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by bodsham
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

Keith. As I wrote on my blog earlier if you upload a desktop Pages (or Word) file to iCloud and then want to open it on another Mac or Pc iCloud won't let you download the thing until you open it first on an ios device, probably ruining the formatting. Work that one out!
by bodsham
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

Well I'd certainly yearn for the larger screen than the 11 inch.... the 13 inch has the same resolution of my three year old MacBook Pro so feels very familiar. And the difference in price between 11 and 13 is pretty small.
by bodsham
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

And that battery life is conservative. I just used my 13 in Air on a plane to Venice for an hour - no wifi, Bluetooth off. Was still showing 7 hours battery left when I turned it off before landing. Amazing piece of kit in my view.
by bodsham
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Why Scrivener Doesn't Support Versions on Lion
Replies: 36
Views: 14220

Re: Why Scrivener Doesn't Support Versions on Lion

And with Scrivener snapshots it's easily to compare versions to see what's changed. Not so with Lion Versions. All you get is a stack of backups of the same book length file which for a manuscript of any size I find unusable.
by bodsham
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

Wasn't so much that I didn't like the 11 inch I just couldn't see it justifying the price. The 13 inch definitely replaces my 15 in ch MB Pro. The screen on the 11 inch was so small it would have been an expensive toy used infrequently. I try to justify my spending on the basis of usage. However nic...
by bodsham
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

The MBA is the best laptop I've ever had. Scrivener in full screen in it is fantastic. I can't think of anything it lacks really. Except maybe a cheaper price tag! I did try the 11 inch first by the way and that I didn't get on with -- too small. The 13 replaces my 15 inch MB Pro which hasn't been o...
by bodsham
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

This is the second majorly 'meh' upgrade of the year from Apple, alongside Lion. If they hadn't released the 13 inch MacBook Air, which I think is the best laptop ever made, I'd start to be having my doubts.
by bodsham
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Why Scrivener Doesn't Support Versions on Lion
Replies: 36
Views: 14220

Re: Why Scrivener Doesn't Support Versions on Lion

I haven't seen any issues upgrading from SL to Lion. Full screen mode is rather nice with Scrivener too - gets everything else out of the way.
by bodsham
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

Well yes if you go to a web page and upload and download a file manually. But that's not a patch on Dropbox, Sugar Sync, even Windows Live. It's not even a patch on iDrive which they've now binned.
by bodsham
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

But who can write a book on an iPad or iPhone? If it synced Mac to Mac it might be of use to me.
by bodsham
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

Thanks for the full explanation. Matches my feelings exactly. Sounds like a lot of work for something that's no better than Dropbox. Hell - the thing doesn't even work with desktop Pages - only the pathetic IOS apps - yet, and I can't believe Apple haven't even addressed this point publicly.
by bodsham
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Why Scrivener Doesn't Support Versions on Lion
Replies: 36
Views: 14220

Re: Why Scrivener Doesn't Support Versions on Lion

I tried versions on Pages and found it extremely confusing and also rather dangerous. It's very easy to lose track of what version you're actually dealing with in my opinion. Much easier simply to save a copy as 'Version1' or something and go back to that if needed. Or learn to use Scrivener's excel...
by bodsham
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Does iCloud mean anything to us at all?

I probably used up half the bandwidth in Kent last night downloading, after several attempts, IOS 5 for my little-used iPad and then 10.7.2 for my Macs. I now wonder why. I thought iCloud was meant to be a Dropbox alternative. If so DB must be chuckling. Seems to me to be one more way to lock people...
by bodsham
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: David Hewson on Revising with a Tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

Re: David Hewson on Revising with a Tablet

The Evo isn't available in the UK but it does the same thing I gather. It will also do pdfs (and keep the ink with the pdf). If you compile a pdf in Scrivener using the paperback book format this works really well with the Flyer, though for revision I think I'd change the line spacing to something l...
by bodsham
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Different fonts for full screen/revision mode
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Different fonts for full screen/revision mode

Ah - didn't appreciate the complexities. Sounds like a lot of trouble for small reward. Exporting to epub works fantastically anyway. Thanks for the quick reply as usual!