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by alanterra
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Tables Are A Mess!
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: Tables Are A Mess!

Tables are a mess. I think that is because Scrivener relies on Apple code for this, and the Apple code has bugs. (Don't quote me on that point). I don't have a solution for you other than to maintain the tables in another program, and then integrate those 150 documents by hand. But if you have to do...
by alanterra
Wed May 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple footnotes in same location
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Multiple footnotes in same location

I found I needed to put a ", ", in superscript, between the footnotes to get them as "1, 2". It worked great, but selecting the space between two inline footnotes is a bit fiddly.
by alanterra
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compiling to PDF: How to generate single-characer umlauts (instead of vowel plus diaeresis)?
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Compiling to PDF: How to generate single-characer umlauts (instead of vowel plus diaeresis)?

Hi What There are two ways to indicate accented characters in Unicode: the full character or the character + a combining character. See http://www.fileformat.info for more. For instance ü is LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS (U+00FC), but you can also get the same by putting a "u" plus a...
by alanterra
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does High Sierra introduce bugs with text editing (bulleted lists in particular)?
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Does High Sierra introduce bugs with text editing (bulleted lists in particular)?

Hi I am testing MacOS High Sierra, and deciding if this is the time to upgrade. I also am back using Scrivener after a few months of not using it. I am noticing lots of annoying bugs when I am editing bulleted lists. I know that Scrivener tries to use Apple's built-in text editing system, and I susp...
by alanterra
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't put insert point beyond this table
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Can't put insert point beyond this table

Thanks. I just converted the table to text (it was only in the research folder). A total PITA, but I assume that it is Apple's ass, and your (our) pain.
by alanterra
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't put insert point beyond this table
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Can't put insert point beyond this table

I have a table in a Scrivener document, and I'm damned if I can figure out how to put the insertion point outside of and below the table. I got the table (not intentionally) by copying and pasting from a web page (linked in the text, if you want to investigate). I have various work-arounds in mind, ...
by alanterra
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple language spellcheck
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Multiple language spellcheck

Thanks for that comment "automatic-by-language settings is by paragraph". I am working in two languages, and I found that if I pasted the same Spanish text into two different paragraphs, it would show up with "red-underlinies" in one paragraph and with Spanish spell-checking in t...
by alanterra
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Can't add footnote
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Can't add footnote

Hi Ioa I didn't report all the details because I wasn't sure if I was just confused somehow. MacBook Pro (15" early 2011), Mac OS 10.9.4, 27" screen. Yes, only in Page View—regardless of whether in the left or right pane, or if single-page or double-page view. Normal window, not full scree...
by alanterra
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Can't add footnote
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Can't add footnote

I'm going to modify this rather than posting a reply. It turns out to be a much smaller problem than I had realized. If your selection is an insertion point, it appears that you can only enter a footnote on the first page of a document. However, if you select a character, word or more text, the issu...
by alanterra
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: rtf encoding changes between documents
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: rtf encoding changes between documents

Thanks Katherine for your reply. I am rather befuddled, but as far as I can tell, I must have hit something in Apple's code that was then changed. I looked through my backups, and, looking at the same rtf file in my Scrivener document, which I haven't edited, I see that the word "Tiburón" ...
by alanterra
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: rtf encoding changes between documents
Replies: 2
Views: 638

rtf encoding changes between documents

Sorry for another technical question about rtf generation, but I am still trying to track down bugs in my compile process. I have a long document that I am working on that I compile to rtf. The rtf is then processed through Sente, and then examined in Nisus Writer. In this document (the "legacy...
by alanterra
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: I wish for slightly different rtf output (real technical!)
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: I wish for slightly different rtf output (real technical!)

I love these forums—fast response from the parties in charge, and nice banter with the hoi polloi.
by alanterra
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: I wish for slightly different rtf output (real technical!)
Replies: 3
Views: 640

I wish for slightly different rtf output (real technical!)

Hi I use Sente to process my output from Scrivener, and it appears that while Scrivener outputs correct rtf code, it confuses Sente. If Lit&Lat could make a very small change, I suspect that this would solve the problem. The problem is that if there is exactly one paragraph in a sentence, and if...
by alanterra
Wed May 23, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Very strange behavior with superscripts
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Very strange behavior with superscripts

Yes, Bell Gothic Std. I'll send others shortly.