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by Graybyrd
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Disappointed and switching back to Word
Replies: 18
Views: 6404

Re: Disappointed and switching back to Word

From an outrageously relevant blog post by author Briar Kit Esme: https://briarkitesme.com/2016/04/08/scrivener-vs-word/#more-2725 " The first thing you need to know about Scrivener is that it is not MS Word and it is not a WYSIWYG word processor. The second thing you need to know about Scriven...
by Graybyrd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Fonts 1/3 too big on pdf compile
Replies: 3
Views: 3025

Re: Fonts 1/3 too big on pdf compile

Sorry I didn't catch this way back when it was originally posted. Do I have a clue why the font sizes are enlarged when compiling to PDF? No... sorry. And I've not tested it lately, so I'll assume it's still a problem. I'd suggest that a workable work-around (forgive that turn of phrase, pse) would ...
by Graybyrd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released
Replies: 124
Views: 179548

Re: Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

A modest suggestion : if Scrivener for Linux isn't doing it for you, and Scrivener for Windows running under Wine isn't satisfactory, for whatever reason, then it's possible to make what I've found to be a nice accommodation: for field and home use, I've found the kid-tested Lenovo X130e* notebook ...
by Graybyrd
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Lubuntu 64 and Scrivener 1.9 EASY INSTALL
Replies: 11
Views: 5509

Re: Lubuntu 64 and Scrivener 1.9 EASY INSTALL

I'm no Linux expert, although we're successfully running a variety of Debian linux here at home on several machines. I think the issue is that you're overlooking the "apt" installer message: "W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.10 _Utopic Unicorn_ - Release i386 (20141022.1)/dists/ut...
by Graybyrd
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Bug fix policy
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Bug fix policy

Not to confuse feature and parity issues with the Mac version, Windows version bug fixes have normally been addressed with the next point release. And no, there should be no upgrade fee for a point release, based on past policy. L&L's licensing and fee policies have been very generous. The sched...
by Graybyrd
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: YES!!!! Life Saver
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: YES!!!! Life Saver

You'll get no disagreement from me, Mr. X. :wink: If a new feature speeds your work flow or makes life a bit easier, its a good thing! Apple's accelerated obsolescence scheme left me behind several years ago, and MicroSoft Windows 10 free upgrades , with surreptitious Win 10 downloads hidden in so-c...
by Graybyrd
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: YES!!!! Life Saver
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: YES!!!! Life Saver

You may be less happy when you find out that's the last Linux version expected to be released... Not really. (It works just great with Debian 8.3 w/XFCE interface) As released, it's pretty solid; all the major functions work just fine. Sure, there's a few minor glitches, but ... so what? It gets th...
by Graybyrd
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: ? instead of dots in lists
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: ? instead of dots in lists

I find it to be a font/character translation problem. I cannot create a file in Scrivener for Mac (OSX 10.4, ver. 2.5) and then open it in Scrivener for Linux (ver. 1.7.2) without getting the "?xx" character substitutions for such special characters as "bullet" or "em dash&q...
by Graybyrd
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Update possible or new install?
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Update possible or new install?

The current downloads for Linux have the expiration date removed, so you'll want to do that. As for which version, it's your choice. The 1.9 version is file-compatible with the new versions for Mac and Windows. The 1.7.2 version retains the original file format. If you choose the newer version (1.9)...
by Graybyrd
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Porting a project from MAC OS to Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: Porting a project from MAC OS to Linux

Mac OSX has a unique file feature called a "bundle" wherein a folder full of related files is displayed as a single file; in this case, a "nnn.scrivx" project file. This is similar to the "nnn.rtfd" file bundle, where an .rtf-format file is bundled into a folder with as...
by Graybyrd
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener for AVLinux?
Replies: 24
Views: 4406

Re: Scrivener for AVLinux?

I am honored, Sir ... clink ... truly and humbly ... hic ... :oops: ... honored!
by Graybyrd
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener for AVLinux?
Replies: 24
Views: 4406

Re: Scrivener for AVLinux?

Jeezzzzz … what the hell are they all talking about? http://images.zaazu.com/img/male30-male-sad-lonely-smiley-emoticon-000072-large.gif sounds as if they're from another planet!! Not really. It's just that a significant portion of Linux "aficionados" remind me a bit of a great-uncle of m...
by Graybyrd
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener for AVLinux?
Replies: 24
Views: 4406

Re: Scrivener for AVLinux?

It appears your AVLinux distro doesn't have the glibc 2.15 installed. I've seen this problem before with other distros, other issues. The reports were that it is a NON-trivial issue to install glibc, so it wasn't recommended to go there (due to a raft of other dependency issues.) Welcome to the dark...
by Graybyrd
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Who want a Linux release version?
Replies: 79
Views: 22241

Re: Who want a Linux release version?

but as a regular Linux user, I'm pretty much used to half-assed software. Scrivener is already light years ahead of anything else in this category. All rants aside (what a temptation!) I generally agree that the Linux software 'verse is pretty spotty. There are a few exceptions. What will make a hu...
by Graybyrd
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Who want a Linux release version?
Replies: 79
Views: 22241

Re: Who want a Linux release version?

For those following this thread who are still worried about the release of another Linux beta before the end of the year (although, why you would be is beyond me)... Perhaps because there's been no mention of an update or extension of the expiration for more than a year, now? While the comments fro...