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by AmberV
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: SAVE PDF TO SCRIVENER - not working with Big Sur OS
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: SAVE PDF TO SCRIVENER - not working with Big Sur OS

It used to be you could also drop a PDF right onto the Scrivener icon in the Dock, which makes sense given how this "Save PDF to Scrivener" mechanism works. All it is doing internally is saving a temporary PDF file and then loading it in the software that has an alias in this special folde...
by AmberV
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: As I rename documents or move them in the binder, the document link changes. What are the rules ?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: As I rename documents or move them in the binder, the document link changes. What are the rules ?

I tried the instructions at the end of your post, AmberV, and find that Textedit throws and error saying that there is no application to open the link. When I go to Applications to choose Scrivener to open the link, Scrivener is greyed out. Odd. I remember this working fine. That would be expected ...
by AmberV
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Conditional Compilation Limitation
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Conditional Compilation Limitation

While you can certainly run successive searches to narrow things down, that won’t be useful to you as a compile filter, because you can only have one filter active at a time. That is why we need to use a Collection as a filter in the first place, because collections are capable of handling multiple ...
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: SAVE PDF TO SCRIVENER - not working with Big Sur OS
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: SAVE PDF TO SCRIVENER - not working with Big Sur OS

There is no fix for the underlying problem that you can make, Scrivener is not receiving PDF files via the mechanism of "opening" the PDF in Scrivener, which is how it worked before. It is on the list to be fixed, I can't really speculate much more beyond that into whether it can be or when.
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title

All right, could you attach a zipped copy of the Format file so I can take a look at it? If it may have personal info in it (page headers/footers etc.) then feel free to PM me.
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: SAVE PDF TO SCRIVENER - not working with Big Sur OS
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: SAVE PDF TO SCRIVENER - not working with Big Sur OS

I believe if you review the thread you are responding to, you will find it is on our list, and you will also encounter some workarounds that may work for you.
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: As I rename documents or move them in the binder, the document link changes. What are the rules ?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: As I rename documents or move them in the binder, the document link changes. What are the rules ?

All right, I can only say what Scrivener is expecting. Lacking any knowledge of what the macro is meant to do, how it works, or what parts of the Scrivener UI it is tapping into, I couldn’t say what is going wrong. The only thing I can think to elaborate on is that if you copy some text with an inte...
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title

Sorry, I should have anticipated that your Format may have been saved globally, rather than to the project. Yes, if it is a format found in the “My Formats” section of the sidebar, it will be in your main Scrivener support folder. The only files with file ending “.scrformat” are within the Scrivener...
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: As I rename documents or move them in the binder, the document link changes. What are the rules ?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: As I rename documents or move them in the binder, the document link changes. What are the rules ?

Internal document links, bookmarks and for that matter external links between projects or from other software, all operate upon the internal ID that is assigned to an item when you create it. No amount of moving it around or renaming it will ever sever that link. The only action I can think of off o...
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title

Hmm, if it is refusing to go away then the code that is designed to clean up and clear empty fields is not working properly either, in this scenario. My guess would be that since it isn’t properly coded to understand styled text in the first place, it also is somewhat “blind” to its presence. If you...
by AmberV
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Compile Export Glitch - Gobbledygook Portions
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Compile Export Glitch - Gobbledygook Portions

Sorry to say, I was only trying to help by relaying troubleshooting steps I’ve heard other people saying from threads, such as the one you were linked to above. Why is such a major and fundamental bug still present in a professional writing software? I don’t get it. Generally speaking when you have ...
by AmberV
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Word wrap around images + TOC and Appendix questions
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Word wrap around images + TOC and Appendix questions

Ebooks indeed are an entirely different matter. The others are referring to print media, which requires a different and much more complicated toolset, either via the WYSIWYG model in desktop publishing software or other systems such as LaTeX. Ebooks are just HTML and CSS with some additional glue to...
by AmberV
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: RFTD format for ScratchPad
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: RFTD format for ScratchPad

You are not wrong about TextEdit, and for that matter most Mac software that handles images in the text. NeXTSTEP came up with the RTFD format (and that OS eventually “became” Mac OS X) as a way of handling images. But since Scrivener has to make documents for more than just Mac users, we implemente...
by AmberV
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: v3: mysterious line of placeholders in Chapter Title

That code specifically shouldn't ever come up as visible in Scrivener, it is one of the hidden codes it uses to mark style usage. Last I checked, styles don't work correctly in the Prefix and Suffix fields yet, which is probably how they ended up showing as codes like that. You can safely delete the...
by AmberV
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Meta Data Time stamps
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Meta Data Time stamps

This is already something you can do with custom metadata. You’ll find a general introduction to metadata in §10.4, Organising with Metadata , but custom fields are covered in §10.4.4, pg. 243. They show up in a special pane of the inspector, but you can also add them as a column to the Outliner view.