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by Sam
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: "Select All" on Compile Replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

"Select All" on Compile Replacements

I compile separately for UK and US spellings, and I've developed a fairly long list of UK-spelled words that must be replaced by their US counterparts on export. It would be very helpful to include a 'select all - select none' toggle checkbox in the compile replacements UI to prevent having to selec...
by Sam
Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Differing quotation norms between US and UK markets...
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Re: Differing quotation norms between US and UK markets...

Wow, thanks for all the in-depth discussion. I'm fascinated by these sorts of things myself. It appears that this very forum software adopts double marks for quoting other posts, as you'll see above. It's a tremendous relief to know that I won't have to alter anything in the punctuation. In the cour...
by Sam
Tue May 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Differing quotation norms between US and UK markets...
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Differing quotation norms between US and UK markets...

I'm currently submitting queries to publishers and agents in various markets around the world. Through it all I've taken care to adhere to the grammar, spelling and punctuation norms of each respective market in my query chapters. This gets complicated for quotations. Until recently I didn't realize...
by Sam
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Indent the first line of each titled section
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Re: Indent the first line of each titled section

And thanks for Ioa's solution as well! I'll employ that one in the future.
by Sam
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Indent the first line of each titled section
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Re: Indent the first line of each titled section

Wow, thank you for the thorough explanation. As I'm not terribly familiar with CSS, I did devise a workaround: I created a new section which I called Subsequent Scene and set my desired separators to occur before and between each. Then I turned on 'remove indents following all elements' for the Scen...
by Sam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Indent the first line of each titled section
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Re: Indent the first line of each titled section

I'm trying to do this with an eBook compile for Kindle but I get no such option. The problem I'm having is that I'd prefer to remove indents ONLY after Chapter Titles. The "remove first line indents from paragraphs after headings" option exists in the Text Layout tab of the Format Editor, ...
by Sam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Odd Behavior when compiling and ebook which has both styles and markdown
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: Odd Behavior when compiling and ebook which has both styles and markdown

I had the same problem, only it happens in whatever format you're converting to, as long as you check the Markdown conversion box. I was told the Markdown conversion in Scriv 3 is more aggressive than Scriv 2. At this point you can either change the carriage return codes or change all the markdown t...
by Sam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Scrivening Titles
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Scrivening Titles

I would also like to give this request a bump. I'd appreciate the ability to change scrivening title colour independently of body text in compose mode, but only if, as Keith has mentioned, it doesn't compromise speed.
by Sam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Typewriter Sounds in Full Screen/Composition Mode
Replies: 13
Views: 7516

Re: Typewriter Sounds in Full Screen/Composition Mode

Another recommendation for clicking sounds while typing, along the same lines as Amber's: you might consider getting a mechanical key switch keyboard. I'm using a Matias Tactile Pro, and it's wonderfully clicky. http://matias.ca/tactilepro4/ Another good choice is the old buckling spring IBM Model M...
by Sam
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?

Found this for anyone interested. Easier than I thought.
http://lifehacker.com/5814382/hide-and- ... d-shortcut
by Sam
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?

It appears that the problem with killall Dock is that it comes back immediately. Is there a way to kill it and keep it suppressed until I ask it to return? In my automator action I've set up a dialogue box, but the Dock is already back before I can click anything.
by Sam
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?

You know that might not be a bad idea until somebody creates a better workaround. I could make it an automator action or an applescript that prompted me to bring the dock back when I needed it.

Will set to work on it now, thanks!
by Sam
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: can you disable new monitor display in Mavericks?

Mavericks has thwarting my attempts to use it with Compose Mode on a secondary monitor. To get to the Compose Mode toolbar, I have to mouse to the bottom of the screen, but every time I do, the stupid dock insists on popping up atop it. Infuriating. I know I can turn off separate spaces to fix this,...
by Sam
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener on Mac App Store
Replies: 58
Views: 7625

Re: Scrivener on Mac App Store

The one area wherein I can see the App Store driving people batty is updates. App Store apps will have to kiss the beloved Sparkle framework goodbye. And if there's a crucial bug fix release, users who purchased outside the app store will get it straight away as the rest suffer through the sludgy Ap...
by Sam
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Dictionary / Thesaurus has moved in 2.0?
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Dictionary / Thesaurus has moved in 2.0?

As I was watching the tutorial video for 2.0's Name Generator feature, I noticed that Scrivener had seemingly adopted one characteristic that has been driving me crazy in Pages for quite a while. The Name Generator lies in a submenu called Writing Tools, wherein it seems the Look Up in Dictionary an...