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by Jack Daniel
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Auto-suggest
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Auto-suggest

I use autocomplete for character names and locations.

But isn't there a different feature that autosuggests how any general word might be finished as you are typing?

Does Scrivener have this feature? Or does Mac have this? Does anyone know how to invoke it?
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: "The Scrivener Difference!" - BOOK
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: "The Scrivener Difference!" - BOOK

lunk wrote:
thanhtruong wrote:Have you thought about writing a book for your application? :D :D :D :D

They have!
The manual...

Where they failed miserably. I'd rather read Finnegans Wake backwards.
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The survey locks up
Replies: 1
Views: 139

The survey locks up

Sorry to inform you: The survey, which you just requested input on and which I spent a lot of time on, locks up. At #26, it keeps insisting I answer that question (click in one of 4 choices), yet when I do, it keeps insisting. Not good. If fewer people submit than you expect, this may be why. It als...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Search window idea
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Search window idea

I really like the search capabilities built into Scrivener. I use all of them daily. One thing I have been thinking about could be an idea for Scrivener 4: The 'find' window that appears with Command > F is gigantic. It has a lot of stuff, so that makes sense. But it also obscures the Editor a lot, ...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compile for ePub
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Compile for ePub

I'd be willing to take a look, or send you my compile format. The only issue is I style everything, bc I want narrative passages to have a 1st-line indent and dialogue to have all lines indented, plus I want 7 pts after each paragraph. But it works just fine. My only problem with mobi is that Kindle...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How do I use Scrivener 3 with two authors
Replies: 25
Views: 6111

Re: How do I use Scrivener 3 with two authors

Dev is correct. My co-writer and I have developed a method using DropBox that works pretty well. But it's still tricky. We have a master Scriv file in a DB shared folder. To edit/write/revise we copy it inside that folder, and immediately drag the copy to a local folder. Once revised locally, we tex...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Beta 38 - Composition Mode Screen is dark and unusable
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Beta 38 - Composition Mode Screen is dark and unusable

Oh, thanks so much for your answer. That solves everything.

In case it slipped by you, the thread already exists here. I was not the original poster. I can only reply to this thread, here.

Have I hijacked the thread? Doesn't appear so.

Have I possibly broadened a topic? Cuff me.
by Jack Daniel
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What font do you use?
Replies: 29
Views: 7052

Re: What font do you use?

This is not an obstacle. This is a botched diagnosis. I cannot control how readers interpret what I write. *No writer can.* They can pick up zero of the nuance I put in, or all of them plus more I never intended to. Every person's experience is different. Communication is not a strict one-way flow ...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Outline complete; can I view it while writing the novel?
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Outline complete; can I view it while writing the novel?

krastev wrote:
Edit: Oops, @gr writes faster than me :)


Be that as it may, you have answered my question, which is 'can you lock just one of the splits?'.
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: typing lag
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: typing lag

Or, maybe a program is eating the CPU or the memory. I found my mail program using 7 GB the other day (hadn't rebooted in a couple weeks). I quit and restarted just the mail program, problem solved. So, apparently, they typing lag was the computer attempting to compensate by doing lots of file swaps...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is Scrivener NICER on Mac?
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Is Scrivener NICER on Mac?

Define 'Nicer'. It's been my experience that nearly everything is 'nicer' on a Mac. Either in tiny ways, or significant ones. Sometimes both. And I've had computers all the way back to the Commodore 64, and the original 128K Macintosh, and a work environment completely dominated by PCs, so I am spea...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Which is better with Scrivener: MacBook Air or 27-inch iMac?
Replies: 25
Views: 2339

Re: Which is better with Scrivener: MacBook Air or 27-inch iMac?

That appears to be a matter of personal preferences. I do happen to have a 27" iMac but prefer writing on my 12" MacBook. It gives me more flexibility to write in places where I don't normally sit (and may unconsciously associate with "work"). Running Scrivener in full screen mo...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What font do you use?
Replies: 29
Views: 7052

Re: What font do you use?

One of the most wonderful things about Scrivener is that it is not WYSIWYG! So there's a clear distinction between writing font (what I see in the editor) and reading font (what my readers see. Yes. It's a clear distinction between what the author and reader see. No offense, but that makes zero sen...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A possible way to make Project Search a bit easier
Replies: 2
Views: 247

A possible way to make Project Search a bit easier

My only real issue with Project Search is the scrolling. IOW, once I have a list of docs (where the Binder typically appears) I can click on each of them, but the doc then displayed in the binder goes wherever the editing text line last was. That is honestly less than helpful. I do not want to go wh...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?

Well, my wishful thinking would hope that to be true. Apparently with a Kindle, it isn't.