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by gr
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Footnote Numbers Not Superscripted in .docx in 3.2.1
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Footnote Numbers Not Superscripted in .docx in 3.2.1

Seems to me the obvious workaround is to compile to .doc/.rtf format. If you are writing academic papers, you are not going to lose anything by doing so.* gr * In fact, when I compile to Word, I always end up selecting all and copy/pasting the whole word doc body into a fresh new (docx) document any...
by gr
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: All pages are not coming after another
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: All pages are not coming after another

@ Ogi Karam, Are you just trying to make a page break at the start of some documents? There is more than one way to do this. First, just to be sure: Are you seeing the problem IN Scrivener or in the output of a Compile operation? You should not expect to “see” page breaks in the Scrivener editor. (I...
by gr
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: embedding scapple file in scrivener
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: embedding scapple file in scrivener

Roger, If you have copied your scapple map into a scriv project — so, it appears as an item in the Binder area of your project — there are several ways to open it. Here’s one: Click on the item in the binder. You will see a preview of the map in the Editor pane. Look at the right side of the footer ...
by gr
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a way to cut and paste a document?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Is there a way to cut and paste a document?

And two sneaky trans-pane ways to move/copy a doc! I love it.
by gr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a way to cut and paste a document?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Is there a way to cut and paste a document?

Yup. Sounds like your problem is just that you are addressing yourself to the content in the Editor pane, rather than the doc itself in the Binder. Select the doc in the Binder and use the Duplicate menu command (also cmd-D, I do believe) Or option drag the doc in the binder to another location in t...
by gr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Heading to graph databases
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Heading to graph databases

@ Arkhaiel, A) If I understand correctly you are imagining adding to the free-form corkboard the ability to make connections between the cards. What you are describing is literally what L&L’s Scapple software does! This means the developer also thought this ability would be useful. But they also...
by gr
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial

@BigSlimShade, Finally, though I am not connected to L&L, I think a thank you is certainly in order here for having taken the time to type up a report on your experience in trialling the software with a serious project you have going. I have no doubt your feedback will be useful to them going fo...
by gr
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial

The combination of character and paragraph styles in one is a bad practice. Word does it, but it stinks there. I could see that some of my paragraph styles had “P” and some had “PA” and that when I applied the “P” style not everything got updated. I found that I had to apply a “PA” style to text th...
by gr
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: My Feedback from a Scrivener Trial

Maybe you should have been more precise, more to the point, to avoid misunderstanding? I found Login’s comment accurate which probably means I too misunderstood. There are common features among various types of application. I raised the issue of how styles are defined. Styles are used in all kinds ...
by gr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Please add coordination between scrolling and the cursor arrows:
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Please add coordination between scrolling and the cursor arrows:

I agree that being able to look around and not lose your place is a good thing. But maybe there should be a key command available for bringing the insertion point to heel, so to speak. Clicking in the text is one way, but is mouse-centric. The following seem a pretty natural pair of navigational fun...
by gr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 20
Views: 549

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

I once set up a timed slide show showing the stages of Save the Cat and including the rough timing Snyder hazarded for typical Hollywood movie length. I set my laptop to play that next to the TV and played a Snyder-cited movie that was supposed to fit the form to a tee. And it did fit exactly. Then ...
by gr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 20
Views: 549

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

The narrative trappings of the Hero’s Journey can be a distraction — unless your story is about people running around with swords and such you may find it impossible to envision your story in those terms. So, you might look at something that doesn’t bend your mind in that direction. Look at ‘Save th...
by gr
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Letter "a" is disappearing
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Letter "a" is disappearing

I wouldn’t myself have thought of early-adopting a new OS as a way of addressing this problem — kind of a large-charge approach — but good wishes to you!
by gr
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Formatting the first letter of a new chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Formatting the first letter of a new chapter

Best wishes. —gr p.s. You mentioned having a publisher. If you have a publisher publisher who will be typesetting your work, you definitely should not be formatting your typescript with drop caps and such. But if your work is to be submitted in print-ready form, e.g. as a pdf, then I guess it’s up t...
by gr
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Formatting the first letter of a new chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Formatting the first letter of a new chapter

If you are looking for a dropcap checkbox or something, I don’t know of one. Drop caps are a fancy typesetting thing, so maybe you should really not expect Scrivener to be providing that in-house. There may be a workflow for you, but it will rely on the capabilities of the file format you are compil...