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by tarzanofmars
Sun May 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Setting the margins in the editor - having issues
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Setting the margins in the editor - having issues

So I discovered how to adjust margins, but despite that the bizarre stretched out composition mode is not for me. Even more thankful now for the mac version. Uninstalled. My only reason for trying this out is that sometimes I want to work on a bigger screen than my macbook and I have a large PC moni...
by tarzanofmars
Sun May 17, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Setting the margins in the editor - having issues
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Setting the margins in the editor - having issues

Same problem. I just now downloaded the latest version out of curiosity and within 30 seconds I'm reminded why I don't even need to bother. On Mac you go to preferences>appearance>composition mode>options and you can set scroller type and importantly 'editor margins', and you can set it to use curre...
by tarzanofmars
Sat May 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Is Version: 1.9.16.0 - 14 Nov 2019 the most current version of Scrivener?
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Is Version: 1.9.16.0 - 14 Nov 2019 the most current version of Scrivener?

Thanks for the link to the 3.0 beta! I sort of worry though about using a beta and losing my documents. Is that an issue? Also, do the plan on releasing a 3.0 for windows? I appreciate the help. I would advise against getting excited about 3.0 for Windows, it's been in development for nearly 3 year...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Word Count
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Word Count

We all know there are different formulas for counting words and 'words' in a document, book or project. I am after the word count that a standard agent or publisher will be using, for a novel of the historical fiction variety. I started this project using the Scrivener template for a novel and have ...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is it possible to get a running total in outline view?
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Is it possible to get a running total in outline view?

Well, the way I do it is to have a folder inside the Draft folder that completely contains my manuscript (i.e., add a second "draft" folder inside the first, and put my chapters inside that.) This came about for me because I'm keeping my entire series inside one project, so the folders th...
by tarzanofmars
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Tables Are A Mess!
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Tables Are A Mess!

"this CONSTANT issue is going to force me to move all of my tables into an external program" I'd like to see tables get a total overhaul, I tried them once and knew instantly it was not going to work for me. I use Google Sheets as it allows me to access my tables whether on my phone, iPad...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Best practices for version control (revisions)
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Best practices for version control (revisions)

I'd love to see Scrivener have a 'Compare' function like Notepad++ has where you can open two documents side by side and click compare and it highlights any character that is different and when you scroll down to see the different areas it scrolls both documents side by side, lined up line for line.
by tarzanofmars
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can't Download Update
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Can't Download Update

Yes I had this problem with the last several updates, I was actually just trying to get the current version to try it out, but had this exact issue and so I gave up and decided that I don't need the Windows version anyway. It's going to be a nightmare for its users. I highly recommend saving up and ...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Any paint ball addicts around?
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Any paint ball addicts around?

I played semi-pro from 1998 to 2001. Spent every weekend at team practice and during the season we would travel to a tournament one weekend a month, Thursday night to Sunday night, somewhere in America- Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Chicago, LA, Texas, Atlanta. That was when MSPA did 5 and 7-man team to...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Inciting Incident - how soon is too soon?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: Inciting Incident - how soon is too soon?

Even the first line isn't too soon if the storytelling is strong. Here's an idea: Unless the title and premise of your book is obvious before the reader opens it, you could begin the first chapter like a normal story-building setup and then have her die when the reader is least expecting it, before ...
by tarzanofmars
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: We are nearly there!
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: We are nearly there!

I had decided to get the Windows version this past spring, then started checking back this summer when it seemed like it was around the corner, but in the face of the ongoing slog, reminding me of the reality of the inherent uphill difficulty in getting a smooth and stable program in Windows, I've d...
by tarzanofmars
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Historical Fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 5177

Re: Historical Fiction

I do historical fiction as well. Infinitely harder than freeform fiction. I estimate that I've spent 12 hours researching for every 1 spent writing. I'm at 160k words so far, with a long way to go, but I'm well over the hump on research now, the further I move along the less I will need to research ...
by tarzanofmars
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Just looking for the full answer in one post: Is there a beta version I can try that will open Mac created projects?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Just looking for the full answer in one post: Is there a beta version I can try that will open Mac created projects?

Also make sure you've properly transferred the *entire* project from your Mac system to your Windows system. Depending on how you copied it over, you may have missed portions of it. On the Mac it looks like a single package file, but on most sync services and on Windows it's going to be a top-level...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)
Replies: 268
Views: 258809

Re: Working off of network drives (MobileMe, thumb drives...)

A military saying that all should learn and implement: If you have two, you have one, if you have one, you have none. My Scrivener project is backed up on my macbook, it is backed up on a thumbdrive, and it is backed up on google drive, every time I work on it. I write for an evening, clicking 'save...