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by mary
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Thanks again, AmberV. That's most reassuring.
by mary
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Why does Scriv not know that I am the author?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Why does Scriv not know that I am the author?

Thanks for this! I have no idea why my cousin's name should be the primary one in my contacts folder, but I will check.

And I THOUGHT I knew my way around my computer pretty well. I guess it's not so. :wink:
by mary
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Sorry! I should have said that I use Dropbox to back up my projects and now (for about the last 8 months) to keep them synced between the two machines. The message I got scared me because there are such strict warnings about not having a project stored in the Dropbox folder open on more than one mac...
by mary
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Why does Scriv not know that I am the author?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Why does Scriv not know that I am the author?

I don't quite know even what to ask, but there is a little quirk that's been bothering me since I upgraded. Now, on both my machines, my mom's cousin is listed as the author/owner of the computers. I loved her dearly, but she is dead! I had wanted to dedicate my novel to her and to my parents, which...
by mary
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

I don't want to hijack this thread, which I've been reading with interest because of the weird things that happened to me today. Scrivener crashed on my older iMac G5 while compiling my novel. At that point,when I tried to reopen my project, I got a warning from Scrivener that the project was alread...
by mary
Fri May 09, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to get rid of spaces between paragraphs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: How to get rid of spaces between paragraphs?

If you can't delete them, then it's the paragraph spacing. If you want to reset everything, including paragraph indents and fonts to what is set up in the Formatting pane of Scrivener->Preferences, then select all of your documents in the binder by selecting the top level folder for your writing (M...
by mary
Wed May 07, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to get rid of spaces between paragraphs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: How to get rid of spaces between paragraphs?

Thanks, Robert! Oddly, when I tried to paste the project into the novel template last night, the gaps I saw could not be deleted with the backspace key. That made the paragraphs run together. So maybe it's just a visual thing? However, since the gaps were there in my original (draft) file, I might t...
by mary
Wed May 07, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to get rid of spaces between paragraphs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

How to get rid of spaces between paragraphs?

My newer projects don't seem to have this problem, but my old one does - when I compiled it into word, it left me with spaces between paragraphs, as well as paragraph indents. A friend who is editing for me pointed this out, and I'm now wondering if there's an easy way to fix it. I didn't start this...
by mary
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Thank heavens for automatic backups!
Replies: 0
Views: 427

Thank heavens for automatic backups!

I don't know why, but, after I thought I had things fixed, syncing with Dropbox has proven problematic. Twice in a row, I've lost work. I do think this is a Dropbox problem, not a Scriv problem, because, yesterday, I had to unlink and relink my computer in order to get Dropbox to sync properly. Afte...
by mary
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Thanks, AmberV! As I began to suspect (and as you explained), the problem was really in how I'd saved the file on the iMac. I resaved, replacing the messed-up file with the up-to-date one, and then let Dropbox fully sync as you suggested. it's all okay now. :D
by mary
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

I see only the first link went through. Sorry! Here is the last one, so you can see the full oddness-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k93qpxrkzlveb ... .08.40.png

Mary
by mary
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

AmberV, I want to thank you very much for your help and patience! This is an odd situation. I think my problem may actually be the way I saved the book on the iMac. If I may, I'd like to share a few screenshots of what's happening. While my other two books show up (in various drafts) as discrete Scr...
by mary
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Um - wow! That's interesting. I'll check this and let you know what I discover when I next use the macbook. I certainly thought I'd installed Scrivener correctly. :oops: And I have been able to open the program and type in it, and some of the shorter files have come through just fine. Thanks for the...
by mary
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 261974

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

An update - I do now have Scrivener 2.5 on both machines. And my work is also on both of them -but I haven't dared to try writing in Scrivener on the macbook. Here is why: I've never been able to tell exactly where Scrivener stores its files. So perhaps I haven't dragged the right thing into Dropbox...
by mary
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Question about formatting when compiling to Word?
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Question about formatting when compiling to Word?

Hi - I've been browsing the forum, and a few other people have had similar issues, but I haven't come across one that's exactly the same. I wanted to send novel 1 to a new reader. She wanted in in Word, so I sent her the RTF that I'd compiled some months ago. She then got back to me saying that my f...