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by benjirab
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Problem getting scripts onto Scripts Pro (iPad 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Problem getting scripts onto Scripts Pro (iPad 2)

I chose to buy Scripts Pro for iPad because it imports fdx files and Scrivener exports them, so I thought this would be the easiest way to get from one to the other. I've tried with three different scripts now, using the fdx option in Compile, saving them in dropbox and opening on the iPad in Script...
by benjirab
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing Index Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Printing Index Cards

OK, thanks Keith, I'll stop looking! BTW, I'm, delighted with V2.0. A couple of instant delights - the quick ref window means I can float pictures of my characters at the edge of the screen (I go to casting websites and find actors who look like the characters, in case you were wondering), and the s...
by benjirab
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing Index Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Printing Index Cards

Hi, forgive the not-exactly-technical add-on question - having got excited about 2.0's facility to print index cards onto the mythical Avery A4 index card sheets, I can't find anywhere that sells them, or has heard of them, and I can't find them anywhere on the web. Anyone know of a UK supplier? Tha...
by benjirab
Sun May 04, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Torchwood
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Re: Torchwood

(God, imagine just how good SHITSHIT could have been if they'd put Moffat in charge...) Have you tried pitching SHITSHIT as a title for a new high concept drama series? You never know. Starring Katie Price and Jamie Theakston as two shapeshifters from the planet Zarg who got divorced three millenni...
by benjirab
Sat May 03, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Torchwood
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Re: Torchwood

I haven't seen the second series - in true Brit tabloid spirit, this will not deter me from passing judgment. I love Dr Who, and I couldn't bear Torchwood. Dr Who scripts have wit and intelligence, where Torchwood to me looked like a group of execs had sat down with a book on TV Formulas and come up...
by benjirab
Sat May 03, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Our Three Word Pirate Story....
Replies: 504
Views: 22895

Re: Our Three Word Pirate Story....

gang gooly gooly
by benjirab
Sat May 03, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Books on writing
Replies: 55
Views: 18302

Re: Books on writing

A particular favourite of mine which hasn't been mentioned yet is 'Between The Lines' by Jessica Page Morrell - a detailed book about what the author calls 'the subtle elements of fiction writing' - a very useful companion when you want to do a forensic job on why your MS doesn't seem to have enough...
by benjirab
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best free word processor
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

Re: Best free word processor

If you want a fully featured free package that can talk fairly effortlessly to Windows machines, try Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org). More or less exact copy of MS Office, but using open source architecture. Mac version works well, though the print drivers can be a little dodgy. Will save in...
by benjirab
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Self Publishing: it's all about the books...
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Self Publishing: it's all about the books...

A quick piece of feedback: if you want to attract writers to your service, you need make sure your own copy is proofed effectively ('their' instead of 'there'....)
by benjirab
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...
Replies: 66
Views: 23162

Re: help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...

For quality of writing, Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain is a delight - just enough humour, just enough author's voice, just enough interpretation of the facts... For density and diversity of material around a given topic (asymmetry, in this case) I'd go for Right Hand, Left Hand by Chris McM...
by benjirab
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Index Card Fields
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Index Card Fields

There is a (slightly) more labour saving workaround which I've used: type out one index card with the categories you want (and do the typing in the synopsis box, which will let you insert carriage returns and line breaks); then copy all the text in that synopsis box; then click on the card in the co...
by benjirab
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: recovering content after accidental delete (NOT IN TRASH)
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: recovering content after accidental delete (NOT IN TRASH)

This is interesting.... Having gone back over what I did, I assumed that the reason I couldn't undo the delete was because it had already been auto saved, but having read the other posts, I experimented with deleting little bits of text, waiting for the auto save, then trying cmd-Z - and you're righ...
by benjirab
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: recovering content after accidental delete (NOT IN TRASH)
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: recovering content after accidental delete (NOT IN TRASH)

Hi again - have just done a reconstruction of the incident. I think what I did was miss the shift key (i.e. did cmd-A - select all) and then hit return, which replaced the entire text with one line break. It's not looking good. Am now retyping from memory as best I can (and have taken off the autosa...
by benjirab
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: recovering content after accidental delete (NOT IN TRASH)
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

recovering content after accidental delete (NOT IN TRASH)

Hi, before we start I have read help and I know what the trash is.... I am biting my nails after working for an hour and a half on one scene of a play. I was working in full screen, wanted to annotate a sentence, hit (I thought, shift cmd A) - the entire content disappeared. No undo option available...