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by nicka
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best word processor to export to for theses?
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: Best word processor to export to for theses?

Mellel has just been put on special offer, by the way, so it's only $19 at the educational price. Usual disclaimer: I'm a customer and beta tester, but have no other link to RedleX, and no financial motive.
by nicka
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best word processor to export to for theses?
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: Best word processor to export to for theses?

I wrote the last draft of my thesis in Scrivener, and exported to Mellel for typesetting, insertion of cross-references, bibliography scanning and creation of table of contents. It worked well, but there was quite a lot of work to do in Mellel, as there would be in any word processor. Word and Open/...
by nicka
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Dictation on the iPhone
Replies: 37
Views: 4563

Re: Dictation on the iPhone

Very interesting, Martin. I'm fascinated by all this stuff about attention and mistakes. I'm sure you are right about performance going down as workload goes up. I'm not sure, though, that I agree that dictating something worthwhile would require enough attention to render one's driving less effecti...
by nicka
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Dictation on the iPhone
Replies: 37
Views: 4563

Re: Dictation on the iPhone

Correction, there's this: http://www.springerlink.com/content/5m57n0162w2v6684/ In-Car Dictation and Driver’s Distraction: A Case Study Martin Labský, Tomáš Macek, Jan Kleindienst, Holger Quast and Christophe Couvreur But it's pretty inconclusive, and it's for a somewhat different task -- dictating ...
by nicka
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Dictation on the iPhone
Replies: 37
Views: 4563

Re: Dictation on the iPhone

I think that it's a bit too early to jump to any conclusions about dictating while driving. The studies Martin cites investigated the effects on driving of engaging in mobile phone conversations. Dictating is a different task from carrying on a conversation. It does not involve responding to incomin...
by nicka
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Switch from Word
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Switch from Word

I think it's quite well done. It has a flippy triangle (like Scriv's compile dialogue) that hides/reveals the advanced options. Given that it has regular expressions and find-by-formatting it can do some pretty advanced things, but normally none of that is visible to scare the average user.
by nicka
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Switch from Word
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Switch from Word

If I search for “Marine” it also finds “Marines.” And if I want to replace “Marine” with “marine” it finds “Marines” and replaces with “marine.” In Scrivener you’ll want to set the search criteria to “Whole word” instead of exact phrase to avoid sub-string matching like that. … So you’ll find Scriv...
by nicka
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Switch from Word
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Switch from Word

Hi ken and welcome to the community. I've written an academic book in Scrivener -- plus lectures, papers and a couple of grant applications -- so my experience may be similar enough to be helpful to you. . When I deleted an endnote, the whole document disappeared and can't be found. Q: Is there any ...
by nicka
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple Indices for final manuscript
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Multiple Indices for final manuscript

This is not necessarily technical advice, but it may be useful to people who are new to indexing, and get to this thread after a search: there is a good, succinct chapter on indexing in Butcher, J. (1996). Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors, and Publishers. Cambridge: Cambridg...
by nicka
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple Indices for final manuscript
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Multiple Indices for final manuscript

To follow up on one thing that druid said, there are other bits of commercial software that are dedicated to creating indexes. Here's a website with discussion and links . I have no experience with any of them. The only index I've created I made by hand in Scrivener, referring to a pdf proof of the ...
by nicka
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple Indices for final manuscript
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Multiple Indices for final manuscript

You need to be careful which word processor you choose, given that not all word processors do indexing. Word and Nisus Writer Pro both do. Mellel doesn't. I'm not sure if Pages does. TextEdit certainly doesn't.
by nicka
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener trial version limited?
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Scrivener trial version limited?

The draft folder can be renamed. In the template you are using it is called 'Manuscript'. It still has the same special status -- you can't put non-text documents in it, and its the folder that Compile works from.
by nicka
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: folders vs. file groups
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: folders vs. file groups

One use case: if you want to produce a book with numbered chapters and unnumbered bits at the same level in the hierarchy -- appendices, for example. You can use folders for one and files for the other and set up the compile settings differently for each.
by nicka
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Lit & Lat Staff Absences Over Next Two Weeks
Replies: 20
Views: 5561

Re: Lit & Lat Staff Absences Over Next Two Weeks

Congratulations and best wishes.
by nicka
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: full screen glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: full screen glitch?

Yes. It's called 'Typewriter scrolling'. you can turn it off in Format>Options>Typewriter scrolling.

You can turn it on and off separately for full screen mode in Scrivener>Preferences, Full screen, 'Use typewriter scrolling'.