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by popcornflix
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Single script page view
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Single script page view

To turn the page white, adjust the Composition Mode prefs under Appearance: https://i.postimg.cc/PJ808f84/2020-12-03-14-41-11-486.png To see page breaks, you have to be in Page View, which is not avaialble in Composition Mode. FWIW, Page View isn't really accurate for screenplays. It's a rough appro...
by popcornflix
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Save The Cat! "The Board" Corkboard image
Replies: 20
Views: 9131

Re: Save The Cat! "The Board" Corkboard image

I got it downloaded and imported just fine, and I downloaded the background as well. I set the corkboard preferences to use the new image. For some reason, the corkboard background works fine on the topmost level of the binder, but when I click the "Outline" folder, it shows the corkboard ...
by popcornflix
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?

One of the things that distinguishes Tom Clancy's writing is that he takes an enormous geopolitical story and manages to put it on the shoulders of one hero. Whether it's Jack Ryan or John Clark, Clancy centers the story around them, even during chapters spent following other characters. The value o...
by popcornflix
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Plotting a novel in Scriv
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Plotting a novel in Scriv

Try using the corkboard and Arrange By Label. it's similar to Dabble's approach. You need to define your plotlines as labels. Then assign the appropriate label to each document. Arrange By Label will put cards for each label on its own track. The Arrange By Label icon is in the lower right corner of...
by popcornflix
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Making Writer’s Block Work For You
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Making Writer’s Block Work For You

I recommend listening to Seth Godin's podcast about Writer's Block. In the meantime, here is his remedy: https://seths.blog/2020/06/the-simple-cure-for-writers-block/ The simple cure for writer’s block Write. People with writer’s block don’t have a problem typing. They have a problem living with bad...
by popcornflix
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is Scrivener NICER on Mac?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Is Scrivener NICER on Mac?

Yes, Scrivener is much better experience on the Mac. I also use both platforms when work requires it, but do my perosnal work on a Mac.

Also, if you use other apps in conjunction with Scrivener, the experience is quite smooth on a Mac.
by popcornflix
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Screenplay Formatting - Auto Completing Mini-sluglines
Replies: 2
Views: 99

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: 2617

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: 1020

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: 257

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: 257

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: 257

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: 164

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: 1020

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: 1020

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...