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by Rayz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Re: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum

That's useful information, thanks. I'll have a play with their .docx export - does it not recognise styles or anything like that? Does it recognise verse or fixed blocks at all in .docx? Okay, not sure how I missed it, but there were more answers here: https://help.vellum.pub/importing/ including a...
by Rayz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Re: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum

Ah!
Okay, fixed one problem!

Vellum picks up the title and author from the Word file's properties. So fill them in on the Compile meta data and don't include the front matter. Now I've got the title page
by Rayz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Re: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum

I've dropped 180g an email asking if they have public file specs available, as we have been in touch before. Even if they do, I'm not sure how feasible supporting such a format would be (and it would open us up to requests from other self-publishing software to support their formats). However, woul...
by Rayz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Re: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum

The problem here is that Vellum uses a proprietary file format. Looking at it, it doesn't look too difficult from a technical perspective - they are using property lists inside a package which is easy to create. However, there's no way to see what the content of those property lists actually *is* o...
by Rayz
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Interoperability between Scrivener and Vellum

As Keith has already pointed out, Scrivener and Vellum tackle two different problems. https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=232895#p232895 Scrivener excels at the composition side of things, while Vellum is becoming an increasingly popular (even though it is quite expensive) way o...
by Rayz
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Apple Pages: facing pages is back.
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

Apple Pages: facing pages is back.

Just downloaded the latest version of Pages on my iPad, and facing pages have been restored to the document setup.

I think this was one of the main reasons that folk hung on to the pre-webified version.
by Rayz
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 24
Views: 13136

Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!

But still no idea when it’s going to be released. Serif are floating a video showing the app being released run through its paces. The only thing I can see for sure is that they’ve got master pages working.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jZHAk1a8vi0
by Rayz
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Vellum - Formatting Software
Replies: 12
Views: 7735

Re: Vellum - Formatting Software

Hang on.

I’ve been playing around with Scrivener3 and I’ve tripped over a format setting to suppress widows & orphans. How long’s that been there??
by Rayz
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Vellum - Formatting Software
Replies: 12
Views: 7735

Re: Vellum - Formatting Software

I think Vellum is aimed at authors who don't really want to mess around with formatting, but still want to produce decent looking stuff for eBooks and print (the new version now supports PDF output for printed books). I use Scrivener for writing the book, then I dump the finished version into Vellum...
by Rayz
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I am a Writer
Replies: 5
Views: 3433

Re: I am a Writer

thewolfgang wrote:I became a writer when I realized that I liked my writing and if I wanted to read more of it, I'd have to write it first.


:D
by Rayz
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: How Does iOS Handle Sync Conflicts?
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Re: How Does iOS Handle Sync Conflicts?

Discipline, yes is a virtue. But the Devil must have his due, I'm afraid. We don't all drive stick for a reason: our laziness supersedes any desire to save gas (which, from what I'm told, when driving stick, tends to happen). Writing should be about writing. Not saving. That's something a computer ...
by Rayz
Sun May 01, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Accessing the system font
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Accessing the system font

Yes, I think you're right. Scrivener defaults to the system fonts, but if you change them to something else then you can't get the original system font back again.

Easiest thing to do was reset back to the defaults (system font setting restored) and go from there.
by Rayz
Sun May 01, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Accessing the system font
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Accessing the system font

Hi there.

I'm not sure this is related to Scrivener, but I thought I'd try here anyway.

I'm trying to change some of Scrivener's synopsis font to the regular system font. Trouble is that I can't see 'System' or 'San Francisco' in the font panel. How do I get at it?
by Rayz
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 245153

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

spankybus wrote:Are we there yet?

....are we there yet?

........are we there yet?

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by Rayz
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 245153

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

Congratulations Keith; it seems like the end is in sight (through binoculars). I look forward to seeing the finished result, though my main interest in seeing Scrivener for iOS out the door is probably because it means you can get on with the next version of Scrivener for OSX