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by EdwardOwen
Mon May 30, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Drag and drop and document hierarchy
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Drag and drop and document hierarchy

I searched the posts and did not find this one. I dragged a group of documents and subdocuments from one project to another. It transferred everything, but it did not maintain the hierarchy. All of the top level folders appeared below the subfolders and everything was on the same level. I was able t...
by EdwardOwen
Sat May 28, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Deleting following space
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Deleting following space

This is really minor, but as the goal is to have the very best program.... (I did try to find this listed first) In Word, when I double click on a word and delete it, the following space is also deleted. In Scrivener, I have to hit delete twice or the following space will be left. This creates a dou...
by EdwardOwen
Sat May 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Recording Writer's Group Feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Recording Writer's Group Feedback

I recently joined a writer's group to help improve my craft. I read to the group directly from Scrivener and then make notes on the comments I receive in the sections to which they pertain. This is very helpful as I don't always have time to incorporate changes right away or I am still writing the f...
by EdwardOwen
Sat May 28, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Writing a Book Series (Need Ideas/Suggestions)
Replies: 6
Views: 2070

Re: Writing a Book Series (Need Ideas/Suggestions)

Hugh wrote:In addition to Andreas' very good advice, there's also this.


This is a great article! I am working on the first of what I hope to be a series of novels and many of these ideas will be very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

Ed
by EdwardOwen
Sat May 28, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: My "transparent" writing nook
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: My "transparent" writing nook

That is very cool, I'm envious. With a wife, three boys and a dog, I'm either hunched over the kitchen table or curled up on the couch with my laptop. This has led to my writing very early (3:30am) to get any quiet time. I hope the muse is pleased with your efforts! :D
by EdwardOwen
Sun May 22, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Crash Show Text View/Show Corkboard View[BUG LOGGED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Crash Show Text View/Show Corkboard View[BUG LOGGED]

Just to add one more example: I'm running Scrivener 024 on XP and so far it has been great. I wanted to read my entire mss straight through and highlighted the whole document with Shift + click. This produced the corkboard view (one of my fave features BTW). When I click document view, the program h...
by EdwardOwen
Thu May 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: First Impressions of Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: First Impressions of Scrivener

Scrivener isn't intended to be a layout program. It's for getting the words down, working on parts of your book/dissertation/play/etc... in whatever order you see fit. I Scrivener is your rough draft tool. It's the electronic version of your college-ruled notebook, with nearly illegible hand-writte...
by EdwardOwen
Thu May 05, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Saved last position
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Saved last position

There's also the actual text bookmark feature in the Mac version, eventually coming to Windows. :) (Essentially that's what the Mac bookmarks are--inline annotations--but they're integrated to give you some other options, like selecting the titled bookmark from the menu.) Sorry for the "mac ve...
by EdwardOwen
Thu May 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Chapter Numbering
Replies: 37
Views: 4537

Re: Chapter Numbering

I am certainly no expert, but if each chapter document is titled "Chapter 1" etc., and you check to print document titles when you compile, each chapter should come out with the correct title. Also, if you start with Chapter 1 and add a new document below it, Scrivener will automatically n...
by EdwardOwen
Thu May 05, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: When is the next beta due?
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: When is the next beta due?

Personally, I’d prefer to see a new beta before the end of May as I like playing with new/amended features – a new one every week would be great. I think Lee would go off the deep end with that request. Remember, this is not Microsoft. There are only 4.5 staff members and Lee is doing the bulk of t...
by EdwardOwen
Wed May 04, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Saved last position
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Saved last position

I would tend to prefer if I returned to the last place I left off on each document, although being able to change this document by document would tend to make more users happy. For very long documents, it can be tedious to keep going to through the document to find the place you last worked (for som...
by EdwardOwen
Mon May 02, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Use of chapter heading pages
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Use of chapter heading pages

I am new to Scrivener Windows (v. 023) and am in the process of sorting out a novel first draft that is about 80% complete. I have split out each chapter, with scenes as subdocs, but also made the chapter heading its own page. Each scene is then numbered 5.1, 5.2 (chapter 5, etc.). This way, I can m...
by EdwardOwen
Sun May 01, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Compile window not closing after compile
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Compile window not closing after compile

I just glanced at the file, but it seemed to produce a proper pdf. I ran this twice and it happened both times. I haven't done it with my current project, only the tutorial. Thanks for the follow up.
by EdwardOwen
Sun May 01, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Compile window not closing after compile
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Compile window not closing after compile

I compiled the tutorial to pdf as instructed and the pdf file did appear, however, the compile window would not close once it was completed. This is the first time I have run into this, so I don't know if its because I'm in the tutorial or just an occasionl glitch. I didn't see that anyone else had ...
by EdwardOwen
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Paragraph indent missing
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Paragraph indent missing

Thanks for the help.