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by sfosparky
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: I absolutely HATE Scrivern's Compile "feature"!
Replies: 35
Views: 6044

I absolutely HATE Scrivern's Compile "feature"!

------ I've been using computers since about 1981. At work I usually become the person co-workers turn to to learn how to use a piece of software to accomplish a task. And I absolutely HATE Scrivener's compile "feature". The problem exists in two areas: Usability and documentation. Whereas...
by sfosparky
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: 1.7.3.0 BSOD after Research —> Web page —> WebKit
Replies: 0
Views: 425

1.7.3.0 BSOD after Research —> Web page —> WebKit

FYI, Scrivener 1.7.3.0 provided me with the very first Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) I've seen on this Windows 7 64-bit system. (For what it's worth, I don't believe the BSOD had anything to to with 1.7.3.0 specifically; I updated just this morning). I wanted to add this Web page to a new project's Re...
by sfosparky
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Better User Interface
Replies: 73
Views: 11343

Re: Better User Interface

I have observed that design in general, and user interface design in one specific, is a bit like coaching a sports team or being a stand-up comedian. Many people in the seats are certain they know better than the coach or are funnier than the person on stage. Their certainty lasts right up to the mo...
by sfosparky
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Better User Interface
Replies: 73
Views: 11343

Re: Better User Interface

If you already have it, recent versions of Photoshop have "proofing" models for the various common forms of colour blindness… A bit to the side of the discussion, but worth noting, is that there are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) designed to "make content accessible to a...
by sfosparky
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Cell Background Color Not Saving
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Cell Background Color Not Saving

I too have encountered this problem in version 1.6.1.0 for Windows.

Cheers & hope this heips,
Riley
SFO
by sfosparky
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Word Count for paragraphs
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Word Count for paragraphs

In my Windows 7 computer, the way I solve this problem is to use the free WinSorter utility.:

http://pbrs.weebly.com/winsorter.html

Among the many WinSorter operations is Count selected characters, words, and lines

Cheers & hope this helps,
Riley
SFO
by sfosparky
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Copy & Paste from PDF
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Copy & Paste from PDF

By coincidence I came across this article titled "How to Edit a PDF": http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-edit-a-pdf/ The noteworthy entry is the third item in the list, the free program AbleWord. I did a quick test of it on a PDF and a Word document. My quick tests on the PDF lo...
by sfosparky
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Copy & Paste from PDF
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Copy & Paste from PDF

As stated, this issue has been around for a while. See: http://literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=19835#p168217 Specifically: We have made a lot of changes to integrate new PDF tools for the next update and are aiming for a more thorough overhaul for the next major upgrade. The ne...
by sfosparky
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Spelling Correction Not Helpful
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: Spelling Correction Not Helpful

My entire project was initially imported from an openoffice document. Based on my experience with other programs, I suspect that import operation is at the root of the problem. Word processing / desktop publishing programs will sometimes use non-standard space characters for purposes of justifying ...
by sfosparky
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Better User Interface
Replies: 73
Views: 11343

Re: Better User Interface

Sure agree with this, although I had some problems with the "highlight" color in the Binder... if you have a dark background in the Binder, I couldn't figure out a way to set the "selected" color to be light.Bruce See also http://literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&am...
by sfosparky
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Features in Writer Pro, Writer's Diet, Word Counter
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: Features in Writer Pro, Writer's Diet, Word Counter

… So even though I'm considering this, the overall focus is definitely on becoming less cluttered. One model for multi-featured usefulness that seems to be working well is the Firefox browser. The basic browser doesn't stray into specialization, leaving that for designers of browser extensions. Thi...
by sfosparky
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Features in Writer Pro, Writer's Diet, Word Counter
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: Features in Writer Pro, Writer's Diet, Word Counter

If anything like this *were* ever added, it would just be something hidden away in the Edit > Writing Tools menu… I genuinely don't mean to sound flippant or snide, but is not that the sort of "just one more feature won't hurt" thinking that produced that paragon of UN-usability, Microsof...
by sfosparky
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Features in Writer Pro, Writer's Diet, Word Counter
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: Features in Writer Pro, Writer's Diet, Word Counter

something that could be added to a future version of Scrivener given that Apple has provided the tools to do exactly this. I for one wish that these sorts of supplemental processes not be embedded into or bolted onto Scrivener and by extension its user interface. My proximate concern is that while ...
by sfosparky
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Use DirSync Pro to back up and synch Scrivener projects…
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Use DirSync Pro to back up and synch Scrivener projects…

A free tool I find useful for backing up files to an external driver or USB stick is DirSync Pro : http://dirsyncpro.org/download.html Setting up a synchronization job takes a bit of fiddling, and one does well to verify that a given synchronization job is doing the right thing, but after that's bee...
by sfosparky
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Use of regular expressions in Compile Replacements
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Use of regular expressions in Compile Replacements

This is something that is definitely coming in a future version. It was introduced to the Mac version very recently… So it will be coming to the Windows version, too. Just curious — which dialect of REGEX will be supported? See Different Regular Expression Engines . I'm running the Windows version ...