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by dberreby
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion

For instance, perhaps an icon in the binder footer bar that looks much like the split button you see in the right of the editor header bar, but with one half shaded in to show which editor will be affected by binder selections. (The only problem might be that users think it is some sort of button t...
by dberreby
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion

No apologies necessary! We're hsving a civil discussion about our Scrivener experience. I always find your posts very helpful, actually.

Good point about the behavior; I could see setting it up that way, with 2 stable docs, using Quikref windows to dip into others. Hadn't thought of that...

David
by dberreby
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion

Perhaps what would help you more is just adjusting the "locked in place behavior" of the navigation preference settings so that the binder selection will open in the other editor as you expect when the default one is locked. Actually, this doesn't help, because the option is "Binder ...
by dberreby
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion

template still means template, convert still means convert--it's just the context that has changed, and that's clear from the menu header (Document, Format, etc.). I'd think it'd be more confusing to try to come up with other (yet synonymous?) terms to identify these options. As for the binder issu...
by dberreby
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Really hating this program right now
Replies: 70
Views: 10857

Re: Really hating this program right now

Like every other writer, I use the white-text-on-blue-background feature that Jerry Pournelle got Microsoft to add to Word years ago. Since the Scrivener overview tutorial shows green text on black in Full Screen mode, and because I've stumbled on it once or twice on my own, I know it's possible. I...
by dberreby
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Minor suggestions to avoid confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Minor suggestions to avoid confusion

Hi, Keith et al. 2 very small suggestions to avert confusion that I myself have experience in 2.0. First, perhaps it would be good to have different words for different menu items? Both 'template' and 'convert' appear in more than one place in the menus, meaning different things in each spot. I have...
by dberreby
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A Blogger's Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: A Blogger's Request

Another way round WP idiosyncrasies: A free applet (WPWriter, < http://www.mhvt.net/quicktime/eng/wpwriter.php >) lets you drag final copy into an open window, apply basic markup, then copy/paste into the WP window. No direct feed; you do need to use a browser. But it's small and efficient, and sav...
by dberreby
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A Blogger's Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: A Blogger's Request

Is that "Copy as HTML (Basic) Using <p> etc" something new in 2.0? I don't see it in v1.54... or maybe I'm just missing something... I thought the only way to get HTML was to do File -> Export -> Files... and then select "Export main text as.." and choose HTML at the bottom. Yup...
by dberreby
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A Blogger's Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: A Blogger's Request

Hmm. I find that "Copy as HTML (Basic) Using <p> etc" is the type of copy that plays nice with the site for which I blog. And with TypePad.

I don't know much about HTML, though. Just reporting that in my experience the extra step hasn't proved necessary.

David
by dberreby
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Keyboard shortcut for QuickRef
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Keyboard shortcut for QuickRef

Hi David, If you go to Scrivener>Preferences:Navigation, you can set the "Corkboard and Outliner Space Key Behavior" to open the selected documents in a QR windows rather than in the editor. Would that do what you want? Well, as a matter of fact ... yes! That covers it. One more case of R...
by dberreby
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A Blogger's Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: A Blogger's Request

For those who do want to use Scrivener for blogging, they can always use the Edit > Copy Special commands to copy as HTML or BBCode and paste into a blog. All the best, Keith Keith, I think you're being characteristically modest. If a blog involves real writing and research, then Scrivener is *grea...
by dberreby
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Keyboard shortcut for QuickRef
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Keyboard shortcut for QuickRef

Tapping the spacebar summons the QuickRef view of a file *from the binder* but not from the Outliner or Corkboard, for quite logical reasons. However I often find I want to summon a QuickRef from the outliner. For example, I might have my draft in one Editor window and my sources the other, in Outli...
by dberreby
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Compatability with the Readability web service
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Compatability with the Readability web service

I'm curious about what you want; from what I can gather you want a web archive that looks like Readability's version of the page in Scrivener, with the original url in that web archive's Document References. Is that correct? Correct. The point is (a) clean text, (b) no-distractions recording of URL...
by dberreby
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Project Notes: what are the ideal ways to use?
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

Re: Project Notes: what are the ideal ways to use?

But I'd be interested to learn the purposes for which it was designed and also the different ways you all use it . Thanks! S. Hello, Saleem, Aside from what has been already mentioned, I find Project Notes useful for collecting specific bits of material from different docs. Because I might need onl...
by dberreby
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Compatability with the Readability web service
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Compatability with the Readability web service

Scrivener's never going to be able to do every single step for every single user - sorry! :) Point taken. This topic probably fits better under tips and tricks, as it is about how to set up work to take advantage of all the goodness already in Scrivener. At least I didn't bring up "Evernote in...