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by tammycravit
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: My book on Kindle, thanks to Scrivener
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

My book on Kindle, thanks to Scrivener

I'm very excited to announce that my mystery novel, "Abuse of Discretion", is now up on Kindle and Smashwords . Although the book started in Microsoft Word, I moved it into Scrivener as soon as I got a copy and my productivity has skyrocketed since. For the interested, here's a brief descr...
by tammycravit
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Context and Backstory in a Series
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Context and Backstory in a Series

I'm working on the second book in what I intend to be a series (mystery fiction) while trying to figure out if I want to go the traditional or indie routes for publication of the first. One of the things I'm wrestling with is how much context or backstory to give in the second book about events that...
by tammycravit
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Strangest Places You Write
Replies: 19
Views: 3710

Re: Strangest Places You Write

Probably the strangest place I've written recently was at a picnic table in a campground, scribbling away in my Soul Skin with a Lamy Safari fountain pen. (Although I own a number of fountain pens, most of which are at least twice the price, my fine-point Safari is my new favorite pen.) I also write...
by tammycravit
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
Replies: 24
Views: 3434

Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56

So terribly sad. I've been an Apple user since the days when the Apple IIc was the state-of-the-art in computers, and a customer since the Mac Plus days. So many amazing innovations. Steve was truly a man of tremendous vision, passion, and commitment - qualities I think we can all aspire to. The bes...
by tammycravit
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Showing off: Scrivener with dual monitors.
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Showing off: Scrivener with dual monitors.

A bit late to the party, but a helpful tip: 3M sells a rotating monitor stand which will support any LCD monitor up to 16 pounds and which has a 75x75mm or 100x100mm VESA-D mounting bracket. As near as I can tell, this includes the vast majority of flat-panel monitors out there, including my semi-an...
by tammycravit
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Override Source Folder & Metadata in a Compile Preset
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Override Source Folder & Metadata in a Compile Preset

Ah, I didn't know about <$compilegroup> - that solves most of my problem. One question: are those tags interpreted on the ebook metadata page? If I put <$compilegroup> in the Title field of the ebook metadata, will Scrivener do the right thing? (Or, can it be made to in the future?) I'd still have t...
by tammycravit
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Override Source Folder & Metadata in a Compile Preset
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Override Source Folder & Metadata in a Compile Preset

So, I have a single Scrivener project for all of the books in what is intended to be a series. (There're 1.1 books in there so far :D) Under my Draft folder, I have a folder for each book, with the book's content in each. Right now, if I want to compile one or other book, I have to change the projec...
by tammycravit
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Writers App Promotion-Codes
Replies: 32
Views: 6334

Re: Writers App Promotion-Codes

I redeemed MMPTE4TNHRK6. Thank you very much!
by tammycravit
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The status of the next update and 2.0
Replies: 525
Views: 108069

Re: The status of the next update and 2.0

All I can say about the $20 upgrade price is this: If the improvement in my productivity as a writer by upgrading to 2.0 is even 10% of the improvement in productivity I saw from my Windows/Word to Mac/Scrivener switch, the $20 will be more than worth it. Scrivener has transformed my writing process...
by tammycravit
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Human factor - or: How to get back on our tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Human factor - or: How to get back on our tracks

What works for me in this situation is a combination of several things: ⋅  I make a snapshot using Scrivener's Snapshots feature before I make any major changes to an already-written scene. ⋅  Time Machine is happily making hourly backups of all my Scrivener files to my 2TB Time ...
by tammycravit
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Love it!!! Love it!!! A couple of requests
Replies: 29
Views: 4367

Re: Love it!!! Love it!!! A couple of requests

I'm don't know of any printers that print single index cards, although I fear you're going to tell me you have one. Many inkjet printers that handle photo paper can be coerced into printing on loose index cards - I've done it with my HP OfficeJet 7400. I believe my LaserJet m2727 multi-function pri...
by tammycravit
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: More geek-help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: More geek-help needed

Being an "old" unix guy I remember when xargs wasn't always handling special characters properly. I remember those days, too. (I've been a "Unix gal" since the early 1990s). But the wonderful thing about Unix-based operating systems is that there's almost always more than one wa...
by tammycravit
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: More geek-help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: More geek-help needed

Just make the find look like find /Applications/<xxx>/Formats/ -exec sudo chmod gw+rw {} \; Another way to accomplish this, which I prefer because it's a bit more readable and avoids some of the odd punctuation required by the -exec option, is something like the following: find /Applications/<xxx>/...
by tammycravit
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: my wife passed away this morning
Replies: 34
Views: 2958

Re: my wife passed away this morning

So sorry to hear this news. I've lost too many friends and family in the past few years, so I know that there aren't any words that can take the pain away, and unfortunately in this venue words are all we have. Know that you are not alone. Prayers and healing energy to you and your family.
by tammycravit
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: The law
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: The law

Still working on putting something together about how I'm using Scrivener for legal briefs (along with a Scrivener template and a copy of my export settings file), but I thought I'd share a profile of me which was published today on the Practical Paralegalism blog, run by North Carolina-based parale...