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by brookter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: losing style in middle of doc
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: losing style in middle of doc

The first thing to check is that you have enabled the ‘Next style’ option correctly. First select a paragraph in your style, then type ctl-s to bring up the style panel. Right click on the name of your style (making sure the text is still highlighted in the editor) and choose ‘Redefine Style from se...
by brookter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Chapters and scenes numbering
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Chapters and scenes numbering

I see -- thanks for the detailed explanation, it's helpful. There is a way of recording the binder setup, though it's a step further and it may not do exactly as is wanted. As a workaround it may help some people, though, so I'll post it in case it's useful to someone. 1. File > Page Setup > Scriven...
by brookter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Chapters and scenes numbering
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Chapters and scenes numbering

Unless you change chapter 1 and then have to renumber Chapters 2 to 50....

It’s your choice, of course - we’re not trying to force you to change; only trying to let people know that there features available to stop it being necessary if they don’t want to do the extra work.
by brookter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Chapters and scenes numbering
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Chapters and scenes numbering

But he situation you’re describing is one of the reasons the automatic methods exist.... they’re designed to reduce the complexity and tedium of keeping up to date with chapter and scene numbers as you make structural changes. With the automatic method, you set up the section layouts in compilation ...
by brookter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Chapters and scenes numbering
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Chapters and scenes numbering

Sorry - why does it involve manually numbering the chapters and scenes for the reader? I think I must be missing something. You do that in Compilation automatically - you just have to choose Section Layouts for the Chapters and scenes which add headers with numbers not titles. It’ s one of the basic...
by brookter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Drafts for Mac—how to import to Scrivener?
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Drafts for Mac—how to import to Scrivener?

I did something similar to this years ago to get a note from Drafts from iPhone to Dropbox to Scrivener on Mac. As I recall, I still had to pen a text file in Dropbox Mac, copy the note and paste in Scrivener, I eventually drifted away from that. I'll check your steps and see how it goes. Thanks fo...
by brookter
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Drafts for Mac—how to import to Scrivener?
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Drafts for Mac—how to import to Scrivener?

After playing with this quickly... I've used this on iOS but not on the Mac, so this is a test for me as well... If you're using Drafts rather than Scrivener, it's likely that you don't have Scrivener open at the time, or you're on the iPad, so it seems to me that the best mechanism is to get Drafts...
by brookter
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Confused on the purpose of snapshots/drafts/chapters and versioning.
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Confused on the purpose of snapshots/drafts/chapters and versioning.

There are number of tools for tracking the process of writing (which goes far beyond just nanowrimo) and you can adapt them for your own workflow. Up to a point of course; as you point out, it’s not git, and isn’t meant to be. So there isn’t a canonical ‘you must do it this way’ approach: it’s a too...
by brookter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?

Sounds good... My laptops only ever leave the house on holidays. They only exist because I can't always be bothered climbing the stairs to use the desktop.

Obviously, it would be good for both wallet and waistline if I did this more often...
by brookter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How could I assign a shortcut to open / close the favorites window?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: How could I assign a shortcut to open / close the favorites window?

Ah, I see... Oh well.

On the Mac these things are usually toggles, so you just have to repeat the command. Sorry, I don't think I've got anything else to suggest...
by brookter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How could I assign a shortcut to open / close the favorites window?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: How could I assign a shortcut to open / close the favorites window?

No, it's completely my fault. I assumed you were using the new Beta V3, rather than the current Windows release -- sorry! The Beta doesn't have that menu item (it's actually in the Bookmarks dialogue I showed you). I don't have a copy of the current version around, so I can only suggest these possib...
by brookter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?

I know... I spent that much (or nearly so) on a 17" MBP in 2010 (the day after I retired as a retirement present to myself). It was still going strong in May this year when I sold it back to Apple for £150, I think. But it was a bit too heavy and the screen a little too big for a second PC (the...
by brookter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?

Being retired just gives you more time to look at new laptops...
by brookter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How could I assign a shortcut to open / close the favorites window?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: How could I assign a shortcut to open / close the favorites window?

Could you explain what you mean by the Favourites window, please? (As far as I know, the only feature called Favourites is for identifying favourite projects, and that's a menu item, not a window). Do you mean the Bookmarks window, where you identify certain documents for easy access? Screenshot 201...
by brookter
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Keyboard thortcut to navigate texts
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Keyboard thortcut to navigate texts

To move between documents in the binder (which could be folders, chapters, scenes or anything else in the Binder, regardless of the hierarchy), you use shift-alt-down/up . Ctl-tab is used to moved between Binder/Editor/Inspector normally. If you want to move from a child document up to its parent gr...