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by Graybyrd
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: 1.9.5 Update items?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: 1.9.5 Update items?

Thank you. I tested the "sync" function with .rtf; it works nicely; even via a dropbox folder linked to sync. I'm a bit confused about the choices in the sync 'file type' box: mine (ScrivWin 1.9.6 via WINE on Linux) shows "Plain Text | Rich Text (RTF) | Final Draft (FDX). No "Doc...
by Graybyrd
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: 1.9.5 Update items?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: 1.9.5 Update items?

so that when I make and save changes in the Word .doc -- it'd automatically make the same changes to the corresponding Scriv file too? Sorry, but I think the silence here pretty much addresses the issue: Scriv is for drafting. Word is for final formatting & 'pretty-print' polishing. So trying t...
by Graybyrd
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: How to use em dashes in Scrivener
Replies: 1
Views: 2478

Re: How to use em dashes in Scrivener

Go to menu Tools=>Options=> Corrections. Look about halfway down the window panel, for "Corrections" You can select various check boxes. One of them will replace two hyphens "--" with an emdash.
by Graybyrd
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Anyone know a book Editor who uses Scriv?
Replies: 23
Views: 2819

Re: Anyone know a book Editor who uses Scriv?

I and a friend use something of a "non-conformist" approach, since Scrivener does not support the "track changes" word-processing feature. (Incidentally, I write Sci-Fi; he's writing a 'life experience' novel.) Both of us write in 'plain text' using markdown codes. I do it in Scr...
by Graybyrd
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: MultiMarkdown & LaTeX
Topic: Importing Markdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Importing Markdown

I'll volunteer a word about methods & practices. On Linux (a Debian variant distro) I've found Scrivener for Linux (the last upgraded version) to be useful; paired with Pandoc and LibreOffice, it's a powerful suite of writing and publishing tools. Either Scriv or Pandoc can output various format...
by Graybyrd
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: MultiMarkdown & LaTeX
Topic: Importing Markdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Importing Markdown

Others may have a more helpful answer, but I'll add my bit. I've used markdown for several years in Scrivener, maintaining all of my drafts in markdown code. I've never seen or heard of Scrivener able to "import" a markdown file properly, because it just isn't set up that way. Imported fil...
by Graybyrd
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released
Replies: 125
Views: 186409

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

I've found the Linux and Windows scrivx project files to be compatible, no problems. It helps that the Linux version was compiled from the Windows source files.
by Graybyrd
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Why Windows?
Replies: 25
Views: 10762

Re: Why Windows?

If Scrivener for Linux is indeed dead I have three choices: 1. Use another product 2. Build my own solution 3. Go back to OS X (and iOS), where it's best supported, offers the best experience and has a clear future Probably the best choice, all things said & done: OSX. Scrivener for Linux: on i...
by Graybyrd
Tue May 31, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Why Windows?
Replies: 25
Views: 10762

Re: Why Windows?

It might be time to recognize that Scriv and Linux are a failed experiment and start picking the path one wants most. Is there anything positive you might say that would help someone who needs the functionality of Scrivener? As I said, my approach is not meant to be universal; it works for me, and ...
by Graybyrd
Tue May 31, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Why Windows?
Replies: 25
Views: 10762

Re: Why Windows?

Sure, brookter. This is a Yahoo discussion group for the Dana and Neo keyboard units (self-contained authoring devices; they run for many hours on three AA cells, the Dana for 15 hrs, the Neo for 700 hours; either can act as a universal keyboard for any USB-connected PC (Win, Mac, Linux). They both ...
by Graybyrd
Tue May 31, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Why Windows?
Replies: 25
Views: 10762

Re: Why Windows?

Over on another forum, we've been kicking around the concept of 'distraction free' writing systems, prompted largely by the EOL of the AlphaSmart Neo and Dana authoring keyboards. (No longer in production, but widely available on eBay) As always, thread drift has focused on 'basic' systems, even inc...
by Graybyrd
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Writing copy?
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: Writing copy?

Given the OP's statement: My concern is to export all this material in a manner it can be handled by a person who manages the Content Management System (CMS). Plain text, everything organised and already grammar spelling checked. I'm convinced that Scrivener is the ideal application for this purpose...
by Graybyrd
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Backwards compatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1971

Re: Backwards compatibility

No, XP is far from broken. And according to reports (see http://www.theregister.com/ for IT pro opinions) more than ten percent of the Windows users are still running XP. Of course, the same caution as all other Win installs must be exercised. We all know that. My caution extended to setting my wife...
by Graybyrd
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Backwards compatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1971

Re: Backwards compatibility

The cybercriminals and vandals of the world love XP too. Me, I love my data integrity more. Not cool to jump in that way, Sparky! Give the person credit for knowing what she's doing. I share her loathing for Win7 (although I have it on two laptops). I bought a lovely little ThinkPad X130e last mont...
by Graybyrd
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Copy to Word, Correct, and Copy Back
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

Re: Copy to Word, Correct, and Copy Back

At the risk of being hammered down as a heretic, here's a method an author and I (the editor) use when exchanging LibreOffice "record changes" documents, to and fro into Scrivener. First, the author drafts in Scrivener, using markdown format. It's totally 'nevermind' whatever appearance fo...