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by brookter
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Learn from iOS ...
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Learn from iOS ...

Mac does know what I've done on the Mac. It doesn't know what I've done in iOS. It'd be nice if they'd share this information. I get that they don't, and probably won't. It'd still be nice. I'm not sure this is true. When you modify a project in Scrivener on iOS, it's modification time is changed. ...
by brookter
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: Auto-completion of script elements: pop-up persists
Replies: 9
Views: 4823

Re: Auto-completion of script elements: pop-up persists

It looks like this bug has been corrected in the new version (1.2).

That's great -- thanks!
by brookter
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Dialogue Tags

Oh, I don't think there's any doubt the sentence can be rewritten, and of course you're right that if you split it into two sentences, you punctuate it the way you suggest. But that's a more a stylistic matter ( which way do I split the quotation? ) than a grammatical one ( how do I punctuate it whe...
by brookter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Dialogue Tags

Presumably, what Lizzie actually said was: I’m on my way now, but make sure the door is locked and have your Beretta in hand ready to go. In this case both American English and British English style would be: "I’m on my way now," Lizzie said, "but make sure the door is locked and have...
by brookter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Project Settings: Left Column Cannot be Resized
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Project Settings: Left Column Cannot be Resized

This has been a problem throughout the beta -- the main options dialogue used to do it as well, but it's fixed now, I think.

The workaround is that you have to resize the whole dialogue from the right, then you can change the left hand column width. I presume it will be fixed before release.
by brookter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

Second, the text I see on the card matches exactly the first couple paragraphs of the actual text. I find that helpful, but it I could scroll the entire text inside the card, that would be even better. Word would begin to look even weaker than it already does ( I only used it under protest, at work...
by brookter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

Actually, the auto-fill from main text command doesn't load the entire main text into the synopses, but only the first N characters ( I think about 500.) Like JackDaniel, I prefer to not apply real synopses to any documents save those which are true outline documents, in which case the synopsis is ...
by brookter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

You and me both -- I had a vague feeling there was a feature, but until I'd checked the details this afternoon, I hadn't realised it worked on multiple docs...
by brookter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

I agree with everything Krastev said, with one minor caveat.. If you want to have the same text on the index cards as you have inside the file, you'll have to copy the text into the synopsis. There is no automated way to do this It's a good disagreement, though ;-). There *is* an automated way to po...
by brookter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Remove hanging indent in Scrivener 3
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Remove hanging indent in Scrivener 3

There's a few ways to do it. If your default paragraph style (No Style) doesn't have a hanging indent, then cmd-opt-0 should remove it. That's what I'd do. Otherwise you can try Format > Paragraph > Increase/Decrease Indents > Decrease hanging indent. There's no shortcut by default for that one, I t...
by brookter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrolling within Index Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Scrolling within Index Cards

Jack The text on the front of the corkboard cards *is* the synopsis. Behind the scenes they are the same plain .txt file (which incidentally is why you can't use bold/italic/colours etc on the index card text/synopsis). If you want to see the actual content of each document while you're in the corkb...
by brookter
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Dialogue Tags

You don't need the comma--'stronger' punctuation marks override weaker ones and you don't double up on them. But, just to be clear, even if this quotation was an ordinary statement, not a question, you wouldn't put the comma outside the quotation even in British English. That's because it's a comple...
by brookter
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Switch chapters in Composition Mode
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Switch chapters in Composition Mode

Hi... Not near my computer at the moment, so can’t check cmd-shift-r but for me it stays in Composition mode i think. Interesting comments about the scene breaks/document breaks, thanks. I think I’d probably just use different section types for that (chapter, ‘segment’, scene) - if I’ve understood c...
by brookter
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Dialogue Tags

I see... sorry if I misunderstood! I wouldn’t have said it was particularly rare. Also, if you’re reading mainly American printed/edited material, they would follow US style, no matter what the original says. The rule itself extends beyond this one case, though: the OGS discusses where to put the fi...
by brookter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Dialogue Tags

British: 'Go home ', he said, 'to your father.' (The original didn't have one, so the comma goes outside...) I've never seen this construction. Can you cite an a example? Not challenging you, but out of curiosity. Personally, I'd recast it to avoid the issue: 'Go home, to your father,' he said, Tha...