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by brett
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Text Clipping Import
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

Maybe I'm not understanding your work method here, but ... rather than dragging text from a web page or other app to the desktop, wouldn't it be a lot easier to select the text you want and then hit "Create New Clipping from Selection" (either from the Services menu or a keyboard shortcut)...
by brett
Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: EagleFiler
Replies: 13
Views: 6542

EagleFiler is the subject of one of Ted Goranson's characteristically thoughtful discussions . I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I like the fact that it uses the Finder rather than creating a separate database, as Devon does. I too would like to be able to capture text selections with a ...
by brett
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The zen of scrivener?
Replies: 70
Views: 28189

Kind of fun to see all the clever suggestions for naming this topic I proposed many days ago. I'm fine with whatever makes everyone (esp. Keith) happy, but being a literal minded journalist, personally I'd lean away from "'Zen" (cool as that is) and even "Usage Scenarios" and tow...
by brett
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The zen of scrivener?
Replies: 70
Views: 28189

Thanks all for the list of useful apps that serve as adjuncts to Scrivener. As a result, I'm now using iClip (thanks to Alexandria's tip) to replace PTH Pasteboard, made a backup using Synk, and downloaded VoodooPadLite, though I'll need more time to try it out. You're right: it's a fascinating and ...
by brett
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature set locked for 1.0 (and roadmap)
Replies: 20
Views: 6907

Agreed -- finish Scriv, then get back to work on your non-tech writing! I'd also like to add my thanks to you for both accepting so many recommendations (including a couple of my own) and for illuminating the process by which apps are developed. I'm definitely a non-geek writer, so for me the discus...
by brett
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener Beta 3 now public
Replies: 60
Views: 70150

To get rid of extraneous line breaks, spaces and other text annoyances, go to http://www.devon-technologies.com/download/index.html and click on the free "WordService," which will place a command called Format in your Services menu. Select the text you want to clean up, click on Format in ...
by brett
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting
Replies: 16
Views: 6670

Agreed -- beta 3 is more than I expected, and just right for Scrivener, which, as you note, has been intended from the outset as an app to facilitate actual research and writing, leaving final formatting for Word, FD, Pages or whatever. Formatting needs will differ considerably for most writers and ...
by brett
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting
Replies: 16
Views: 6670

I'm another playwright who heartily endorses Keith's adoption of scriptwriting format. I've heard that Pages has a screen or scriptwriting format that maybe Keith could use. There's also Celtx and, as noted above, Final Draft. Here's an example of script style on the web. http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/...
by brett
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ack! Scrivener lost all my work!
Replies: 38
Views: 12674

I've also set my default document background to be slightly colored (very light green), which distinguishes outline view from regular, so that's a good workaround for me. But if that's not enough for everyone else, maybe toss in a preference that allows a default background color whenever the outlin...
by brett
Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Smart clippings
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Ah, I see. I knew there had to be a well thought out reason. Your philosophy probably makes sense for most writers, who generally work on one project at a time, so the current method should certainly remain the default. But if you can find time somewhere down the line to make a pop-up clipping box a...
by brett
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Smart clippings
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Smart clippings

I'm so happy that you made a Service for clipping text from web pages and emails and other docs to Scrivener. I use the Services menu often. However, I wish we could have the option (toggled in Preferences?) to determine the name and destination of the clipping when it's first clipped. So you'd sele...
by brett
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener beta 2 now public
Replies: 29
Views: 23493

Keith: I've had five magazine and newspaper deadlines, plus a quick trip to LA for a story, plus an amazing arts festival here in Portland, all converging on me in the past 2 weeks, so forgive me for not posting earlier, as I've been really under the gun. I've used Scrivener beta 1 for all of these ...
by brett
Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.0 RC b1 here at last...
Replies: 74
Views: 56550

But damn good beers compared to the domestic yellow water we get served, here. :) You live here in Beervana and you're complaining?! Try the new Bridgeport Surpris, or Mirror Pond, or Widmer or -- oh, wait, this is for discussing the new Scrivener. I'll download the beta ... as soon as I drain this...
by brett
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature request lists
Replies: 23
Views: 11404

Thanks, Keith, for clarifying your vision of Scrivener 1. I think you're right to focus on getting it out the door with the currently planned feature set, and then add features as feasible and requested by users. Even Scrivener Gold is already a pretty good app, and obviously designed by someone who...
by brett
Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature request lists
Replies: 23
Views: 11404

Thanks, Amber and Alexandria, for confirming something that I've been suspecting for awhile now: writing app monogamy probably isn't realistic. (Maybe that was one of Word's conceptual fallacies; in trying to do everything, it does nothing well and makes everything harder than it should be.) Not onl...