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by Graybyrd
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Project State Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Project State Confusion

Running MacScriv 2 and WinScriv 1.6; moving a bu/zipped file back and forth resulted in mass confusion of "Project Open" and "Not Compatible" messages. I'd about given up being able to work a project on Win laptop and returning it to Mac desktop. If the project is NOT bu/zipped, ...
by Graybyrd
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Slow, lagging, unresponsive typing
Replies: 46
Views: 3660

Re: Slow, lagging, unresponsive typing

A follow-up: If my previous posts seemed over-long or a shotgun approach to a specific problem, I apologize but I cannot offer more succinct info. I would like to stress, however, that the result has proven to be as I said earlier, an order of magnitude improvement in my old 933 mhz PowerPC Mac G4 r...
by Graybyrd
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Slow, lagging, unresponsive typing
Replies: 46
Views: 3660

Re: Slow, lagging, unresponsive typing

I'm sure no expert; and I spend more time head-scratching and second-guessing than anything else. I use the O'Reilly books as a guide, but I notice there's also a lot of witchcraft and guesses involved when you bore deeply down into the trouble-shooting areas of even those superb guides. I'll explai...
by Graybyrd
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Slow, lagging, unresponsive typing
Replies: 46
Views: 3660

Re: Slow, lagging, unresponsive typing

Mac G4 "Quicksilver", 1.5 gb RAM, OS 10.4.11. I experienced much the same frustrating sluggish quirky response from Scriv 2.0. Other apps like Bean, TextWrangler, did not show same problems. After hours of work, I cleaned out the system. Used Onyx 1.8.5 for cache cleanouts, app resets, per...
by Graybyrd
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: External Editor
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: External Editor

I earnestly hope I'm not sticking my amateur nose into an expert discussion ... but if I wish to work with text files retaining the HTML structure/markup in Scrivener, I use this simple procedure: I use Firefox with a bookmark javascript tool called "make.text" ( http://homepage.mac.com/tj...
by Graybyrd
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Double Space Export
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Double Space Export

I've not explored these .rtf options much, other than md => html => rtf, but I do prefer Abiword in lieu of Open or Neo Office, as it is much faster to open and comes readily to hand for document purposes. Have any Scrivenerati had Abiword experience as an .rtf => .doc/.docx mediator?

=GB=
by Graybyrd
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener for Windows...
Replies: 92
Views: 15407

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Welcome news for many, no doubt. Scrivener has become the "touchstone" app for Mac writers; I'm sure the press will be covering the Windows version with great anticipation. My first question: will Scrivener for Windows run under the WINE system on Linux? Considering some of the heavyweight...
by Graybyrd
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Are story excerpts still welcome here?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Are story excerpts still welcome here?

Thank you. Re: "roused" — point well taken. Bad finger! Bad, bad finger (slapping it silly against edge of desk). Finger not type word that mind knows is correct. Writer who have self for proof-reader will spend much time blushing. This is an excerpt from a short story, as I said; not a bo...
by Graybyrd
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Are story excerpts still welcome here?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Are story excerpts still welcome here?

I've scoured through the posts of "Scrivenings" and found it both entertaining, amusing, intriguing, and a bit daunting. I would ask for opinions. At age 70, one begins to feel time is slipping by a little too quickly, and much remains to be written. I'm not a published writer, although I ...
by Graybyrd
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener in "30 best Mac apps" on TechRadar
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Scrivener in "30 best Mac apps" on TechRadar

There is one category all the pundits seem to miss: which app will convince a Windows user to cross over and buy a Mac? Scrivener seems to head this list.
by Graybyrd
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The status of the next update and 2.0
Replies: 525
Views: 100202

Re: The status of the next update and 2.0

Imagine the first guy to eat an oyster ...
by Graybyrd
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Alphasmart
Replies: 41
Views: 8030

Re: Scrivener and Alphasmart

Thanks for the suggestion. I made up a simple test and compiled it out through MMdown. It does save several steps and eliminates support software; I'll need to study up a bit more, but it seems a better way to go. I'm fascinated by the intricate web that the menu configurations have become with ever...
by Graybyrd
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Alphasmart
Replies: 41
Views: 8030

Re: Scrivener and Alphasmart

Not much I can add to this refreshing topic, except to concur. Text generated on either my Dana or Neo in markdown format is attractive and readable; this is flowed into Scrivener for writing projects. (I use the simpler markdown syntax; I don't need the enhanced 'multi' markdown features.) Scrivene...
by Graybyrd
Thu May 08, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Inexpensive Laptop Substitute
Replies: 34
Views: 7970

Re: Inexpensive Laptop Substitute

A most excellent post! :!: I've used a Tandy WP-3 tablet (very rare; the WP-2 is usually found on eBay) for note-taking and drafts where I didn't want to lug a laptop, but the file transfer process is not easy. After reading this post, I followed the links for info. That led to eBay, and a quick buy...
by Graybyrd
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ready, Set, Go! for DTP & typesetting
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Ready, Set, Go! for DTP & typesetting

This DTP software has a long history, going back to the days of the Mac Plus, and was a contemporary of Aldus Pagemaker. RSG has been compared, in terms of interface & approach, to Quark Express. RSG! is available for Mac OS X 10.x at http://www.diwan.com/ready/prsg.htm (both demo and full funct...