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by Graybyrd
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Mac ASCII to Win/Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Mac ASCII to Win/Linux ?

I've limited my Scrivener input to basic ASCII ... that is, no curly quotes, ellipsis, accents, em dashes, etc. ... when drafting on my Mac PPC/OS 'Tiger', because a page of Scrivener for Mac text will show up shot full of "&xx" replacements when opened in Scrivener for Windows, or Lin...
by Graybyrd
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener vs. personal wiki/notetaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Scrivener vs. personal wiki/notetaker

Why not read the extensive introductury material on this website: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php and then download the free trial version. It will give you 30 full days of use, more than enough opportunity to see if it fits your needs. Once installed, be sure to work through the Tut...
by Graybyrd
Wed May 29, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Several typewriter backgrounds for composition mode
Replies: 12
Views: 4332

Re: Several typewriter backgrounds for composition mode

RE: the "clickety-clackety" thing ... Atlantis word processor (for Windows, but it runs beautifully under Wine on Linux) has the full suite of typewriter sounds, including carriage returns. My wife accused me of pounding heartily on the old Olympia office mill one evening while I was draf...
by Graybyrd
Mon May 20, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Kubuntu 13.04
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Kubuntu 13.04

If we all have to do voodoo ceremonies over our electronics to get a program to work, doesn't that say something is wrong with the program? Two points: first, the Linux version of Scrivener is experimental, offered on an "as is" basis to the user community. Second, the "voodoo ceremo...
by Graybyrd
Fri May 17, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Spell Check
Replies: 56
Views: 14673

Re: Spell Check

This Scrivener on Linux forum is "user supported" at this time. That is made clear in the forum dialogue: "Meeting area for those running the unofficial Linux version of Scrivener (please note that there is no official Linux version as yet, so Linux versions are community-supported on...
by Graybyrd
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Novel Template: imported/pasted para indents different
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Novel Template: imported/pasted para indents different

Briefly, I had a similar problem. My default text style preset was set for 0.25" indent, 1.2 line spacing, with 9 pts paragraph spacing. I'd import an rtf file, apply the preset format, and lose all my typographic markup ... italic, bold, etc. UNTIL the happy day I decided to test the effect of...
by Graybyrd
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener in the New York Times
Replies: 1
Views: 893

Re: Scrivener in the New York Times

I found the comments even more interesting. One comment seconded Scrivener as a valuable tool; others lamented the distraction of using connected computers that interfered with the concentration of writing. One of the first comments observed the self-imposed barrier of 'fiddling' with the draft whil...
by Graybyrd
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Project templates missing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Project templates missing?

I'm not able to get any of the template entries in the "Getting Started" pane to work, either. I tested a couple by choosing "export template" and copying them to my /home/projects/ folder, but those came up as 'xml' files that are not useable. Here's a message thread concerning ...
by Graybyrd
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Help box will not close
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Help box will not close

I'm running AntiX (Debian) linux ... with IceWM window manager. I wonder if the lack of the "X" close box is a result of the Pinguy window manager? As an alternate, I found that the 'escape' key will close the "About Scrivener" pane that pops up from the "Help" menu ......
by Graybyrd
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Spell Check
Replies: 56
Views: 14673

Re: Spell Check

At the probable risk of sounding redundant, I thought I'd mention that it was also necessary to install aspell-en (the English dictionary) to get the spell-checker working.

Silly, I know ... but sometimes we overlook the obvious. In this case, it wasn't all that obvious. :shock:
by Graybyrd
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Spell Check
Replies: 56
Views: 14673

Re: Spell Check

I thought it a good thing to refresh this thread. It solved my problem. Installed libaspell-dev from the repo (Antix Debian Testing) and it instantly brought spell-checking alive in Scrivener. :D Many, many thanks! (Few of us are born to lay in the cradle typing out #![GB]: milk -nip on the CLI. The...
by Graybyrd
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Font rendering
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Re: Font rendering

Running Antix Debian Testing v12. I found that unchecking the 'Font Hinting' option makes all the difference between wretched distortion, and pretty good display.

Options [F12], then Editor, then under Editor Options, uncheck the "use font hinting" box.

=GB=
by Graybyrd
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Achievement Unlocked!
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: Achievement Unlocked!

"... Scrivener and its ilk ... " Ilk? I've searched the menus, the online manual, and spent the last hour searching the forum. Is the ilk a plug-in, or a template? Please, it's very confusing. Scrivener has been doing well on my computer but the output seems to suffer ... is it the lack of...
by Graybyrd
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Rest in Peace, Rich.
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Rest in Peace, Rich.

Just saw this thread ... so sad ... reminds me that Spouse & I are sliding along in years. "The Good LIfe" was re-titled "Good Neighbors" for BBC-America and carried on public tv here. Spouse and I spent many, many happy hours watching it, one of the more delightful "Bri...
by Graybyrd
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The Joys of Being a Mac Developer
Replies: 32
Views: 2847

Re: The Joys of Being a Mac Developer

Ummm ...regarding the movie poster of SlyTestosTallone ... careful study will reveal that what appears to be an effect of perspective is not as it appears! Expert Photoshop analysis reveals that Sly's fist is—in reality—grotesquely larger than his head. Tabloid beat reporters and paparazzi have know...