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by JimRac
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener users, where do you backup your files?
Replies: 14
Views: 84

Re: Scrivener users, where do you backup your files?

Dropbox absolutely is a backup location, especially so for zip backups. Even if you delete a file on purpose, it's still there for 30+ days. More than once, after buying a new Mac, I've restored from Dropbox. I'm puzzled what else we'd want from a "backup". A syncing service is a fine rep...
by JimRac
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Windows Users: Do you recommend Scrivener?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Windows Users: Do you recommend Scrivener?

the save error that pops up after every other click or so. it started while I was going through the training manual, and it continued with the project file I created. Odds are that this is related to your antivirus program. There are many threads on this forum where posters have encountered similar...
by JimRac
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Keywords For Multiple Projects
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Keywords For Multiple Projects

Hi Windflower, (I like your user image, by the way. :) ) I would like to use the same set of keywords for multiple projects. I'm in the process of writing my second book, and I realized that I need to use the same set of keywords from my first book. I'd like to import them some way. It's surprisingl...
by JimRac
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Windows Users: Do you recommend Scrivener?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Windows Users: Do you recommend Scrivener?

There is no easy/obvious way to use a more complete dictionary, nor a specialized dictionary with Scrivener. See this post for how to replace Windows Scrivener's default spellcheck dictionary with one of your own: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=336540#p336540 It may not be...
by JimRac
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener 3 Creating Multiple Backups
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Scrivener 3 Creating Multiple Backups

cynthialil wrote:I can leave it as five as suggested.
Actually, the suggestion was to keep a minimum of 25 backups. But perhaps you are doing thorough backups some other way and you don't require Scrivener's backup sytem. And it's your work, only you know what it's worth. :mrgreen:

Best,
Jim
by JimRac
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener 3 Creating Multiple Backups
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Scrivener 3 Creating Multiple Backups

I recently moved to the new version and now every time I look at the Scrivener files in my file explorer there are dozens of backups! I love the backup system but instead of overwriting as it used to (right?) it creates a new one, backup1, backup2 - 5 for my current file. How can I stop this. To re...
by JimRac
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Adding "lines" to the notes area?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Adding "lines" to the notes area?

Yes, so far it seems that way. :(
by JimRac
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Adding "lines" to the notes area?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Adding "lines" to the notes area?

Thanks, Mark.
xiamenese wrote:Was it there in Windows 1.9?
No, I don’t see a setting in v1.9 either.

Best,
Jim
by JimRac
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Adding "lines" to the notes area?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Adding "lines" to the notes area?

Interesting. I can see an indirect option to add lines to the Inspector's Synopsis (File > Options > Appearance > Index Cards > Show text lines). But I don't see any way in Windows Scrivener v3 to add lines to the Notes. Hopefully someone wiser than me will show up with a solution. :oops: Where did ...
by JimRac
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Line Spacing missing from Project Ssettings
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Line Spacing missing from Project Ssettings

There should be a little double-chevron icon to the right of the "A" icon showing that there is more not visible, and I'm not sure why it's not displaying for you. Hi Jennifer, I reported a bug similar to this in a very late beta release, I can try and find the post if it'll help you. ETA...
by JimRac
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Line Spacing missing from Project Ssettings
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Line Spacing missing from Project Ssettings

Hi Zorriha, Thanks for including the image, that helped. Line spacing is there, you just need to grab the edge of the window with your mouse and pull the screen wider. :D The beta version of Scrivener had a bug where the program wasn't correctly indicating when additional screen elements were offscr...
by JimRac
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Need Scrivener Expert to help me format Short Story collection
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Need Scrivener Expert to help me format Short Story collection

Gully wrote:Thanks Jim...it won't work for me.
What version # of Scrivener are you running? Please describe what you mean by "it won't work". What step in the process is failing?
by JimRac
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Need Scrivener Expert to help me format Short Story collection
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Need Scrivener Expert to help me format Short Story collection

Would be great if anyone on here could share a template for short story collection. I tried to download some from older posts but they don't work with newest version on Mac. Hi Gully, Attached is a template I downloaded from these forums last year. I don't recall the original post, but the template...
by JimRac
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: File names of search results?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: File names of search results?

The search function will take me to each occurrence in the entire manuscript, but I can see no way to identify which of the 120 text files the occurrence was discovered. Hi Boruto, It sounds to me like you are using Find (Edit > Find > Find). Instead, try Project Search (Edit > Find > Project Searc...
by JimRac
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?

Folks, thanks for this great info. I've swapped out the default dictionary for the Aspell insane model. :mrgreen:

Best,
Jim