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by LuckyJack
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What's the appropriate Disaster strategy ?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: What's the appropriate Disaster strategy ?

The XML file is very readable. If you have a Scrivener project you want to turn into separate files without using Scrivener, it's not that hard to do by hand.

One of many reasons to have confidence in Scrivener.
by LuckyJack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial

I like Nisus and have a license. I like the split edit window and I use mail merge every time Congress needs a good volley from a taxpayer. Those are things Mellel doesn't support. Sadly, Congress is always a target of mass deception. The draft view in Nisus is another cool thing. I miss that when I...
by LuckyJack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial

If the original poster is still around, I'd like to share some thoughts. The observations about styles are what led me to set Scrivener aside. I paid for an update to version 3 and did not seek a refund because I like what Literature and Latte does. They empower writers and a lot of people get work ...
by LuckyJack
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener and Big Sur
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Scrivener and Big Sur

Thanks!

Interestingly, once I whined about the problem in public, I had no more trouble.

The newer build seems to be working great.
by LuckyJack
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener and Big Sur
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Scrivener and Big Sur

It was new. It was shiny. I upgraded. Bad nerd! I'm seeing some crash reports on exiting Scrivener, which I'm pretty sure are related to Big Sur. I think I saw a post saying there was a Scrivener build that fixed some Big Sur issues but I can't find the post. Is there a version beyond the current pr...
by LuckyJack
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 182
Views: 53371

Re: iCloud Sync

For another half-turn of the dragon's tail, it looks to me like Scrivener V3 projects inside DevonThink databases work fine. I even made a DevonThink template out of an empty Scrivener project, so I don't even have to leave DevonThink to start a new Scrivener file/project/Polynesian moai. Of course,...
by LuckyJack
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: When I write fast, suddenly the text is all gone
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

Re: When I write fast, suddenly the text is all gone

If you manage to hit Command-A, all your text will be selected and then replaced on the next keystroke. You may even have a keyboard problem, or you may be hitting a key rollover limitation. Few keyboards have "n-key" rollover. Many have just two key rollover. My Apple wired keyboard seems...
by LuckyJack
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: [Pants to] your Update Fee
Replies: 10
Views: 4708

Re: [Pants to] your Update Fee

As was once so effectively said in that nail-biter movie, Airplane, “Golly!”
by LuckyJack
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 182
Views: 53371

Re: iCloud Sync

Keith, you have a most wonderful philosophy of customer support. My only regret is popping off and consuming so much of your time! Dropbox works great, and I guess I need to man up and install it on my systems. I have shied away because I can't get away from iCloud and didn't want to install a secon...
by LuckyJack
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 182
Views: 53371

Re: iCloud Sync

This is truly a mystery to me. A package, such as a Scrivener project, is just a directory. Finder will show you its contents with the Show Package Contents option in the action menu, and at a shell prompt/terminal window, you can just "cd" into it like any other directory. I think the rea...
by LuckyJack
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: OPML import question
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: OPML import question

How are you creating your OPML? I have an Applescript[1] that takes references in Bookends and converts them to OPML, and it uses standard XML character encoding for line feed that correctly import in Scrivener: 
 ( &#nnnn; is the character encoding format and 10 is the decimal codepoin...
by LuckyJack
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: OPML import question
Replies: 3
Views: 875

OPML import question

I would like to preserve hard line endings in imported OPML. However, 0xa characters are getting stripped out and the the text reflowed. I’m importing to the synopsis cards. Is there a way to include a hard line ending in an import? Maybe a character other than 0xa? Word wrapping is welcome. I want ...
by LuckyJack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Great new version
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

Re: Great new version

I'd like to get in on this. It's always been pretty obvious Literature and Latte is a company with genuine interest in writers of all stripes right down to unpublished hacks like me. That captivated me from first learning about Scrivener. I've been to four book store events in the last couple of yea...
by LuckyJack
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Update error - not a big issue at this time
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Update error - not a big issue at this time

When I go to the Scrivener menu and choose "check for updates" I get a dialog box that says, "Update Error! An error occurrred in retrieving update information. Please try again later." There is a "Cancel Update" button. I realize there probably aren't any updates yet, ...
by LuckyJack
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Anything to share about Scrivener 3.0?
Replies: 305
Views: 77834

Re: Anything to share about Scrivener 3.0?

Ha ha, I wondered how long it would take for someone to complain about the icon. Every single time any app changes its icon, someone dislikes it! It took us a long, loooong time to find an icon we really liked. I disagree that it is Aqua or a throwback, because we were careful to use flat colours. ...