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by p a t r i c k
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Text formatting in lists
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Text formatting in lists

Call me old fashioned, but I use TextSoap to create lists. ⋅ Write out list without any adornment such as bullets. ⋅ Copy to TextSoap. ⋅ Apply one of my list making "custom cleaners". ⋅ Paste back into The Scriv. Custom cleaners for this are simple R...
by p a t r i c k
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...
Replies: 67
Views: 6735

Re: I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...

Juddbert wrote:Methinks Patrick is on to a winner


Thank you for your support :)

I do like cromulent.
by p a t r i c k
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Experiences: Is Leopard worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: Experiences: Is Leopard worth it?

Time Machine is a really great thing for me.

Quick Look I use a lot as well.

There are many niceties and improvements with Leopard.
by p a t r i c k
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iStudio Publisher
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: iStudio Publisher

Hi I didn't know about Scribus. I guess I should have a look at it. I confess I don't get excited about open source applications because I find the ones I look at to be yuk :) It may be I am over picky or just unlucky. The two big ones I've explored are The Gimp and OpenOffice in its Mac native vers...
by p a t r i c k
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iStudio Publisher
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: iStudio Publisher

Hi I haven't downloaded it yet, but I think it is a great idea. There is a yawning gap between Pages and the big league layout programs such as InDesign. I suspect that iStudio Publisher would have all I'd require myself. I hope the problem with "Great Firewall of China" gets resolved. As ...
by p a t r i c k
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iStudio Publisher
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

iStudio Publisher

When I've finished doing my accounts (I hate it) I might check out this:

iStudio Publisher
by p a t r i c k
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Including diagrams and "call out" boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Including diagrams and "call out" boxes

Hi The creation of call out boxes and graphics really isn't Scrivener's territory. You can put images into Scrivener and it will export them, so you could put an illustration into Scrivener and it will export that. I think if I were doing a book of the kind you describe I would write it in Scriverne...
by p a t r i c k
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 142837

Re: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?

Hi Thank you very much derick, I have Sente, Endnote and Bookends all on trial but I will now add BibDesk to my collection :) I also like the idea of AppleScript integration with Pages. I notice that the new Pages in iWork '09 has integration with Endnote but not Sente or Bookends. I think Apple sho...
by p a t r i c k
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iWork '09
Replies: 41
Views: 4597

Re: iWork '09

I like Pages although I haven't tried the one in iWork '09 yet. Pages always seems very easy to use. I'm also a fan of Numbers which seems to have been designed very well for my sort of of spreadsheet use. I'm doing my accounts at the moment so I'm using Numbers a lot. I used to use AppleWorks for t...
by p a t r i c k
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...
Replies: 67
Views: 6735

Whilst on the topic of old words

I grew up in Northern Ireland which for the most part speaks English. Some of the English words used in Northern Ireland are quite unique to the province. Studies have shown that many of these unique words date from the 16th and 17th centuries. One word I remember very well that I used as a child, &...
by p a t r i c k
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...
Replies: 67
Views: 6735

I like "whilst"

I like "whilst" and there is nothing old fashioned about it. It is in widespread use in the UK. I do like "methinks" a lot and use it myself. Unlike "whilst", "methinks" is considered old English. I'm a sort of one man campaign to rehabilitate "methinks&q...
by p a t r i c k
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Workflow out of Scrivener to multicolumn MS Word?
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: Workflow out of Scrivener to multicolumn MS Word?

Hi This is a comment to the OP and any others wishing to write scripts for videos or other forms of multimedia production. I don't think you will successfully get Scrivener to work as you wish. Whilst Scrivener is absolutely the best for single column writing it is not able to do "table style&q...
by p a t r i c k
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to select a sentence?
Replies: 12
Views: 1779

Re: How to select a sentence?

Hi The classic OS version of Nisus Writer would select a sentence with three clicks. Four clicks would select a para. I've just checked the current version of Nisus Writer for OSX and I see that it won't do this. It is the same I think as all the other current word-processors and text editors. The c...
by p a t r i c k
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iWork '09
Replies: 41
Views: 4597

Re: iWork '09

Hi I heard it first here :) Your posting is the first time I hear about iWork '09. I'm a fan of iWork so I am looking forward to checking it out. That Internet thing looks very interesting, I've just watched the tutorial on that at the Apple website. I think that Internet thing would be very good fo...
by p a t r i c k
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Together vs DevonThink 2.0
Replies: 16
Views: 3249

Re: Together vs DevonThink 2.0

Hi I agree with reinhard that there is no disadvantage with the EagleFiler system as described here. I have to say that I've never used EagleFiler, but I can guess that it stores all its files in a regular folder, or folders. DevonThink and, as it happens, Scrivener store their files in Packages . Y...