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by theswede
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: For those that use the scrivener 3 beta
Replies: 31
Views: 5313

Re: For those that use the scrivener 3 beta

I'm sometimes extremely nostalgic for the pre-Internet days when you couldn't send out a patch when something didn't work. You had to make it right the first time. There were no such days. I have both hardware patched computers, and used DOS DEBUG to alter the assembly instructions in commercial so...
by theswede
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Buying ProWritingAid? Read this first.
Replies: 14
Views: 6218

Re: Buying ProWritingAid? Read this first.

1. Paragraphing/indent displays incorrectly. 2. PWA does not properly identify smart and curly quotes. 3. PWA sometimes mistakes apostrophes for unclosed single quotes. 1. I have not found this. How do you indent? 2. This one is a bit of a bother, when those are needed, yes. I use "simple"...
by theswede
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener/Scapple for Windows Activation under Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 21177

Re: Scrivener/Scapple for Windows Activation under Wine

Wine containers do not have Windows versions per se. The version is just an entry in the registry and can be changed at will (even on the fly; you can use one version to start one program and another version to start another program and have the programs interact like if they were running on the sam...
by theswede
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)

Then don't use them. But understand that every single formatting option in Scrivener exists because a large enough number of users requested it. I don't, no worries. But it's a bit sad to me that the development of all those things for the Windows version is taking up so much time and causing so ma...
by theswede
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: A very hesitant suggestion for Scrivener 4 (or maybe 5)

This is pretty much what specialized formatting tools are for though. There are plenty of those. Just output something decent with enough retained metadata that they can do their job properly, and it's done. Most people with specialized formatting needs will use a separate formatting tool anyway, si...
by theswede
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I know you are, but what am I?
Replies: 121
Views: 12814

Re: Just about out of patience

You can certainly call it rhetorical if you like, but that is your opinion of my characterization of it. It feels like a vacuum to me. The beta updates don't really meaningfully say anything other than the lit of bugs. While some may find that all they need, not everyone is going to. It seems you h...
by theswede
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Just about out of patience
Replies: 55
Views: 8403

Re: Just about out of patience

canlin05 wrote:If the product is not released by December 31 I am moving on from Scrivener for good. And I won't ever buy another product from L&L. This is my promise to you.


The only one you'll harm by fulfilling this promise is yourself.
by theswede
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts
Replies: 166
Views: 32421

Re: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts

Trust me, Windows has always been and will ALWAYS be a second class citizen to this company. No matter the dialogue and fanboi defenses for this nonsense in the pages of responses, you'll find that this is true for the entire time that Scrivener for Windows has been out. The features always lag, an...
by theswede
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts
Replies: 166
Views: 32421

Re: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts

What does this mean? It means that things like opening and saving files from Mac and iOS projects need to work 100%, and that things like compile are working completely. Right now it appears that compile, for example, has more than just bugs and actually chunks missing under the hood. But that is a...
by theswede
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts
Replies: 166
Views: 32421

Re: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts

It seems like they keep pushing out the release date of Scrivener 3 for Windows because they want to make sure they hammer out ANY AND ALL of the bugs. No. It does not. It seems like they keep pushing he release date out because they want Scrivener 3 for Windows to be feature complete, which it at ...
by theswede
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts
Replies: 166
Views: 32421

Re: WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts

TheBard wrote:Still, a finished product with the stability of WordPerfect or MSWord would be a Godsend.


You have that. It's version 1.9.
by theswede
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux on Chrome OS
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Linux on Chrome OS

As Devin mentions, the Linux version will not sync with the current version of Scrivener on Windows, MacOS or iOS. You can write on the Linux version and open it in the current version, but not the other way around. To get the Linux version running on your Chromebook, provided the Chromebook is x86 ...
by theswede
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: any news on Windows 3 version?
Replies: 53
Views: 6335

Re: any news on Windows 3 version?

Win 95 is no longer supported but systems are out there running it. Irrelevant. What is relevant is that Win95 software runs fine on Windows 10, which IS supported. This is key. In-house, business critical software developed during the last 20 years, often with no current source code available, or ...
by theswede
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: any news on Windows 3 version?
Replies: 53
Views: 6335

Re: any news on Windows 3 version?

there are a number of companies who use nothing but Mac as servers, with rooms full of them in fact an amber of hosting companies use them exclusively. In my 36+ years in IT (pissing contest) I have and continue to see hundreds of companies outside of creative that use Mac product every day. MacOS ...
by theswede
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: any news on Windows 3 version?
Replies: 53
Views: 6335

Re: any news on Windows 3 version?

We’ll agree to disagree on that.. You may. I won't. As someone who has lived through the development of 16, 32 and 64 bit Windows (including the abomination that was Win 1.0 ) and the resultant bloat of backward compatibility I stand by my original comments. I sold my first piece of software in 198...