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by tarzanofmars
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Word Count
Replies: 1
Views: 109

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: 219

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: 623

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: 325

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: 294

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: 1613

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: 932

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: 2016

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: 4930

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: 491

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: 242826

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...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: how to make a ebook without indention?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: how to make a ebook without indention?

martinm wrote:Hi,

where can I manage that my ebook has not got any identions?

Thank you in advance and best regards,
Martin


Here is my original question
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=50319
by tarzanofmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:22 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: 491

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

So yeah, wanting to try out the beta (I was hoping I'd find Scrivener Windows released since a few months ago it was sounding very close on here) and I have a large and very customized project in the latest Mac version and I want to see what it looks like and how it functions in the latest Windows v...
by tarzanofmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: how to make a ebook without indention?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: how to make a ebook without indention?

I asked this last year and was told there is nothing that can be done about it, but I hope that has changed, I haven't tried to publish to ebook since then.