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by monkquixote
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: When "cork" isn't cork
Replies: 32
Views: 13772

Re: When "cork" isn't cork

fx:stops eating popcorn, slides forward in deckchair. Um. It's actually a kanban board, right/write? (or we could just infringe some other people's rights and call it Post-It View. Although Index Card Experience does abbreviate nicely to ICE. Are you working on your Scrivice view today? Etc. (mental...
by monkquixote
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The document could not be opened... (variation)
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: The document could not be opened... (variation)

Ok, thanks Katherine.

I reinstalled 2 and upgraded various projects, I then upgraded Scriv to 3 alongside; and for the most part that appears to be working (not bulletproof though).

So I'm hoping that the ticket can be closed.
by monkquixote
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The document could not be opened... (variation)
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: The document could not be opened... (variation)

Possible, but I can't check. I 'replaced' Scriv rather than a separate install. If I uninstall 3 will 2 magically reappear or do I have to reinstall 2 as well?
by monkquixote
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The document could not be opened... (variation)
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

The document could not be opened... (variation)

Like a couple of others, I'm having some problems after the upgrade to Scriv 3. I deliberately held off as I didn't really need anything more than I already had, but any excuse to put off doing any writing, eh? Anyway. It's biting me. After the upgrade I had a quick look at the tutorial project - th...
by monkquixote
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: how to turn off list first letter capitalization?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: how to turn off list first letter capitalization?

Preferences > Corrections > Auto-Capitalization
by monkquixote
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Conditional Color Titles on Compile
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Re: Conditional Color Titles on Compile

It's been a while since I used Scriv or posted here, but will give this a go. Short answer, 'I don't think so'. You can't conditionally compile formatting instructions based on label (or keyword) contents. Depending on your target output there may be ways to get you closer. The beauty of Scriv is in...
by monkquixote
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Can I run an idea by writers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Can I run an idea by writers?

Various options: 1. As suggested - use keywords. 2. Add a comment (don't bother with labels, unless you want then for some other purpose). Shift+Apple+Asterisk - use a different comment-label for each voice (this will also give you a visible queue in the Scrivening itself. Then search for that comme...
by monkquixote
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What is the generic name for Scrivener-like software?
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: What is the generic name for Scrivener-like software?

Writing Productivity Tool(kit)
by monkquixote
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Is she a fair maiden or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: Is she a fair maiden or what?

The genre you're writing in will affect the answer, won't it? Hmm. 'Unremarkable but well-meaning' is a very hard difficult thing to pin down because of the age described. 'Plain Jane' would have been in fashion at one point. American English would give you 'bachelorette'. I wouldn't sweat the noun ...
by monkquixote
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to achieve this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: How to achieve this?

There are other ways of achieving the effect in Scriv - e.g. putting the translation in a Comment or Annotation. But going outside Scriv and using Word's functions around creating/converting/splitting tables and/or Find/Replace will get you there quicker. AFAIK there is nothing that could be done at...
by monkquixote
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to achieve this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: How to achieve this?

Ok - you're going to have to think outside Scriv here - at least to begin with, unless you're willing to hoist your translated text in the right place in the binder. Basically, if you want to alternate Text A and Text B you are effectively replicating a table / row structure. So you'll need to build...
by monkquixote
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How to get myself out of this mess?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: How to get myself out of this mess?

The answer - as ever - is to go for a walk. Then get drunk. Then sit and think for an extended period of time while listening to trance music (or any meditative music). Try and hold a pen vaguely near some paper for some or all of these activities. You can do these in any order you like. But ultimat...
by monkquixote
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Title page & Copyright page ?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: Title page & Copyright page ?

The Frontmatter checkbox lets you have different docs for Epub format. As in, you can select for each format you want to compile to, to have different front matter.

If you download / install the Novel template thingy (I think it's in the Extras) it will make it clear.
by monkquixote
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How to get myself out of this mess?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

How to get myself out of this mess?

Right. A while back I started a novel. It had a hero. Let's call him Tom. He ran around for a while in a vaguely Arthur-Dent fashion until 76k words had elapsed and I suddenly realised that things kept happening to him, and he wasn't being particularly heroic. I hadn't quite finished, but I knew wha...
by monkquixote
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Advice on technical use, please
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Advice on technical use, please

It's a pity in a way that you can only use something like keywords about a *document*, rather than a paragraph, say; if I was able to note that a paragraph relating to file 44,322/30, say, belonged to 1916, and perhaps even was able to colour that paragraph in a colour coded to '1916', it would be ...