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by auxbuss
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Feedback on opening paragraph please
Replies: 7
Views: 3321

Re: Feedback on opening paragraph please

We're all silent critics… but since you asked. You first tell us about the Fool being worried, and the you show us why he or she is worried. I'd focus on the showing. I'm not one to get hung up on passive vs active – passive is fine – but a bit of active during kick-off is often a good thing. Things...
by auxbuss
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Three dots seach oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Three dots seach oddity

A bit niche this. I was searching a draft for three periods that hadn't converted to ellipsis, using regex \.\.\. This finds all documents with the offending dot sequence, but it also lists in the results all documents that haven't been given a name (they show the initial text instead); none of whic...
by auxbuss
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Saved Searches
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Saved Searches

You can save searches as a Collection.
by auxbuss
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Disabling Snapshots Entirely
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: Disabling Snapshots Entirely

For anyone happy in terminal (or similar – I know, I know), the following command might help after navigating to the Scrivener project file:

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du -s * |  sort -rh

The output looks like this:

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3.0M   Files
272K   Settings
240K   project.scrivx
228K   QuickLook
  0B   Snapshots
  0B   Icons
by auxbuss
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Issues re: back ups and syncing via Dropbox between Macbook and iMac
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Issues re: back ups and syncing via Dropbox between Macbook and iMac

I work with multiple macbooks, so sync'ing is important to me. I sync both Scrivener projects and Scrivener backups. (I also sync and share Scrivener's setting and scratchpad, but that's another story). This has worked well for me for some time. I happen to use iCloud, but obviously Dropbox should w...
by auxbuss
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Spelling & Special Characters
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Spelling & Special Characters

Dictionary languages are controlled by maOS in Preferences/Keyboard/Text/Spelling Set this to Automatic by Language , then select the languages you use. I use British English, Spanish, and French, and it works fine in Scrivener. Similarly, autocorrect-type functionality can be set via Preferences/Ke...
by auxbuss
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is it better to use aliases or actual jpg files in research folders?
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Is it better to use aliases or actual jpg files in research folders?

I mostly use: Insert Image Linked to File (which is not exactly aliasing, although it depends which usage of aliasing you are using). For me, there are no drawbacks of using this method instead of embedding the images in the project. The image appears in the Project inline, and there are a bunch of ...
by auxbuss
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't edit project targets
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Can't edit project targets

Clicking on the number field should work
by auxbuss
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Editing the first draft of a novel
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Editing the first draft of a novel

Since you've written a lot of words and, by now, know quite a lot more about writing a lot of words than when you started, I highly recommend reading bits of Stephen Koch's, The Modern Library Writer's Workshop . To answer your question, you only need to read chapter 7: Working and Reworking , altho...
by auxbuss
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Does Social Media know what I'm writing about?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: Does Social Media know what I'm writing about?

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism has been on my reading list for a long time, As an intro, this interview with John Naughton (starting a little way down the page) is good: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook It is no lo...
by auxbuss
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Does Social Media know what I'm writing about?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: Does Social Media know what I'm writing about?

He shook with hate for things he’d never seen, Pined for a love abstracted from its object, And was oppressed as he had never been. –W. H. Auden Sounds like the system is working as designed <the crowd cheers> Yes, it's creepy. It's actually a lot worse than that, but very hard to persuade folk to c...
by auxbuss
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Request: Import Note Styles
Replies: 1
Views: 2020

Request: Import Note Styles

When importing note styles, styles with the same name – and I suspect for everybody, the same behaviour – are duplicated in the Note Styles lists. My request is that duplicate names are either ignored, or the user be offered the choice to import the duplicate, style by style. Alternatively, and/or a...
by auxbuss
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mindnode has moved to subscriptions
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Mindnode has moved to subscriptions

https://mindnode.com/article/mindnode-plus-faq My bias is against the rentier model for software products, so I'm very disappointed with this move. A very minor positive is that they've deferred the inevitable full transition to subscription-only, unlike Ulysses, although a deferred execution does n...
by auxbuss
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who overthinks?
Replies: 15
Views: 8700

Re: Who overthinks?

The benefit I get from "pantsing" – I really dislike that word; there must be a better one – is the knowledge I gain about my characters. Whole sub-plots emerge from them without me doing any work, and said plots often bubble up into the main plot and become central. Sometimes it feels lik...
by auxbuss
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Edit-History Navigation
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Edit-History Navigation

lunk wrote: I am any user, and I wouldn’t want that.
When a document was edited is of no importance at all to me, and even less so the relative order between many documents in a project.

Glad I'm not the only one.