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by Dreischock
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat

I read every manual of every application I use in order to get manufacturer's perspective and avoid unnecessary ambiguity in the future. And yet you're complaining about the detailed discussion of the manufacturer's perspective in the Scrivener manual. Ok. Katherine You cited a wrong sentence to su...
by Dreischock
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat

To the member of Scrivener support team who said that the manual is not meant to be read cover to cover why then include it in the first place? An encyclopedia isn't meant to be read cover to cover, so why do we bother with them? You gave your feedback, you were given several reasons why the L&...
by Dreischock
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat

I don't think it stands you in good stead to criticize the accomplishment that it objectively is by calling it a bad manual. The purpose of this forum is to give feedback not sing praises which is what I did. When I get down to learning software the last thing I want is to "study the philosoph...
by Dreischock
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat

Bad Scrivener.png A manual is not a piece of fiction. More to the point, down to earth. I understand that writers tend to be talkative, but where it considers technical aspects it's superfluous. Also. The description of UI traditionally goes before the main body of a manual, not as an appendix. A u...
by Dreischock
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat

There's an entire industry built around third-party documentation for Adobe products. That suggests that perhaps their documentation should be more comprehensive, not that Scrivener's should be less so. Katherine You missed my point. 3party documentation of Adobe and Apple products argument is irre...
by Dreischock
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener's manual - skim the fat
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Scrivener's manual - skim the fat

I'm writing hot on the trail of beginning to read Scrivener's manual. It's 600 pages long pdf document, the language feels overly profuse, overly nuanced. I see the long hours of labour amplified with pleasure that the author (who is also the developer) put into this work making extensive use of eve...
by Dreischock
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: License code?
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: License code?

My ancient version of Scrivener will become nonfuntional when I upgrade to Mac os Catalina, so I'm trying to get an updated version: I'm running 1.54 right now. The pop up says that I have a paid update to scrivener 2, but clicking the install prompt doesn't do anything. the website says that I nee...
by Dreischock
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I need Scrivener 2.6 for Mac OS X Lion
Replies: 1
Views: 149

I need Scrivener 2.6 for Mac OS X Lion

Hello, Posting after long hours of research on the difference between versions of this application as well as the respective system requirements. I decided in favour of Scrivener 2.6 because I like its UI more. I know that some later versions were supporting Lion too, however, there's only the newes...