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by michaelbywater
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Scapple Bug Hunt (macOS)
Topic: Insertion point - persistent colour
Replies: 1
Views: 2442

Insertion point - persistent colour

Little cosmetic one: (1) Change the text colour of a note to, say, red. (2) Create new note which inherits the text colour of (1) (3) Select all the text of note (2) and change colour to e.g. black (4) Insertion point remains red (or whatever colour (2) inherited from (1)) No big deal but perhaps wo...
by michaelbywater
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scrivener and Apple Pages 5.0
Replies: 33
Views: 5450

Re: Scrivener and Apple Pages 5.0

I don't think the current trajectory of Pages leaves it of much interest to Scrivener users. Apple seems to have gone for feature parity with the iOS version, which means stripping out a whole raft of features essential to any mid-range professional user. Rather than duplicate the details, I'd refer...
by michaelbywater
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Cleaning up Forum posts
Replies: 20
Views: 4063

Re: Cleaning up Forum posts

Yes, and while we're at it can we get rid of all that gobshite drivel in the newspapers about pop stars and fecking foopball and chefs which I'm not interested in and which I have to fecking take the effort to not fecking read thus depleting my powers of discrimination for when I need it later on? ...
by michaelbywater
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Cleaning up Forum posts
Replies: 20
Views: 4063

Re: Cleaning up Forum posts

Yes, and while we're at it can we get rid of all that gobshite drivel in the newspapers about pop stars and fecking foopball and chefs which I'm not interested in and which I have to fecking take the effort to not fecking read thus depleting my powers of discrimination for when I need it later on? O...
by michaelbywater
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance
Replies: 450
Views: 90486

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

I agree (so far). The whole book feels smoother. Maybe it's easier to find a "voice" for this particular genre, I don't know. A bit of fecking swearing can paper over the fecking cracks in even the structurally most fecking fecked-up fecking shite, don't you find? Well I fecking do. FECKI...
by michaelbywater
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance
Replies: 450
Views: 90486

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

I like this. Can it be set in Warracknabeal? And bags I the odd bloke in the Akubra 'Sombrero' model who spends the entire novel trying to shape it into that weird Bush Tucker Man bash but can't because he's a galah. If you don't know what a Bush Tucker Man Bash is, it looks like this: BTM640x480.jp...
by michaelbywater
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance
Replies: 450
Views: 90486

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

I think having the slightly 'different' styles from non-native English speakers would be charming. :) OTOH if it concerns the writer, or Pigfender, or whoever: if you can promise to get your piece in a couple of hours before the deadline, I'd be happy to give it a fast going over and tweak grammar ...
by michaelbywater
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance
Replies: 450
Views: 90486

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

She clasped him in her manly arms. "Begorrah!" cried the evil hook-nosed rabbi. He reached for his gun. In the distance a snake barked. With a thunderous roar the mighty jets roared thunderously into reverse thrust, then into forward thrust again, then into reverse thrust, then into forwar...
by michaelbywater
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mavericks?
Replies: 47
Views: 6214

Re: Mavericks?

Personally, I'd love to see OS X Wagga Wagga, or OS X Uluru, but I can accept that's not going to happen. Now you're talking. Aussie-themed. Brilliant. OS X 10.10 Pitjantjatjara. Or, come to that, OS X 10.11 Strzelecki. You don't pronounce it right, you don't get the download. ("Right" in...
by michaelbywater
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox offer for Scrivener users
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: Tinderbox offer for Scrivener users

[...] Rewriting the entire UI (likely in Cocoa which is going to change more than just the UI) is a huge undertaking in an program like Tinderbox. That's what I understand Mark Bernstein, Tinderbox's progenitor, is currently doing. The glimpses on his blog look pretty far advanced. And pretty. Thou...
by michaelbywater
Tue May 14, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Persona (50% off now): an app to create characters
Replies: 20
Views: 4878

Re: Persona (50% off now): an app to create characters

Very sceptical about this sort of stuff. It may be amusing for hobbyist-writers but if you're serious it has no place at all. Like learning the piano by running piano-rolls through a pianola. If one of my students turned up with one of these applications I'd suggest they'd delete it NOW.
by michaelbywater
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses III
Replies: 124
Views: 29093

Re: Ulysses III

I'm only talking about reorganisation of the Preferences and some of the options that really belong together, along with continuing to refine Compile so that it doesn't *completely* baffle new users. What do you mean, " new " users? Suddenly us old-timers are forgotten? Well. You may be f...
by michaelbywater
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Feedback Wanted: How do you structure your Scriv projects?
Replies: 86
Views: 88209

Re: Feedback Wanted: How do you structure your Scriv projects?

I was going to say this I added "Other" to my choices, as I, when writing screenplays, make extensive use of custom-meta data for outlining etc but then mats said it. (one category called "two sentences", summarising the scene/beat and explaining its relevance for the story/plot;...
by michaelbywater
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses III
Replies: 124
Views: 29093

Re: Ulysses III

I have always, since my first tentative keystrokes, used the Tab key to indent dialogue, as one key press is faster than five. . . . I could see that in Markdown you would have to use the five space workaround as my experience of it (and yet again I may be guilty of syntactic abuse) is that an inde...
by michaelbywater
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses III
Replies: 124
Views: 29093

Re: Ulysses III

What you need is an overarching spaceship themed metaphor Or organ. Overarching ORGAN metaphor. That's the job. But what I want to know is this stuff about dialogue indenting. Have I been missing something? You're telling me, all these years I have been making of myself a putz, where I thought dial...