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by DavidR
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Multiple Projects
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Multiple Projects

Hi, and welcome to the forums. The short answer is no, Scrivener doesn't use a tabbed interface; each project has to be opened in a separate window. The reason for this, as I understand it, is simply that a Scrivener project has so much potentially going on in it (with various sub-windows that can b...
by DavidR
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Changing full name in registration!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Changing full name in registration!!!

RDale is right that the Author's Full Name setting is in the dialog accessed through Project menu > Meta-Data Settings > Project Properties. This means that it is per-project, not for the whole Scrivener program. I checked, and I can't find anything in the program Options that will do this. However,...
by DavidR
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Unable to type
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Unable to type

What did the large screen say, if anything?
Apart from that, shutting down the computer and restarting it might be the most immediate strategy.
by DavidR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to I compile with a first-line indent on every paragraph?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: How to I compile with a first-line indent on every paragraph?

Hi, and welcome to the forums. To set a default format (including indent) for all future documents, go to Tools menu > Options, then Editor. Make adjustments in the sample editing window there, using the various controls for margins, font, size, etc. Click OK, and all future documents will use that ...
by DavidR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Need help setting default document format
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Need help setting default document format

OK, that's something I've never tried setting up (I'm a nonfiction writer, or so I tell myself). Is it something that could be handled in compile?
by DavidR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: What Happened in Release Candidate 7 GUI
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: What Happened in Release Candidate 7 GUI

A fair question, Stuart. My question would be, is this limited to SciFi, and if so, why? Couldn't there be an interface "dialect" for, say, political conspiracy fiction (File = Top Secret, Edit = Encrypt, View = Eyes Only, etc.; Empty Trash = "Shred with Extreme Prejudice); or romance...
by DavidR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4604] RC7 - Local links within web pages now misfire
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: [LH4604] RC7 - Local links within web pages now misfire

:D No biggie. It's a little comforting to know that even MM is capable of error, actually. :lol:
by DavidR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4604] RC7 - Local links within web pages now misfire
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: RC7 - Local links within web pages now misfire

... here's the relevant bit from the Mac version for anyone interested: The web view displays archived web pages, which will in most cases be a preserved copy of the page at the time it was imported. Even if the page changes. By default, clicking on any links in the page will send the URL to your d...
by DavidR
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Is there a way to RegEx Search for Keywords (or exclude results that contain specific keyword)?
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Is there a way to RegEx Search for Keywords (or exclude results that contain specific keyword)?

Hm, it seems like Scrivener may not be the perfect tool for the job then. I was hoping it could be nice as a personal database & manuscript all-in-one but if I can't exclude certain keywords, it won't work for my needs. I could try to make a feature suggestion, but it seems like people have bee...
by DavidR
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Your Scrivener trial has expired
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Your Scrivener trial has expired

Please search the forums, or just scroll down the list of threads, to find one of the many other reports of this, and some suggestions. The background is that Scrivener had to change to a different license authentication server when the old one unexpectedly went out of business, and the new one has ...
by DavidR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Bad adjective in help file
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Bad adjective in help file

Picky is good! I take your point, and at first blush I might have thought the same. However, Merriam Webster's Unabridged (requires a subscription) gives this as the first two definitions of "arbitrary": 1 : depending on choice or discretion; specifically : determinable by decision of a ju...
by DavidR
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: MAYBE BUG -- COPY-CUT Before PASTE Operation
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: MAYBE BUG -- COPY-CUT Before PASTE Operation

Can it be replicated? I.e., does the same thing happen if you cut the same block of text? If so, is there anything peculiar about that block, in terms of size or formatting or anything else? If not ... well, then it sounds just random, which is no fun at all. I'm not using the beta myself, but I do ...
by DavidR
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Copy/cut & Paste removes hanging indent
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Copy/cut & Paste removes hanging indent

I wonder if this is the same problem as the one reported here: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=61568.
by DavidR
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Change to German quotation marks
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Change to German quotation marks

Is this perhaps the same question as this one raised by an Icelandic user: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=61848? Not that this in any way answers your question!
by DavidR
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Am I using this wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Am I using this wrong?

I'm using Scrivener 1.96, been using Scrivener for about six months. It is great for writing but I'm guessing I'm not understanding bits. I see that people were expecting a 3.0 back in 2017; is the Mac version on a different numbering scheme? So I'm befuddled by a handful of things that the forum s...