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by howardtheduck
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3?
Replies: 31
Views: 7563

Re: Scrivener 3?

Agreed: too much planned obsolescence from Apple, while the developers who largely keep me on this platform are keeping it real. Make it a paid update, brother. Got a merit raise because Scrivener keeps me productive and I'm certainly not alone. Whatever the update (2.5 or 3.0), it seems like time t...
by howardtheduck
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Zotero integration
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Zotero integration

The bottom line is that Zotero would need to improve their RTF scan support. Since that task would fall to an unpaid volunteer it has taken a long time (perhaps it will never happen). However, I think people are keen on Zotero integration because it has the virtue of being free and is in wider/cross...
by howardtheduck
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Best bibliography tool to use with Scrivener?
Replies: 16
Views: 7341

Re: Best bibliography tool to use with Scrivener?

I like citing with Bookends better and I like Zotero a lot (I think--especially if you use Libre or Word--it's definitely all around the easiest to use), but I've been trying out Sente. Don't like the citation capabilities as much (I'm a humanist, use MLA usually for articles but my book uses Chicag...
by howardtheduck
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to use bibliography and references?
Replies: 66
Views: 15850

Re: How to use bibliography and references?

Do you really think it will take weeks to fix this? You might be in a more citation heavy field, but I suspect (in fact I speak from personal experience) that it would take a (rather boring) day or two to insert the citations in a book-length ms and then a little longer to go through it (but that wo...
by howardtheduck
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: praise-ish
Replies: 3
Views: 671

praise-ish

Kevin and Keith: You guys made a good product. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm a new professor on the tenure track. I turned a few little fragments into a few articles this summer: and now in record time, I've heard back positively on all three. Good journals as well. That's good for ...
by howardtheduck
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro

It´s true that fewer consumer choices are offered--as a Windows user or two noted. I don't particularly care--this is not an argument against any particular consumer choice, but rather a very powerful---and common--symptom of late capitalism which holds that consumption is the realm of freedom. Coke...
by howardtheduck
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro

Wock--you've convinced me. 15" is a good medium size; now that I think of it, a projector solves the some of the main issues that attracted me to the 17" (e.g. use it as a TV under certain circumstances...) Many thanks for the creative solution!

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by howardtheduck
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro

Thanks, Ioa! ITS doesn't offer the Air as an option, unfortunately. (Just not hip enough?) Because I def. agree, my ideal set up would be an 11" Air with an external monitor, or even a 13" w/o. I think the modest step up in screen size to the 15" will probably be enough (maybe I don't...
by howardtheduck
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: 17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

17" vs. 15" Macbook Pro

Has someone asked this before? It will be my main computer at my new academic position (I work in the humanities--cinema and visual arts, so that's why the 17" is so attractive--but I travel a fair amount abroad); it's on a 4 year replacement cycle--so it has to last 4 years. My current, 2 yr. ...
by howardtheduck
Sat May 21, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to use bibliography and references?
Replies: 66
Views: 15850

Re: How to use bibliography and references?

Hi Keith: When I call Bookends from Scrivener and control-command-y I insert a citation with a p#, a special id, and any special formatting (exclude author, don't enclose final citation, etc). It is text like this in Scrivener: "{Author, 1997, #449505443@34}". Mellel recognizes this as a s...
by howardtheduck
Sat May 21, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to use bibliography and references?
Replies: 66
Views: 15850

Re: How to use bibliography and references?

Druid, I don't see how this is relevant. Many things on earth have been invented for one purpose and reconfigured, adapted, and hacked. Keith: I would just suggest that a real, hardcore plugin (the kind involving field codes or something like that) is vastly less reliable that the kind relying on a ...
by howardtheduck
Fri May 20, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to use bibliography and references?
Replies: 66
Views: 15850

Re: How to use bibliography and references?

@Pommette

You might try posting this on the Zotero forums. They're pretty good at troubleshooting and legend says they're in the process of rewriting the rtf scan.
by howardtheduck
Fri May 20, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus Writer Pro 2 is released
Replies: 17
Views: 3173

Re: Nisus Writer Pro 2 is released

Druid--I might just be sensitive since academe is in the process of total liquidation in my country, but I hardly would call it "fussin" that people are asking the developers about the proper upgrade path. I would suspect this question applies to a very high proportion of Nisus users and i...
by howardtheduck
Mon May 02, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to use bibliography and references?
Replies: 66
Views: 15850

Re: How to use bibliography and references?

Bookends interacts nicely with Scrivener (a keyboard shortcut will call it and will insert a citation, so not that different from using Open+Zotero); Zotero will also still work via rtf scan. It doesn't work perfectly (since it lacks some of the functionality of other programs that will scan an rtf ...
by howardtheduck
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Warning for Scrivener+Zotero (2.1.x) users
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Warning for Scrivener+Zotero (2.1.x) users

I have no idea how this would work, sorry. If any experts in Zotero know how another program could automatically call on Zotero and have it can an RTF file that has just been produced, I'd certainly be willingly to consider it, though. I think soon enough this will be easy to do with Zotero (and ea...