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by abh19
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 282704

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe; DropBox...)

Thanks, Ioa. That sounds great, but are you sure the sparse image is a bundled format? I was under the impression that a .sparse image is one giant file, while the .sparsebundle image is a package. Either way, I don't need to use a sparse image at the moment — I'm only using a tiny image and at this...
by abh19
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 282704

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe; DropBox...)

It is better because there are less steps. I find the zip method to be somewhat tedious, especially if I'm working in a number of different scrivener files or just want to add a quick note in one of my projects. Steps for using a zip file: 1) open dropbox, find most recent zip file 2) copy zip file ...
by abh19
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 282704

Storing package inside disk image

How about storing the .scriv package inside a disk image (sparse or regular) in the dropbox folder? If you happen to open the same image on 2 computers, or forget to eject the before leaving the computer, it simply creates a copy of the image (with a new name), so you have a record and can resolve t...
by abh19
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener in the Cloud
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: Scrivener in the Cloud

An alternative to the zip trail method is to simply make sure your Dropbox folder is backed up by Time Machine. It won't prevent any "corruption" derived from syncing errors, but it will be a safety net if you do encounter them.
by abh19
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 49449

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

Just ordered the new Magic Trackpad for $69. Paired with the Wireless Keyboard (same price), that combination "could turn the iPad into an almost fully-functional notebook replacement for many users." Not my words... Why would anyone would prefer a trackpad over a multitouch screen? To av...
by abh19
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener on a netbook
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: Scrivener on a netbook

Ok I can live with that as a definition. That puts my old ThinkPad, PowerBook G4 and the MBA out of the equation. I guess my dinner plate hands could cope with 10-11 inches but truthfull I love the screen real-estate and functionality of my Santa Rosa Blackbook. Rather than the MBA, maybe an MSI Wi...
by abh19
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener on a netbook
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: Scrivener on a netbook

I know completely how you feel. What I wouldn't give for an aluminum mini-macbook! The new macbook looks a lot more durable than the old one. If I sell my old macbook and my iMac, I could afford a new MacBook—the model with the illuminated keyboard... especially if they have a thanksgiving sale this...
by abh19
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener on a netbook
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: Scrivener on a netbook

Jaysen, I'm not advising it either, though I would love to be able to run OS X on something smaller than a MacBook. As much as I love the looks of the new MacBooks, they're still a mite big and heavy, and the glossy screen makes writing outdoors difficult. Obviously, we don't want to promote anythin...
by abh19
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener on a netbook
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Scrivener on a netbook

Now that OS X will run on netbooks, I am wondering how they would fare as writing machines. I don't have one (yet!), but my take is that 9-inch screen models are too small for typing unless you've got really small hands. I'd love to use Scrivener on something with a 10 inch screen and a good keyboar...
by abh19
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Scrivener in Linux

Yeah, I think the Wind is easiest for OS X because of the big community. People say the keyboard is good, but I haven't touched one in person, so I'm wondering about the period and question mark being non-standard. (Any comments? - is the keyboard easy to get used to?) The Samsung NC10, which suppos...
by abh19
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Scrivener in Linux

It's actually possible to put Leopard on several of the netbooks, including EeePC, MSI Wind, and the latest, a Dell inspiron mini 9. Do a google search.... I'm actually thinking about trying it.

Can anyone comment on netbooks' keyboards for typing & writing?
by abh19
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Problem Saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: Problem Saving

KB wrote:You should be receiving a "There was a problem saving" message, and if you are not that is because OS X is not telling Scrivener that there is a problem.


Yeah, no message at all. Thanks for the help!

Aaron
by abh19
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Problem Saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: Problem Saving

Hmmm... I see there are other problems too. If the disk is unmounted, then remounted, Scrivener won't save the file, even though it's updated, I'm guessing this is because the network disk's name gets a higher number every time it's remounted. I'll try to use the file on a local disk instead, and wa...
by abh19
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Problem Saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Problem Saving

Last night Scrivener displayed some worrisome behavior relating to saving files. I opened a Scrivener file residing on a network disk. I added to it for about half an hour, then hit command-S, then quit Scrivener. After the program quit, I noticed that the network disk was no longer mounted on the d...