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by dobrojoe
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Search for two or more words in a document
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Search for two or more words in a document

Thank you PJS, just what I need.
by dobrojoe
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Search for two or more words in a document
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Search for two or more words in a document

I had been using Project Search in the Edit Menu because the toolbar search wasn't visible. Now that I've found it, I still don't see an option to search for A AND B AND C.
by dobrojoe
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Search for two or more words in a document
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Search for two or more words in a document

I have found Scrivener's Search facility to be less than perfect. Sometimes I'm actually looking at the word I'm searching for and Scrivener reports zero instances. Nonetheless, I need to find instances of two or three words together (not adjacent) in the same document, usually character's names. Is...
by dobrojoe
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

YeeHaw, my first Scrivener-produced book is published and available from Amazon today - Hayden's Realm. Thank you Scrivener for making this possible. I have just submitted my second book this morning - accepted unseen by the publisher!

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by dobrojoe
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Proofreading
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Re: Proofreading

Thank you very much, Ahab, that is just what I wanted to hear.
by dobrojoe
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Proofreading
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Re: Proofreading

I am more than happy to work with PDFs but the proofreader wants to work in Word. I send a .docx, I get a .docx back with comments/corrections. I don't have Word and have no intention of buying it. What will happen if I import the corrected .docx back into Scrivener? Sorry, I don't have any way of t...
by dobrojoe
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Proofreading
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Proofreading

My proof reader want to work in MS Word. I know that I can compile for Word and send the file to her like that. What is going to happen when the corrected files comes back? Will all the marked-up corrections be lost? How do you deal with this situation?
by dobrojoe
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Strip formatting code
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Strip formatting code

Thanks for you reply AmberV. The way I have been accomplishing what I want is to select the entire text of the document and changing it all to the highlight colour then a second click to make it all black but I realise that every time I do this, I'm add yet more formatting. There are options in the ...
by dobrojoe
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Strip formatting code
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Strip formatting code

I use a lot of different font colours in my stories - to tell me to rewrite, insert, clarify the text etc. I realise that this is adding invisible formatting to the document (if it works anyway like markup languages). What is the best way to strip out all the formatting go back to an clean document ...
by dobrojoe
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

I'm not counting Srcivener work, I'm counting .mobi files downloaded from Amazon.
by dobrojoe
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

I have found that the best way to do a word count is the export from Scrivener as plain text and then with a good text editor (I have always used BBEdit) strip out the control characters. There should only be returns. That leaves a solid block of text which the text editor should be able to count th...
by dobrojoe
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

Thanks folks, I think that I can manage 30,000 words without any trouble. I'm up to 20,000 at the minute in disjointed chunks. By the time I've knitted them all together, should get to 30,000. I plan to self-publish on Amazon (Kindle) eventually. Those stories tend to be shorter anyway.
by dobrojoe
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

Thanks Hugh, I have been reading books and watching videos on YouTube. I was having problems with dialog in particular and found some excellent advice. I found 'Write' by Phil Daoust particularly helpful. It contains chapters written by many top authors. I've just turned 70 and I think that everyone...
by dobrojoe
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

I've just tried to work out the word length of some books I've read recently (on Kindle). Correct me if I'm wrong but Kindle locations are 128 bytes long. There are typically 8000-9000 locations by the ends of the books. I'm not sure if there is one byte per character or two (Unicode). There are app...
by dobrojoe
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My first novel
Replies: 20
Views: 8134

Re: My first novel

Thanks for you comments, Vic. What motivated me? I've been reading a lot of sci-fi books of late from various 'best selling' and 'award winning' authors. Their books aren't long but they are usually full of clichés – faster than light drives, wormholes, tramlines, rail guns, space battles. If I read...