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by xaxa
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Quality of typography?
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: Quality of typography?

Thank you, Keith, I thought we had to live with it. When I first moved to Scrivener, I found this very disturbing as well. My workflow demands that I use 10, 11, and 12pt font sizes, which means that I usually work at 150% and therefore look at bad kerning for most of my day. It is almost as if kern...
by xaxa
Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis

As for kMDItemFinderComment, it does look as though this may be available via some Carbon methods - I'll have a play at some point, but only post-2.0 - no time at the moment! (It would be of limited use to most users anyway, I imagine.) looking for something else, I found this: http://developer.app...
by xaxa
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Issue with fonts
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Issue with fonts

Oh, this has been driving me nuts! The problem occurs with all the excellent Adobe OTF fonts that come with cuts/typefaces for different font sizes. Robert Slimbach's Arno Pro has the same issue, for example. The problem is that the different cuts are ordered according to their intended sizes: capti...
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis

There is no Cocoa command for this - I just did a quick dev search and other developers have to call on AppleScript to add Spotlight comments to files. Likewise there is no Cocoa access for reading the Spotlight comments of files. This is interesting and somehow baffling, given that comments are ex...
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis

I do not cocoa but I do applescript...

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set myfile to choose file
tell application "Finder" to set comment of myfile to "hello world!"
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Import folder
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Import folder

just a tiny detail: when I import an entire folder of RTF files via the Import >> Files… command to the Draft-folder, Scrivener also imports the invisible .DS_Store file.
(This does not happen when I import a folder of images to the Research-folder in the Binder)
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Spotlight comments to document notes/synopsis

An option in the Scrivener preferences to copy a file's spotlight comments either to the synopsis or the document notes in Scrivener on import (drag-and-drop and import command) would make life a lot easier for me. Usage scenarios are abundant. One is better integration with DevonThink. DevonThink's...
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Block Quotes as important use case for Scrivener 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Block Quotes as important use case for Scrivener 2.0

This is very, very helpful! Thank you, Keith.
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Command "Set First Line as Title"
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Command "Set First Line as Title"

The way I use Scrivener demands that I manually synchronise the titles of the documents in the binder with the typed titles (chapters, subchapters) in the documents themselves. I find myself frequently repeating the following action: select the first line of a scrivener document, right-click, and cl...
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener to InDesign
Replies: 21
Views: 3511

Re: Scrivener to InDesign

so, how is your workflow for getting images that are placed on scrivener-pages into indesign? am i missing anything here, or am i really supposed to re-add all the images to indesign after i exported my compiled draft from scrivener without any images? that would really cost me like 3 days -_- than...
by xaxa
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: RTF and images
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: RTF and images

Wow, Keith – this is indeed a thorough analysis. Before reporting the problem to Adobe: which version of ID were you running your tests with?
by xaxa
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener to InDesign
Replies: 21
Views: 3511

Re: Scrivener to InDesign

I did some more testing and found that some sparse exif-data is indeed preserved throughout the Scrivener-Word-Indesign pipeline, including a timestamp called "Create Date" or "Date/Time Original". This could be used to match the embedded image with its original again (within th...
by xaxa
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener to InDesign
Replies: 21
Views: 3511

Re: Scrivener to InDesign

Unfortunately, neither the name of the image nor any other metadata is kept, as far as I see. So, for me its only half the rent as I still do not see a way to replace the images with high-quality Tiffs or JPGs automatically via a script. But maybe there is a solution I just do not see yet. I would ...
by xaxa
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: RTF and images
Replies: 4
Views: 714

RTF and images

I don't know if this should be called a bug or rather a feature request. Anyway, for the records, in this thread, http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7898&start=15, we encountered the following problem: Images in exported RTFs do work in MS Word; however they are ign...
by xaxa
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener to InDesign
Replies: 21
Views: 3511

Re: Scrivener to InDesign

Above that, InDesign does not support images in its RTF import, as far as I remember Hm, I spoke too soon. Acutally, InDesign CS4 does have an option in its RTF import dialog called "Import Inline Graphics" (you need to tick the checkbox "show import options" in the "Place&...