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by Plette
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: French novel and short stories
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: French novel and short stories

Perhaps I misunderstand what you're looking for, but Scrivener does provide the ability to track characters/spaces, both as you work (in the bar at the bottom of the screen) and in the project statistics when you press Command+Shift+Option+S. I know there is no built-in method to automatically break...
by Plette
Fri May 29, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: MU Promo Spring Bundle
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: MU Promo Spring Bundle

I'm a huge fan of Circus Ponies Notebook. I've owned it and used it for the last four years, or else I'd be all over this deal.
by Plette
Tue May 26, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Methods using Curio 5
Replies: 24
Views: 3518

Re: Methods using Curio 5

I don't use Curio but I too am curious about it. I have looked it over a few times and I think it could potentially be fun and useful, but thus far the high price has deterred me. I have a tendency to buy shiny productivity apps and then under-use them (or just not use them), and I didn't want to go...
by Plette
Fri May 22, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: View Next / Previous Document
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: View Next / Previous Document

Perhaps we should test the limits of his powers. I want a pony.
by Plette
Wed May 20, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version
Replies: 30
Views: 2764

Re: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version

Do you have any extra toothbrushes lying around you might be inclined to lend me? I can have my son come pick them up if he ever passes his driver's license test. Z Sadly I do have a store of old toothbrushes under the bathroom sink, which I keep specifically for my occasional bouts of cleaning man...
by Plette
Tue May 19, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version
Replies: 30
Views: 2764

Re: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version

Ah, this has morphed into a lovely thread. :D He does do his own laundry--I have to confess I am the guilty party here, and actually had to ask him if I could do his because I am a total control freak who wants to get started on corralling her printer into work on my revisions and the idea of piles...
by Plette
Tue May 19, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version
Replies: 30
Views: 2764

Re: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version

That's true, Jaysen. But I think there's a difference between throwing in a load of basic whites oneself, or being able to cook a meal without the microwave, and taking a treasured suit off to the dry cleaners or having a carpenter fix that crumbling door frame. Some things are meant to be more spec...
by Plette
Tue May 19, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version
Replies: 30
Views: 2764

Re: Help help help. Please give me the IDIOT version

This is completely off topic, and probably inappropriate, but I humbly suggest that the tall fellow be made to do his own laundry! :wink: I know too many people in their late twenties who are put off by basic household tasks such as laundry and cooking and tidying up, due to lack of practice or the ...
by Plette
Mon May 11, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Spell Catcher on sale
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Spell Catcher on sale

I've been eyeing this for a while so I went ahead and bought it.

My only complaint is that I wish I had known beforehand that Canadian English is an extra $10 to install! Ah well. Thanks for the notification about the deal.
by Plette
Thu May 07, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: What software should I get besides Scrivener?
Replies: 28
Views: 5446

Re: What software should I get besides Scrivener?

I used Circus Ponies Notebook all through law school: for my class notes (their recording feature, which ties the segments of the recording to the line you were typing at the time, was invaluable for professors who talk too quickly) and for my end-of-term summaries. It's a very versatile piece of so...
by Plette
Tue May 05, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What's a good organizer?
Replies: 23
Views: 2926

Re: What's a good organizer?

Or press shift-command-i. I need to stop using the <invisisble> tags when I post :wink:

Also note that actual tagging support isn't being implemented until the final 2.0 version of DevonThink is out--the beta, as it stands, doesn't have it yet.
by Plette
Mon May 04, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What's a good organizer?
Replies: 23
Views: 2926

Re: What's a good organizer?

If I understand your request, this should help: open up the "show info" inspector (default shortcut is shift-command-i) and there is a comments field at the bottom. I use it for various things, e.g. for image files I put in a short note about why I have this image and what I want to do wit...
by Plette
Fri May 01, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Any plans to incorporate MyColumn functionality???
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Any plans to incorporate MyColumn functionality???

I really enjoy the phrase "otherwise impermeable wall of horror". Very evocative!
by Plette
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: What binder size is too much?
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: What binder size is too much?

My largest project had over 600 text files in about 100 folders and sub-folders. The documents were average-sized (although I did have about 2 dozen large PDFs in the research folder). Everything worked at normal speed.

I know this isn't conclusive but anecdotal evidence is all I have!
by Plette
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Is your computer data safe?
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: Is your computer data safe?

...if the Egyptians had a Wikipedia, I think our job in understanding their writings would be much easier. That's right, being able to cross-correlate lots of contextual uses of their grass-mud horse pictogram would have helped immensely. :wink: But can you imagine reading through a hieroglyphic fl...