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by jeremydouglass
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 143376

Start with simple create new entry with title, contents

Don't lose heart. The ability to *create* entries at the bottom of the binder with defined terms for *title* and *contents* (optionally, *abstract*) would be a great first step - metadata options can wait, and import is probably more important to most people than export, so you could also just put e...
by jeremydouglass
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 143376

Entry manipulation first, binder second....

Regarding the above discussion of parsed binder imports: a number of interesting advanced effects could be pulled off with Binder manipulation routines, however my two-cents would be to first focus on entirely implementing access to individual entries and entry collections, and create a basic way of...
by jeremydouglass
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 143376

Applescript dictionary entries

I'd probably use Scrivener Applescript support to grab individual documents / resources out of scrivener and stick them in an archive (e.g. EagleFiler, Yojimbo/DevonThink, etc.) or move rss and bookmarked resources to or from web apps (e.g. WebNoteHappy, Pukka, NetNewsWire, Vienna etc.) Example 1: D...
by jeremydouglass
Sat May 12, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Tense--past and present headaches
Replies: 51
Views: 14213

Hard Boiled fiction markup language

KB: The translator of Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the Edge of the World put alternative chapters in present tense (because in the original Japanese, alternate chapters used either the formal or informal version of "I", for which there was no English equivalent). You know,...
by jeremydouglass
Fri May 11, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1/1.04 public beta (OLD)
Replies: 158
Views: 75942

Subversion instructions and notes up

The new subversion instructions and notes for 1.04b are up here:

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum ... 2686#12686

Keith, I'll also email you a few screenshots. Let me know if you need anything more for the Help docs.
by jeremydouglass
Fri May 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 17953

New Subversion with Scrivener: Easy, robust, a few gotchas

If you want to use a content versioning system with Scrivener, read on. If you don't know what that is or why you would do it, this probably isn't for you. These notes supersede previous advice on cache scripting and installing svk as a workaround. ## Summary ## As of Scrivener 1.04b, single user co...
by jeremydouglass
Fri May 11, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1/1.04 public beta (OLD)
Replies: 158
Views: 75942

Subversion Thread, Help page

I'll go ahead and post the subversion notes to that thread now. Happy to help, but a bit swamped - I might have time to revise them for a Help doc later this weekend - when did you need them by, and in what format?
by jeremydouglass
Fri May 11, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1/1.04 public beta (OLD)
Replies: 158
Views: 75942

Scrivener / Subversion preliminary tests a great success

Keith, I've finished putting Scrivener 1.04b through a battary of Subversion tests. The result is a great success - the rtfd patch works perfectly and the binder.xml and ui.xml files merge cleanly in 75% of conflict cases (that is, even more simultaneous binder-related collaboration is possible with...
by jeremydouglass
Tue May 08, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 17953

No ZFS anytime soon [oops - or soon!]

Last I heard, there are some indications that someone in an Apple lab is playing with ZFS, i.e. one mention in one header file. My understanding of the current situation: Chances of Leopard being ZFS by default: zero. Chances of Leopard supporting ZFS in an unofficial fashion: slightly more than zer...
by jeremydouglass
Tue May 08, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Historians and note cards?? Does Scrivener work well?
Replies: 19
Views: 10370

Do you want more structure, or less?

The real question is whether you will enjoy having more structure imposed on you by the way the corkboard works as an interface to an outliner - that means stacks, not clusters. You can crank the corkboard up to 9x10 = 90 cards or so, depending on screen size, but it is most useable (for me) in the ...
by jeremydouglass
Tue May 08, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Tense--past and present headaches
Replies: 51
Views: 14213

Past for the present, present for the future...

One nice thing about using the past tense to describe current action is it frees up the present tense for other things. For example, in first person past, a switch up to the present can do characterization or indicate eternal present: "I [stepped] off the bus and squinted. Now, I (carry) sungla...
by jeremydouglass
Tue May 08, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 17953

*Tumbleweed drifts across stage* (Sorry I've been gone! - I've set watch on this thread three times, but for some reason I no longer receive reply notifications. Shoot.) A delayed response regarding those three changes: Yes, the changes described should make Scrivener compatible with Subversion, CV...
by jeremydouglass
Thu May 03, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does ANYONE understand how to commandeer Mac OSX Styles?
Replies: 22
Views: 6400

Strong styling alternative to Word

A plug for people explicitly looking to strongly style a large manuscript who want to move out of Microsoft Word - I bought Mellel for precisely this purpose, and have been very pleased. Take a moment to check out the feature set before trying it, as there are some things it definitely doesn't do, h...
by jeremydouglass
Thu May 03, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 17953

That is correct!

Keith, your steps 1-4 are correct - caching the folder and then restoring it after save is precisely the workaround. The two folder names to check for are ".svn" for Subversion and ".cvs" for CVS. I concur on the binder binary - its a can of worms. The above fix on its own howeve...
by jeremydouglass
Thu May 03, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Convert MMD to HTML?
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Scrivener + Textmate

To echo the above - I also use Edit In Textmate for the Markdown highlighting support. If you want to use Scrivener for its card and binder features, keep in mind that you shouldn't outline in Textmate - you should outline in Scrivener, and edit the snippets in Textmate. This will keep your binder u...