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by houthakker
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

something should not be done or a certain road should not be taken Two dysfunctional translations at work here: ⋅ ( they say I am "wrong" ) is a dysfunctional mistranslation of ( Customer experiences difficulty ). It creates a feeling of distress in the the developer, and blocks...
by houthakker
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

"wrong" "Wrong" and "justified" are never words that mean very much : -) Learning about customer difficulties is always helpful – and that's all that people have expressed here, but if you feel prone to experiencing the difficulties of others as criticism of yourself, ...
by houthakker
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

they should XYZ .... that's their fault XYZ .... certainly not something to be encouraged XYZ Well, that's one perspective, and one style of cognition and human interaction. A product like Scrivener, however, is only made possible by winning and retaining a large number of customers, and that is bo...
by houthakker
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

This very thorough survey reminds me of another thorough one Putting aside the relationship between thoroughness and efficiency, was there, in fact, a bit of a gap in the survey ? (where some focal curiosity about learning and feature-discovery might have been expected ?) A slight blind patch in th...
by houthakker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

Why not just drop it and forget it? That would be a pity – it's a good product and a useful exercise. Potentially useful, I think, to report difficulties and make suggestions if there is any reasonable possibility that there are feasible adjustments which might lead to fewer abandoned responses. (Y...
by houthakker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

lunk wrote:I finished in less than 10 minutes,


The conditional branching structure (cited above as an obstacle to showing estimates of time remaining),
suggests that some paths through it may be shorter than others.
by houthakker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

I'm very sorry for not grovelling more.


Ah. You really are struggling.

I'm sorry.
by houthakker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

This is already in there, though I would have been a bit more reassured and rather more likely to have returned and completed the thing, if I had at least seen an acknowledgement (or even, really, an awareness) that you are asking people to give time to rather a long survey, and that you appreciate...
by houthakker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

Both the original post (at the top of this thread ) and the email mention 15 minutes. Fair enough – I probably started it out of that context from a copied link. It would helpful and productive, I think: ⋅ to bring those estimates into the survey itself, ⋅  and, if 15 mins is tu...
by houthakker
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

FWIW I abandoned the survey after a while – too long, alas, for the gap I had allocated. Was there a warning of its length at the start, or any estimate of the time required, or remaining at each stage ? I don't remember any such warnings or estimates ... This is an unexpectedly long survey – and if...
by houthakker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Copy Markdown link to current item (a script and a GUI suggestion)
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Copy Markdown link to current item (a script and a GUI suggestion)

In the meanwhile, a Keyboard Maestro macro taking the route suggested by AmberV:

Copy MD link to current Scrivener item.kmmacros.zip
Keyboard Maestro Macro
(11.39 KiB) Downloaded 102 times
by houthakker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Copy Markdown link to current item (a script and a GUI suggestion)
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Copy Markdown link to current item (a script and a GUI suggestion)

Thanks ! I'll take a look at that and perhaps update the script this evening.
by houthakker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Copy Markdown link to current item (a script and a GUI suggestion)
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Copy Markdown link to current item (a script and a GUI suggestion)

To get a very useful x-scrivener-item link with an id reference to the current text/note, we can use the Scrivener menu path: Edit > Copy Special > Copy Document as External Link but the menu item is only enabled when: 1. The binder panel is visible at left, and 2. the item for which a link is neede...
by houthakker
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Scapple Bug Hunt (macOS)
Topic: IDs of deleted shapes still written to PointsToNoteIDs list in Scapple XML
Replies: 1
Views: 4141

IDs of deleted shapes still written to PointsToNoteIDs list in Scapple XML

A small bug in the XML (.scap file) which Scapple writes out. If we add a new shape to an existing diagram, perhaps after a few shape deletions, so that its ID is the highest in the document, and not contiguous to others, we might create something like this in the .scap file: Screen Shot 2018-06-19 ...
by houthakker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Saving or copying Scapple diagrams as nested OPML or tab-indented outlines
Replies: 1
Views: 2429

Saving or copying Scapple diagrams as nested OPML or tab-indented outlines

A pair of Keyboard Maestro macros at: https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com/t/save-or-copy-scapple-diagram-as-opml-tabbed-outline-treating-arrows-as-parent-child/10596 which interpret Scapple arrow links as Parent → Child links, to derive and export/copy an outline structure from Scapple.