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by dougal217
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Activation issue on launch
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Activation issue on launch

I'm ashamed to admit I hadn't thought of that. It's also coming back to me that there was an issue. Thank you, David
by dougal217
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Activation issue on launch
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Activation issue on launch

Good day. On my laptop, whenever I launch Scrivener, I get a message that the app has been unable to be activated, and that in 3 months it will cease to function. Unfortunately the warning provides no guidance to fix the issue. I don't have this issue when I launch the app on my desktop computer. I ...
by dougal217
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I set font and format defaults?
Replies: 8
Views: 13034

Re: How do I set font and format defaults?

It's annoying that such a routinely needed function is so buried.
by dougal217
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Best way to track characters etc.?
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Best way to track characters etc.?

Current;y, I am using color-coded labels to track progress, for example "First Draft" is a yellow label, "Revised Draft" is green, etc. But I also am wanting to track which characters appear in a scene, and whose POV is predominant. Do people use Keywords and/or Project Notes for...
by dougal217
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Split at (CTRL + K) issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2572

Re: Split at (CTRL + K) issue

Hi Katherine

It does not seem to be syncing properly. The new file appears on one device, but not another
by dougal217
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Split at (CTRL + K) issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2572

Split at (CTRL + K) issue

Seems when I use CTRL + K ---- "Split document at selection" --- the new arrangement is not updating/syncing when a project is opened on other devices when using DropBox. I do not believe this is an issue having to do with the usual sync precautions...in other words, I've allowed a project...
by dougal217
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Issues using Scrivener and Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2975

Re: Issues using Scrivener and Dropbox

Ah -- the dreaded "user error." I should have known! :lol:

Thank you so much, to both of you. On occasion, I do tend to get in a hurry and shutdown before things can get synced. Luckily, I have ample backups to restore from. Thanks again 8)
by dougal217
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Issues using Scrivener and Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2975

Issues using Scrivener and Dropbox

Hi all 8) I really enjoy using Scrivener, especially for outlining and plotting. I use it for both fiction and screenplay writing -- the formatting for the latter works pretty well. I do seem to have a serious issue, however. Occasionally, files are missing...what I mean is, an icon for a scene will...
by dougal217
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Missing text
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Missing text

Good morning. I just opened a novel project to find that some of the scenes/pages I had worked on yesterday are blank -- no text. I don't think it's coincidence that these were pages that I imported, using copy and paste, from a backup. I am saving my work to Dropbox, and switch between a laptop and...
by dougal217
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: About note cards
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: About note cards

Sorry to be coming back to this so late, folks Thank you for the help. My issue was a bit minor -- if you highlight an index card in the corkboard, its contents appear in detail in the Inspector; but when you click on the text page on the opposite pane, the card gets deselected and, although you can...
by dougal217
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: About note cards
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: About note cards

Thanks, Steve 8)
by dougal217
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: About note cards
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

About note cards

I'm old school... still stuck in the days when we used index cards to make notes for a report or thesis. The notes on the cork board replicate this, at least visually, and I've been writing the actual note in the synopsis portion. Then, in the corkboard, one can see all his notes and arrange them in...
by dougal217
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Question regarding the Binder and alternate versions
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Question regarding the Binder and alternate versions

I am currently writing a novel -- a long novel -- and am confronted often with the issue of alternate versions of the plot. In a couple places I have yet to decide on quite different ways to take the story. I think I have a good grasp of the Snapshots function. But what about those longer sections, ...
by dougal217
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: MAJOR snafu
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: MAJOR snafu

Well, that explains it then. I had no WiFi connection, so the autosave was going nowhere (so to speak), and CTRL+S wasn't even functional. Then, I made matters far worse by not letting things sync once I accessed the other machine. I guess I will choose to look at it with a positive frame of mind: a...