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by Tribalrose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 2558

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Well, only if the inactive PCs were last synchronized recently enough to have the lost data, but before the data loss occurred. And only if you were aware that you needed to prevent them from synchronizing. Unless I get in gear and start writing a lot faster, that wouldn't be a problem. :? As I sai...
by Tribalrose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 2558

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

I understand that the Dropbox server cannot be considered for backup in the same light as, say, Carbonite. However, I don't understand how Dropbox on several computers with copies of one's work on all isn't a backup of sorts. In other words, I have 4 PCs (it just sort of happened), and Dropbox is on...
by Tribalrose
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Regarding Labels
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Regarding Labels

If you don't want any of your Labels color-coded, all you have to do is not enable Label color anywhere under the View menu > Use Label Color In. You can also choose to have it show some places and not others. If you mean you do have Label color enabled to show some places, but don't want it to show...
by Tribalrose
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I bet this is easy...
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: I bet this is easy...

Command + Up Arrow
by Tribalrose
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using some sophisticated tools
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Using some sophisticated tools

Since no one else has answered so far, I'll tell you what I do with much smaller, single book projects. My methods don't qualify as very sophisticated, though, and I'm not clear on whether you want to have the date, events, and characters visible for the project overall at a glance or for each chapt...
by Tribalrose
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I guess Scrivner is way better on MAC
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: I guess Scrivner is way better on MAC

P.S. The biggest issue folk I know have had moving from Apple to Windows laptops is the touchpad. Apple nailed the touchpad, and for some reason, other laptop manufacturers have struggled to achieve the same ease of use. That's interesting because when I started using a MacBook Pro (got a new but d...
by Tribalrose
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener or Word???
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Scrivener or Word???

I wouldn't switch to Scrivener with a novel already written through first draft. IMO first draft is where Scriv really shines, and learning and experimenting with a long project that's really important would be pretty frustrating. As a for instance, when I was first experimenting, every time I tried...
by Tribalrose
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How do you use Label and Status fields?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: How do you use Label and Status fields?

I use Label to indicate point of view character of a given scene. Since I write Romance, that's pretty much hero and heroine, but I like to see the balance of scenes between them, and occasionally I do have a third party as the viewpoint character. I have Label color turned on pretty much every plac...
by Tribalrose
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Linguistic Focus
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Linguistic Focus

I just tried it because I'm busy procrastinating over something else I should be doing. I had to highlight a document in the Editor before the Linguistic Focus wasn't grayed out. However, since I didn't look it up in the manual or anything, I'm not sure what it's supposed to do. All I got was a litt...
by Tribalrose
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Seriously?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Seriously?

I have no idea if such a thing would work, maybe Katherine will come back and say, but since you planned a lot of work today - and probably tomorrow - would it be possible to download a trial version of Scrivener and work with that until the problem is fixed? Maybe if you temporarily renamed the mai...
by Tribalrose
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Linear writing...
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Linear writing...

As Katherine said, if all you want is one long document, why use Scrivener? That's what you get with Word or any other word processor. I've also always been a linear writer. However, there were times I needed to move one scene ahead of another because after I wrote them it would be apparent they wor...
by Tribalrose
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Beta Readers
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Scrivener and Beta Readers

I think a lot depends on what you want from beta readers. For instance, like Al, I never want feedback on grammar or punctuation but on story, characters, and any factual errors. A beta reader once caught that I'd attributed something as a Biblical story the is in fact from Aesop's fables. So I may ...
by Tribalrose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Gratitude and a small suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Gratitude and a small suggestion

lunk wrote:No, OP wants different colors for each document:


Okay, so Labels.
by Tribalrose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Gratitude and a small suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Gratitude and a small suggestion

Have you tested using custom Labels? You set them in the Inspector for each document and can customize the colors any way you want. Custom Label colors are what I was talking about, but setting them as background only affects the mmm not sure what to call it, strip? of color behind the name of each...
by Tribalrose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Gratitude and a small suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Gratitude and a small suggestion

You could switch back and forth pretty easily using Themes (can customize your own) right now. It would mean making that one change when you opened a different Project, but it would be quicker and more consistent than re-customizing background each time.