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by Plette
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function

Wow, that was fast! Thanks so much. I never actually expected anything to be changed - I started this thread hoping someone would educate me on an existing feature that I simply didn't know how to access. I assume that using a tooltip format solves the slowdown problem, because the count would only ...
by Plette
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function

Thanks for the reply, Keith. I had a feeling it'd be some technical explanation, and I completely understand. Well..."understand" in the sense of general goodwill and compassion for your technical woes, not in the sense of actual comprehension. I couldn't program my way out of a paper sack...
by Plette
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function

I assume that since nobody has offered a blindingly obvious solution, the answer to my question is no. I have found a bit of a workaround, or rather a workflow adaptation, and I just thought I'd share it here in case someone else has the same question as me and does a search sometime in the future. ...
by Plette
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function

I realise there are various ways for me to obtain accurate word counts. As I said, I can already get an accurate word count (at least, for the draft as a whole) by going to "view project statistics". I just found it odd that there was an option to exclude footnotes from the word count in &...
by Plette
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Question about footnotes and the wordcount function
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Question about footnotes and the wordcount function

I am currently working on a large academic project. I have a lot of ground to cover and a limited word count allowance in which to do it, so I find myself constantly glancing down at the word count at the bottom of the screen, trying to get a feel for pace, etc. The problem is that the footnotes are...
by Plette
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Bookends 50% off at MacUpdate Promo
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: Bookends 50% off at MacUpdate Promo

I took advantage of this deal. Thanks! I had been wanting Bookends for a while but balked at the $100 price tag.
by Plette
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: annoying spinning ball
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: annoying spinning ball

I had a similar problem. Setting my save to every 10 seconds of inactivity fixed it, so hopefully something like that will work for you.
by Plette
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Flying Logic Pro Coupon
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Flying Logic Pro Coupon

I like the program, and while I'm not sure I actually need it, it certainly does look like it would be fun. I haven't yet decided whether to grab it right now (I'm trying to make myself spend more time working and less time trying to find neat Mac programs to optimise my workflow) but I certainly wo...
by Plette
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Some Wishes - Similar to StoryMill
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Some Wishes - Similar to StoryMill

It's funny, because some of the things you're loving about StoryMill (for example, pre-defined categories for organising your writing) are among the things that frustrated me with it and led me to seek out (and vastly prefer) Scrivener. I just made a post earlier today about it: http://www.literatur...
by Plette
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: StoryMill
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: StoryMill

I tried StoryMill a few months ago and, while I found it revolutionary compared to my previous approach to writing (i.e. staring at an empty text file and flipping through my pages of handwritten notes until I figured out where to start) I nevertheless found it lacking - which is why, newly aware th...