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by jravan
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Quality of EPUB generation
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Quality of EPUB generation

I'm new to all these epub details, so please forgive me if all this is obvious to you folks with more experience. How does file bloat cause conversion errors? What is epub validation? Why should I care about validation? What is writer2epub? A LibreOffice plugin? Where do I find it? The even better s...
by jravan
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Do you feel safe storing your work in Dropbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 1851

Re: Do you feel safe storing your work in Dropbox?

No, I don't feel safe and I'm pretty sure those feelings are well founded. But then again, I'm one of those people who also doesn't mind if I have to think about what I'm doing and if I have to do things manually. When it's my work and I decide to store it in the cloud where anyone with enough time ...
by jravan
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Slow file handling
Replies: 34
Views: 3165

Re: Slow file handling

this is NOT about RAM or I/O or technical limits. It's a Scrivener problem that the developer has acknowledged and that is being fixed.

Got a big SSD... but it doesnt solve the "Slow" Scrivener problem

Now I'm curious. StefanG, could you point me at Lee's comments on this bug?
by jravan
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Slow file handling
Replies: 34
Views: 3165

Re: Slow file handling

Then, switching to the entire novel selected in scrivenings takes a couple of seconds. So, is this a good thing or a bad thing? As I understand it (and I'm not associated with L&L in any way), forming the scrivenings view opens every file in order to create the view. So I could understand why i...
by jravan
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Woe: .deb install on Debian Squeeze
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Woe: .deb install on Debian Squeeze

garpu gave a wonderful suggestion which only mungs LD_LIBRARY_PATH for the duration of the Scrivener invocation (that was his first idea). Is there a reason why you can't try that? Something's going to have to tell the loader where to search. LD_LIBRARY_PATH is where the loader is told that informat...
by jravan
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Screen blinks in Scrivener
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Screen blinks in Scrivener

Can you describe the actual symptom in greater detail? Please try.

Do any sounds accompany the event?

Is there disk activity whenever this occurs?

If you look at the Task Manager, does the Scrivener process leave the task list, then reappear?
by jravan
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Autosave question
Replies: 26
Views: 2734

Re: Autosave question

I would suggest your best compromise of the moment is to set autosave to 300 seconds, the highest value the dialog accepts currently, and use CTRL-S instead.
by jravan
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Temp files
Replies: 21
Views: 2032

Re: Temp files

@StefanG: You are correct. I am not experiencing the "Normal.dotm" problem. I do not have, nor have I ever had, Microsoft Word on my machine. And are folks aware of this thread, including Lee's description of why WinWord.exe runs at Scrivener startup? Lee's explanation is the fourth post i...
by jravan
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Temp files
Replies: 21
Views: 2032

Re: Temp files

Yes, agreed. That's where I looked. Nothing Scrivener-related was there except something that looked like a qt-related lock file because Scrivener was running at the time. So I can't confirm the problem.
by jravan
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Temp files
Replies: 21
Views: 2032

Re: Temp files

This looks like it's XP, yes? I looked in my Temp folder under Vista (I'm waiting for Windows 8 ) and I don't see anything like this.
by jravan
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Removing "Untitled" from printed outline
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Removing "Untitled" from printed outline

Katherine, I'm not sure I follow what problem you think will happen. First, on a purely semantic level, "files have names" may be true, but then we would disagree, because I would maintain that a null file name is still a name, and I think you would disagree with me. And that's OK. But sec...
by jravan
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: MultiAuthor, MultiComputer Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: MultiAuthor, MultiComputer Projects

How big are your projects (in words)? 100,000? 200,000? 50,000? Lots of images? I have a 17,000 word novella project (no images) that has lots of junk in it (things I collected, but that didn't turn out to be useful, but that I never got rid of). The entire thing, including many individual versions ...
by jravan
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: all the pages went blank
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: all the pages went blank

Since I try to be careful about this kind of thing, let me first apologize for writing "the Draft folder was drug..." instead of "the Draft folder was dragged..." And to jbenz, Hearty congratulations ! Glad you found your data! And happy to know you now have more experience in wh...
by jravan
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Importing chapters (Windows version)
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Importing chapters (Windows version)

Since you have items disappearing from your Binder, I'll ask the question I usually ask when that happens. Where are your projects stored? On your hard drive? On a cloud service, like Dropbox or SugarSync?
by jravan
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: all the pages went blank
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: all the pages went blank

I am not affiliated with L&L in any way. I'm simply a Scrivener user like you. But I am also a professional software engineer by trade, so I'm pretty comfortable figuring out software systems like Scrivener. I personally think what happened to you is uncommon. I once thought something similar ha...