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by StarDog2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 17
Views: 7917

Re: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!

Some user advise. If they release an optional, extra cost "workbook", buy it. I have the one for Affinity Photo, and it is an excellent tutorial that can really help acquaint you with all the tools it offers.
by StarDog2
Fri May 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Recommendation to a Free Novel Writing Software: Manuskript
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: Recommendation to a Free Novel Writing Software: Manuskript

Manuskript is working slow for me. Is there any other better option. I think, in the end, most people come back to Scrivener. I came to writing through photography, where any app that costs less than $100 (US) is considered a bargain. I bought Scrivener with that mindset. And considering its positi...
by StarDog2
Fri May 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener 3 Windows Release
Replies: 97
Views: 35417

Re: Scrivener 3 Windows Release

To be fair, I don’t think DaveK’s question of when has been answered, nor will it be in the beta forum. That’s not something we do. Some companies make public deadlines and then publish no matter what state the software is in. Others make soft deadlines and then miss them (because you always will) ...
by StarDog2
Wed May 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Why Scrivener
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Why Scrivener

by StarDog2
Sun May 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Announcement of new Beta Versions
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Announcement of new Beta Versions

There is only one beta for Windows. If your beta copy stops working then it is out of date. There is only one listed here in the beta area and its numbered (...17). Just because you want to stare down a date reference, does not make this confusing! I rather people post bugs here that actually helps...
by StarDog2
Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: June 20th Seems... Oddly Specific to End Beta 17
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: June 20th Seems... Oddly Specific to End Beta 17

There's an old saying in software development that, "you can have it fast, good, or cheap. Pick two, because you can't have all three!" My advice is to relax and enjoy the ride.
by StarDog2
Sun May 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: beta after May 15th?
Replies: 69
Views: 3847

Re: beta after May 15th?

Jeeze! it's a doggone 'beta' program! that means when it comes out of beta, you'll have to pay for it anyway. Furthermore, L&L has the right to cancel the Beta program if they want to even if they aren't ready to go commercial with it yet. The beta programs don't normally obligate the developers...
by StarDog2
Mon May 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH3631] HELP! Where are the German quotation marks?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: HELP! Where are the German quotation marks?

I can't find them in the drop-dowm list of smart quotes. (you see them here https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anf%C3%BChrungszeichen ) the seventsh' and the eights are both the same and the upper one at the end is always wrong. Also, I see that the list of the "double" quotation marks is shor...
by StarDog2
Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: New to writing software
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: New to writing software

Most of the writing software I've encountered, including Scrivener, don't really address the needs of those in collaborative writing, and those of editors who might be juggling several clients at the same time (at least in the Windows environment). I think the most collaboration-friendly software re...
by StarDog2
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: best option for running Scrivener on Mint 19?
Replies: 27
Views: 9715

Re: best option for running Scrivener on Mint 19?

You know, this thought just occurred to me, if a complete Linux version of Scrivener just isn't feasible. How about a Linux (or Android, I'm flexible) "companion" program? How about a low-cost word processor that can download not an entire project, but a subset of the project, maybe just t...
by StarDog2
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: best option for running Scrivener on Mint 19?
Replies: 27
Views: 9715

Re: best option for running Scrivener on Mint 19?

I'm currently using Scrivener for Windows on Linux Mint 19.1 using Crossover free trial on an elderly Laptop that was starting to choke on the last two versions of Win 10. I am trying to extend the life of that LT for another year or two so I can eventually get a Surface or Surface-like device. I be...
by StarDog2
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Organization
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Organization

Would Microsoft Word's ability to annotate your text be useful? I'm a Windows guy, so I don't know what the Mac versions are capable of, but that is the direction of thought your post has sent me.

I like Scrivener for Windows for planning, but I prefer to write with something else,
by StarDog2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Finnish man does a linguistic study of the most complicated English words. (-:
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: Finnish man does a linguistic study of the most complicated English words. (-:

Is "Finnish man" anything like "Florida Man"? Just askin', sounds like there might be a connection.
by StarDog2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Story Planner App?
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Does anyone know anything about Story Planner App?

I've never been comfortable with those 'guided planning' apps. Most of what something like that offers can be duplicated through the use of templates within Scrivener itself. Give me a nice tree structure similar to the binder, and I'm good to go.
by StarDog2
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Recommendation to a Free Novel Writing Software: Manuskript
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: Recommendation to a Free Novel Writing Software: Manuskript

I've tried Manuskript over the last few days for a Laptop I loaded Linux on. ummm - there are better free novel writing tiles out there, IMO. Bibisco, is surprisingly good, and Wavemaker shows great promise. The problem with most of the freebies is that if you've grown accustomed to the Scrivener wa...