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by kewms
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Set title or first line to 2" from top
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Set title or first line to 2" from top

Set padding in the New Pages tab of the appropriate Section Layout.

See Section 24.2.5 in the Mac Scrivener manual for more information.

Katherine
by kewms
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a way to set tab indent exactly in Scrivener3?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Is there a way to set tab indent exactly in Scrivener3?

Format -> Paragraph -> Tabs and Indents to set exact numbers. Once you've formatted one paragraph to work the way you want, you can use the Project -> Project Settings -> Formatting pane to make it the default for this project, or Scrivener -> Scrivener Preferences -> Editing -> Formatting to make i...
by kewms
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Wind your watch
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Wind your watch

I was a passenger once on a helicopter tour over the main crater on Kilauea, Hawaii. The pilot had been casually answering questions, pointing out the scientific instruments on the rim, and so on. Then he got really quiet. Maybe his jaw line tensed a little bit. I felt the slightest little bobble. T...
by kewms
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: iCloud Sync
Replies: 192
Views: 54549

Re: iCloud Sync

A "perfect" synchronization service -- fast and reliable under all circumstances -- doesn't exist. And probably *can't* exist, given the structure of the internet as a whole. There was the time Dropbox flat out broke synchronization. There was the time an Apple bug caused unreliable synchr...
by kewms
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: password security
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: password security

No. Because of the structure of a Scrivener project, merely locking the application would not deny access to your work. Anyone with unrestricted access to the computer can simply use Windows Explorer to browse directly to the individual files. If you need to secure your data, you should use one of t...
by kewms
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Win3 view of Dropbox different to MacOS, cannot open/find same version of project
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Win3 view of Dropbox different to MacOS, cannot open/find same version of project

Please ensure that the Dropbox software is installed, running, and logged into your Dropbox account on both the Windows and Mac systems. Consult Dropbox support if you don't know how to do this. Then, create an ordinary text file on either device. Ensure that it successfully synchronizes to the othe...
by kewms
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 32
Views: 2082

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

What’s the point of using words that the reader doesn’t understand? I see your point and raise you Neal Stephenson's "Anathem." I've read it. The Glossary runs 20 pages, at about 10-12 words per page. So a few hundred words, not thousands. Most of which were sufficiently understandable fr...
by kewms
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Wind your watch
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Wind your watch

Twolane wrote:Unless you're in a helicopter.


Many pilots refuse to go anywhere near helicopters for exactly this reason.

Katherine
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: I am FREAKING out - Scrivener opened today to a very old version of my novel
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: I am FREAKING out - Scrivener opened today to a very old version of my novel

Hooray!

Yes, changing the name of the project is one of the things that can make the Recent Projects menu unreliable.

Thank you for letting us know you're back on track.

Katherine
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Wind your watch
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Wind your watch

Pilots live and die by checklists. Every task that you might want to do on an airplane is detailed in a checklist, including recovering from emergencies. On some emergency checklists, the first step is "Wind your watch." Why? Because if you're at a reasonable altitude nothing bad is going ...
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: I am FREAKING out - Scrivener opened today to a very old version of my novel
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: I am FREAKING out - Scrivener opened today to a very old version of my novel

The Recent Projects menu can be out of date for any of a number of reasons. You can locate all projects on your system by searching for .scriv folders in Windows Explorer. I believe the automatic backup location for Windows Scrivener is defined on the File -> Options -> Backups pane. (Edited to corr...
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: suggestion : some kind of clue that a document is open in an external app
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: suggestion : some kind of clue that a document is open in an external app

Why not use the Mac OS Mission Control function? It will show all open windows at once, much more quickly than you could scroll through the Binder looking for flags.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204100

Katherine
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 32
Views: 2082

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

If I needed a glossary, I would use a Glossary sub-folder in my Binder and add one document to it for each term. That should be completely adequate for up to a few dozen terms. For hundreds or thousands, you might want a specialized dictionary tool.

Katherine
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Trying to see all comments across work...what am I doing wrong
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Trying to see all comments across work...what am I doing wrong

Do all of the selected documents correctly load in the Editor?

Do you see this in all projects, or just this one?

Katherine
by kewms
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project not appearing on iPad.
Replies: 28
Views: 416

Re: Project not appearing on iPad.

Guidance for backing up the iPad version of the project can be found here: https://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb/ios/guide-to-keeping-ios-projects-backed-up Sync issues or not, having extra backups is never bad. The timestamp on the .scriv folder is not a reliable indicator of the contents of the ...