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by MosesGhostwriter
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Project keywords panel major annoying bug
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: Project keywords panel major annoying bug

Don't know if this is related or not. In v. 3.0.3 I used the Show Project Keywords option in the inspector window, entered in some keywords. Was moving them around to put some as children of another keyword when I clicked on another screen. When I went back to the keyword screen, all the words were ...
by MosesGhostwriter
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing from Scrivener
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Printing from Scrivener

I later worked on an old project that opened in version 2.5. I clicked on the document in the editor and pressed Command P. Scrivener sent the document to the printer through the normal steps and I got the document immediately after the printer processed the data. Apparently it is a version bug.
by MosesGhostwriter
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing from Scrivener
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Printing from Scrivener

I needed to print the document I'm working on in the editor. I'm using v. 2.8.1 on an iMac running Sierra. Under the file menu is the option to print document. I chose that, the printer dialog for the Brother HL-L2390DW shows the correct number of pages I should get. I select double sided printing f...
by MosesGhostwriter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: printing from Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

Re: printing from Scrivener

I needed to print the document I'm working on in the editor. I'm using v. 2.8.1 on an iMac running Sierra. Under the file menu is the option to print document. I chose that, the printer dialog for the Brother HL-L2390DW shows the correct number of pages I should get. I select double sided printing f...
by MosesGhostwriter
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How to come up names to your characters?
Replies: 12
Views: 5559

Re: How to come up names to your characters?

Authors do this in all sorts of ways - apart, of course, from using the Scrivener name generator. ... But I've no idea where Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf came from. Tolkien got the word Hobbit possibly from a book that had been republished about the time he wrote and it was called The Denham Tracts. In...
by MosesGhostwriter
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who should read what you are writing?
Replies: 6
Views: 6201

Re: Who should read what you are writing?

One thing I found in my own writing was -- writing. I learned that as I tried to write over two dozen other stories -- and failing -- that I was also learning writing. It is just like learning to carve in wood. When you first start, you have to make a lot of resources for the fireplace. But you even...
by MosesGhostwriter
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How can one add a bookmark / link to a piece of text?
Replies: 31
Views: 6924

Re: How can one add a bookmark / link to a piece of text?

So, if I understand you correctly, I would proceed as follows: I have an digital file of a book on chemical compounds with 10,000 entries. I import the file and then select each entry, cut it out of the original and paste it into a new document, titling it with the entry title. This would give me 10...
by MosesGhostwriter
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How can one add a bookmark / link to a piece of text?
Replies: 31
Views: 6924

Re: How can one add a bookmark / link to a piece of text?

This is the Windows sub-forum, but your profile indicates you are on a Mac? For a dictionary specifically, I would use the split editor feature. Split the entries so that each has its own name. In one pane of the editor, use the Outline view to give you an alphabetical list of entries. As you need ...
by MosesGhostwriter
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How can one add a bookmark / link to a piece of text?
Replies: 31
Views: 6924

Re: How can one add a bookmark / link to a piece of text?

I've looked over this topic with decreasing expectations for help for my problem. Basically, I'm creating what amounts to a dictionary that has entries for a number of items in the book it is related to. The dictionary has grown to over a dozen pages and scrolling through it takes time. I recently a...
by MosesGhostwriter
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: using scrivener on 3 devices
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Re: using scrivener on 3 devices

I purchased Scrivener for my iMac G4 and my PowerBook G4. I'm awaiting delivery of an iMac Intel i5 that will replace the G4 iMac. During the transition, I'll run both iMacs checking the change over. I am operating under the assumption that I can download version 2.7 for the new iMac and use the reg...
by MosesGhostwriter
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: How a Scrivener Project is Structured
Replies: 10
Views: 31050

Re: How a Scrivener Project is Structured

A question related to the original post. I am running Scrivener, mostly, on Mac and recently on Windows. I use a thumb drive to switch between computers. When I go to open the project in Windows, I open the folder and locate the project.scrivx file, double click and am up and running. In the Mac OS,...
by MosesGhostwriter
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: [1.7.2] Lag when typing letters and words
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

Re: [1.7.2] Lag when typing letters and words

I just downloaded and started to use v1.8.6 on my laptop for Camp NaNo - the trial setup. When I opened Scrivener to set up a project for next week's start of Camp, I found there was a really serious delay. I could type ahead and eventually it would display, sometimes with a delay of over 5 seconds....
by MosesGhostwriter
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Linking scroll bars in split view ---- part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Linking scroll bars in split view ---- part 2

Not exactly on the line you're thinking of, but have you thought of approaching this problem by using snapshots? This would allow you to compare different versions of the same document, highlighting what's changed much easier. Not real proficient with snapshots. But it seems to be an extra step bef...
by MosesGhostwriter
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Linking scroll bars in split view ---- part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Linking scroll bars in split view ---- part 2

I have started a project based on a novel that I started years ago. One of my problems is that I have several versions of each chapter. Some are first drafts that I have nit-picked into better versions, some are versions that have additional text added, some are major rewrites, and some are versions...
by MosesGhostwriter
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Cut Down version of the Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Cut Down version of the Manual

Writing as someone who has dl'ed Scrivener 3 days ago and am making mistakes around this thing every step I make, I long for a simple manual as well. Actually, I would vote for three products. 1) a simple project to show how to set up a minimal document such as a high school student might be assigne...