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by rontarrant
Sat May 07, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Why Windows?
Replies: 25
Views: 11074

Re: Why Windows?

I always thought I was good at algebra, but I can't make this work... A+B=C where: A=Scrivener is primarily developed for Mac OSX, which is based on UNIX B=Linux is POSIX compliant (a UNIX clone) C=Let's build a Linux version based upon the feature-limited, possibly buggy Windows version O_o Anyone...
by rontarrant
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Disappointed and switching back to Word
Replies: 18
Views: 6785

Re: Disappointed and switching back to Word

I'm with the OP. I tried to use Scrivener, wanted to use it (after all, I paid money for it) but it's far too cumbersome. I've gone back to Word, too. It gets out of my way and lets me do my job instead of imposing a foreign mindset on the creative process.
by rontarrant
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Empty File Start-up
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Empty File Start-up

Yes, it's sometimes convenient to have the previous file open when Scrivener is started.

But wouldn't it be nice to have the choice? A setting in preferences (a checkbox) labeled: Open Last Edited

And below that, a fill-in box/Choose button combo for setting the default user-defined template file.
by rontarrant
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Drop out of school?
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

Re: Drop out of school?

I dropped out a few months into grade 11 (Canada) and because I had failed grade 10 history, technically speaking, I only have grade 9. That was during the early 1970's. Learning any job took about three months and if by then you didn't know enough about what you were doing, you never would. I doubt...
by rontarrant
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OCR to recover an old MS?
Replies: 21
Views: 5178

Re: OCR to recover an old MS?

I've done this. I scanned all the pages, then used Acrobat to export them as a Word file. Worked as well as any other OCR software out there and it's dirt cheap. Rent it for a month @ $15 U.S. or it might work with the evaluation version, IDK. But do all the scanning before you get Acrobat. Save the...
by rontarrant
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How to manage "starting over"
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: How to manage "starting over"

I got totally confused trying to do it in Scrivener and, after five attempts, went back to Word.

I know, I know. Coward's way out. :(
by rontarrant
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: using scrivener on 3 devices
Replies: 8
Views: 3328

Re: using scrivener on 3 devices

I believe the Scrivener license covers the entire household as long as all computers are running the same OS. If all your home computers are Macs, you're covered. OR If all home computers are Windows-based, you're covered. I don't think it covers your office computer, though. That would have to be l...
by rontarrant
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Better thesaurus needed
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Better thesaurus needed

If you don't mind using a free online thesaurus, consider thesaurus.com
by rontarrant
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Will Scrivener substitute for Final Draft?
Replies: 5
Views: 3236

Re: Will Scrivener substitute for Final Draft?

I've used FD and don't really like it. It feels clunky and cludgy, like it was written 30 years ago and never caught up with changes in UI design.

Scrivener feels incomplete as a screenwriting tool.

So, IMHO, neither is really suited to the task.
by rontarrant
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: unfriendly graphics: to buy-or-not-to-buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: unfriendly graphics: to buy-or-not-to-buy?

In the Windows version, you can change the font size for menus and the binder (the left panel) by going to Tools > Options > Appearance > Fonts, so you should be able to make it more comfortable to read. (My eyes are going too...) Although I'm not the OP, thanks for this. Reading the Binder text wa...
by rontarrant
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, fix high DPI problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Re: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, fix high DPI problem!

Some solutions that may work: 1) Hold down Ctrl and scroll-wheel your way to legibility. (doesn't work for nav thingie, but it does for the 'main' part where you actually work) 2) get a laptop with a bigger screen (mine's 17.3" and I can read it if I'm wearing the right glasses) 3) plug in an e...
by rontarrant
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Windows 10 update
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Windows 10 update

It's also possible that, with the help of one of Scrivener's staff, you may be able to get around all that.
by rontarrant
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Windows 10 update
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Windows 10 update

First, did you deactivate Scrivener before upgrading? If not, you may have to roll back to your previous version of Windows (7 or 8.1, whichever), deactivate, then upgrade again and reactivate. For whatever reason, it seems that the activation process sees Windows 10 as a different machine even thou...
by rontarrant
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: An end to updates
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: An end to updates

Not sure where this would really go, but I'm curious, so I thought I'd ask. Is it possible to ever fix every single bug in a piece of software? Or are new bugs created constantly through updating and the fixing of other bugs? Should I ever really look forward to a day when updates aren't really nee...
by rontarrant
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener & Windows 10
Replies: 31
Views: 5811

Re: Scrivener & Windows 10

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