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by ashtangakasha
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: PDF output isn't actual text
Replies: 0
Views: 298

PDF output isn't actual text

It seems that PDF output from the compiler is an image of the text, rather than being actual text. This means that Adobe reader apps can't re-wrap the text on mobile devices, which is a big drawback. It also produces text that's slightly fuzzy. Is there something I'm missing? I've never before seen ...
by ashtangakasha
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Anybody tried Scrivener with an Ultra HD (4K) monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 7600

Re: Anybody tried Scrivener with an Ultra HD (4K) monitor

Rontarrant is exactly right. If we have a screen that's twice as many screen pixels wide and twice as many pixels high -- compared to a standard "HD" monitor -- then if the pixels are going to LOOK the same size, the panel will have to be physically twice as wide and twice as high. (FYI, f...
by ashtangakasha
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Auto-Highlight Current Doc In Binder
Replies: 5
Views: 4862

Re: Auto-Highlight Current Doc In Binder

I believe that would be Ctrl-Shift-8 on Windows. Not the most convenient keystroke, I might add. My wish would be for an option to Reveal in Binder automatically when clicking in a split window. I would recommend adding a "left arrow" to the "prev" and "next" arrows at ...
by ashtangakasha
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: I wanted to be the first this year to...
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: I wanted to be the first this year to...

Well, if the next Scrivener doesn't run on a smartwatch, I'm not upgrading.

And Google Glass, obviously, when it is reborn as Google Contacts.
by ashtangakasha
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile issues (Newbie)
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Compile issues (Newbie)

Exactly! (As it finally worked its way into my brainpan.) I renamed Stories to Everything, and dragged nearly everything into it. I also created a collection for currently presentable Poems, one for Stories, and one for Essays. It makes a lot more sense now, but it sure wasn't intuitive (and I desig...
by ashtangakasha
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile issues (Newbie)
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Compile issues (Newbie)

[Not sure whether to add new replies or edit existing ones.] I've discovered that Scrivener is showing me only the collections in the compiler dropdown. Well, also it shows one of the folders in the binder with its one sub-document. Nothing else shows up unless I add it to a collection. The user gui...
by ashtangakasha
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile issues (Newbie)
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Compile issues (Newbie)

Here's a screencap of the dropdown list in the compiler, alongside the actual Binder structure. Shouldn't I be seeing the contents of "Possible Stories" in the compiler?
by ashtangakasha
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile issues (Newbie)
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Compile issues (Newbie)

NOTE: This and the subsequent few posts have been resolved, but I've left them intact in case the history of my confusion and its resolution is helpful. Hi, Jennifer, Thanks for this overview of the compiler. I'm puzzled by the way the compiler handles a folder of documents. I've selected a folder ...
by ashtangakasha
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Show me where I am
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Show me where I am

This shows you the top level and the current doc that has focus … Doesn't do what you want? I'm guessing you're referring to the Mac version. On my Win version, that status bar shows only the doc title, not the parent or path. You can get to the path with a dropdown just left of the title, though. ...
by ashtangakasha
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: I absolutely HATE Scrivern's Compile "feature"!
Replies: 35
Views: 7023

Re: I absolutely HATE Scrivern's Compile "feature"!

@Riley, Much as I love Scrivener, I have to agree with your assessment of the compiler UI. It requires far too much experimentation and study to figure out how it really works, especially if your project is large and uses a wide variety of on-screen layouts. And it's so non-wysiwyg that it's notably...
by ashtangakasha
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Wish: Add option to specify color of selected Binder entry
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Wish: Add option to specify color of selected Binder entry

As a work-around, I've found that (although it's a bit of a nuisance), I get good results by setting every document to a "default" label (I'm currently using the name "blank" and the color white). I also moved the "blank" label to the top of the label list, so it appear...
by ashtangakasha
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Drag & Drop Jumps Around Target
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Drag & Drop Jumps Around Target

I must have misunderstood -- I interpreted your suggestion as "drop near the destination and then Ctrl-Arrow the last bit", which would still most likely divert inside some nearby item, which is still a problem when items near the destination are themselves collapsed and internally complex...
by ashtangakasha
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Drag & Drop Jumps Around Target
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Drag & Drop Jumps Around Target

Allen, something that might help you out, if it is to your taste, is to use Ctrl-Arrow keys to move items around. Obviously those are better once you are within striking distance, so just plopping the item down quickly and without regard to precision, then following up with a few quick arrow taps i...
by ashtangakasha
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Shuffling Chapters
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Shuffling Chapters

@SpringfieldMH,

Grains of salt notwithstanding, your reply to this question was clear and informative and generously thoughtful. I'm sure it will be helpful for legions of future Scrivener users.

Many thanks!

Allen
(and it wasn't even my question)
by ashtangakasha
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Anybody tried Scrivener with an Ultra HD (4K) monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 7600

Re: Anybody tried Scrivener with an Ultra HD (4K) monitor

I've been using Scriv on a 3200x1800 laptop that's 13.3" diagonal, which is about 275 ppi (the densest display I'm aware of so far), and it's been just fine. I do use fullscreen mode a lot, at 200%, depending how far away I'm sitting. The icons are small, to be sure, but not uselessly tiny like...