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by crimewriter
Mon May 13, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project Replace crash
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Project Replace crash

Yes, I'm on 10.6.8, too. (Sorry, meant to put that in my OP.)

I'm happy to wait for the update. (Always happy using Scrivener: it feels like part of my brain these days, and one of the few efficient parts, at that.)

cw
by crimewriter
Sun May 12, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project Replace crash
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Project Replace crash

I've just started a new project and keep changing my mind about characters' names. I know that others have reported the Scrivener crash when trying to use Project Replace and I wondered when the promised solution in the next upgrade would be available.
by crimewriter
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: favorite todo list programs?
Replies: 43
Views: 7345

Re: favorite todo list programs?

@Tripper: My finest nibbed pen, with a good inkflow, is a Sailor Reglus F. Sailor nibs are notoriously finer than their European equivalents, but they do make an EF as well. I imagine you need fingers like a spider's to write with it. I'm envious of your Pilots. I shall do another Pomodoro on my nov...
by crimewriter
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: favorite todo list programs?
Replies: 43
Views: 7345

Re: favorite todo list programs?

Oh, Tripper, don't get me started! At one time I would buy only black fountain pens with gold nibs, but now I have discovered lovely Japanese pens with iridium-tipped nibs and barrels in jazzy colours and. . . :lol: I have to say that none of them works particularly well in a Moleskine since the pap...
by crimewriter
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: favorite todo list programs?
Replies: 43
Views: 7345

Re: favorite todo list programs?

Greetings, brother in mind! Yes, Autofocus is what I use, too. Cured me from CRIMP, too. And from GTD. Greetings, AndreasE, but from a sister-in-mind, actually! It's easy to forget that the point of all that time-planning is not to find the perfect system but rather to get the novel written while l...
by crimewriter
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: My Block is harder then your Block! Like... Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2875

Re: My Block is harder then your Block! Like... Help!

Jon, I have a lot of sympathy for your plight. If you're a writer, the worst thing in life is not being able to write, for whatever reason. My solution is not necessarily yours, but I was warned when I started out that it was not good to share your writing ideas with other people. The problem is not...
by crimewriter
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: favorite todo list programs?
Replies: 43
Views: 7345

Re: favorite todo list programs?

I suffered badly from CRIMP until I discovered two simple programs: Autofocus and Pomodoro. Autofocus needs only a pen and notebook containing one long list of all the things you have to do, worked according to a simple set of rules. Pomodoro needs a clockwork timer. In the eighteen months or so tha...
by crimewriter
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Alphasmart
Replies: 41
Views: 8242

Re: Scrivener and Alphasmart

I've just sent a test-file from AlphaSmart to Scrivener via USB and it worked perfectly, as always. I'm using Leopard with all the latest updates. Hope you manage to sort it out, Geef.

cw
by crimewriter
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Use of colours in Inspector Comments
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Use of colours in Inspector Comments

OK, I'll own up. This is how I used them when reading through the 8th draft, before doing the final rewrite on my last novel: Yellow: Change format/title Orange: Change word Red: Editing comment Green: Insert sthg in a previous scene Blue: Scene too long: cut it Purple: plot change/development I dou...
by crimewriter
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 29335

Re: Tinderbox

@Hugh: My favourite (of many) is the term “deprecate”, as frequently used in the Tbx forums. Thank you so much for clearing that up for me. It also took me a few minutes to realise that a 'check' wasn't a tick but a 'cheque'. And I did two years at an American school, so I should know these things. ...
by crimewriter
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 29335

Re: Tinderbox

No ice. Just a dash of spring water, please.

cw
by crimewriter
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 29335

Re: Tinderbox

Thanks for the reminder, Hugh. I bought Tinderbox a few months ago and every few weeks I have another go at learning to use it in more than the most basic fashion. I have a collection of notes in colour-coded containers but the screen on my MacBook is so tiny that I can't read them and I haven't a c...
by crimewriter
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Crowdsourcing A Typeface/ Conference Name
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Crowdsourcing A Typeface/ Conference Name

I use Palatino. A beautiful typeface and a beautiful name. And when I practise my Italic handwriting I copy Mr Palatino's original alphabet. Badly, let me add.

cw
by crimewriter
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

I enjoyed this article in the Observer about D. Brown and S. Larsson: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/dec/12/genre-versus-literary-fiction-edward-docx/print Badly translated and edited as Larsson is, he's better than Dan Brown IMHO. But I'd rather read something by Reg Hill any day. cw
by crimewriter
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ikea Dave Laptop Table & alternatives
Replies: 14
Views: 3369

Re: Ikea Dave Laptop Table & alternatives

I've been reading this thread with interest as I've been looking for a solution to Hot Knees. The Lounge-Tek looks surprisingly good on YouTube, but then I realised I had something just like it at home: my Wenger fully-adjustable music stand, which cost about one-third of the price of the Lounge-Boo...