Search found 296 matches

Advanced Search
by michaelbywater
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sorting collections
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Sorting collections

This doesn't seem to have been raised here, though it's popped up on the Windows forum. I need ideally to sort documents in a collection by something other than name, label or status. For example, a collection which displays every document I've written on <phlogiston>* in the order in which I wrote ...
by michaelbywater
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Scrivener in the FT's "How to Spend It"
Replies: 38
Views: 2601

Re: Scrivener in the FT's "How to Spend It"

Fluff wrote: . . . The amount of offtopicking . . .
Fluff


What's an offto? And where do you go to pick them? Are they like hops or what?
by michaelbywater
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: New camera technology
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: New camera technology

Strikes me as embryo genius. Potentially the photographic equivalent of the videogame or text adventure. Right now, from their gallery, it looks a bit like a do-it-yourself focus-puller; but it's a big change of gear; until now, digital photography was just imitating analogue/silver halide; if it's ...
by michaelbywater
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

"Chapter 1: Seems to have a lot of tabs in there (probably used in the orig draft as indents rather than using the indent slides. Tab indents format very awkwardly in ebooks."

Odd. I didn't use a single one. Ruler indents, in Scrivener, all the way...
by michaelbywater
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

Dear Pigfender

Bravo on the finished product.

When you come to recompile for the other formats, could you remove my # marks, which are just standard mark up for a blank line and shouldn't appear in the final version? Thanks.
by michaelbywater
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

pig fender wrote: "...if major characters start meeting each other for the first time for the third time..." Feh. I can do that all on my own. Someone else wrote: "Who likes long character introductions anyway? " Me. You get one. It opens the book. [HOLLOW LAUGH] As to pig fender...
by michaelbywater
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

Didn't recognise my picture of the detective. But tremendous fun. Much better than sitting around trying to write stagecraft. And I wrote the opening chapter so I can snigger at everyone else (No no, that's not how it goes AT ALL, dear).

A good wheeze. When can we do another one?
by michaelbywater
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

[quote="pigfender"]Over is fine, unless the words are rubbish. We seem to be varying anywhere between 1000 and 3000[/quote] Who's written 3,000ww? WHO? Bastards. Right, I'll---DAMN. Deadline's passed. If I'd known I;d have file 4,000www including an alen princess and time travel. ...wait t...
by michaelbywater
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

[quote="Montree_Whiles"]the problem is now editting back from 26K+. [/quote]

Twenty-six thousand words in a DAY?

Blimey. That's better than Simenon.
by michaelbywater
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

Thought to be short for "quacksalver", used by Sir Thomas Browne in his Pseudodoxia Epidemica (1648) to describe a hawker of patent (and mostly useless) medicines. Etymology is conflicted. The standard one is from the old German "Quacksalber", allegedly meaning "quicksilver&...
by michaelbywater
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day
Replies: 371
Views: 65402

Re: Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

Delivered. And now I want to know what happens next.

Statistics (in case anyone cares): Started 13:08, finished 16:20, 2,566 words.
by michaelbywater
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56

The right man in the right place at the right time. I wonder how long we'll have to wait for the next one to come along.
by michaelbywater
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Alternative to P. Fender's collaborative novel
Replies: 22
Views: 3474

Re: Alternative to P. Fender's collaborative novel

What a lovely doctor! Epic romance must surely follow. What a lovely cad! Epic romance must surely follow. What a lovely student! Epic romance must surely follow. Arse, I've maxed out hubby's credit cards - I'm ruined. Pass me the arsenic - a romantic death must surely follow. Cue black bile. -- Ma...
by michaelbywater
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Drag from header bar into binder
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Drag from header bar into binder

Can't see this anywhere on the forum. But it would be quite useful to be able to drag a document title/icon FROM the header bar TO a new position in the Binder. I've just had a case where I've been working on a file deep in the hierarchy. I found it via Search, so never saw it in situ in the Binder....
by michaelbywater
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Daily Word Count History FEATURE REQUEST
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Daily Word Count History FEATURE REQUEST

Mr B, I think he's talking about dumping his grubby old raincoat. :? Fluff Arf. But I meant, why would anyone want a -- probably shameful and humiliating -- record of one's daily output? (For example, today's, for me, so far, is -2,746ww. That's okay; means I took some crap out. But yesterday's 44 ...