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by rwfranz
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?

I hope it is OK for me to piggyback on this thread with a related question about the dictionary in Scrivener for Windows. It is possible for me to import or otherwise make available to Scrivener the custom discretionary that I use in Microsoft Word and Office? This is plain text file (filename.dic)...
by rwfranz
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?

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

Best,
Jim

Welcome to the insane! I blame rwfranz. :twisted:

Glad to be of service.
by rwfranz
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?

So will there be a better dictionary? An easy way to obtain/link to (additional) enhanced dictionaries? Maybe even a nice thesaurus to go with it? Scrivener v3 for Windows uses the Hunspell library, which means you can find all sorts of enhanced dictionaries out on the net and install them for your...
by rwfranz
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Enhanced Windows dictionary options?

Thanks for that, I'll check it out. Given the necessity of a good dictionary and, I would argue, an erudite one, I would consider the in-built capability to select alternative dictionaries as a necessary feature that should be there from the beginning, but then I'm the kind of person who is in love...
by rwfranz
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Keyword Search from Project Keywords Panel Fails
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Keyword Search from Project Keywords Panel Fails

I tried to record a video, only to have Windows Video Capture die on me. . Windows Video. yech. OBS-studio is likely better for the purpose. Might also fail, but it's an open sourced project, and you're likely to actually get a response other than "reboot and try again." Just sayin'. Good...
by rwfranz
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [RC20] Performance worse than ever
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: [RC20] Performance worse than ever

Jje, hmm on this one too -- maybe. What caught my eye was '30,000 word chapter'. And then I did a double-take also. 32768 _characters_ has often been a boundary for the primitive level internally of a text editor - limitations of binary word size, etc. historically. Even if that may (or not) be out...
by rwfranz
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Australian English Dictionary infested with useless American idioms! Clean it up! ASAP!
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Australian English Dictionary infested with useless American idioms! Clean it up! ASAP!

I'm FED up with the American idioms infesting MY Australian English dictionary. I found a way to download a fresh custom file from SCOW but after copying and renaming it to fit in the hunspell foler, Scrivener would not recognise it after I restarts it, and insists I must downloads YOUR version, wh...
by rwfranz
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [SOLVED] Please, test “Check for Updates” in RC17
Replies: 61
Views: 3767

Re: Please, test “Check for Updates” in RC17

Well, Check for Updates seems to be working. I get a dialog box saying 2.9.9.18 is available. I click "Download Update" and it start downloading (rather slowly, but it does do it).
by rwfranz
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Workaround if the latest Scrivener beta crashes in Wine or Crossover
Replies: 14
Views: 1300

Re: Workaround if the latest Scrivener beta crashes in Wine or Crossover

Finally got the fool thing to run, using Wine64 instead of just plain "wine." Not sure what the difference is, but it worked.
by rwfranz
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Workaround if the latest Scrivener beta crashes in Wine or Crossover
Replies: 14
Views: 1300

Re: Workaround if the latest Scrivener beta crashes in Wine or Crossover

Well, I got it to run, but I also managed to crash the darned thing on Ctrl+A, Linux +wine, not crossover. If it won't run on Crossover, it won't run on Wine. Codeweavers are the brain behind Wine. From their website, "95% of the Wine code base we develop for CrossOver gets released back into ...
by rwfranz
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: RC16 Diacritics seems to have disapeared from Afrikaans dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: RC16 Diacritics seems to have disapeared from Afrikaans dictionary

One of the problems is that the dictionaries in LibreOffice and Scrivener may be of different versions (Scrivener's aren't necessarily the latest). However, you can use the one to replace the other. I haven't mucked with Afrikaans, but I have replaced my English dictionary. I think the old thread is...
by rwfranz
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: RC16: Unexpected Close of All Projects
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: RC16: Unexpected Close of All Projects

I had three projects open. I clicked the X at the top right of one window to close that project, but all three closed. I tried again with two projects open, and both closed when I clicked the X for one of them. Is this the intended behavior? I expected to close only the project I clicked the X for....
by rwfranz
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: RC 16: Crashed on 1st run
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: RC 16: Crashed on 1st run

If anyone else has this issue, turning off "nested paging" in the Virtual Machine appears to stop it.
by rwfranz
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: RC 16: Crashed on 1st run
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: RC 16: Crashed on 1st run

And when I run Scrivenerlog.bat, scrivener runs just fine. Very interesting.
by rwfranz
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: RC 16: Crashed on 1st run
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: RC 16: Crashed on 1st run

Note: I've made sure that dot net is up to date (4.8). Still fails on running.