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by kdbertel
Wed May 07, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 253886

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

It seems someone on the forums created such a script. I believe I linked to one earlier. The main problem I have with it (aside from the fact that I haven't gotten it to work right on Mavericks) is that it quits Dropbox instead of simply pausing it. My Dropbox is otherwise large enough that it's an...
by kdbertel
Wed May 07, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 253886

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

Note that I do not use File->Save (or the keyboard shortcut) at all, which could very well be the way some people trigger conflicts. Unfortunately, the ⌘-S shortcut is just too heavily ingrained in me after years of Ctrl-S on Windows machines that had a tendency to crash unexpectedly. I don't even ...
by kdbertel
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Small DropBox Tip
Replies: 25
Views: 6349

Re: Small DropBox Tip

For those who want something more robust than a Keyboard Maestro script, it is possible to make OS X take care of this for you automatically by using a launch agent . Thanks for this, though as stopping/starting Dropbox is a relatively heavy operation, I don't suppose there's any way of modifying t...
by kdbertel
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 253886

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

That's pretty much what I expected, unfortunately. Thank you for the quick response, even if it was a pretty stupid question most likely.
by kdbertel
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Dropbox
Replies: 385
Views: 253886

Re: Using Scrivener with Dropbox

What is the current recommendation regarding using Scrivener with Dropbox on OS X? Currently, I keep my .scriv file (err, bundle? I forget the term. Whatever a glorified folder is) in a folder on Dropbox. I pause Dropbox's syncing (Menu Bar -> Gear -> Pause Syncing) before opening Scrivener, and unp...
by kdbertel
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Documents that don't end up in compilation
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Documents that don't end up in compilation

When I first wrote the novel, it was in blog posts, where each post was a scene, basically. So each scene ended up with a title. However, several of my beta readers pointed out that something like a third of the scene titles are like "Conversation between friends" and "Conversation in...
by kdbertel
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Documents that don't end up in compilation
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Documents that don't end up in compilation

Aha, excellent. Yes, I can definitely see sometimes wanting to get the higher level, and sometimes wanting the nitty-gritty. That option gives me exactly what I want! The main thing with giving a title to every scene is either they are so generic as to be useless ("Alice talks with Bob", w...
by kdbertel
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Documents that don't end up in compilation
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Documents that don't end up in compilation

Hm. Suppose I have chapters made up of multiple scenes. When I look at each chapter in corkboard mode, it shows me a card for each scene. However, when I go up to Draft, I only get one card for each chapter. Is there a way to instead show all the composite cards of a chapter, or do I have to provide...
by kdbertel
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Documents that don't end up in compilation
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Documents that don't end up in compilation

Awesome! That answers my question. Thanks for the quick response. :)
by kdbertel
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Documents that don't end up in compilation
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Documents that don't end up in compilation

I'm looking at using Scrivener as my tool for doing a full re-write/revision/edit of my novel, and a lot of the features look awesome for that. However, there is one thing--what I'd plan to do is use the corkboard to go through and outline all the major events of the story (since I have it written, ...
by kdbertel
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener for Windows...
Replies: 92
Views: 14444

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

AmberV wrote:Sounds like misanthropomorphising to me.


:lol:

I don't have any other response to that.
by kdbertel
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener for Windows...
Replies: 92
Views: 14444

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Wouldn't that be interpretable via context (not a greek scholar by any stretch)? Yes, I understood what he meant. I was simply being pedantic (if there's one place I figure I can be pedantic about language, it's among a bunch of writers), though trying to be less-than-serious about it. But the defi...
by kdbertel
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener for Windows...
Replies: 92
Views: 14444

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

garpu wrote:I'm a misanthrope when it comes to computers.


You're a person who hates people when it comes to computers? ;)

(Remember, "misanthrope" comes from the Greek words "miso" and "anthropos", which are "hate" and "man (person)", respectively...)
by kdbertel
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Will spell check find double spaces?
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Will spell check find double spaces?

For linguistic purposes, I would consider it either grammar or (more specifically) typesetting. Remember, the origin of the double-space was the fact that before typewriters, typesetting would have a longer space between sentences than between words. However, from a spellcheck algorithm point of vie...
by kdbertel
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Will spell check find double spaces?
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Will spell check find double spaces?

For some reason, I was under the impression that Lee was using Aspell, which is a pretty standard free spellcheck library.