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by popcornflix
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener project launcher
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: Scrivener project launcher

I'm on a Mac. I use an enhanced spotlight search app called HoudahSpot. It lets you save searches into templates in a menu. I also use Keyboard Maestro for automation, so I can have a list of all my Scrivener projects at the touch of a button.
by popcornflix
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Shorten screenplay feature
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Shorten screenplay feature

FWIW, margin cheating is a poor solution for shortening a screenplay. If any buyer is seriously interested in your script, one of the first things they do is send the script to a script typing service/department and have it reformatted to their approved specifications. That will tell them the true p...
by popcornflix
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Re: Dialogue Tags

Are there any alternatives to Strunk & White that are more generally acceptable these days?
by popcornflix
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener changes elements in Scriptwriting mode
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Scrivener changes elements in Scriptwriting mode

I'm on a Mac, so what follows are just suggestions until someone from L&L replies: Check the Script Format Settings in the document with problems. Make sure the "tab on empty line" for Action and Dialogue is set to Character instead of General Text. Also check the General Text format s...
by popcornflix
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Importing Screenplay and Splitting By Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Importing Screenplay and Splitting By Scene

Maybe it's a difference in Windows. I suggest contacting L&L tech support.

Sorry I couldn't help more. Good luck.
by popcornflix
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Importing Screenplay and Splitting By Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Importing Screenplay and Splitting By Scene

First, make sure you are exporting from WriterDuet to FDX format. If your file doesn't end with an .fdx extension, Scrivener won't know it's a screenplay. When you select your FDX file in the Import and Split dialog box, the "Final Draft separator element" will appear. It's set to "Sc...
by popcornflix
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Plots and Subplots
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Plots and Subplots

Since this is the Wish List, I'd like to wish that Label View in the Corkboard showed the label names in the background as part of the colored line graphic. I know the name is available if you mouse over the colored line, but it would be much more intuitive if each line displayed the label as part o...
by popcornflix
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: writing in cork board mode
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: writing in cork board mode

Another workaround is to use the Open InCopyholder command. This will leave the corkboard displayed, and open a separate copyholder pane that shows the content of the document. You just click on a card, Open In Copyholder and type into the document. If you like a little more convenience, I recommend...
by popcornflix
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to import from Final draft and keep all settings including color of fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: How to import from Final draft and keep all settings including color of fonts

Glad it worked! I recommend upgrading to Final Draft 11. It's more stable, and the latest version always works better with later operating systems. As I mentioned elswhere on the forum, I do all my planning in Scrivener, write scene pages in Final Draft 11, and then copy/paste the pages back into Sc...
by popcornflix
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Couple of things I've noticed...
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Couple of things I've noticed...

Do you use Keyboard Maestro? It's a very useful addition to Scrivener. You can just build a macro that will fire when you press Cmd-Q, and set it up to exit full screen and then quit automatically.
by popcornflix
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 7869

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

As I said before lunk, if you want to carry on a confrontational conversation with me about my mental state or personality, you should take it private and spare the other forum members.

I've said it twice, so I won't say it again, nor will I respond to any more ad hominem posts from you.
by popcornflix
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 7869

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

lunk wrote:[No, because all you describe can be done on a Macbook Air, which costs about the same as an iPadPro and weighs about as little.


The iPad Pro is not the only device upon which Scrivener iOS runs.
by popcornflix
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 7869

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

sidderke wrote:I personally have been using a combination of Scrivener ...and Highland 2...to write the final thing. I do copy back to Scrivener, because I want my projects 'complete' in Scrivener.


I agree with most of what you wrote. It's telling that writing script pages outside of Scrivener is a thing.
by popcornflix
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?
Replies: 156
Views: 7869

Re: Will iOS Scriv Work in iPad OS?

What does Scrivener do better for screenwriters than Final Draft? Plenty. Screenplay apps like Final Draft, MMScreenwriter, Fade In and WriterDuet are mostly for typing pages. The fanciest extra features are for managing colored-page rewrites in production, and collaborating online. The organizatio...