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by bodsham
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus now does comments
Replies: 24
Views: 2638

Re: Nisus now does comments

Coo..... I'm so very glad I just write fiction. This is all too complicated for me. I do wish, though, that Pages could search and replace on formats like Word, because sometimes I forget to italicise words and it would be nice to do that on a global basis (which clearly Nisus can do as well). But s...
by bodsham
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus now does comments
Replies: 24
Views: 2638

Re: Nisus now does comments

My fault but I have never, ever understood what GREP is or does, or why I might need it. Too dumb for it... Those contextual global search things though are great for me when I think 'Where's that scene where so and so does...?'
by bodsham
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus now does comments
Replies: 24
Views: 2638

Re: Nisus now does comments

You still have to scroll through every one to find it in its position though. The global find in Scrivener and the Search panel in Pages shows you a separate panel with each instance in place so you can just go to everyone one without having to work your way through the document . Much, much quicker.
by bodsham
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus now does comments
Replies: 24
Views: 2638

Re: Nisus now does comments

I'm not sure any word processor looks 'beautiful' to me, or that I'd want it to. I just want the thing to work reliably and quickly. Pages does that for my purposes. I looked at the Nisus beta. The lack of a document-wide search function which reveals all instances of a word in the book makes it uns...
by bodsham
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Notebook vs. Notetaker
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Notebook vs. Notetaker

I seem to have spent a fortune on this stuff over the years, and have everything. Latest buy Journlr, which is interesting but seems buggy and my pointing this out doesn't get any replies on the forum (I can't read stuff I import in the preview screen so it is quite a bug). Notebook is nice but beca...
by bodsham
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus now does comments
Replies: 24
Views: 2638

Re: Nisus now does comments

Having finished a new book in Scrivener I must, of course, deliver it in Word. I tried to finish the final revise in the new Word 2008. Well done, Microsoft. You've made a bad product worse - slow, unreliable, nasty all round. So I'm actually finishing the thing off in Pages which is working well - ...
by bodsham
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: New software for finding public domain books
Replies: 0
Views: 261

New software for finding public domain books

Voluminous - http://voluminous.wooji-juice.com/ - is pretty amazing for fifteen quid. Immediate, easy access to downloadable pd books, and a good search mechanism for them too. The work of another lone Brit developer too I’d say... If you want to track down obscure stuff (I got Arthur Machen's main ...
by bodsham
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Replies: 9
Views: 3737

Thanks to you Keith for something that has been of immense use to me as a writer during 2007 - and your new website is great too.
by bodsham
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Leopard and statistics.
Replies: 29
Views: 5959

[quote]Well, speaking as an editor with 10 years in magazines and 10 years in books, I can say without equivocation that I've never looked at a manuscript--and I look at maybe 500 a year--and thought, "well, this totally sucks because there's a widow on page 3 and an orphan on page 237."[/...
by bodsham
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Leopard and statistics.
Replies: 29
Views: 5959

I wasn't talking about magazine publishers. Since they will normally take copy electronically the point doesn't apply to them. I was talking about book publishers and book length manuscripts. First time authors will normally be expected to supply a printed MS for them. If it's riddled with widows an...
by bodsham
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Leopard and statistics.
Replies: 29
Views: 5959

Re: Widows and orphans are social concerns, not literary one

[quote]For writers, worrying about widows and orphans is a bogus chore, foisted upon us by the MicroSoft geeks who assume everyone should be an Office zombie. Keep W/O control as some sort of option if you want, but it is not a BFD. Really, it's not. [/quote] I suspect I bear some responsibility for...
by bodsham
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Leopard and statistics.
Replies: 29
Views: 5959

In your own time, Keith. It ain't a huge deal compared to all the plus points you've delivered us....
by bodsham
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Leopard and statistics.
Replies: 29
Views: 5959

A project word count crashes my document with only around 25,000 words in it. I get a not responding message and have to force quit. Have left it running for two minutes (Leopard, Macbook) but no luck. Crash report attached if it's any use.
by bodsham
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Pages 3.0 or...?
Replies: 26
Views: 7155

I can tell you one thing that can be problematic in the new Pages - comment tracking on a book length manuscript. I've just had my new book back from the editor as a Word file. I thought I'd deal with the comment tracked edits in Pages. The thing fell over five times in five minutes. Whether it's be...
by bodsham
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Chapter numbering policy
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

The issue with doing the post-delivery editing in Scrivener is an odd one. Neither of my publishers do any electronic editing (few big publishers do as far as I can see). I get edited paper manuscripts just like the old days. But occasionally I will get references to 'something on P81' or the like. ...