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by Plette
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: The plot thickens
Replies: 22
Views: 2019

Re: The plot thickens

... or you could be a secret agent, in which case they'd have given you a number, and taken away your name. This made me laugh myself silly. I was cackling so loud that my partner wandered in from the kitchen to see if I had lost my mind. I don't think me belting out 'Secret Agent Man' was necessar...
by Plette
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Dragon dropping to title
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Dragon dropping to title

I clicked on this thread hoping for some silliness involving dragons. I am disappointed.
by Plette
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A chair and a desk... simple.
Replies: 35
Views: 3268

Re: A chair and a desk... simple.

My favourite writing setup is my couch and my "lapinator". ( http://www.lapinator.com/ ) It's a very cheesily-named laptop desk which is one of the few products I have loved enough to become evangelical about. That puts it in Scrivener's company, which is good society to be in. It's extrem...
by Plette
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.1 (Beta)
Replies: 43
Views: 5332

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.1 (Beta)

I've been playing with this for the past few days and I just wanted to say thank you. The program, even in its 0.1 version, is already more useful to me than any of the finished apps out there for sale. There are bugs to be worked out, of course, but the unique and writer-focused approach to a timel...
by Plette
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Translations
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Translations

I've done a fair bit of translation, and this is something I've wrestled with a great deal. My eventual conclusion was that a piece of writing will absolutely always lose some things and gain others in its transition to the second language. It's inevitable, because of the differences between languag...
by Plette
Mon May 05, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager

I appreciate the feedback. I have decided to give DevonThink a closer look and just downloaded the trial. I have a feeling I won't be able to find a program that does exactly what I want, so I may just have to settle for the closest possible approximation either in one program or a combination of se...
by Plette
Sat May 03, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager

I know that a lot of people on this forum have experience with a variety of different info managers, and I would like to request some guidance. I know exactly what I want to do, but I'm not sure if there's a program that actually does it. I know there are oodles of programs. I've searched this forum...
by Plette
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Notebook vs. Notetaker
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: Notebook vs. Notetaker

I'm a happy Notebook user. I have a slightly different use for it: I'm a law student and I use it for taking lecture notes (I really like the feature to record voice and sync the recording to what you are typing) and also for compiling end of year course summaries for exam preparation. I have always...
by Plette
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?
Replies: 25
Views: 3777

Re: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?

I'm still running Tiger, unfortunately, so I don't have access to anything as fancy as stacks. I've got Overflow all set up now and it's exactly what I needed. My dock is now nice and empty except for the open programs.

Thanks again, druid. The Scrivener forum is a useful place indeed.
by Plette
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?
Replies: 25
Views: 3777

Re: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?

Druid, thanks kindly for the tip. I do have a cluttered dock and it definitely irks me. I have Quicksilver installed, and while I use it for many things, I can't seem to bring myself to take those icons off the dock - I seem to need a visual reference when it comes to my application icons. Overflow ...
by Plette
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?
Replies: 25
Views: 3777

Re: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?

I use the footnote function of Scrivener, although I don't think there is much of a difference. I took a screenshot of one of my projects - this might help convey what I mean. http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll15/ainran_2008/Picture3.jpg When I do the plugging in of the actual footnote text, I do...
by Plette
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?
Replies: 25
Views: 3777

Re: How is Scrivener useful for humanities scholarship?

Something I have done for a couple projects is to have a "footnotes" document attached to all my chaper/subchapter/section documents. So for each section or whatnot there would just be the text in the main document: Serious academic sounding stuff.[2] Serious academic sounding stuff. Serio...
by Plette
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Q: Writing, organizing, and formatting research papers
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: Q: Writing, organizing, and formatting research papers

For anything that needs to be block-quoted, I stick an extra carriage return above and below the paragraph and bold the whole thing. In Nisus (and Word, too) I have a block quote style pre-defined (with tabs and the like), so it's a simple matter to skim through after export, highlight the bolded t...
by Plette
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Multiple document notes for a single document
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Multiple document notes for a single document

AndreasE wrote:Great. I knew about the possibility to create links, but I wasn't aware it's possible from the document notes window as well; for some reason I thought it's only possible from the actual text.

This opens... possibilities.


Seconded.
by Plette
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Cracking MacBooks, Hairy Motherboards...etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Cracking MacBooks, Hairy Motherboards...etc.

I had the cracked casing issue - according to the guy at the Apple store it was because the two raised ridges at the top of the casing around the monitor can create concentrated points of pressure on the lower casing when the laptop was closed, if there was any weight on the top casing. I always hav...