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by Graybyrd
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Downloaded Scrivener successfully - Can't open it
Replies: 3
Views: 4425

Re: Downloaded Scrivener successfully - Can't open it

Try opening a terminal window, and launch Scrivener with a terminal command. You should then see a string of messages indicating the fault response.
by Graybyrd
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What is the generic name for Scrivener-like software?
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: What is the generic name for Scrivener-like software?

I very much agree with kewms; Scrivener is an "integrated writing environment" ... which is a rare term, because there are so few of them (only one, that I'm aware of!) The concept of "IDE" is quite common; that's the programmer's integrated development environment for a programm...
by Graybyrd
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Organizing 200+ articles in a single project?
Replies: 18
Views: 4134

Re: Organizing 200+ articles in a single project?

Typewriter, scissors, and the iconic smell of rubber cement ... for peeling and repositioning. :mrgreen:
by Graybyrd
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Organizing 200+ articles in a single project?
Replies: 18
Views: 4134

Re: Organizing 200+ articles in a single project?

@AmberV: As a former rural newspaper owner, publisher, editor & shop sweeper, I must compliment you on a brilliant approach to setting up Scrivener for a reporter's notebook & toolkit. Oh, how I wish this had been available years ago ... However ... I've got to add an observation. This parag...
by Graybyrd
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scriv with WINE - font smoothing
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

Scriv with WINE - font smoothing

I've not seen this helpful tip on the Scriv forums, so I'm posting it. Scrivener for Windows / running under Wine 1.7.31; it runs nicely (Debian Linux) but the font appearance is ragged and ugly. Here's the solution for Clear Type RGB sub-pixel smoothing. Go to this link and follow the simple instru...
by Graybyrd
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Extension .scriv in Linux (Ubuntu)
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Extension .scriv in Linux (Ubuntu)

If I may jump in and add a word of caution: I was one of those happy Mac users. Since the Mac package file doesn't readily expose its contents, there was never the opportunity to interfere with its contents. HOWEVER this is a common source of trouble for Win/Linux users, who see that neat .scriv pro...
by Graybyrd
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scivener in Ubuntu; what's the latest?
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: Scivener in Ubuntu; what's the latest?

I've found (as many others have) that Scrivener for Linux runs well in Debian linux distros (kissing cousins to the Ubuntu distros). The most hassles and disappointments have come with running Scriv in the 64-bit versions, but most have been resolved. There are a number of threads in this forum addr...
by Graybyrd
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: 2014 NaNo - Who's in?
Replies: 22
Views: 7756

Re: 2014 NaNo - Who's in?

@Garpu: too late to start? No ... never too late to start. Dive in and give it a go! (When inspiration hits, the words tumble out and catching up is no big thing.) Just remember: never use the backspace key, and never go back to read what you've written. Write 'hot' and edit 'cool' ... edit in Decem...
by Graybyrd
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: 2014 NaNo - Who's in?
Replies: 22
Views: 7756

Re: 2014 NaNo - Who's in?

Ayup, I'm in. This is the fifth year. Haven't always "won" but I did finish a novel, "Pasayten Pete," then a second, "Masi'shen Stranded" ... and began the sequel "Masi'shen Evolution" which is still progressing in fits & starts. This year will finish, for...
by Graybyrd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener 1.7.2.2 Linux released 15th July 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7431

Re: Scrivener 1.7.2.2 Linux released 15th July 2014 (LATEST)

Most excellent! 32-bit .deb installs & runs perfectly ... many, many thanks, Lee & Tiho. I note that the "snapshot" function works correctly without first deleting the camera click .wav file in the resources folder. Nice. The scratchpad function still does not allow a cursor/edit ...
by Graybyrd
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener 1.7.2.1 Linux released 14th/7/2014 (NOT LATEST)
Replies: 11
Views: 7358

Re: Scrivener 1.7.2.1 Linux beta released 14th July 2014

Although the 32-bit .deb download is labeled as 1.7.2.1, internally it comes up in gdebi as Ver. 1.2.6, and although it will install, it immediately shuts down with a "beta expired" message. Prior to install, I'd removed ver. 1.2.6 and deleted the earlier .deb file ... so this 'confusion' ...
by Graybyrd
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Viewing MHT files inline
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Viewing MHT files inline

The ability to view the MHT files directly in Scrivener is scheduled for the next major update; it requires an update to the overall Qt framework Scrivener is using (and I believe there are a few bugs in Qt with rendering the MHT files, so we're hoping too those will be worked out quickly) so it wa...
by Graybyrd
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Crashes when saving snapshot or adding files
Replies: 15
Views: 4600

Re: Crashes when saving snapshot or adding files

I also suspect the only reason I'm getting the crash when doing a snapshot is the sound effect, which would be nice to be able to disable even if it wasn't causing a crash. Thanks to an earlier tip, I resolved the "camera-click" problem by deleting the .wav file: /usr/share/scrivener/bin/...
by Graybyrd
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: deleting research folder
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: deleting research folder

Does the Research folder play some special role? Yes. Check the tutorial ... the Research folder can hold files of various formats including .pdf, .html, graphics, sounds, etc. The Draft folder is limited to text composition, storing it all as .rtf. Quite different purposes between "Draft"...