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by DavidR
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)

I appreciate all these replies, which help me get a better handle on compiling to ePub and its uses. I suppose that if I eventually self-publish electronically, I will appreciate being able to do it in Scrivener. Right now, it just seems like extra stuff holding up the core function. But what is &qu...
by DavidR
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener won't open first - third time
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Scrivener won't open first - third time

Others will have more useful suggestions, but have you tried clicking on a project file to open it in Scrivener? This would be the .scrivx file (NOT the .scriv folder). Does Scriv freeze when you open it that way?
by DavidR
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Changing Selected File color
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Changing Selected File color

Probably need to post this in the beta test forum so they can address it: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=57.
by DavidR
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Just about out of patience
Replies: 53
Views: 2890

Re: Just about out of patience

... Here's a dumb analogy - you go to a car dealership because they are advertising a new car that looks fantastic. It's exactly what you have been wanting and, heck, you happen to be at a point in your life where you have the money, too. When you get to the dealership, they tell you the car is sti...
by DavidR
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 710

A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)

As I've followed the recent discussion of the viability of the current beta of Scrivener for Windows 3, I've gotten the impression that many of the most recent improvements to the beta have to do with the compile function, which is being made ready for public distribution as one of the last phases o...
by DavidR
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile is deleting words and randomly capitilizes others.
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Compile is deleting words and randomly capitilizes others.

Glad to hear that fixed it! Computer software will do whatever you tell it to; but sometimes the things it thinks you would want to tell it to do are inexplicable.
by DavidR
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile is deleting words and randomly capitilizes others.
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Compile is deleting words and randomly capitilizes others.

I know zip about compiling. But I notice that the change was "replace" > "With", which to me is suspiciously sense-adjacent: somewhere there might be a "replace with" setting that is replacing "replace" with "With". It's computers--this could happen,...
by DavidR
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts
Replies: 129
Views: 10048

Re: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts

It seems like they keep pushing out the release date of Scrivener 3 for Windows because they want to make sure they hammer out ANY AND ALL of the bugs. The most recent update post of its development stated this. This is a fool's errand in my opinion. You can't possibly create a "perfect" ...
by DavidR
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: I cannot import any web pages
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: I cannot import any web pages

Thanks for the correction, Jerome. It's actually good news. And it reinforces the point that v. 3 will give a better means of importing Websites than v. 1 has had for ages, maybe ever.
by DavidR
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: I cannot import any web pages
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: I cannot import any web pages

Thank you, Jerome. This is good advice, and I take your point about the difficulty of importing Web pages today, without having an actual browser engine, or doing a lot of pre-processing to strip stuff out. For clarification, do I understand that "we won't see a robust direct web page import in...
by DavidR
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Add web page ...fail
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Add web page ...fail

As I noted in another recent thread on this issue , this is a longstanding problem, apparently because the formatting of Web pages advanced and the code on which Scrivener is based could no longer handle it. This should be working in v. 3 when it comes out, and may already be working in the beta. Ot...
by DavidR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: unable to verify your activation for more then two months
Replies: 246
Views: 16958

Re: unable to verify your activation for more then two months

Also not meaning to be rude, but WRT "just facts": long as this thread is, there is some value in looking through it for explanations that have been given. But why not give one again? Earlier this year, the service that Scrivener was using to authenticate activations went out of business. ...
by DavidR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Dictionary tied to application rather than document
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Dictionary tied to application rather than document

I have to admit that, thinking about my word processors anyway, a per-project or per-document spelling dictionary does not seem to be available in other software either. MS Word can automatically recognize multiple languages in a single document. But IIRC it's not possible to do it on the Mac (at l...
by DavidR
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: I cannot import any web pages
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: I cannot import any web pages

Hi, and welcome to the forums. Alas, Scrivener v. 1.x has not been able to import Web pages successfully for quite awhile. It has to do, I think, with how the formatting of Web pages has advanced and the code underlying Scrivener has ... well, not. The good news is that this should be working in the...