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by brett
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Silverdragon wrote:I(Well, lovely to look at stuff on. Lovely by itself, not so much. Black plastic as you said.)

The tiny bezels these days help when using it. When I’m not, I cover it with a lovely turquoise double ikat batik fabric, transforming ugliness into art.
by brett
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Well, I tried! Scrivening with my iPad as a second monitor was definitely a lot easier than using only my 13” MacBook pro, but it still required more scrolling, squinting and set up than using a big monitor — just another point of friction. And even that set up didn’t allow me to comfortably see the...
by brett
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: MasterClass: who's tried it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

Re: MasterClass: who's tried it?

I did the David Mamet course and I’d do it again. In fact, I could, because you get permanent access, I think. I wouldn’t call it coherent, exactly, but it did have some helpful tips, most of which came when he realized , after a string of entertaining (and useful in their own way) anecdotes, that h...
by brett
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Now that I’ve been using the Duet Display set up my fellow Scriveners helped me set up, I thought I’d report progress. In short: it works a treat! From Navigate menu, open the appropriate quick reference file, then under the Window menu, “move to Duet display,” and my notes get their own dedicated s...
by brett
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Change Case
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Change Case

MIght this app, in conjunction with a Shortcut, help?

https://textcase.app/
by brett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Again: wow! I’m so impressed by your generosity, Silverdragon, at taking the time to create a detailed document that shows even someone as thick as I am how this method will achieve what I’m looking for. I didn’t realize you could open a separate window that way. (Some of your other posts have been ...
by brett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Wow, I knew that there had to be a better way, or ways, to accomplish what I wanted, and I also knew that my fellow Scrivenati, who are far savvier than I am, would generously supply them! I'm really grateful. Brookter, your method is perfect for the first and usually most time consuming part of my ...
by brett
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Since my old Cinema Display faded to perpetual black, I've been using Duet with my 2015 MacBook Pro (too old for Sidecar) and my iPad Pro. I like it so much that I'm contemplating not replacing the late external display. But I haven't figured out how to use this set up with Scrivener. My usual way o...
by brett
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can Scrivener be open on two or more PC computers at once while writing
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Can Scrivener be open on two or more PC computers at once while writing

I would love to hear more about how to use Scrivener with Sidecar and Duet Display. My MacBook Pro is just a little too old to use Sidecar (but at least it has a great keyboard and plenty of useful ports!), so I've been using Duet with it and my iPad Pro. But I haven't figured out how to use this se...
by brett
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Narrative outlines and Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Narrative outlines and Scrivener

Thank you for generously sharing this working method with your fellow Scrivenati. I know I’ll find it useful in my own work.
One question: is there maybe a role for Document notes here? For example, pasting the appropriate outline paragraph into the Document Note for each chapter you’re working on?
by brett
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Do you prefer Scrivener for iOS or Ulysses???
Replies: 10
Views: 6953

Re: Do you prefer Scrivener for iOS or Ulysses???

I’ve tried the Ulysses free trial a few times, most recently a year or so ago, simply because so many writers rave about it, and the aesthetic is really attractive. I’m sure it’s great for many writers, particularly those who deal entirely in plain text and publish straight to a blog. But every time...
by brett
Tue May 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?
Replies: 21
Views: 2915

Re: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?

I am almost always using split screen. On the left, I have Scrivener open. On the right, I usually have Notes open, or iBooks (I’m going through John Truby’s writing book), or other reference. I’ve seen in the forums that there IS a way to have two Scrivener documents side by side on my iPad Pro, b...
by brett
Fri May 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What is your preferred keyboard?
Replies: 27
Views: 5846

Re: What is your preferred keyboard?

For typing, I actually really like the Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. A surprisingly pleasurable experience, and much better (for me) than their current laptop keyboards. Well, based on pigfender’s comment, those of other users, and Target’s recent half price sale on the 10.5” iPad Pro smart keyboard...
by brett
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?
Replies: 21
Views: 2915

Re: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?

I have been using an iPad Pro (12.9) in anger now for about a week and the experience has been pleasant. I’ve had to make a few minor adjustments to how I work, but I think it’s a mostly superior writing experience, from a focused writing point of view... there are far fewer distractions :) Congrat...
by brett
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?
Replies: 21
Views: 2915

Re: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?

Interesting comment around file handling: this always felt like an afterthought on iOS (it took ages for Apple to add the Files app, for example). I tend to keep most of my research notes inside Scrivener rather than lots of different files--but I may switch this up to Evernote+Scriverner if I make...