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by tomwood
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Extensive edits lost
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Extensive edits lost

JimRac - good points.

If a project is broken during a botched sync, is it just the Binder (the XML file) that is actually corrupted? If so, even damaged projects can be re-constructed by going into the project folders and retrieving the RTF text files. It's a pain, but doable.
by tomwood
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Lost or Hidden Blue Folder
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Lost or Hidden Blue Folder

Glad you found it! I have a folder called 'Scrivener Stuff' that contains a bunch of text files, each one a tip about how to do something or find it in the menus. I add that folder to all my projects, down below the Manuscript. If you open two (or more) projects at a time and re-size the windows so ...
by tomwood
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Lost or Hidden Blue Folder
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Lost or Hidden Blue Folder

At the top-left of the editor window there is an icon in the shape of a page of text with a down arrow. Click on that and choose 'Reveal in Binder' when you are in one of the text documents that has a search keyword. The other options also reveal the path.
by tomwood
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Mobi for KDP - Embed Cover or Not?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Mobi for KDP - Embed Cover or Not?

... Another vector of confusion over the matter originates from a bug that may still be around, where the universal MobiPocket/KF8 .mobi file that KindleGen creates can sometimes display incorrectly when loaded directly onto a reader, in that having a cover image offsets the navigation data slightl...
by tomwood
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Mobi for KDP - Embed Cover or Not?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Mobi for KDP - Embed Cover or Not?

::bangs head on desk::

Are these contradicting responses based on actual experience?

I have the same question and was just going to wing it until I got it right. But, it would be good to know of some actual experiences.
by tomwood
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener .mobi file size versus hand-coded html
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Scrivener .mobi file size versus hand-coded html

I was wondering about that - if the KindleGen .mobi had both. Good to know.

I can't find the link now, but you may be right about that median size data referring to the oversized .mobi.

Thanks!
by tomwood
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener .mobi file size versus hand-coded html
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Scrivener .mobi file size versus hand-coded html

Thank you for the thoughtful response! At some point I'll take a run at a hand-coded file just to satisfy my curiosity. And I do appreciate the desire to know the struts and structure. Extrapolating from where I am now in word count, it appears I'll end up around 1.5M for the final .mobi coming out ...
by tomwood
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: newest windows update doesn't work
Replies: 56
Views: 2230

Re: newest windows update doesn't work

This is a wild shot - If you have a Dropbox connection for backups, go into the Tools>Options>Backup menu and Choose>Select Folder at the backup location again, even though it looks like it's already set to the correct location. Hit Apply and Ok. Then 'Exit' Scrivener and reload it.
by tomwood
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener .mobi file size versus hand-coded html
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Scrivener .mobi file size versus hand-coded html

I attended Robin Sullivan's presentation on how to code an ebook from a Word source file: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Write-To-Publish/events/249564513/ I said that I use Scrivener to produce a .mobi and that it was a lot easier than the hand-coded method, so why go that route. (I write fiction, so it...
by tomwood
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Cause of false chapter titles?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Cause of false chapter titles?

I'm continually amazed at the variety of oddness that we all manage to find in our high-tech world! This is a weird one. I'd suggest that you copy/paste the text in those sections into Notepad to strip out any hidden formatting/code. Then delete those files from the Binder that are causing this. The...
by tomwood
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: IT guy needs useful guide to compiling
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: IT guy needs useful guide to compiling

You're asking an open-ended question that could have many answers, depending on what you are trying to do in the end. I'll take a shot at a simple approach. There is a Novel With Parts template in the New Project>Fiction menu. I'd start a new project there and drag and drop your text files from the ...
by tomwood
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile indents
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Compile indents

I'm using Windows, my work around is: - Compile > Formatting - Uncheck "Override text and notes formatting" Then if you format your first paragraph of each chapter with no indent in the editor, it compiles correctly. Of course, this means you must manage formatting more carefully in your ...
by tomwood
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: The Blue Hierarchy Buttons in the Toolbar Should be Default
Replies: 1
Views: 227

The Blue Hierarchy Buttons in the Toolbar Should be Default

Watching some of the confusion in the help forum for the Windows version, I think the blue hierarchy buttons for folders/files should be present in the default install. It would make it easier to move things from the start, and also easier to help people who haven't quite grokked the Binder structure.
by tomwood
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Send to Kindle - Amazon App
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Send to Kindle - Amazon App

I wanted to see how my ebooks would look on my ereader and phone, and discovered Amazon's own 'Send to Kindle' application: https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle This is very handy. In Windows Explorer, when I right-click on a file (usually the .mobi from Scrivener) the 'Send to Kindle' option is p...
by tomwood
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Trouble with formatting for novel (especially indents)
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Trouble with formatting for novel (especially indents)

In the Windows version, go to Format>Text>Spacing to get the menu for indents and line spacing. For existing text, you'll have to select it before applying the new settings.