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by janra
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: ThoughtOffice
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: ThoughtOffice

Huh, looks like ThoughtOffice is calling their stuff "based on" IdeaFisher. I also notice that it has "expert" questions set up in topical modules. Great way to restrict your thinking to what the experts come up with :-) I actually once "wrote" a brainstorm tool - for t...
by janra
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Important: Version 0.4.2 Alpha (Testers Wanted!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Important: Version 0.4.2 Alpha (Testers Wanted!)

I checked the 0.4.1 I had for participation circles after you mentioned it and noticed that apart from birth events, they had all disappeared. So with 0.4.2 I re-added the circles, saved, quit, and restarted Aeon. The participation information was still there. Thanks! (Also, Aeon starts up so fast o...
by janra
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: great icon design (except...)
Replies: 64
Views: 6436

Re: great icon design (except...)

Jaysen wrote:The box I have here says "binder clip". I always called them bulldog too, but then I have been told I am only visiting this planet.


I believe "bulldog" is one brand of binder clips.
by janra
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.4.0 (Exporting, Snow Leopard)
Replies: 24
Views: 3954

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.4.0 (Exporting, Snow Leopard)

Hi Matt, I didn't see your two questions to me until just now. The stack of events were all on the correct dates; it's just that the distance between first and last red events (about 1year) was only a few characters wide. Thanks for looking into it. Not sure why I keep setting up my timelines so the...
by janra
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.4.0 (Exporting, Snow Leopard)
Replies: 24
Views: 3954

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.4.0 (Exporting, Snow Leopard)

In the story arc view, at what point does the stretchy timeline take effect? Picture 1.png When the stacked up events reach the bottom of the screen? Also, the zoom slider - is it connected to anything yet? It doesn't seem to do anything that I can see. Context: brand new file; I'm starting an outli...
by janra
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Ghosts of Formats Past
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Ghosts of Formats Past

Are you deleting all of the bold text, and then finding that new text typed is still bold? If so, a space character may still be bold and your new typing is picking up the format from that.
by janra
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Bee Docs' Timeline + Scrivener integration...?
Replies: 61
Views: 9731

Re: Bee Docs' Timeline + Scrivener integration...?

I bought Timeline, but found it required a lot of work to put a timeline together. This was great for a presentation-type timeline, but what I need is a _working_ timeline, something that is fast and ready and that focuses on ease of input, rather than presentation details. Have you had a look at A...
by janra
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.3.1 (Story Arc View Beta)
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.3.1 (Story Arc View Beta)

Matt,

I just started Aeon today to start work on this year's NaNo, and it told me the version was due to expire on 30 Aug, 2009 - a few days in the past, now. "Check for updates" tells me I have the latest version. It seems to work regardless.
by janra
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: NaNo challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

NaNo challenge

In addition to the 50,000 word challenge (because that's just not enough... ?!) I usually set myself an extra challenge for NaNo. The first year I did it, it was 50,000 words and a complete story, because "OMG I got to 50,000 and my story isn't nearly half over and I don't know how I'm going to...
by janra
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Project search operators
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Project search operators

Carradee wrote:Does "any word" search not give the effect you want?


At a guess, "any word" without "whole words" would match pinch when searching for inch and many other non-whole-word matches.
by janra
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: What exporters would you like to see?
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: What exporters would you like to see?

In Simile, the timeline setup (including time compacting) is separate from the events list. Just providing the events list in their format would be nice.

At least, that's what it was like a year or two go when I last looked at it.
by janra
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: What exporters would you like to see?
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: What exporters would you like to see?

Whatever format some of the pretty timeline viewers use, maybe? Like Bee Docs (print) and Simile (web). Each has nifty display features and can read some sort of input file to quickly build a timeline.
by janra
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Collaborating using Scrivener
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Collaborating using Scrivener

My favorite is a method a user named janra describes using multimarkdown. I think that was me :) -- Janra uses RTF, I think. Here's my proposed workflow (which I haven't actually used, since I don't really collaborate w/ Scrivener): http://literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6417&a...
by janra
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Getting started

Well, you can really use any of the classification systems any way you like, but in general the story arc view is for separating subplots within the story. When there are multiple, unrelated things happening at the same time in different locations, it is useful to be able to see at a glance which ev...
by janra
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: fighting the shopping frenzy
Replies: 31
Views: 3976

Re: fighting the shopping frenzy

This wasn't a mac, but I bought a scanner in a plain box marked "factory refurbished". The guy at the store told me that a lot of the time that meant that somebody had bought it, returned it within the return period claiming it wasn't what they wanted (his opinion was that they just wanted...