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by auxbuss
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Confirm Quit
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Confirm Quit

Just as an opposing-opposing viewpoint: I've remapped Close Tab and Quit Scrivener to Cmd+Opt+W & Q, because I used to frequently close Scrivener accidentally due to mistyping some other key-command – can't recall which. If it were just close and reopen, I'd not bother with the remapping, but th...
by auxbuss
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 35
Views: 2372

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

which Webster seems not to have understood! No true Englishman would use Websters! It's in Chambers, though, fyi :-) (Aside: Chambers dict & thesaurus apps are available on iOS, and utterly brilliant for every writer. They're the only reason I have an iPhone.) People think English spelling is r...
by auxbuss
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 35
Views: 2372

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

I see your point and raise you Neal Stephenson's "Anathem." Mention of Anathem always brings to mind its top review on Goodreads – and it's pertinent in this case, I think that Neal Stephenson is very intelligent and a terrific writer. That said, I found all the made-up googlies in this s...
by auxbuss
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Camp NaNo April 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Camp NaNo April 2021

The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
Everything counts in large amounts
The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
Everything counts in large amounts
by auxbuss
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: 'Determiners'
Replies: 22
Views: 440

Re: 'Determiners'

I use Garner as my reference. He provides a little table of pronouns, which I've attached. basic pronouns.png He also discusses the indefinite pronouns: anybody, anyone, everybody, everyone, nobody, no one, somebody, and someone; and the reflexive pronouns: herself, himself, itself, myself, oneself,...
by auxbuss
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Collection Tabs
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Collection Tabs

Another vote of support from me o/
by auxbuss
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adding multiple items to a folder in the Binder
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Adding multiple items to a folder in the Binder

To create a Collection, in this context, do a regular search – for sourdough, for example – then click Save Search as Collection… from the search dropdown. A Collections is just a set of references to files – they are non-destructive. You can use them for any number of reasons. Best to read the docs...
by auxbuss
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adding multiple items to a folder in the Binder
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Adding multiple items to a folder in the Binder

One way to do this is to create a Collection from the search results. You can then open the Collection, select all the items, and then drag them on to the Binder label, which will open the Binder itself, allowing you to drop the items into a pre-existing folder.
by auxbuss
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: MAC scrivener help
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: MAC scrivener help

In version 3, you’ll be able to select any folder in the binder and “hoist” the view, which causes the binder to display only the contents of that folder. So for those special-purpose projects that do not need the standard mechanisms, you can easily achieve that effect without actually deleting the...
by auxbuss
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Viewing all documents within a folder at once
Replies: 7
Views: 3318

Re: Viewing all documents within a folder at once

Could some kind person explain to me - as if I were a freakin' child, what I need to do to get them back???? Try this: Click on Manuscript in the Binder. If the editor says Manuscript Folder , then you are in non-scrivenings mode. If not, you will see all of your text and be in scrivenings mode. Ei...
by auxbuss
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Are you someone who started writing fiction late in life? What got you going?
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: Are you someone who started writing fiction late in life? What got you going?

Philip Pullman has spoken about the importance of routine: of sitting down each day and writing regardless of how you you feel. You'll hear the same from many writers. It's obvious really: nothing gets written unless you turn up. A common difficulty is thinking your way out of writing. This seems to...
by auxbuss
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How to delete all Tabs at once?
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: How to delete all Tabs at once?

There's Edit/Text Tidying/Strip Leading Tabs

For more than that you can do to a find/replace or Project Replace of \t with nothing in regex mode.
by auxbuss
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Using itemized lists messes up formatting in following paragraphs
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Using itemized lists messes up formatting in following paragraphs

I am a rather inexperienced user. I have tried to use itemized lists and keep having problems with weird formatting effects. E.g. I added a numbered list and then all subsequent paragraphs suddenly didn't have any indent any longer until I reset the entire document using "Documents -> Convert ...
by auxbuss
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Lock In Place in 3.2.1
Replies: 24
Views: 1660

Re: Lock In Place in 3.2.1

I'm not sure you've yet understood the problem, Keith. Here's an example with the system accent and highlight set to blue. The top image is with the left editor selected, and the bottom with the right editor selected. Clear as anything. Anyone who doesn't use Lock in Place will be intimately familia...
by auxbuss
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: You can find ideas for building Story Worlds in different places on the internet.
Replies: 8
Views: 3155

Re: You can find ideas for building Story Worlds in different places on the internet.

Further to this do you create a physical ; 'map;' of the place your story takes place in? My wife tells me that's something she really likes to have in a book. My concern with that, much as with a 'dramatis personae' for a novel is that it can be a story spoiler to some extent. Even if you don't pu...