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by December
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: True Aliases in Binder — a vital organisational tool!
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: True Aliases in Binder — a vital organisational tool!

I can't think of a reason why this should be difficult to implement[1], I think it is a matter of design. Problems could be for example what to do if you alias a Folder that itself contains an alias etc... Oh wow I hadn't thought of that. But I think you've hit the nail on the head: because scriven...
by December
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: True Aliases in Binder — a vital organisational tool!
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

True Aliases in Binder — a vital organisational tool!

I love this program — can’t imagine now how I ever lived without it. Seriously, what you guys have created is an amazing gift to writers. But I have increasingly been bumping my head — banging it, even — against a limitation that is driving me CRAZY. I have no idea if this is one of those seemingly-...
by December
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: more flexible zoom options in Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: more flexible zoom options in Editor

The next major paid update of Scrivener (3.0) will allow users to pick any zoom percentage. (It is actually a little tricker technically than it might sound, because the text system tends not to like zooming much, and works better at some zoom factors than others.) AWESOME. And actually, I'm not su...
by December
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: more flexible zoom options in Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 758

more flexible zoom options in Editor

A desperate plea from one ageing presbyopic user — for either the possibility of custom zoom settings like Word has, or at any rate a couple more presets between 125% and 150% (eg 135% and 145%). I know this probably sounds like a frivolous and finicky refinement, but the truth is that for those of ...
by December
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: best backup option?
Replies: 1
Views: 290

best backup option?

I'm puzzled about something simple. (As usual! : ) Scrivener offers the option of both automatically saving a backup zip file whenever you CLOSE the program and also whenever you OPEN the program. Can't work out the implications of this choice: why prefer one to the other? In what circumstances woul...
by December
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: connection point for connectors
Replies: 25
Views: 4629

Re: connection point for connectors

Aha. I think I've been unclear here: sorry! It's very hard to talk about these things w/out pictures! Thank you for putting your graphic in — I should have put one into my own post, but alas have forgotten how to upload images into phpBB... Let me try to clarify: I'm not trying to draw connectors be...
by December
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Scapple Technical Support (macOS)
Topic: connection point for connectors
Replies: 25
Views: 4629

Re: connection point for connectors

Ooops. I see I should have posted in this thread — just left a rambly post in the Beta forum Features Wish List thread. Great to have an explanation Amber: thank you, and glad to know you guys are at least thinking about this issue! I've just been trying out Scapple for the first time and struggling...
by December
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Feature Requests / Suggestions
Replies: 57
Views: 47434

Re: Feature Requests / Suggestions

Late to the party -- just discovered Scapple and delighted with it in principle: a free-form place to jot down and move around ideas is just what I'm looking for! There's one simple feature it lacks though, which for me comes close to a deal-breaker: viz the ability to choose where connecting lines ...
by December
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Paragraph Indent via Ruler — dumb question (*blushes*)
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Paragraph Indent via Ruler — dumb question (*blushes*)

Thanks, Sandra! Definitely a good strategy for large-scale formatting. My frustration is that I do a lot of quick formatting on the fly, often just to tidy up a random paragraph or two of notes so they read clearly, and grabbing a ruler widgie is about as much effort as it's worth it to me. Also, th...
by December
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Paragraph Indent via Ruler — dumb question (*blushes*)
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Paragraph Indent via Ruler — dumb question (*blushes*)

Interesting. How typically annoying of Apple.... Of course Word for Mac seems to manage to supply that third widgie, despite Apple's dopey OS. So presumably it can be done. But I guess if you're MS Word, you can afford to throw bushels of code at things : ) any way to get the functionality would be ...
by December
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Paragraph Indent via Ruler — dumb question (*blushes*)
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Paragraph Indent via Ruler — dumb question (*blushes*)

Really stupid question but.... I'm puzzled by the Left Indent controls on the Formatting Ruler. In most applications, the little blue widgie at the left of the Ruler which you drag around to set your indents has THREE parts. One sets indents for the first line, one sets the rest of the paragraph, an...
by December
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?

Changing some titles to Caps is an intriguing idea. (You will not be surprised to learn that I use THAT too, as a visual guide (some of my folder titles are ALL CAPS, others not) — but one could certainly change it in a few salient places. For now, I've changed just a couple of the labels on some To...
by December
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?

It's true that I can change the labels; it's just that the colours are long-standing aide-memoires for me, so having one project use a different set of colours would be really confusing (ditto having them NOT show up in the Binder, where I rely on them to keep my organisation clear in my mind). I kn...
by December
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?

Thanks for your replies! Both are very smart ideas — except that I'm already heavily making use of both text formatting and the label-colouring of Binder files to help me keep track of things within the projects themselves. (Basically I find visual cues an invaluable mental resource!). Which is why ...
by December
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Are there any Project-Specific 'Appearance' parameters?

Another stupid question, but I'm trying to come up with some simple way of making two similar projects look different, so I don't accidentally make changes to the wrong one if I've got both open. My first obvious idea was to change the background colours, but that appears to be a global setting whic...