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by kewms
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener users, where do you backup your files?
Replies: 14
Views: 83

Re: Scrivener users, where do you backup your files?

My husband recently found a disk image backup very handy when he had to revert a Big Sur installation back to Catalina. A friend was delighted to discover, after a catastrophic hard drive failure, that BackBlaze would mail her a physical drive with a complete archive of her data. I think the thing w...
by kewms
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener users, where do you backup your files?
Replies: 14
Views: 83

Re: Scrivener users, where do you backup your files?

I first owned Scrivener on my Windows PC before transitioning over to the MacBook. I tried to open the Scrivener files I backed up onto Dropbox, but it wouldn't work. I'm assuming it might have to do with my second Scrivener being a Mac version - there was no solution I could find on the Internet f...
by kewms
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dropbox now saying illegal character in filename
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Dropbox now saying illegal character in filename

What I would do: With Scrivener closed, make a backup, just in case. Browse to the project contents as you have done, and simply delete the problem files. They look like some sort of artifact, not essential parts of the project. Open the project in Scrivener and confirm that all is well. Katherine
by kewms
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Set title or first line to 2" from top
Replies: 3
Views: 82

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

What if you compile to another format, like PDF or RTF?

Katherine
by kewms
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 35
Views: 2212

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

auxbuss wrote:
xiamenese wrote:which Webster seems not to have understood!
No true Englishman would use Websters! It's in Chambers, though, fyi :-)


Americans, of course, are required to pretend that no alternatives to Webster exist. :D

Katherine
by kewms
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Set title or first line to 2" from top
Replies: 3
Views: 82

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: 56

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: 265

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: 54587

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: 92

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: 62

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: 35
Views: 2212

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: 265

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: 154

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: 265

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 ...