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by rickdude
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: columns in scrivener
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: columns in scrivener

Yes, the Compile command has changed quite dramatically since 2013. Assuming you're using Scrivener 3, see Section 24.6.2 in the manual. The column options are now found in the Text Layout pane of the Compile Format editor. Katherine Thank you for the reply. Wow, what an impressive array of layout ...
by rickdude
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: columns in scrivener
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: columns in scrivener

In the compile dialogue, Print Settings section, choose the Proofing layout type. Then in the Layout section, you can select "Use Columns" and then some other related options. I think you'll find that with all options shown in Compile, and compiling set to "RTF" two column compi...
by rickdude
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Linking Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 3486

Re: Linking Question.

AmberV wrote:Paste that into the link field in Scapple and you’re good to go.


I didn't realize that a Scapple note had a link field. Where can I find it?
by rickdude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD
Replies: 30
Views: 14192

Re: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD

Well, you mean apart from the fact it got gobbled up by the pretty superfluous fluff app and corporate ambition readcube? That they have turned papers into a subscription service, and who knows what mess they will make of the feature set? I'm glad I asked. I was unaware of all of this. Wow, Bookend...
by rickdude
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD
Replies: 30
Views: 14192

Re: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD

Nontroppo: Point taken on acts of god. Also, I didn't know about Carlos…when I frequented the Bookends forums, Jon handled everything. About ligature correction, I should clarify that Sente never did that. But text quotations from PDFs were just plain text, so it was possible to edit them in Sente t...
by rickdude
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD
Replies: 30
Views: 14192

Re: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD

Bookends still strongly has my vote, it has been actively developed since 1984!!! and yet still receives regular updates from its dedicated developer, I think it is not going away anytime soon. The dedication of the Bookends developer is truly impressive. When he retires, though, is there any reali...
by rickdude
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD
Replies: 30
Views: 14192

Re: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD

What I really like(d) about Sente are/were its notetaking abilities. Those included the ability to (1) take notes "quoting" either text or rectangular selections (e.g. figures) and (2) add my own notes to each quote. As far as I've been able to tell, Papers3 can't do that. In Papers3, I th...
by rickdude
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Taskpaper 3
Replies: 16
Views: 9536

Re: Taskpaper 3

I have a licence for Taskpaper as part of a bundle, but had given up using it because I dislike the default font and there was no way of changing it in the preferences. But I've just discovered users can freely edit stylesheets so I'm happy now!
by rickdude
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD
Replies: 30
Views: 14192

Re: Good software to manage your readings for a PhD

After the sudden (OK, it was very gradual at first but then it was sudden) and unannounced death of Sente, this topic is due a resurrection. Most of the programs mentioned have evolved quite a lot. Anyone care to update their thoughts?
by rickdude
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The SnowFlake Method by Randy Ingermanson
Replies: 7
Views: 7511

Re: The SnowFlake Method by Randy Ingermanson

Has anyone used this method with nonfiction writing?
by rickdude
Sat May 23, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: References
Replies: 25
Views: 4148

Re: References

by rickdude
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Create Customized Note Style
Replies: 7
Views: 4380

Re: Create Customized Note Style

Oh, I see. Thank you!
by rickdude
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Create Customized Note Style
Replies: 7
Views: 4380

Re: Create Customized Note Style

True, but choice of typeface (as opposed to size and style such as italic, bold, and shadow) seems to be unavailable throughout Scapple. The default font, which I assume is Helvetica, looks a bit jagged on every Mac I have and is enough to turn me away from Scapple whenever I launch it. If free choi...
by rickdude
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Splitting a document automatically at paragraph breaks
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Splitting a document automatically at paragraph breaks

KB wrote: blank lines will work as well as anything else.


Oh, I see. Thank you!
by rickdude
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Splitting a document automatically at paragraph breaks
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Splitting a document automatically at paragraph breaks

Hi, I've just pasted a document of about 50 paragraphs into a Scrivener project. I would like to split the document into 50 documents (or however many paragraphs there are). From my reading of the manual, it seems that I can insert the cursor at each paragraph break and manually split there. But I c...