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by rdale
Tue May 17, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Deleted parts of tutorial - how to get back?
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: Deleted parts of tutorial - how to get back?

Quit Scrivener, locate the tutorial project (probably in your Documents folder), and delete that file. Open Scrivener again, and create a new tutorial project from the template chooser window, or from the Help menu. FYI, a pristine copy of the Tutorial project is stored... somewhere in the Scrivener...
by rdale
Tue May 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Folder Organization - question
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Folder Organization - question

I can't say I've ever seen "Binders" inside Scrivener, nor in the files & folders which make up its project file format... Where are you seeing that? In the Mac's Finder program? In you web browser when logged on to dropbox.com? In Scrivener? As for the term Binder vs. Project... The b...
by rdale
Mon May 02, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: [QUESTION] Why is there a rich text editor in this tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: [QUESTION] Why is there a rich text editor in this tool?

Well, being able to do a "review" pass instead of diving into changes immediately keeps me from making a bigger mess of an already messy first draft. Making notes, highlighting language that needs work, all before I actually start making changes helps me make better choices when I get into...
by rdale
Mon May 02, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: [QUESTION] Why is there a rich text editor in this tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: [QUESTION] Why is there a rich text editor in this tool?

There's also value in being able to mark up the document with highlights, font colors, annotations, etc.., etc... that can be stripped out of the final output. Even if you're writing in MMD.
by rdale
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: exclude files from scrivening?
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: exclude files from scrivening?

Unfortunately there isn't a way to automatically exclude files from Scrivenings mode. One alternative to keeping different versions of one document in the binder is to create a snapshot with title of the document you want to be able to swap out. Then copy and paste over the contents of that file wit...
by rdale
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Book Architecture Outlining Method
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Book Architecture Outlining Method

Using extra "custom meta data" columns in Scrivener gives you the same capabilities for tracking what's going on in various sub-plots, but it's not going to look at all like what you're showing from Storylines. The creator of Scrivener has replied to many threads like this one over the yea...
by rdale
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: All my new work has vanished!
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: All my new work has vanished!

If you've been using "Save As" to back up your work, I'd like to suggest you instead use File->Back Up->Back Up to... this command creates a copy of your project with an optional date-stamp added to the backup name (you should use that option). The difference here, besides the automatic ad...
by rdale
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: What is the DIFFERENCE between Novel and Novel with Parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: What is the DIFFERENCE between Novel and Novel with Parts?

Regarding Parts, what Sanguinius said. Sometimes in books, you'll just see a page that has a big roman numeral representing the "part". Sometimes it's actually called a 'Book' (such as some single-volume versions of Lord of the Rings, which is broken up into 6 "books"). Think of ...
by rdale
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Disappointed and switching back to Word
Replies: 18
Views: 6936

Re: Disappointed and switching back to Word

Out of curiosity: why didn't you use the free trial before buying? When I parted with my money, it was because I wanted to use Scrivener after I had used it for an extended period (nearly 30 days of writing).
by rdale
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Copy to Word, Correct, and Copy Back
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

Re: Copy to Word, Correct, and Copy Back

In Scrivener, under Tools->Options->Editor, you can set up your preferred font and paragraph settings. Then you can select any item or items in the binder and go to the menu Documents->Convert->Formatting to Default Text Style. Note that it will obliterate any special indentation for a portion of a ...
by rdale
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Old projects not opening in newer version
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Old projects not opening in newer version

Ah, great news! Glad you got it sorted.
by rdale
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Old projects not opening in newer version
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Old projects not opening in newer version

When you copied your project to the new computer, did you copy the entire folder (ending in .scriv), or just the .scrivx file? This may be a case of an incomplete project rather than a conversion error...
by rdale
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Old projects not opening in newer version
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Old projects not opening in newer version

The newer version of Scrivener makes a backup copy of your project before it tries to convert it, so the unaltered project should be in the same location as the new one that lacks any content. Navigate to the folder with your project in it, and there should be two copies of your project sitting ther...
by rdale
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: First Mac...looking at the Mini now
Replies: 52
Views: 7046

Re: First Mac...looking at the Mini now

I think you can store files on the drive alongside the backup. You'll need a really big drive (the backup should have at least 1.5 times the capacity of your internal). You could also partition the drive so there's dedicated Time Machine space (at least 1.5 times the size of your internal drive), an...
by rdale
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: First Mac...looking at the Mini now
Replies: 52
Views: 7046

Re: First Mac...looking at the Mini now

Just to complicate things a little further (for those of us without access to a Tardis) Are you sure you're not a Time Lord, because things were pretty simple until you arrived. :roll: :wink: Thanks for the tip, rdale. I'll likely do something along those lines. I need to get acquainted with the wh...