a separate document for each chapter, and compiling them into one book at the end. So far, it seems to be working well - eve...
by Jaze
Sun May 30, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 271177

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe; DropBox...)

Gah! I just came online to post a question and came across this file. I've just discovered Dropbox, and was treating it as the best thing since sliced bread; time to think again, apparently... I think I'm safe so far, though - I've been keeping the file in my Dropbox on my Macbook, and letting it ba...
by Jaze
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Targets not showing up in Outliner view (probably my fault)
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Targets not showing up in Outliner view (probably my fault)

Thanks Keith.

I'm learning bit by bit...
by Jaze
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Targets not showing up in Outliner view (probably my fault)
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Targets not showing up in Outliner view (probably my fault)

I've just watched the video on Targets, but am having a bit of a problem. I've set a Project Target of 120,000 words, selected my Title Page document, and the drafts of the first two chapters that I want to include in my draft (clicked on the Include in Draft button in Inspector, and on the "Do...
by Jaze
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Error 36? Can't copy scriv file to flash drive
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Error 36? Can't copy scriv file to flash drive

Well, that fixit to which you linked worked perfectly, so I'm all set. Thanks!