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by charlie.stross
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Should I place my main scrivener project files in Dropbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Should I place my main scrivener project files in Dropbox?

if your project is 200Mb, it's worth asking why -- is there something you can do to compact it? For example, lots of web archives contain huge chunks of spurious graphics -- ads sourced in via ad exchanges and cdns, random clickbaity images, and so on. Copying the text from a web page and saving tha...
by charlie.stross
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Quiver
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Quiver

Just thought I'd mention this here: Quiver from http://happenapps.com/ might interest some of you. It's an OSX program that's billed as a Programmer's Notebook, but it has a lot of high-powered notepad app features that might appeal; the usual hierarchical notebooks arrangement, but per their own de...
by charlie.stross
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 248188

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

incidentally, on the subject of beta-testing on different platforms ... The rumour mill (AppleInsider et al) are trailing kites that the March 21st Apple event will announce (a) a new compact (4" screen) iPhone, and (b) a new iPad. Rumours circle about the iPad being either an "iPad Air 3&...
by charlie.stross
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 248188

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

*Waves hand*

Will report crashes and bugs for access. (Got to grind out a partial in the next couple of months, so plenty of motivation ... and I know to keep my backups in hand.)
by charlie.stross
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 248188

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

Just popping up to say: while -- obviously -- encouragement and good wishes won't actually help, hopefully it'll make Keith feel better to know that the instant Scriv for iOS shows up on the app store I will sprain my thumb buying it, then encourage everyone I know to copy my example. Scriv is such ...
by charlie.stross
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Writing Laptops?
Replies: 20
Views: 3217

Re: Writing Laptops?

I'm with nom; I'm a Mac user, I got used to chiclet keyboards ages ago. Last year I tried to go back to a clicky Matias Tactile Pro and after some days of swearing I ended up reverting to chiclet mode. It grows on you -- given enough time. Currently I swear by the 12" retina Macbook as the near...
by charlie.stross
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Best MacBook for scrivener?
Replies: 64
Views: 9968

Re: Best MacBook for scrivener?

Briefly: I've iterated through a variety of mac portables over the years (starting with a Powerbook 100 in 1993). I found the 11" Macbook Air was just slightly too cramped in vertical real estate. The 13" is much more servicable, but vastly feebler and with a significantly less pleasant sc...
by charlie.stross
Mon May 18, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Remembering window layout across multiple machines
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Remembering window layout across multiple machines

I can't answer your last question … only Keith (or perhaps Ioa) can … but could you not on each machine save a layout — Window > Layouts > Manage Layouts — and when you switch between the two, first off call up the appropriate layout for that machine? Groan. Been using Scriv for years, have written...
by charlie.stross
Sun May 17, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Remembering window layout across multiple machines
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Remembering window layout across multiple machines

I'm currently splitting my time between a big-ass iMac and a shiny new 12" retina Macbook. On the iMac, I'm working with Scriv in a window, stretching more or less top-to-bottom of the monitor (but considerably narrower). On the Macbook, with its smaller screen, I'm writing with Scriv in full-s...
by charlie.stross
Thu May 07, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dashes & Quotation Marks
Replies: 47
Views: 6788

Re: Dashes & Quotation Marks

Scratch that--Mac is doing that in Notepad, too, making this an OS problem and not one solely in Scrivener. This is annoying. I don't have this issue on my Windows machine. Well, thanks for the suggestions. You've got a deadline, but isn't this really a problem for the production editor to flag whe...
by charlie.stross
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Scrivener for iOS - When?
Replies: 1074
Views: 248188

Re: Scrivener for iOS - When?

Somebody mentioned bluetooth keyboards.

I have a WayTools' TextBlade on order: https://waytools.com/products/textblade/1/trailer -- if this isn't vapourware (it's due to ship in early March) it's probably the answer.
by charlie.stross
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alphasmart-esque...
Replies: 12
Views: 3874

Re: Alphasmart-esque...

No, what it needs is a couple of glowing thermionic valves!

Personally, I'd rather have a http://www.qwerkywriter.com/ (QWERKYwriter) keyboard and an iPad with Scrivener on it. But it's a matter of taste ...
by charlie.stross
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Best Android workflow
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Re: Best Android workflow

Possibly of use to you is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=softmaker.applications.textmaker -- Textmaker is a Word (and RTF) compatible word processor, with Dropbox support. Also handles Word change tracking. It's about the best native WP I've found on Android that isn't owned by Google...
by charlie.stross
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Keep revising or finish already?
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Keep revising or finish already?

Real authors ship. If $BOOK is turning into hard work -- by which I don't mean, skull-sweat, but I mean a totally impossible uphill struggle (and I'd characterise 55,000 words in 5 years as an uphill struggle) -- then it's turned into a roadblock in your writing path. I'd shelve it. Don't abandon it...
by charlie.stross
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Random thought: Scriv on Android using libwine?
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Random thought: Scriv on Android using libwine?

Yes, but ... what I'm thinking of is a mouse/keyboard based stopgap on Android, for tablets with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard available. (Usage scenario: I have an Android tablet or phone with Dropbox and the hypothetical Scriv/Android port. I travel with a portable keyboard and mouse, and an HDMI...