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by Tribalrose
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Malcolm Gladwell Technique
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Malcolm Gladwell Technique

I write fiction, but it seems the same would apply. I'd keep a master copy of what you have, make a new copy as the Scriv project for one of the books you want to extract from the master, and start deleting anything extraneous to that from what will become the Scriv project for that one book. Once e...
by Tribalrose
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is Scrivener NICER on Mac?
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Is Scrivener NICER on Mac?

Not for me. What makes a difference for me on my laptops is screen, and a 13" screen doesn't cut it for Scrivener. I know that because the first MacBook Pro I got was 13", I got it used pretty much for Vellum, and although I loaded Scriv on it, I only used it when I had to for Vellum in sp...
by Tribalrose
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Typing Lag
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Typing Lag

Thank you for this Tribal Rose. I'm in the middle of a project right now and it's a little risky for me to reinstall my whole system again with a new ID. If I don't find a solution by the I finish my project I will investigate your solution. For now I guess I'll be reinstalling the app each time I ...
by Tribalrose
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Typing Lag
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Typing Lag

I've had two instances of lag time typing. The first was fixed when I upped the auto-save interval, which you've already addressed. The second was probably unique, but just in case - I purchased my MacBook Pro used. It came to me with a single user i.d. on it. I tried everything that supposedly woul...
by Tribalrose
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Problems at first
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Problems at first

I'm one of those who didn't find Scrivener all that difficult to get started with. Maybe because I still use WordPerfect? :o I did go through the Tutorial, and skipped and skimmed anything I didn't need to know right that minute. Then I imported a 3-chapter short and played with it for awhile. After...
by Tribalrose
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Why do you use or want a Mac?
Replies: 25
Views: 2153

Re: Why do you use or want a Mac?

Vellum. I wanted a better and easier way to format my ebooks badly enough to get a MacBook Pro (used 15"). In rationalizing the expense, I told myself I could use Scriv 3 on it. Hated everything about the Mac except the retina screen at first, but I liked that so much it lured me to work at it....
by Tribalrose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 5258

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: 5258

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: 236

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: 304

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: 1428

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: 575

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: 1138

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: 561

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: 324

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...