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by RTJK
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing in the Age of Distraction
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Writing in the Age of Distraction

If, like me, you occasionally find yourself struggling to keep away from the internet when you should be writing, here's a really well thought out set of rules from prolific blogger, journalist, and author Cory Doctorow.

http://www.locusmag.com/Features/2009/0 ... ge-of.html
by RTJK
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Export .txt problem: sufficient gets suf?cient [BUG LOGGED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Export to .txt problem: sufficient gets suf?cient

In typography these fl and fi characters are called ligatures and are often substituted because they're visually better spaced. I would assume that somewhere along the line your word processor has replaced fl and fi with new ascii characters that aren't available in the fonts you're using. To my kno...
by RTJK
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scriptwriting: [enter] on a blank line.
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Scriptwriting: [enter] on a blank line.

Haha the screenwriters do seem to be the bane of Keith's existence at times :oops: For what it's worth you've done an exceptional job on this over the years and I for one could hardly be happier with the latest toys - page layout, FDX integration, splitting on import and the rest - it's all magnific...
by RTJK
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Import file created in 1.54, lose script formatting
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Import file created in 1.54, lose script formatting

I have the same thing, also using the Screenplay setting. I wondered if it could be to do with the global Page Setup margin settings conflicting with the Screenwriting>Script Setting? There also seems to be some inconsistency between the fonts Courier and Courier Final Draft but that might just be s...
by RTJK
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Importing video
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Importing video

Grab some software called MPEG Streamclip, show it the URL you just posted that has the video in it, then convert the video to an H.264 mpeg file or whatever video format you like best. Believe it or not it's much easier than I just made it sound. Of course if any of this is illegal where you live t...
by RTJK
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting a Euro symbol to Final Draft
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Exporting a Euro symbol to Final Draft

In case anyone is interested; it appears the weirdness is an Apple quirk. Here's the FD tech reply: Hi Robin, We've discovered that it works on Mac OS 10.5.5 and below, but since Mac has updated their OS, this function is no longer operable. We have referred this to engineering. Joe So... let's see ...
by RTJK
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Exporting a Euro symbol to Final Draft
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Exporting a Euro symbol to Final Draft

Hi I wonder if anyone can help. Despite me thinking everything was robust with the new Scrivener - Final Draft 8 integration I have found a potentially serious issue - the Euro symbol works fine in Scrivener (even using the Courier Final Draft font bizarrely) but when it imports to Final Draft the s...
by RTJK
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Question for Screenwriters
Replies: 25
Views: 4216

Re: Question for Screenwriters

That's got to be the most arrogant and ignorant thing I've heard anyone say all week. I'm not even going to trouble you with my credentials or any further response. Good luck with your agency.
by RTJK
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Question for Screenwriters
Replies: 25
Views: 4216

Re: Question for Screenwriters

I used an 80 page script I had handy and tweaked the words per paperback page figures until they came out to within 3% of the correct value. Any variation between pages at finer granularity (such as 2.5 page sections) would presumably be more than overcome by judicious editing of a word or two per p...
by RTJK
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Question for Screenwriters
Replies: 25
Views: 4216

Re: Question for Screenwriters

OK this is a total kluge but it works out pretty good - for my writing style and this screenplay at least. http://img.skitch.com/20090729-r52b9nmhi2cxduajmcmp49swc1.jpg http://img.skitch.com/20090729-833b9rmkc85k499acyhk5rq8ra.jpg Go by the Pages (paperback) number and tweak your words per page a li...
by RTJK
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Scrivener Integration
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Scrivener Integration

As Aeon Timeline forms the control interface for the first functional time machine we will inevitably notice more temporal glitches surrounding this topic as we approach the moment of singularity. Don't be alarmed.
by RTJK
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Final Draft as a Scrivener printer driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Using Final Draft as a Scrivener printer driver

That's awesome. I'm tempted to have a go at setting that up. Thanks for the instructions.
by RTJK
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Final Draft as a Scrivener printer driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Using Final Draft as a Scrivener printer driver

That's an interesting idea. In theory could one set Automator to watch a folder for .fdx files, then open them in Final Draft and print? I'm the last person to ask, since last time I tried Automator I wasted four hours of my life achieving nothing whatsoever and not even understanding where I was go...
by RTJK
Tue May 12, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener for screenwriting?
Replies: 18
Views: 3547

Re: Scrivener for screenwriting?

There's a free open-source screenwriting app called Celtx http://celtx.com/ which does page layout and export. I played with it a while back and thought it wasn't quite ready yet, but it may very well have matured nicely.
by RTJK
Sat May 09, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: images stored sideways
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: images stored sideways

I could be wrong but this sounds like it's to do with the EXIF metadata in the jpeg. Preview and some other apps read the EXIF and perform a rotation, and even allow you to save the file with the new rotation. BUT! they've only edited the EXIF data (in order to preserve detail and prevent degradatio...