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by michaelbywater
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How Do You Write?
Replies: 29
Views: 14544

All the time. Actually hitting keys is only about 10% of it though when I do it's a MacBook. Nice to be portable. Can't write drunk, can't write in the morning. I'm an owl. Sketch/plan/draw spidergrams with pen and paper, then Tinderbox. Too many notebooks on the go all at once. Utterly disorganised...
by michaelbywater
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Odd behaviour with outliner and index cards
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Okay, at the bottom of the editor, there should be a set of four buttons on the left side. The right-most button looks like two arrows pointing in opposing directions. Is this button blue by any chance? If it is, click it once to turn it off (it should be gray now). If that was the problem, you sho...
by michaelbywater
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Print Command Problems in 1.02
Replies: 30
Views: 9497

Count me on the "no worries" side -- both menu and cmd-P work fine (MacBook 10.4.9)
by michaelbywater
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 1.03 now available!
Replies: 34
Views: 22694

Right. Enough of this love-feast, you pack of skipping Fotherington-Thomases. Let's have some AGGRO. I preferred the old View>Navigate To.. shortcuts. In fact the new ones simply wipe out any advances made elsewhere and in fact in fact I am abandoning Scrivener altogether and going back to Word. Wor...
by michaelbywater
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 1.03 now available!
Replies: 34
Views: 22694

The most useful features are always the tiniest. I don't know whether it existed before 1.02, but I only just found it: using the scratch pad, I can now make notes and append them directly to the Trash. This is what I -- and my editors -- have been wanting all along. (But, seriously: how many of you...
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Binder navigation
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Hi Michael, Yeah, this won't change. Scrivener's outlines are based on Apple views, whereas Omni wrote their own outliner view from the ground up, hence fundamental differences. Like you say, you can just hit Esc, then make the changes, then hit Esc again to start editing again. Best, Keith Roger w...
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Indexorama
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

I use Cindex. But it's a proper app designed for professional indexers. It will do embedded indexes (where the codes are plugged into the text) in any RTF document, much more flexibly and professionally than Word.
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dealing with Images in Text
Replies: 24
Views: 8272

I'm pretty much resigned to either adding numbers manually or doing final formatting in a word processor. That's okay. The other Scrively goodness more than makes up for that minor hassle. While writing an article for a scholarly journal recently (and we all know how picky _they_ are) (except for t...
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Binder navigation
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Binder navigation

Not sure whether this is tech support or a feature request, but: I do a lot of structuring in the Binder. But while I'm typing in a Binder title field, I can't use Documents>Move or keyboard shortcuts. OmniOutliner and a bunch of others reserve <tab> and <shift+tab> for moving headings right or left...
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A thought...
Replies: 13
Views: 4063

Maria wrote:... fun projects like novels.


:shock:
by michaelbywater
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Importing from Tinderbox
Replies: 47
Views: 27078

If you actually figure out how to pull back on the yoke and take off in Tb, the cost is a pittance for what it does. And then when you figure out how to pull back on the yoke even further and stall and spin in, the cost is ruinous :shock: (From one who, playing with rules, replaced the text of an e...
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Importing from Tinderbox
Replies: 47
Views: 27078

The strange thing about typed links is that Tinderbox does allow you to create them, whether from note to target, or from text link to target. You can say, "This link means 'supporting evidence.'" Then comes the oddness in that you can do very little with that information automatically. S...
by michaelbywater
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 37518

Must be from the Beeb. Formatted like a stage play, and they gave a groan as a line of dialogue. :D It wasn't a generic groan. It was a specific groan. I say specific groans are dialogue. Although normally, wouldn't the gunshots and death happen O.S., followed by a lot of handwringing and talking? ...
by michaelbywater
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Importing from Tinderbox
Replies: 47
Views: 27078

I do think that's the BIG problem with Tinderbox: just what the hell IS it? I am in a minority of users in that I "got" it pretty much straight away. There is one conceptual flaw (lack of semantic linking, for Tbx fans here) but otherwise I'd have to describe it as an almost limitlessly fl...
by michaelbywater
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 37518

Crikey. Three GUNSHOTS ring out and KEITH falls to the floor. KEITH: Nnnghh. He DIES. NEWBIE (O.O.V.): Jeepers. Now you've done it. ANGLE on the NEWBIE and the DELUDED OLD HACK. DELUDED OLD HACK: Nuts. We didn't need him anyway. NEWBIE: You mean-- DELUDED OLD HACK: Yeah. Do it ourselves. Got a comp...