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by popcornflix
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Screenplay Formatting - Auto Completing Mini-sluglines
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Screenplay Formatting - Auto Completing Mini-sluglines

Yes, you can. You need to add your new elements in the Script settings area, go to the Auto-Complete tab and activate Auto-Complete for that Element. 2020-09-21_16-39-33.642.png One caveat: if you're writing a production script, making the mini-slugs a separate element from Scene Headings will not i...
by popcornflix
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Screenwriting Elements change on their own
Replies: 22
Views: 2244

Re: Screenwriting Elements change on their own

For anyone interested in the workflow I posted here, Final Draft 11 now supports Scivener's clipboard. You can now copy pages of screenplay-formatted text in Scrivener and paste them into Final Draft with their formatting intact. I'm going to set aside WriterSolo and use Final Draft with Scrivener f...
by popcornflix
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?
Replies: 13
Views: 857

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

UPDATE: Final Draft 11 (11.1.3 Build 83 here) now supports pasting from Scrivener's Script Mode and retaining screenplay format. That means you can round-trip between Scrivener and Final Draft by copy/pasting. On the Scrivener side, you need to use Edit>Paste Text as Screenplay. (I've set up a Keybo...
by popcornflix
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Regex help
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Regex help

It works!

Thank you very much for both solving the problem, and educating me in the process.
by popcornflix
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Regex help
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Regex help

Thanks very much for your reply.

Some clarification:

I'm searching for documents in the binder which contain both

Code: Select all

"LUKE/n"

and

"HAN/n"


NOT

Code: Select all

"LUKE AND HAN/n"



How would I properly form a regex search for that in Scrivener?
by popcornflix
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Regex help
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Regex help

I'm trying to use a regex search of documents in Script Mode to find scenes where two characters speak. (Like LUKE and HAN) I know the standard Scrivener search doesn't support boolean AND; I also know that you can iterate searches by searching ALL and then searching SELECTED from results. Ideally, ...
by popcornflix
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Reveal in Finder?
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Reveal in Finder?

I could have sworn the binder had a Reveal In Finder command, but I can't seem to find it. A little help, please?
by popcornflix
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Way to see WYSIWYG when writing in script mode?
Replies: 13
Views: 857

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: 13
Views: 857

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: 13
Views: 857

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: 13
Views: 857

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: 342

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: 2387

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: 796

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...