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by John Dodds
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: No spelling options offered
Replies: 1
Views: 90

No spelling options offered

The spelling and grammar tool just seems to underline words, which you then need to right click on and get options to correct. But you cannot apply the changes automatically throughout the document. And Scrivener does not suggest alternative spelling and grammar the way Word does. Is there a feature...
by John Dodds
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mac Dock pops up on full screen
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Mac Dock pops up on full screen

Thanks for your help. I tried the ideas and one of them eventually worked, but can't remember which. All well now, thanks.
by John Dodds
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mac Dock pops up on full screen
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Mac Dock pops up on full screen

When I am in the full screen composing mode, if I scroll to the menu bar at the bottom, where I can enlarge the page width, font size, etc, the Mac Dock keeps popping up, obscuring other options. Can't find any way to stop this. I have tried all the options in systems preferences, but no joy? Can yo...
by John Dodds
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Crashing on start under OSX 11.1 Big Sur
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Crashing on start under OSX 11.1 Big Sur

That worked! Thank you.

rms wrote:
Ah, no, 3.1 something. How do I get update?


Even better idea, just download new copy from the production Scrivener website. I think it will just install retaining license and all that.
by John Dodds
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Crashing on start under OSX 11.1 Big Sur
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Crashing on start under OSX 11.1 Big Sur

Ah, no, 3.1 something. How do I get update?


rms wrote:Current ver of Scrivener? 3.2.2?
by John Dodds
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Crashing on start under OSX 11.1 Big Sur
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Crashing on start under OSX 11.1 Big Sur

Scrivener does not open for me, either on Big Sur 11.1. I emailed Scrivener support, who are always excellent when it comes to responses, but if anyone knows a fix, please let us know. Perhaps some sort of Mac repair setting?
by John Dodds
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 109
Views: 36957

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

My audiobooks are set in Glasgow and have a fair amount of local dialigue and phrases. The publisher is American and my first fans American..one of them a hairy biker from Texas. Stck to your guns. After all, US authors and publishers don't translate for us.
by John Dodds
Sat May 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: I hate the idea of outlining, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 10752

Re: I hate the idea of outlining, but...

Thanks all for your thoughtful replies. I started a novel a few years back (just recovered it in Scrivener) and I see that I did an outline of sorts (more of a two page synopsis, really), which I don't normally do. All your advice inspires may to break it down some more and get more detailed about i...
by John Dodds
Sat May 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I open a project without a .scriv file
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Re: How do I open a project without a .scriv file

Thanks, all, and KEWMS you are right - the undated file contains the .txt files, which I am copying out, though I may need to reorganise as the sequence is unclear - I wrote it three years ago, as far as it went.
by John Dodds
Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I open a project without a .scriv file
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Re: How do I open a project without a .scriv file

Thanks, they were kind enough to do that before, with a bunch of projects - I didn't want to put them out again, but I can certainly ask. I certainly find everyone so supportive and helpful here. Thank you. Maybe you could contact the help desk directly and ask the m if they would convert your files...
by John Dodds
Thu May 24, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I open a project without a .scriv file
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Re: How do I open a project without a .scriv file

I don't own a Mac any longer - my Mac died. I have version 1.7.90. John Did you ever upgrade to Scrivener 2? I think .rtfd files were for version 1 only; they converted .rtf files for version 2 (if not at release, then at some point after version 2.0). If those are Scrivener 1 for Mac files, you'll ...
by John Dodds
Thu May 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: I hate the idea of outlining, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 10752

Re: I hate the idea of outlining, but...

Thanks, Lunk, I did not know that.
by John Dodds
Thu May 24, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I open a project without a .scriv file
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

Re: How do I open a project without a .scriv file

Sadly, I don't see any .scrivx files, just .rtdf and .txt
ones.

lunk wrote:In Windows, you open the .scrivx file inside the .scriv folder. It was a folder on the Mac as well but ”hidden” like a file.

You shouldn’t have backups and the live project in the same folder.
by John Dodds
Thu May 24, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: I hate the idea of outlining, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 10752

Thanks MB

I appreciate the heads up on the fact I am a Windows user, so an alternative to IThoughts and Scrapple could be useful.
by John Dodds
Thu May 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How do I open a project without a .scriv file
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

How do I open a project without a .scriv file

I have a bunch of files, possibly done on a Mac (now I am on Windows as the Mac is deceased). I can see folders for my project, Cafe Insomnia 2, but no .scriv file. There are text docs in the folders, which I can open but no idea what the sequene shold be. Is there a workaround? Insomnia files image...