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by eastgate
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox 6
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Tinderbox 6

Tinderbox Six fully supports images adornments in maps, as well as images pasted inside the text of notes.
by eastgate
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: FoldingText and the PAPER notebook app - does it exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: FoldingText and the PAPER notebook app - does it exist?

This is a terrific Tinderbox task. I'm with @michaelbywater from the very start: take your notes in Tinderbox, let an agent gather them, and then export the agent's findings to a text file. What would be nice, in this context, is to export that text file to a format that FoldingText can easily fold....
by eastgate
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Import from Tinderbox 5.11.2) to Scrivener 2.3
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Import from Tinderbox 5.11.2) to Scrivener 2.3

I dropped the cleaned-up exported file onto a Scrivener binder (Research in a new blank project) and it did import just fine.
by eastgate
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scrivener export in Tinderbox
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: Scrivener export in Tinderbox

We're being good citizens and playing by the rules of international data standards -- standards which (regrettably) didn't anticipate your (very reasonable) needs.

And we've already undertaken to fix, amend, or circumvent the limitations of the standard.
by eastgate
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 26445

Re: Tinderbox

Computer people adopt unusual terms like "deprecate", and bend them slightly to their use. In modern parlance, "deprecate" is not nearly as stern as "deplore"; it just means, "this might have been the way we used to do things, but be warned -- it might not work som...
by eastgate
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox
Replies: 42
Views: 5858

Re: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox

kewms: yes, that map is from the tutorial series you linked to. There's nothing special about the map; just notes, arranged on the map, and given some useful links and colors. DiamondDog: thanks! Sometimes, one needs to get over a hump. All: I, along with @tbx_mason, have been at conferences the las...
by eastgate
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox
Replies: 42
Views: 5858

Re: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox

My interest in Tinderbox has to do with a different kind of note: the one or two sentences that I scribble on an index card and shuffle around as I'm developing an article or chapter. The as-yet-unrealized fantasy is that doing this shuffling in Tinderbox, instead of on paper, will allow me to look...
by eastgate
Sun May 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 26445

Re: Tinderbox

Bumping this thread because... ... there's a fresh sale under way at http://www.literatureandlatte.com/tinderbox_promo.php and http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/Specials/Scrivener.html ... there's a thread in Feedback debating what (if anything!) Tinderbox is good for ... there's some good stuff in ...
by eastgate
Sun May 29, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox
Replies: 42
Views: 5858

Re: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox

Vermonter's "day management grid", incidentally, is also a very handy framework for coordinating several characters' movements in a complex day -- something that might easily get out of hand in a thriller, say, or indeed in a Dickensian braided novel. The same approach can be handy for fil...
by eastgate
Sun May 29, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox
Replies: 42
Views: 5858

Re: Today's Scrivener newsletter & Tinderbox

It might be useful to talk about a specific task you're trying to do, or a specific obstacle you're encountering. Tinderbox needs of, say, a fiction writer who is plotting a thriller would be quite different from those of a graduate student collecting notes for a historical dissertation. Of course, ...
by eastgate
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ideas for "timeline-like" software for story planning?
Replies: 21
Views: 2601

Re: Ideas for "timeline-like" software for story planning?

I like to use the Tinderbox http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox map view for tasks like this. Tinderbox does have a full-fledged timeline, which is great if you really need to focus on time -- for example, if you've got a clock mystery on your hands, or if you've got lots of interlocking concurrent ac...
by eastgate
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 26445

Re: Tinderbox

I spent most of the day today reviewing Tinderbox maps for an paper for Hypertext 2011 in Eindhoven ( http://www.ht2011.org/ . I was looking for small structural details, but I was struck by the remarkable depth of ideas and topics, ranging from the dining habits of Colubus monkeys to the historical...
by eastgate
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 26445

Re: Tinderbox

We're looking at new ways to do this, ranging from screencasts to "master classes", from CDs to webinars. A difficulty is that so many people do so many different things -- all interesting! It can be tricky, too, to show the elements that different tasks share. And, of course, there are ne...
by eastgate
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 26445

Re: Tinderbox

Tinderbox and DTP are very different programs, for distinct but complementary tasks. (Devon Think's ai is related to Tinderbox's "related notes" window, btw) If you're working on a book or a dissertation or on a research project, the costs are trivial compared to the time you'll save and t...
by eastgate
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 26445

Re: Tinderbox

Why is the URL button disabled? The URL button in a note's text window is enabled if the note's URL attribute isn't empty. You can add a URL to a note in several ways -- with Quickstamp, for example, or by making URL a key attribute and typing the URL, or using the note's Get Info window. Dragging ...