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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: 250

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: 176

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: 13
Views: 340

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: 14
Views: 274

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: 26
Views: 2949

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: 71

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: 520

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.
by Jack Daniel
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Spell Checking disconnect
Replies: 0
Views: 2211

Spell Checking disconnect

This may be due to relying on Apple code. I've noticed that if I ask spell check to ignore a word, such as a colloquial misspelling in someone's dialogue, it seems to work fine (the little red underline goes away). But if I then view the same doc in Composition Mode, the red line comes back, and I h...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Disabling Snapshots Entirely
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Disabling Snapshots Entirely

I do have to wonder if what you’re reporting is really a problem with snapshots though. While in theory I suppose one could triple the size of their project in two days, if they were doing widespread edits that impacted almost everything in the project—it’s the scale that has me wondering what is g...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener vs. Mac OS Text Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Scrivener vs. Mac OS Text Engine

I'm not really clear on 'Preserve Formatting', but maybe that could help.
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3 & Audio Files
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Scrivener 3 & Audio Files

I'm pretty sure Kindle will strip audio. As for epub, I know it is possible, at least in iBooks/Books, meaning if the file is there, it will play (probably need a 'play' button) because you can do this quite easily in iBooks Author (Scrivener is light years better, so don't bother). I've verified th...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project become very slow during massive document updates
Replies: 2
Views: 2712

Re: Project become very slow during massive document updates

Another thing to check is snapshots. My 6 MB novel ballooned to over 300 MB. Why? Eventually I discovered that Scrivener was taking snapshots of everything and keeping them bundled away in the project package file. I am not sure—possibly I configured the prefs to do this inadvertently (I would never...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: IS it possiblege to record audio within Scrivener
Replies: 13
Views: 4076

Re: IS it possiblege to record audio within Scrivener

I used Audio Hijack for 14 years. Then they changed the interface, scuttled the one I'd paid them for, and wanted another 30 bucks. And the new interface is ridiculously clumsy by comparison. Nope. No sale. If you don't need timed recordings (starting and stopping recordings by a clock in your absen...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?
Replies: 5
Views: 520

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

So I guess what you are saying is since it is not a part of creating or compiling, that the justification comes in the reader platform, after compiling and distribution, meaning we have no control over that.

And boy, is full justification ever ugly on a Kindle.
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?
Replies: 5
Views: 520

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

What he said:

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