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by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adjust Indents for e-reader
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Adjust Indents for e-reader

I consider the indent on the iBooks e-reader a little big. It's like an entire 4 characters, and I'd prefer if it were 2.5-3 characters. So in my custom eBook compile format I edited 'section text' in the section layout by dragging the marker for where the indent is from 0.29 to 0.22. One would thin...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: No images in Scrivenings mode? Seems a bit archaic.
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: No images in Scrivenings mode? Seems a bit archaic.

Well, the whole idea behind Scrivener is that it is NOT wysiwyg, so criticizing Scrivener for this simply means that you are using the wrong tool. If wysiwyg is important for you, you should be using a wysiwyg desktop publishing software. Use Scrivener for what it is designed for, that is writing, ...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: No images in Scrivenings mode? Seems a bit archaic.
Replies: 5
Views: 163

No images in Scrivenings mode? Seems a bit archaic.

Scrivener recommends placing all images in the research folder and then invoking them with a code in the text in Scriv mode. It works, and it makes sense to a degree. For instance, I have a small graphic at the head of every chapter, and this allows me to have the image stored in the file one time, ...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Editor displays differently at different times when folders selected in Binder
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Editor displays differently at different times when folders selected in Binder

And in particular, the leftmost mode button can toggle between Scrivenings mode or single document view mode. For a folder, the former will make the editor show the combined text of the documents contained in the folder, whereas single document view (for a folder) shows you the textual content of t...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Editor displays differently at different times when folders selected in Binder
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Editor displays differently at different times when folders selected in Binder

… Which mode do you have selected? In this shot, I have outline mode selected for this group (the folder that is currently selected): … Scrivenings mode, corkboard mode, outline mode from left to right. And it is possible to have no mode selected, so that you only see the contents of the selected f...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Editor displays differently at different times when folders selected in Binder
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Editor displays differently at different times when folders selected in Binder

This is a head scratcher for me. Sometimes, if I select a folder in the Binder, what is displayed in the Editor is just the text (if there is text) directly in the folder. Other times, what is displayed is that text plus all of the text in all the documents nested within that folder. I must be doing...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: smart quotation marks
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: smart quotation marks

by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Switch chapters in Composition Mode
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Switch chapters in Composition Mode

Thanks. In Comp mode you are seeing text as if you were in Scrivenings mode, and it really would not make sense to show the outliner or cork board mode while in Comp, so it seems completely natural that it shows text. But my understanding of Scrivenings mode is that it refers to text mode in the Edi...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: [BUG] Weird issue when bold and italics on the same line when compiling to EPUB
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: [BUG] Weird issue when bold and italics on the same line when compiling to EPUB

I've honestly not had such a problem. In fiction, occasionally I like to stress a particular word in dialogue so that the reader understands where the emphasis is being placed by the speaker (in situations where that would otherwise read ambiguously). But I never use italics. Instead, I use the char...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Straight and curly quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Straight and curly quotes

I've found that process a bit tricky, as well. The way I see it, you must set the Binder so that all docs are open (none are nested shut). Then select all docs in the Binder, so that the entire thing (or manuscript) is highlighted, then click in the editor, and use Command > A to select all, then go...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

… If I properly understand JD's request, he's not asking for editing capability. He is asking for display (read-only) of the entire doc in the corkboard, with the capability to scroll thru the entire doc. All from the cork board itself, and if there is no Synopsis. So kind of like it works now, but...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Straight and curly quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Straight and curly quotes

Are you using Linguistic Focus? We've recently discovered that when this is invoked, quotes are added straight, but then the immediate conversion to curly does not happen, especially in Compose mode. You have to then turn off LF, and sometimes you have to add a space after the quote mark, briefly, t...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

but the ability to show the actual text on the cards could be set as a preference, which would work much better for those of us who feel no need to write synopses. If you did that, then you'd lose all the formatting from the 'main text in the synopses' (italics, bold, colour) -- synopses are plain ...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

Well, this is highly interesting. Are you sure you are using Scrivener and not some knock off? (maybe I'm using the knock off). It sure doesn't seem like this is what I am seeing. First, as I stated, I neither write nor use synopses, hardly at all. Sometimes, but I rarely want or need them. This mea...