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by Jack Daniel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Styles: how they will be?
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Styles: how they will be?

All righty then. I may have not followed the suggestions religiously, but I've solved the problems. This is coincidentally how many writing problems are solved—someone makes a suggestion that takes you out of your own thinking pattern and allows you to come up with an even better idea than the sugge...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Styles: how they will be?
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Styles: how they will be?

This is a lot to think about.

Thanks for your diligence in trying to help. I'll report back, but these ideas are interesting, probably helpful.

And I must apologize to Tomkeen. I honestly did not set out to hijack your thread; I was actually trying to just bump it up. :wink:
by Jack Daniel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Styles: how they will be?
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Styles: how they will be?

Jack, As Devin says, you are complicating the process a bit by having a style for every single bit of text—the reason why body text isn't normally given a style is precisely to avoid problems with compilation and allow the different compilation body text formats to apply automatically. It can be do...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Styles: how they will be?
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Styles: how they will be?

If I can suggest, it would be helpful if that were expanded to find 'no' formatting. In other words, to have the ability to search for moments where there is no style applied to parts of text. I realize that many do not apply styles to very many elements in text, and searching like this would not be...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Find duplicate texts?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Find duplicate texts?

What I do is just use the search feature of Scrivener. What I've found is that if you put the entire phrase in quotes, this works rather well. For instance, If I search for the word 'promise', even though that is not really that common of a word, I might get 40-50 returns in a manuscript of 80K word...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: font size different in epub/mobi
Replies: 0
Views: 67

font size different in epub/mobi

I use 18 pt font in the editor. I have this set as the default font size. Although I've already been admonished for using styles, I put a style on everything, because I want dialog to be all-lines indented and narration to be only first-line indented. IOW, not using a style at all makes everything t...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Adjust Indents for e-reader
Replies: 0
Views: 80

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: 179

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: 179

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: 238

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: 238

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: 238

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: 133

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: 565

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...