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by Jot
Sun May 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: The rise of e-reading
Replies: 55
Views: 19159

Re: The rise of e-reading

I started reading e-books before e-books were a thing, with a simple e-reading app on my (dear heavens, has it been that long?) Palm LifeDrive. I also started mobile writing with that Palm... yes, this was before Kindles were introduced. Snap! I started in about 1997 on a Palm IIIxe (the best one w...
by Jot
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.
Replies: 47
Views: 15537

Re: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.

After years of being on the side of Dropbox, it just works, I have had major problems with it--but not because of Scrivener. I have huge video files that I am trying to live in the cloud forever and only bring them on to the computer when absolutely necc. These files are 45-70 gbs. So it was draini...
by Jot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?

Oh, I see. Many thanks, Brookter.

Actually, the whole process has been positive. I've learned a lot. It's good to be paddling in Scrivener again (even if I did scare myself).
by Jot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?

The Synced Documents is a Collection. When I opened the project on my laptop, it was what was presented (but I freaked out because it was "coral" coloured and then realised it was a collection). I can select the x and close the collection and then see my Drafts (which looks the same except...
by Jot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?

Thanks Lunk.
So...my Synced Documents and my Draft is...the same thing? I'm kinda paralysed by the two options. Which one do I edit on my laptop? I hate being the dumbest person in class. Sigh.
by Jot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

What's the difference between "Synced Documents" and my 'normal' Drafts?

Well, this is embarrassing. Obviously, this is the first time I've opened an iOS created and then synced project on my laptop. Created the project on the iPad, Dropbox synced, DB synced the laptop (so I had a copy) and then worked on the iPad. Synced again to Dropbox and then to the laptop. No confl...
by Jot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Dropbox to use Scrivener on two computers
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Re: Dropbox to use Scrivener on two computers

This is the way I do it and (touch wood) I've never had an issue: Always Keep Dropbox paused (or turned off) by default while using Scrivener ! On PC1, open Dropbox and sync (make sure the syncing is complete!) and once complete, close Dropbox (or pause) Open Scrivener and your project. Write, write...
by Jot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 106
Views: 34386

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

Australian apples (my favourites...the fuji or the gala). But for the "whoa, that's out there!" brigade, I give you the Australian Bloodwood apple where you eat the grub inside it. And Granny Smith's original orchard (now a thriving suburb with barely any gardens, let alone orchards) was ...
by Jot
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: "You should write on paper" advice
Replies: 31
Views: 19287

Re: "You should write on paper" advice

Lately, I've been using my notebook and favorite pen more and more. I find that writing comes easier for some reason (without the flashing cursor mocking me). I enjoy writing with a pen (or pencil). Since swinging back to notebooks, I've written more in a few weeks than in the previous year. So, it'...
by Jot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: A Public Service Announcement: Backups
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: A Public Service Announcement: Backups

KB wrote:Argh, yes, if you send a computer in to Apple for a fix, they have a tendency to replace your entire hard drive...

They do indeed. They did exactly that to Bob the Weird MacBook. Twice! I got very good at restoring from Time Machine.
by Jot
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: DropBox no longer works
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: DropBox no longer works

I'm afraid I'm with PeterPenguin on this. I lost my Adobe web apps (Dreamweaver and Fireworks) when I moved to my new iMac (with Sierra). I was spitting nails. Especially when I saw the price of what Adobe* wanted to "upgrade" too (neither app has actually been upgraded since Adobe swallow...
by Jot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: VoodooPad has a new home at Primate Labs
Replies: 2
Views: 3256

Re: VoodooPad has a new home at Primate Labs

OMG yes! I used Voodoopad back in the day (a lot of days ago). It was super handy. Glad to see it re-emerge. Thanks for the heads up, Ioa.
by Jot
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Timeline Software
Replies: 6
Views: 5262

Re: Timeline Software

If you have an iPad, I found Timeline Builder to be absolutely simple and no frills (although exporting the timelines is a bit tricky). It worked for me though, as I just basically wanted a "mud map" so that I made sure things were in order. Having said that...I eventually returned to Aeon.
by Jot
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Importing html file to edit and export as pdf
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Importing html file to edit and export as pdf

You could try converting it to text using https://www.browserling.com/tools/html-to-text

However, if you want it formatted, you could try HTML-RTF conversion https://convertio.co/html-rtf/ (but I'm not sure how much of the formatting it would bring across).
by Jot
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: [Pants to] your Update Fee
Replies: 10
Views: 4528

Re: [Pants to] your Update Fee

Can we make the [blerking] items in brackets mandatory for all posts, please?

There just isn't enough love for [jammy whoopin']. Ioa, you are the wind beneath my [flooping] wings.