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by rdale
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Thematizing information in my project
Replies: 7
Views: 13158

Re: Thematizing information in my project

FYI, "Using Scrivener" is for sharing your tips with others. Technical Support is where most people expect to find questions in need of answering. You appear to be on the Mac, but it really doesn't matter, as this can be done on both the Windows and Mac versions that are currently being so...
by rdale
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: New iMac
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: New iMac

Why can't you use the upgrade discount? I haven't had to do an upgrade in years, so I don't recall what info is required, but I would think that it's the email address used to buy the previous license. If you can't remember which one that was, you can contact support to see if they can help.
by rdale
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Outline order different than binder
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Outline order different than binder

You can't reorder the outliner until it's not sorted. Once you get sorting off, you'll be able to reorder. Hope this helps! And the way you can tell if it's sorted (aside from it being in a different order from the binder) is to look for the little ^ symbol near the right border of the Title header...
by rdale
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Project on USB - working between computers
Replies: 17
Views: 3062

Re: Project on USB - working between computers

I do worry about having everything on one site like dropbox in case of a dropbox fail or a hack. The absolute simplest thing to do is this: ⋅ Put your live project in the Dropbox folder on one computer (after you've installed the dropbox software on that computer). ⋅ Install the...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Changing Chapter Numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Changing Chapter Numbering

I thought of one trick that you could employ. Create a document at the top of your draft. Insert the auto-numbering placeholder (see your compile settings to find what placeholder is being used) once for every preceding chapter in the parts that would come before your current part. Every copy of tha...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Changing Chapter Numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Changing Chapter Numbering

I'm not aware of a way to start numbering above 1. Maybe someone else can chime in with a method do to it? Is it really necessary to split it into separate projects? I ask because there are authors who keep entire book series in a single project, and it works well for them. It may also work well for...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Older files empty!
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Older files empty!

Be sure you're retrieving the entire .scriv folder, and not just one of the files within; depending on the version of Scrivener you were running, there'll be a .scrivx or maybe a .scrivproj file within the folder with the .scriv extension to its name. The single file is an index of your project, con...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Compiling "parts" with page breaks ?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Compiling "parts" with page breaks ?

This is accomplished in 2 stages in Scrivener version 3. First stage: Make sure your folders & documents have appropriate section types assigned to them. You can do this manually, but it's a lot less tedious if you make Scrivener assign them automatically, and only change them where there are ex...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to reduce the size of Scrivner templates?
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: How to reduce the size of Scrivner templates?

Check the project's trash folder. You may need to empty that. But you can use the finder to open the "package contents" using the right-click menu on it, and then explore through the various folders until you find the offending files. Come back here to discuss if you can get rid of any of ...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Any way to make Scrivener add a blank line after all the paragraphs in my novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Any way to make Scrivener add a blank line after all the paragraphs in my novel?

If you can truly have a new line after every paragraph marker (don't forget about lists and such!), then you might look at compiling your documents, using the Replacements section of the compile window to replace a single new line with two. I think the way you do that in version 1 for Windows is to ...
by rdale
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: To compile or not to compile
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: To compile or not to compile

The title of your post implies you want to do something other than compile to get work out of Scrivener. Even if you do employ another piece of software to tidy up the final result, I can't imagine avoiding compiling a big project to get it ready for publication. Depending on your/your wife's comput...
by rdale
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Best way to handle multiple POVs per chapter
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Best way to handle multiple POVs per chapter

The only thing I can think of is to indent the follow-on document featuring the same character under the previous document where that character's pov started. So: -Jose --Jose (indented under previous Jose document) -Rose -Jose Then, you could set how the project automatically assigns section types ...
by rdale
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Backing up. Not clear or intuitive. Fear of loss. Cognitive dissonance!
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Backing up. Not clear or intuitive. Fear of loss. Cognitive dissonance!

Neither of those things is a backup service. A backup is a copy of your files that doesn't go away when you delete the original. If you delete a file in Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.... then all the copies that are in the cloud or on other devices will be deleted too. So, before I go on about ...
by rdale
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Strike-Through, Word Count, Setting, and Searching
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Strike-Through, Word Count, Setting, and Searching

And as another option that will affect word counts in all interfaces: take a snapshot of your document, and just delete the text from the main editor. You can then compare the snapshot with the current version of the document. To restore deleted text, you can roll back the snapshot (effectively swap...
by rdale
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3.0 is useless.
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Scrivener 3.0 is useless.

Well... I hope you feel better, getting that off your chest. Too bad you didn't come to the forums with questions when you encountered each of the road blocks you listed. I'm sure we (other users) could have helped you sort it out before you got so very, very angry. I assume you won't see this, but ...