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by rwg
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Update to 3.1.3 and license server switchover went flawlessly
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Update to 3.1.3 and license server switchover went flawlessly

Didn't work flawlessly here when updating from within Scrivener—I had to re-enter my licence information. Little Snitch also tells me that every time I start Scrivener, it wants to connect to Paddle. Is there a particular reason for this?
by rwg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Services not available with PDFs?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Services not available with PDFs?

I had suspected that it may be more to do with the operating system than with Scrivener per se, so thanks for confirming that.
by rwg
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Services not available with PDFs?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Services not available with PDFs?

In Scrivener 2 I was able to select a word in a PDF, press a keyboard shortcut assigned in the Services menu, and do useful things such as look the word up in the Dictionary app, search Google, and so on. But in Scrivener 3 this no longer seems possible. If I select a word in a PDF and open the Serv...
by rwg
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: User Dictionary for each project
Replies: 19
Views: 2907

Re: User Dictionary for each project

Multiple user dictionaries are possible using Spell Catcher, but this may not be a viable option since it is regrettably no longer being developed (although it does still work in OS 10.9, and this is the main reason that I am sticking with 10.9 for as long as I can).
by rwg
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Translating and scrivener?
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Translating and scrivener?

The Logophile Web site is unfortunately only in Japanese: http://dicwizard.jp/logophile/ It is essentially a browser for electronic dictionaries and glossaries in a wide variety of formats which allows you to search multiple dictionary files simultaneously and instantaneously. You can arrange your d...
by rwg
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Translating and scrivener?
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Translating and scrivener?

I have been using Scrivener now for several years to produce draft translations. I have played around with several CAT programmes but have found that for the type of academic translations I do Scrivener is quite adequate. My use of Scrivener is fairly basic -- split-screen mode with the source text ...
by rwg
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: evaluation
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: evaluation

The problem with language switching occurs in all applications using Apple's text engine. To get around this when working in Scrivener, when I want to switch to a different script I first type an extra space, move back one space with the left arrow, switch to the other script (and font), and when I ...
by rwg
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mellel 3.3
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Mellel 3.3

Mellel imports Japanese files exported from Scrivener as RTF without any problems, so I wonder why it can't handle Chinese (and Korean) files correctly. I just tested with some Chinese and Korean files, and they did indeed turn into gibberish, although of course one can type in Chinese and Korean in...
by rwg
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternatives for SpellCatcher?
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Alternatives for SpellCatcher?

I can confirm that I too was pleasantly surprised to discover that SpellCatcher works in Mavericks (and I jumped from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and so was all the more concerned about what might no longer work).
by rwg
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Copying in-line notes
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Copying in-line notes

Thanks for explaining that. It hadn't occurred to me to press cmd-shift-F again to add to the start of a footnote.

Rolf
by rwg
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Copying in-line notes
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Copying in-line notes

I see that this doesn't seem to have been fixed yet in 2.0.3. Is there any chance of it being fixed at some stage? Another quirk that I've noticed with in-line footnotes is that if one places the cursor at the start of a footnote (inside the footnote) and starts typing, the newly typed text ends up ...
by rwg
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Copying in-line notes
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Copying in-line notes

How are you selecting the note? This happens when selecting part of an in-line note by either double-clicking or dragging. Apart from the annoyance associated with simple copying and pasting, I also sometimes select part of a note and hit a keyboard shortcut to search Google, but because of the &qu...
by rwg
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Copying in-line notes
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Copying in-line notes

I often copy text from in-line notes and paste it into the surrounding text or into another programme. If I use Edit>Paste, the copied text is pasted as an in-line note, and if I use Edit>Paste Plain Text or Paste and Match Style, the copied text is preceded by "[1] + 2 returns + [1] + copied t...
by rwg
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Translating with Scrivener
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Translating with Scrivener

Hi, The main benefit of the simple use of Scrivener I posted in the thread about Scrivener layouts http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7399&start=15 is having just one adaptable window with the source PDF and the translated text side by side (the final step will be e...
by rwg
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How do I get back Smart Quotes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: How do I get back Smart Quotes?

Those keyboard commands won't work in Scrivener unless you turn off smart quotes. Or rather, they will do the inverse of what they usually do, which makes sense. If smart quotes are turned on, then you can force a straight quote by using one of the smart quote keyboard shortcuts (because otherwise ...