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by pseingalt
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

I didn't organize the survey. L & L did.
by pseingalt
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

Something was missing from the ad hoc GUI.
by pseingalt
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

Running header? In the Mac manual the details are found in section 24.20 of the manual, Åage ( sic )settings, and header text in 24.20.6, Header and footer text. In other words, buried. Someone who is looking at the screen shot knows intuitively that --the only way to find running headers is to pul...
by pseingalt
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

The fundamental challenge, though, for this or any other attempt to "simplify" the Compile command, is that compiling is an inherently complex task. Katherine And assuming that there was a business, and not merely a social, purpose for the survey, the issue of complexity is one that L &am...
by pseingalt
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

So the suggestion is for you to use Wizards to address your complexity concerns. It's not a feature request. Well yes, it is. Either providing an API to support user-created Wizards or creating them ourselves would require significant development time. Whether you choose to call them a "featur...
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

Using Wizards does not add to a program's feature set This is patently false. Wizards don't just appear out of nowhere -- they take time and effort to program, debug, and maintain. They are features just like any other feature -- simply features aimed at the user, not at the output. Wizards help us...
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

lunk wrote:Compile IS a wizard. You just fill in the things you want and the program fixes the layout.


If it were only that easy! You see anything in the diagram for running headers? I don't. Maybe it's there--buried somewhere.

But Compile is just one example of a Wizard.
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

The thrust, in line with your survey, was to suggest the creation of Wizards to address what you feel, at least as suggested in the survey, is the public's perception that Scrivener is difficult. At some point people have to learn how to use the program, fam. There were many questions concerning pe...
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The Great Big Scrivener Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 4115

Re: The Great Big Scrivener Survey

I answered the survey on my phone and without a keyboard, it's not easy to write at length. I didn't know this thread existed when I posted my suggestion to use Wizards to address issues that users may have with perceived complexity. My examples with a poorly drawn example of how a Wizard might look...
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

Your example looks just like a document template; just a starting point for new documents in the binder, with lines for Circuit Number, etc... It looks very similar to the example "Character Sketch" document template included in the novel project template. Is your suggestion that they dis...
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Copyright page uses abnormal font size
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Copyright page uses abnormal font size

Another Compile question.
A perfect use case for a Wizard.
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

I keep trying to post images...
by pseingalt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

I'm not sure I understand how your example pleading "Wizard" would differ from the existing Template functionality. Given the number of different writing tasks out there, it's not practical for us to create templates (or Wizards, or Compile Formats) for all of them, but the whole point is...
by pseingalt
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Just finished the Survey--How about Wizards??

Just finished the survey--on my phone--and didn't have a keyboard so I couldn't write anything at length. My suggestion is to make Wizards available for common (but at least in v.3.0) complicated tasks, like compile. Wizards are small programs designed to complete a single specialized task, like pri...