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by auxbuss
Wed May 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?
Replies: 9
Views: 2898

Re: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?

Oh, thanks for that. I'd never seen it before. Learning to forego structure until the last minute was a lesson I learned the hard way. And if it hadn't been for Scrivener allowing me to tear down and rebuild the whole thing, I might have given up. Linear writing produces linear books. If that's what...
by auxbuss
Wed May 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?
Replies: 9
Views: 2898

Re: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?

Ahab's post reminded me of this from Nabokov: How do you write? What are your methods? I find now that index cards are really the best kind of paper that I can use for the purpose. I don’t write consecutively from the beginning to the next chapter and so on to the end. I just fill in the gaps of the...
by auxbuss
Tue May 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Session Target never resetting
Replies: 32
Views: 5013

Re: Session Target never resetting

sschertz wrote:Has anyone got any of these options to work?

I use At set time each day with 06:00. I've never known it not to work. I have Allow negatives checked, fwiw.
by auxbuss
Sun May 17, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Yeah, I'm a writer, but I dozed off there for a few years.
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Yeah, I'm a writer, but I dozed off there for a few years.

I'll wish you well. That was a wonderfully written post.
by auxbuss
Fri May 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 19
Views: 1543

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

Throwing Riddley Walker into the mix.
by auxbuss
Thu May 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 19
Views: 1543

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

Floss wrote:
Nobbo wrote:I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words

please don,t do that.

In the UK, we call that America :D
by auxbuss
Wed May 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Save searches to collections
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Save searches to collections

Save search as collection... Huh. Does this get automatically updated when search results change? Yes. Search Collections have a little magnifying in front of their Collection names to identify them. You can convert a Search Collection to a Standard Collection. It's easy enough to get familiar with...
by auxbuss
Sun May 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I'm a Fraud
Replies: 14
Views: 4270

Re: I'm a Fraud

I guess you just have to find the method that works for you. You do. If there's one thing I've learned about writing process, it's that everyone does it differently; literally, no two writers follow the same process. Hence, conflicting advice should really be read as "this is how X does it&quo...
by auxbuss
Thu May 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I'm a Fraud
Replies: 14
Views: 4270

Re: I'm a Fraud

This is a fun subject. I suspect everyone does it differently. Something I do is set my characters wandering and see what happens/turns up. When writing a first draft, the goal is to get to the end; the state of the writing is immaterial. Once you have a story, you can plan – if you want to. For exa...
by auxbuss
Thu May 07, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: Batch export files
Replies: 2
Views: 7225

Re: Batch export files

Oops! Answering for the wrong product.
by auxbuss
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Issue with backing up Scrivener back-ups in the cloud
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: Issue with backing up Scrivener back-ups in the cloud

Can someone point to the correct method of ensuring material is backing up locally *and* iCloud and through Time Machine? Also, I like the idea of making 20 backups. How does one ensure that? Number of backups is configured in Preferences/Backup . The options are: 3, 5, 10, and 25. I set the Backup...
by auxbuss
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Issue with backing up Scrivener back-ups in the cloud
Replies: 16
Views: 1259

Re: Issue with backing up Scrivener back-ups in the cloud

magdas wrote:My issue is that each time Scrivener makes a back up, it renames all the five back ups in that folder, rather than just the very last one.

I check Use date in backup file names. This doesn't rename the backups.
by auxbuss
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Backup Locations
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Backup Locations

I've used iCloud for the Backups folder for a long time without any issues. I actually iCloud–sync Scratchpad, Projects, and ~Library/Application Support/Scrivener, too – the last via a symlink – to ease working on multiple machines. Obviously you need to be a bit careful when moving between machine...
by auxbuss
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Highlighted text aware search (Find) fields.
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Highlighted text aware search (Find) fields.

Try cmd-E: Use Selection for Find

You can cmd-E then immediately cmd-G without opening the cmd-F dialogue, too.
by auxbuss
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Find number of instances of a given word
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Find number of instances of a given word

Try Project/Statistics/Word Frequency – at the bottom.

The list of words to ignore can be edited in the Statistics/Options tab.