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by polymathic
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener wins Macworld Eddy Award
Replies: 35
Views: 7567

Great news, Keith. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor! :D
by polymathic
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: My first post here -- and minor feature requests
Replies: 22
Views: 3576

I agree with druid . I've been using Cmd-B, Cmd-I, and Cmd-U produce bold, italic, and underline text on Mac and PC (CTRL version) for as long as I can remember having a computer. These are the most standard, cross-platform kboard shortcuts along with copy, cut & paste. This said, whatever some ...
by polymathic
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Pages 3.0 or...?
Replies: 26
Views: 6847

NWP is ugly. It also makes layout mistakes when opening Word documents. Mellel is so ugly that I couldn't even bring myself to try it. Pages has one major flaw--no autosave. What's the deal with that? As a result, though I hate MS, I'm still using Word when not in Scriv. It's not pretty, but the 08 ...
by polymathic
Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I need stacks!
Replies: 31
Views: 8461

I totally second the LB vs QS, AmberV. I had been using LB for a long time before QS came about, and while I think it's a great app, and tried it many times at length (I love freeware), it always remained always buggier, slower, took more memory, took more CPU, and was worse at guessing & learni...
by polymathic
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How to handle swearing
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Swearing is peculiar in writing. The way the human brain functions makes readers far more sensitive to written swears than they are to oral swears. It's as if, with each written swear, the word is more strongly impressed on the brain, and it remains there, a linger imprint on our memory. Hence, most...
by polymathic
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Listz
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

From the website: "It's lists with tabs - it's totally natural."

This doesn't make me very confident.
by polymathic
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 beta (1.06) public beta now available
Replies: 55
Views: 35692

I have the same problem as suavito and JF when editing the title of index cards in corkboard. And I am in the US on a MBP running 10.4.10. Nothing in console.... :?
by polymathic
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 beta (1.06) public beta now available
Replies: 55
Views: 35692

Hi Keith, This release looks great! Congratulations on your hard work! I just customized the Toolbar and inserted the new Typewriter icon. It works fine for toggling, but is there a way to indicate which way it is toggled (displaying it as sunken, for instance)? The first time I tried it, I found my...
by polymathic
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.055b) Public Beta - new and updated (AGAIN)
Replies: 233
Views: 106730

BTW, when is the final 1.1 coming out? The last beta is working rather well for quite some time.... :)
by polymathic
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Apple Design Awards - *sob*
Replies: 45
Views: 17922

Keith, A big part of these awards is more about which apps make the OS look great, and which use the coolest OSX features. It's a bit of a showcase for Apple using broad appeal apps. Scriv is absolutely great, but it's not about showcasing OSX--it's about writing. In this day and age.... it's not se...
by polymathic
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener receives 4 1/2 mice in Macworld review!
Replies: 13
Views: 6062

Congratulations!

And what an endorsement--Jason Snell (VP/Editorial Director of Macworld)finds Scrivener to be his favorite Mac writing tool.
by polymathic
Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.5 on MacUpdate promo
Replies: 58
Views: 18393

Khadrelt, I did not write that people do not take language seriously. I wrote that they use it to communicate without thought to finer grammatical usage. Further, I don't really understand how your in-laws grammatical usage and becoming engineers connects to what I was writing about: the heated deba...
by polymathic
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.5 on MacUpdate promo
Replies: 58
Views: 18393

While I do believe in a greater awareness of gender-biased usage, there is another element about the debate over 'political correct' language that troubles me. Namely, that this debate--often heated in academic environment--is both a distraction from the more important matters, and a irrelevant to t...
by polymathic
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.5 on MacUpdate promo
Replies: 58
Views: 18393

I teach writing in a US university, and, of course, I make my students aware of gender-biases in pronouns. I mark those on their papers, and work on making their essays more "gender-correct". This said, I find it rather sad and alarming that you would immediately close a web page over a gr...
by polymathic
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Rest in peace: K.V.
Replies: 6
Views: 5711

Sad news indeed, but he lived a long life, and leaves us a wonderful body of work. I met him once, about ten years ago. He was rather bitter. Had just had a fall and his hip was bothering him--left the evening early, said a bottle of whisky awaited him in his hotel room. Another time, I bumped into ...