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by JennK
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scivener 3.1 Beta
Replies: 39
Views: 14846

Re: Scivener 3.1 Beta

I made the mistake of installing the beta before reading this thread. I'm one of the poor unfortunate souls who's crashing on launch every time. This is a new computer and all apps were freshly installed, so there shouldn't be a whole lot of extraneous "stuff" on it. Ioa, if you need crash...
by JennK
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: macOS Sierra
Replies: 41
Views: 12652

Re: macOS Sierra

I'm glad the info was of help! Through some poking around, I found out that my issue from the Scrivener end of things was due to the fact that Apple hadn't counted on those of us who use multiple computers actually setting up the Desktop & Documents feature on all those computers (even though th...
by JennK
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: macOS Sierra
Replies: 41
Views: 12652

Re: macOS Sierra

It must be. There's no way they could screw something like this up quite so much without intent. :P
by JennK
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: macOS Sierra
Replies: 41
Views: 12652

Re: macOS Sierra

I recommend thinking twice--maybe even three or four times--before enabling the new iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents "feature." And if you decide to go ahead, be sure to check all your Scrivener backup and file settings the next time you open the app. I had Scrivener set up to save to Dr...
by JennK
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Inspector panel control strip
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: Inspector panel control strip

Linn, I agree with you that the new placement of the Inspector control strip is awkward. My cursor is usually at the bottom of the screen when I'm in the Editor, as that's where new words are added. If I want to look at a Snapshot or Comment now, I need to swipe my trackpad or mouse (depending on wh...
by JennK
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: romance novel critique groups?
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: romance novel critique groups?

Are you a member of RWA? They have online chapters as well as local ones, and they can be a good place to meet potential critique partners. My critique group is spread over a couple states, so we use Dropbox to share files and hold most of our discussions online, only meeting in person on those rare...
by JennK
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: One Scrivener File or Multiple?
Replies: 15
Views: 2657

Re: One Scrivener File or Multiple?

I'm writing a book series using one Scrivener project. Each book has its own folder in the Draft folder -- when I go to compile, I adjust the compile settings to the book I need. A few adjustments I've made to accommodate the series is that I create a subfolder for each character in my Characters fo...
by JennK
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: W-Plot in Scapple
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: W-Plot in Scapple

Interesting approach! I set mine up with the W-Plot chart as a background image, then create the scenes as notes over the background. Thanks for sharing your setup! I'll have to play with it as soon as I get out from under my tech book deadline.
by JennK
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: help with series books
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: help with series books

I've found the second suggestion to be the most practical. Just create a separate folder for each book in the series within the Draft/Manuscript folder, then change the compile group when you're ready to compile. It's much easier than moving folders around in your project every time you want to swit...
by JennK
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Know a good blog hosting company?
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

Re: Know a good blog hosting company?

I've been with Dreamhost for almost ten years. They've been reliable, affordable (comes out to about $10/month), and have been very responsive for the small handful of items that have cropped up. They offer one-click install of WordPress.
by JennK
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 109
Views: 36905

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

Here in the States, we'd call it a can of paint rather than a tin, but the context is clear. Anyone reading the book will know it's set in London and will either understand the reference from context, take time to look it up and figure it out, or shrug their shoulders and move on.
by JennK
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener as general-purpose project manager
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Scrivener as general-purpose project manager

You could create a root folder for Contacts and create a new document for each contact. Then if you need to relate a contact to a specific task, you can use the References pane to create an internal link. You can create a template sheet for your contacts, pre formatted to prompt you for all the norm...
by JennK
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can you use more than 1 labe
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Can you use more than 1 labe

I use the label to tag subplots and keywords for POV.
by JennK
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Writing Resolutions for 2013??
Replies: 32
Views: 3578

Re: Writing Resolutions for 2013??

My writing-related goals for 2013: -- write at least two tech books and two novels this year -- blog & otherwise promote the books that are currently available and upcoming -- attend two writing conferences or retreats, more if I can manage -- spend less time aimlessly surfing and more time acti...
by JennK
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Create placeholders for character names, places, etc.
Replies: 22
Views: 3964

Re: Create placeholders for character names, places, etc.

I can imagine sending off scenes like this to my critique group and having them turn it into Scrivener Mad Libs. :wink: