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by Jack Daniel
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: M1 Compile Times
Replies: 21
Views: 1041

Re: M1 Compile Times

Apple did have some dark years from 2016 to 2020, once the legacy of Steve Jobs had reduced to a trickle. Actually that's a myth. Some of Apple's best work has been post Jobs and sales/profits have reflected that. There has been no negative change in reliability, frequency of issues, in fact there ...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: M1 Compile Times
Replies: 21
Views: 1041

Re: M1 Compile Times

I disagree with AMBERV. I've had numerous 1st edition Apple devices and touch wood, not an issue with any of them. The only fail, a SuperDrive in a 15" MacBook that took a 6-7" drop on a airport screening conveyor in Ireland. Seriously who puts two conveyors together with a drop in the mi...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: M1 Compile Times
Replies: 21
Views: 1041

Re: M1 Compile Times

I am currently using a 2017 MacBook Air, and compile times for me can be numerous minutes as I use a lot of images. I am curious if anyone has upgraded to a MBA with M1 and what compile times are like as a comparison? I am trying to decide if I want to upgrade now, or wait until the new touchscreen...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Moving documents between projects
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Moving documents between projects

If you can't open more than one project at a time you are not getting your money's worth. Something is very wrong. I regularly have as many as 5 projects open at once. Big Sur, Catalina, Sierra, M1 MBP, 2016 MB, 2011 MBA. Never had a problem. As to moving docs, there are menu commands, but they seem...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Import /Export project settings
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Import /Export project settings

Thanks. That does help a lot.
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Import /Export project settings
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Import /Export project settings

Is there any way to do this? I have a trilogy and two other projects in 5 separate projects. I would like, for instance, the label colors and label names to be the same. And, I would like this to track to the other projects somehow if I decide to edit them in one of the projects. Also, I collaborate...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Comp mode, oh, yeah. Let's make it even better.
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Comp mode, oh, yeah. Let's make it even better.

You're breaking the cardinal rule of fiction writers: telling the reader what they already know. And why is that? WHY is Scrivener against being WYSIWYG? That stock answer seems to be in total conflict with the mission statement of helping writers. Every time that answer is parroted, it just underli...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Comp mode, oh, yeah. Let's make it even better.
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Comp mode, oh, yeah. Let's make it even better.

I love Composition Mode. I use it to compose—oh shoot! That's why it's called Composition Mode! Go Figure! But another thing I like about it is it's a great reading mode for editing. But here's where that could be even better: set up a way to toggle this with a keystroke: Let's call it 'Reader Mode'...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Wrote my entire novel in Scrivenings....
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Wrote my entire novel in Scrivenings....

… I chose to write the entire thing in Scrivenings mode. Not only that but I have folders for each chapter and then the Scrivenings sheet on that folder. … So, what do I do now? Can I edit in Scrivenings mode and then pick a format and export or am I up the creek needing someone to hand me a paddle...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can't figure out how to change text colors within the binder, notes, index cards, etc. (trying to create a custom theme)
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Can't figure out how to change text colors within the binder, notes, index cards, etc. (trying to create a custom th

It doesn't seem that we are allowed to change the color of text in the Binder. Why, I have no idea. It would be very handy, ( Keith! ). Its seems that you get white or black, and that seems to be based strictly on the luminance of the label color. Use a dark label color, and the text goes white. Use...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: curly quotes face the wrong way
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: curly quotes face the wrong way

Thanks. 'Shift > Option [' is easier than having to type a letter and then go back and remove it. Whether it is Apple or Scrivener in control of this (and I imagined all along it was Apple), doesn't it seem odd that they would do it this way? I can't imagine ever using an em dash followed directly b...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Fractured styles
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Fractured styles

Please create a test project with just enough text to demonstrate the problem. Confirm that the test project still misbehaves, then open a support ticket and send it to us. I'd be happy to do that, except that this is a random problem which occurred twice in a 200,000-word document, and I've alread...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What in the world is up with .mobi?
Replies: 1
Views: 85

What in the world is up with .mobi?

I can no longer compile .mobi through Scrivener. It may be only coincidental, but it began probably on the current build of Scrivener. It throws an error (or more accurately, tons of errors). I have tried this on a new M1 MB Pro running Big Sur (-prise!) v1.1 and a 10-yr-old MBA still running Sierra...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: curly quotes face the wrong way
Replies: 3
Views: 126

curly quotes face the wrong way

In dialogue, it is common to end a spoken line that is interrupted by typing an em dash. It is also damned common to place an ending quote mark directly after the em dash. Yet every time I do this, the curly quote mark is facing forward rather than backward. Not at all what we had in mind. I have to...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Are you someone who started writing fiction late in life? What got you going?
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Are you someone who started writing fiction late in life? What got you going?

I loved the pulp novels of Richard S. Prather as a kid, the Shell Scott series. Very late in 2015 I picked some up on my iPad. I liked them still, but I had an epiphany—"I can do this!" I also thought maybe I could do it better. Well, who can judge? I decided to try. 12 days later I had 60...