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by devinganger
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Window Ten
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Window Ten

I've been running Windows Scrivener on the Windows 10 previews with no noticeable problems. Since I don't work for the company, don't take this as an official compatibility statement, but I would imagine that if there are any problems, they are more likely to come from third-party apps that bog the ...
by devinganger
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Imported iWork Pages Documents are read only
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Imported iWork Pages Documents are read only

gr wrote:.pages is also a proprietary file format and Apple is not sharing the dope on that file structure. So, other apps can't really roll their own ways of handling Pages documents directly.


That goes back to my first point -- Apple doesn't have to put interoperability at the top of its design features.
by devinganger
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Hitting the wall
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Hitting the wall

Did you actually follow the text to put Scrivener in scriptwriting mode?

First picture shows Scriv in regular mode.
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Regular mode
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This is how to get Scriv into script mode.
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Script mode
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This is the menu you're looking for.
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Right footer menu
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by devinganger
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Not responding on startup
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Not responding on startup

What else have you tried? Have you set the compatibility options for Scrivener.exe to be Windows 7? Have you disabled any real-time scanning for your anti-virus/anti-malware programs? Have you rebooted Windows in Safe Mode and started Scrivener there to see if a third-party app is causing a problem?...
by devinganger
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Imported iWork Pages Documents are read only
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Imported iWork Pages Documents are read only

I don't use Word for 5 years, I don't understand why Scrivener has better Word support than Pages. 1) Office on Mac has long been a niche player in the overall Office ecosystem, but a necessary one for larger companies in order to keep the contracts for Office rolling in. Microsoft has every reason...
by devinganger
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Poor display on high res screen
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Poor display on high res screen

Here's a topic where I applied the registry/manifest fix on my Surface Pro 3 with 3440x1440 monitor and took screenshots of the results.

Anybody tried Scrivener with an Ultra HD (4K) monitor
by devinganger
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: [Solved] Scrivener "Not Responding" on open.
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Scrivener "Not Responding" on open.

Have you installed or updated any other software on your machine in that timeframe? Anti-virus updates, disk search agents, anything that could eat up CPU, memory, or disk access. If you boot Windows into Safe mode and launch Scrivener, do you have the same problem? If so, then one of the non-system...
by devinganger
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Editor needs Scrivener?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Editor needs Scrivener?

The first thing is, ask your editor. If they have it and are willing to accommodate it, great! In my experience, it all depends on what the editor is doing and what their place in the overall publishing workflow is. In my experience writing IT books, most of the reviewers and editorial staff use Wor...
by devinganger
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Source control/version control integration
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

Re: Source control/version control integration

I still think that snapshots are what is being discussed here. (But I don't use them myself so can't be authoritative.) Snapshots, according to the Windows manual, only work on an individual document and only on the text of that document. Which makes sense, when you think about it -- I'm about to m...
by devinganger
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener & the new MS Office (Mac)
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Scrivener & the new MS Office (Mac)

I've had the Office 2016 preview installed on my Mac ever since it was released. I don't do a ton of Scrivener on my Mac, but I *believe* I've imported from DOCX once or twice with no problems.
by devinganger
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: PROBLEMS WITH IMPORTED CONVERTED PDF FILES
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: PROBLEMS WITH IMPORTED CONVERTED PDF FILES

I used Word to convert the PDF to a DOCX like you did and got the best conversion yet when I imported it into Scrivener. It was actually readable and some of the images were retained (but not all of them). Can you manually copy and paste the images from the DOCX document into the correct spots in t...
by devinganger
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Writing Laptops?
Replies: 20
Views: 3265

Re: Writing Laptops?

I considered learning Dvorak, but finally decided not to after: a) watching the hijinks my Dvorak-using friends and co-workers had to continuously go through (and alternatively, put others through on shared/company equipment) b) being able to type more quickly and accurately than anyone I knew who h...
by devinganger
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: PROBLEMS WITH IMPORTED CONVERTED PDF FILES
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: PROBLEMS WITH IMPORTED CONVERTED PDF FILES

So, I loaded the PDF supplied into Word 2013 and re-saved it as a DOCX, performing the conversion there. It seemed to retain most of the formatting, including the two-column layout. I then made sure Scrivener was set to use Word for import DOCX, as MM states just above, and imported. It seemed to ha...
by devinganger
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: PROBLEMS WITH IMPORTED CONVERTED PDF FILES
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: PROBLEMS WITH IMPORTED CONVERTED PDF FILES

If you can give me a link or source for one of the PDFs, I can try the same thing -- I have Office 2013 as well. I've found that its inbound PDF conversion sometimes leaves a lot to be desired.
by devinganger
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Writing Keyboards
Replies: 59
Views: 21994

Re: Writing Keyboards

Ever since I found out about this Kickstarter (after it had closed, alas), I've been lusting after this Still has 6 days to go...? Does look cool ( way cool). Tempted. So it does. Too many campaigns I'm keeping track of. Won't be able to donate to this one until after the closing date, so in my min...