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by tomwood
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Moving project within computer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Moving project within computer

Will the "save as" method preserve all the project's internal links to backups, syncs, etc.? Backups are a program-wide location setting, so Scrivener will continue to place the backups (any name, any version number) in the same location. I don't use Scrivener to sync to other devices, so...
by tomwood
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to share content between projects?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: How to share content between projects?

I have several books in a set that all share the same story world. I keep a master project that contains the common elements in a folder that is outside of the manuscript/draft folders. If you open two projects and re-size the windows on your desktop so they are side-by-side, you can drag and drop f...
by tomwood
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Moving project within computer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Moving project within computer

When you have your project open, go to File>Save As and save it to the new location. Scrivener will create a whole new project there, with all the subfolders. Once you are satisfied that it works from that new location, you can delete the old one off your directory. If you want to leave the old vers...
by tomwood
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: My backup file doesn't have words, just chapters.
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: My backup file doesn't have words, just chapters.

I unzipped the .bak file and got my .scrivx file. But it only loaded all the chapters with no words. I'm using Crossover on a Chromebook. What's happening? Thank You. When you say you "got my .scrivx file" does that mean you moved it out of the folder it was in? It has to stay where it is...
by tomwood
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Mobi for KDP - Embed Cover or Not?
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Mobi for KDP - Embed Cover or Not?

I just went through the setup process for an ebook at KDP. I compiled a .MOBI in Scrivener without a cover, and uploaded the cover separately. They added the cover to the finished file.
by tomwood
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Need non-fiction book template for Scrivner Windows.
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Need non-fiction book template for Scrivner Windows.

Hi I need a non-fiction book template for Scrivner Windows. ... From the main toolbar: File>New Project, then in the popup select Non-Fiction and then one of the three available templates. Google 'scrivener non-fiction book template' or any of the auto-suggested search phrases and you will find ple...
by tomwood
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Part vs. Chapter numbering
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Part vs. Chapter numbering

Unless you're really invested in your current compile settings, try starting with the preset "Paperback Novel with Parts" (or the "Standard Manuscript with Parts" setting if it's closer to what you want), which should accomplish precisely what you want it to. ... ^ This Open you...
by tomwood
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How does Amazon use the 'Subject' and 'Description' Meta-Data entries?
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: How does Amazon use the 'Subject' and 'Description' Meta-Data entries?

... It’s one of those things where even if the vendor doesn’t support using the description of the book in its store page, it’s still a good idea to have your eBook marked up well, so that it, as a file that people will buy and archive, will retain its usefulness for decades to come. ... That makes...
by tomwood
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How does Amazon use the 'Subject' and 'Description' Meta-Data entries?
Replies: 2
Views: 289

How does Amazon use the 'Subject' and 'Description' Meta-Data entries?

What is the intended purpose for the 'Subject' and 'Description' fields in the Meta-Data setup? See highlights: MetaData.JPG More importantly, how does Amazon use whatever is entered there? When I import my .mobi into my Kindle reader, it picks up the 'Title' and 'Authors' as expected and uses that ...
by tomwood
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Formatting Issues in Scrivener
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Formatting Issues in Scrivener

In the Compile popup window, if 'Compile For' is set to Word, then the menu on the left of the Compile window will have 'Page Settings' as the bottom choice. Click that and see how it is set up.
by tomwood
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Verifying integrity of cloud backups
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Verifying integrity of cloud backups

Dropbox is the recommended cloud service. There are likely reasons for that, so why fight it? I had the same concern about wanting to check the integrity of the backups. In Tools>Options>General, uncheck the box that tells Scrivener at startup to open the project that was open when you quit Scrivene...
by tomwood
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: All digits (finger/toes-n-eyes) crossed for The Wild Boars team
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: All digits (finger/toes-n-eyes) crossed for The Wild Boars team

The shamanic leader of a tribe of twelve boys leads them into a dark cave as a rite of initiation for the younger members. They are trapped by malevolent forces in the form of monsoon rains that fill the cave with water (a symbol of transformation, as used in baptisms) that cuts off their escape. Af...
by tomwood
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Help! Scrivener Exits on Hibernating Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Help! Scrivener Exits on Hibernating Laptop

... And now its picked up another nasty habit. When I exit my project, It's stopped the automatic back-up on exit. I've checked my settings and all the options for this action are still checked, as far as I can tell. I accidentally let my laptop hibernate when Scrivener was still open. It broke the...
by tomwood
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Typing issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Typing issue

When I was having this issue, it also affected the writing of Facebook comments, so it was more than just Scrivener. After disabling my trackpad (I use a wireless mouse) the issue went away.

Does anyone know if individual programs have the ability to affect trackpad settings on the fly?
by tomwood
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Copy/Paste Error
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Copy/Paste Error

Copy/paste it into Notepad first, then copy/paste again from Notepad to Scrivener. Be sure to copy from Notepad that second round, Notepad will strip out any formatting.