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by epederick
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compiling to Word with "Styles"
Replies: 23
Views: 13128

Setting a style for footnotes?

Hi I'm just starting to get my head around beta 10 so forgive me if my question is obvious ... For lengthy academic documents with citations in footnotes compiled to ODT using the RTF/ODT scan I have often found the footnotes come out with inconsistent formatting. It would be really helpful if I can...
by epederick
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternatives to Scrivener for iPad
Replies: 37
Views: 13369

Re: Alternatives to Scrivener for iPad

Which is why we are discussing this in 'Software by other folks'. Certainly Scrivo Pro has been on a steep development curve over the last few months. They recently released v. 3.0 closely followed by 3.1 and I am syncing this and using it regularly with a reasonable-size Scrivener project on Mac. T...
by epederick
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternatives to Scrivener for iPad
Replies: 37
Views: 13369

Scrivo Pro coming of age ...

With the latest update (v. 2.5) Scrivo Pro is now syncing nicely with a medium sized project I have on Mac/Dropbox. The interface is fairly basic, ie a full Binder view not just of the Draft folder, also for the first time you can swap to card view. Editing of text files is straightforward, and the ...
by epederick
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Academic writing: Scrivener, Zotero, Pandoc, Marked 2
Replies: 12
Views: 8369

Re: Academic writing: Scrivener, Zotero, Pandoc, Marked 2

OK and a few more stiff drinks later I have implemented the other part of Davepwsmith's workflow, ie. writing in Pandoc-flavoured Markdown in Scrivener, using the zotpick-pandoc-applet for citations, compiling as a text file and using pandoc in the terminal window to convert to a formatted Word file...
by epederick
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Academic writing: Scrivener, Zotero, Pandoc, Marked 2
Replies: 12
Views: 8369

Re: Academic writing: Scrivener, Zotero, Pandoc, Marked 2

OK, wow! I have just got my head around Davepwsmith's original post. Or some of it. May I translate for other ordinary mortals? 1. Please do click the github link, it is easier to follow 2. The part I haven't got my head around is writing in Pandoc flavoured Markdown, but at least now I see why it m...
by epederick
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Zotero Plugin
Replies: 12
Views: 4799

Re: Zotero Plugin

Hi jstovell, I agree Dovepwsmith's instructions are rather too complex for the average user ie me!! Sorry, but while I consider myself a reasonably computer-savvy user of Scrivener, Zotero and Word/Libre Office as soon as the instructions descend into the world of Pandoc, Apple Script etc I am lost....
by epederick
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Microsoft Word versus Scrivener
Replies: 41
Views: 10963

Re: Microsoft Word versus Scrivener

To be fair I think it also depends on the type of project you have on. Scrivener was specifically designed for fiction-writing, and although many people (myself included) have used it for academic writing the big drawback is lack of native integration with a citation manager. All the major ones eg: ...
by epederick
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Another TOC problem
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Another TOC problem

I am using Scrivener Mac and compiling to .odt (I know .rtf is better but need to use .odt because of the Svrivener/Zotero workaround). I have set up a TOC in the Front matter and successfully used Copy Special-Copy Docs as TOC. When I open in Libre Office all of the TOC references are good (some 40...
by epederick
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page numbering in front matter
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

Re: Page numbering in front matter

Oh! Totally brilliant - thank you :D
by epederick
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page numbering in front matter
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

Page numbering in front matter

I am in the final stages of an academic thesis in Scrivener and have just set up front matter eg. title page, acknowledgements, abstract, TOC. I have set up page numbering in the header and what I see on compile to rtf is that the front matter (11 pages) is un-unumbered, with the header first appear...
by epederick
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: I do I use Scrivener on an iPad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2813

Re: I do I use Scrivener on an iPad?

Thanks Amber, the Import/Export options do the trick re inline vs. Inspector footnotes and comments - thank you. The 'junk characters' problem continues however - I would think this would be a deal-breaker for most users. I just did another test, opening the sync rtf file in Textilus, saving without...
by epederick
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: I do I use Scrivener on an iPad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2813

Re: I do I use Scrivener on an iPad?

I use Scrivener Mac for an academic thesis, using Zotero as my citation manager. This means that in any Scrivener document I have (1) non-citation footnotes (I prefer inline), (2) in-text citations in squiggly brackets from Zotero, (3) in-text annotations being notes to myself for edits etc. I have ...
by epederick
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Format preset (preserved) not updating after edit
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: Format preset (preserved) not updating after edit

Well not just the font ...
by epederick
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Format preset (preserved) not updating after edit
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: Format preset (preserved) not updating after edit

Hi, thanks Keith and Damoeire,
Great news about styles in next major update! In my case it wasn't a font change but the space following the paragraph so I will need to update them all manually - but with Find by Formatting it's not the end of the world.
Thanks for your tips :)
by epederick
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Format preset (preserved) not updating after edit
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Format preset (preserved) not updating after edit

Hi all, I have a very long (thesis) manuscript and use the format preset 'Essay block Quote (Preserved)'. I had it originally as Cochin 14 but needed to change to Arial 11 in order to fit in with the rest of the text when compiled. I redefined the preset from selection - assuming that all blocks of ...