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by popcornflix
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?

Just being curious, may I ask what your workflow is? If you have FD, why do you need WriterSolo? Why don't you write in Scrivener (for its organizational features) and output to FD for formatting? L&L kindly added "Paste Text as Screenplay" feature which converts clipboard from Final ...
by popcornflix
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?

Good to know about WriterSolo. Better option, perhaps, than using LibreOffice as an output intermediary. FWIW, I keep my license of Final Draft current mostly for output. I've found that it produces the best PDF and FDX output of the available software on the Mac. FDX files from some of the other a...
by popcornflix
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?

Glad to help. The Scriptwriting Mode in Scrivener will never get any better, AFAIK. The main reason is that L&L isn't interested in making it any better. The secondary reason (at least on the Mac) is that Scrivener relies on Apple's built-in programming for its word-processing, just like Text Ed...
by popcornflix
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?

FWIW, Final Draft's default format is 54 lines per page. FadeIn and WriterSolo both default to 53. Proper screenplay formatting requires a 12-point, 10-pitch monospaced font. Courier New is not spaced properly for screenplays. Courier, Courier Final Draft, and Courier Prime will work correctly. I'm ...
by popcornflix
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sending a draft to readers...
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Sending a draft to readers...

You want to read up on the Compile function. It compiles your manuscript into an output format you select, prepared the way you want. It's very powerful, and a little complex. Most folks use an existing preset or make a preset to their liking, and then just use the preset from then on. A quick and d...
by popcornflix
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: First novel wrote totally in iOS
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Re: First novel wrote totally in iOS

What have other people done to finalize your novel for the likes of amazon? If your novel is really written in order to get engagements, it should get tons of likes. I think "for the likes of Amazon" in this case means "for outlets like Amazon," rather than literal "likes&q...
by popcornflix
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Online Scrivener clone
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Online Scrivener clone

Yeah, Dabble is certainly inspired by Scrivener, but it lacks the power. Scrivener has so many powerful and useful features that we put up with a lot of shortcomings to use that power. So, no, Dabble is not for me. Also, it's hard to put your professional livlihood into the hands of a product called...
by popcornflix
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: which would be best for Scrivener: a new mac or iPad?
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: which would be best for Scrivener: a new mac or iPad?

there's a quick hidden system setting that will let you put the MacBook Air 11.6 into 1280x720 HiDPI mode


Do tell...
by popcornflix
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Features on Scrivener iOS: Equal to Mac?
Replies: 26
Views: 1309

Re: Features on Scrivener iOS: Equal to Mac?

FWIW, several users on this board have posted that Scrivener on iOS is nearly useless to them because of missing features like Scrivenings. I agree -- after wrestling with it for a long time, I find that it's just easier to write a text note in Drafts and send it back to my desktop using dropbox and...
by popcornflix
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: HIGHLIGHTING SYNOPSIS/INDEX CARD TEXT
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: HIGHLIGHTING SYNOPSIS/INDEX CARD TEXT

Richard, have you looked at Curio ? It's a very visual project software that lets you combine elements created in Curio like mind maps, lists and graphic figures with images, videos, audio and outside files. https://www.zengobi.com/curio/press/Curio1_slide.jpg I use it on every project, and part of ...
by popcornflix
Sat May 23, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Final Draft .fdx export
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Final Draft .fdx export

File ▸ Import ▸ Import and Split...
by popcornflix
Sat May 23, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Feature Request: Scriptwriting Word Count to exclude non-dialogue words
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Feature Request: Scriptwriting Word Count to exclude non-dialogue words

[quote="AstonishingGoddess"]I'm not a coder, but how hard could it be, right? /quote] I believe that's on page one of the book "1001 phrases guaranteed to get software developers to hate you." On a more serious note, have you tried making a Collection that only shows dialogue, an...
by popcornflix
Sat May 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Send Scrivener project OUT of iOS to Files?
Replies: 12
Views: 3591

Re: Send Scrivener project OUT of iOS to Files?

Thanks for that!

Is there a way to send the project to files without zipping it?
by popcornflix
Thu May 07, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to convert from PDF to text without breaks after every line?
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: How to convert from PDF to text without breaks after every line?

If you have Keyboard Maestro, you can build a macro that will copy the text, and delete the line breaks from the clipboard using regex in one step.