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by gr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Finding date a project was created
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Finding date a project was created

The Finder has this info available for you. Select the project file in the Finder and invoke Get Info.

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by gr
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Styles Menu response time
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Styles Menu response time

I am still holding pat on 10.13.6. (Should have mentioned). So, with luck it will turn out to be something that resolves when I am forced to upgrade when my new laptop arrives? I do not have any real way to confirm the lag directly. It would be a lag that showed up between two runs of a macro separa...
by gr
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Styles Menu response time
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Styles Menu response time

WHAT: There appears to be a lag between i) the moment you invoke a Style (via its associated key command) and ii) the moment when the associated menu item registers as selected (checkmark). Not sure this is something under developer control, but in my use case it would be a virtue if this lag could ...
by gr
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Pasted text from now deleted file in trash disappears next day
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Pasted text from now deleted file in trash disappears next day

It's not at all uncommon for people to use "Save As" to create a backup, and then mistakenly do work in that copy, later returning to the original where their work seems to have gone missing. Another way you might end up in the same situation (i.e., editing a copy or backup of your projec...
by gr
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Pasted text from now deleted file in trash disappears next day
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Pasted text from now deleted file in trash disappears next day

1) Depending on what else you have been doing in the world, it is possible you text is still on your Clipboard. Try pasting into a clean document. 2) No one can tell you whether you can get your text back without figuring out what happened. Text doesn’t just mysteriously vanish in Scrivener, so some...
by gr
Wed May 13, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 33165

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

Lightning mug? What lightning mug?
by gr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple character sheets and the tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Multiple character sheets and the tutorial

I feel like these are dumb questions but 1. I want to set up character sheets for all my characters and it seems to just be letting me to set up one character only. And 2. I'm not sure that I've opened a new project as all the headings from the tutorial are still there. Does it stay when you start ...
by gr
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Margin settings: Outrageously difficult/broken
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Margin settings: Outrageously difficult/broken

If memory serves, Page View was added to the app specifically to serve screenwriters. In that business pages are used as a guide to minutes of screen time. So scriptwriters literally us what manuscript page they are on as an active guide while writing. That Manual paragraph is elliptically refering ...
by gr
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Backing up. Not clear or intuitive. Fear of loss. Cognitive dissonance!
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Backing up. Not clear or intuitive. Fear of loss. Cognitive dissonance!

As rdale says, Scrivener has an easy facility for keeping “backup copies” of your projects. In my case, I have Scriv set to always make a backup copy of my projects when I close them (and I have the zip option turned on, recommended). It keeps five or ten of the latest of these zipped up backup copi...
by gr
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 33165

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

pigfender wrote:It was a SPECIAL EDITION! I only take part in special editions with fancy award mugs now!


Boy, how many times have I heard that excuse?! :roll:
by gr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Inline footnotes appear all together as endnotes after importing from Word to Scrivener
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Inline footnotes appear all together as endnotes after importing from Word to Scrivener

Wait. Where are you seeing these footnotes all bunched up at the end?? Are you seeing that /in the Scriv Editor view/ or are you perhaps talking about what you get when you, for example, print your text directly from Scrivener? I ask b/c Scriv’s quick & dirty typescript print function will alway...
by gr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3 Crashing After macOS 10.15.4 Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1028

Re: Scrivener 3 Crashing After macOS 10.15.4 Update

Don’t know if this will help, but for walk-away processes (video processing, backups, big uploads), I always set my mac to Prevent sleep when the monitor sleeps (Energy Saver) before I walk away. Saves a lot of heartache.
by gr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 33165

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

JacquelineM wrote: So, well done, Sir. I think you should always write a chapter for NIAD - a bit like Alfred Hitchcock putting in a cameo performance in his films.
Or he could Hitchcock a paragraph in every chapter. :P
by gr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 33165

Re: I

(PS - Typos? Check! Wrong name for characters? Check! Cheesy writing I'm slightly embarassed by? Check! That's the day-after-NiaD experience I remember from back in 2013 when I last took part!) That NiaD experience which we have all come to know and inexplicably love. The above remark alone would c...
by gr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 33165

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

But if there were 72 of us, which is enough for exactly 6 books, why are there 7? A select group of obviously talented writers are in 2 books! Because there were, as we noted, more than that at the starting gate - enough that seven books was the right number to plan for. But once you distribute the...