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by cyberbryce
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Export to Mellel
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

I'm not sure of the problems in exporting an RTF file to Mellel - if someone can send me a test Scrivener project that compiles an RTF file that will be broken in Mellel, I'd appreciate it. The problem seems to be not with Scrivener itself, but with Mellel's ability to handle the new Leopard Cocoa ...
by cyberbryce
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Export to Mellel
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Leopard is the efficient cause

But anyway – an exporter/importer of Mellel files is one thing, rtf import of Mellel is another. It was never good and under Leopard it got even worse! For example, check out this thread in the Mellel support forum: http://forum.redlers.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1406&p=8633#p8633 I believe ...
by cyberbryce
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How about that review in the NYT?
Replies: 37
Views: 6880

Re: Also in slashdot

zuzu wrote:The NYT article in mentioned on slashdot.org, one of the more enduring nerd discussion sites http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/0 ... hreshold=2


The Slashdot comments appear to repeat the refrain, "duh, don't use a word processor for writing, use vi!"

:shock:
by cyberbryce
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How about that review in the NYT?
Replies: 37
Views: 6880

Awesome!
I don't think I can keep it a secret from my competitors anymore... ;-)
by cyberbryce
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple-converted-space
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

The HTML <span> elements with class name of "Apple-converted-space" are used to represent multiple spaces which otherwise have no representation in HTML. This won't be relevant for Scrivener, but if your ultimate goal is just to create HTML, you could export your document to RTF, open it i...
by cyberbryce
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: a new $ Variable
Replies: 5
Views: 768

I'd like to have a $ variable that reflects the name of the document, folder or folder document in the binder. Currently my folders ARE my chapter titles. I might use this feature too as my research papers have a hierarchy of levels each requiring different styles. The same ends could be accomplish...
by cyberbryce
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Table Support
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Nisus Writer does a pretty good job with tables as well. Copy and pasting them into Scrivener seems to work pretty well but probably using the same RTF classes as Mellel since the background colors are also lost and for some reason the width of the lines seems thicker when pasted into Scrivener. I ...
by cyberbryce
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Table Support
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

If the originating application (iWork/Pages) doesn't provide the data in the required format, it'd be a lot of effort to code up a custom solution and it would only work for iWork... A text-to-RTF table function would do this, and that might be of broader interest than a converter that would only wo...
by cyberbryce
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Slash Bug
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Yeah, the bug is that it lets you type in a slash. This character is reserved for defining folder hierarchies by the system (for example, "/Applications/Utilities" is how you would access the Utilities folder in Applications, using the underlying system). I am guessing this is why you get...
by cyberbryce
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Yikes! Coverted Files to Folders and underlying text gone
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

I'm afraid this is a long-shot, but: I've noticed that if you set your navigation preferences to display Folders as an Edit Scrivenings session by default (in the most recent beta), Scrivener does not display the text associated with that particular folder itself by default when the folder is marked...
by cyberbryce
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Export Draft? What about: Publish Draft or Generate Draft?
Replies: 48
Views: 9261

Sudden thought - if COMPILE sounds too techie, ASSEMBLE DRAFT would also have the same broad meaning. Yes, I prefer "Assemble Draft"; it seems to more precisely denote putting together different components (not just any kind of synthesis), although that might be too narrow an interpretati...
by cyberbryce
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.08) public beta now available
Replies: 96
Views: 54959

Re: Table problems

2. RTF export: Tables are not exported properly (neither MS Word, textedit nor Pages can open it) I haven't had any problems with MS Word or TextEdit with Scrivener's table export in the most recent beta. I just tried it on a complex draft and it worked fine. Might it be that you did not check &quo...
by cyberbryce
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: ODF support in 10.5?
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

I hate to put a positive spin on this situation, but I find it amazing how comparatively successful Apple has been doing such a Microsoft-like thing--that is, relying on the fruits of its ancient R&D. I absolutely agree with everything you have to say. I have often wondered why Apple went with R...
by cyberbryce
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Recommended FTP-Client?
Replies: 36
Views: 9431

As someone who mostly uses file transfers just to drop one or two files on a server or browse it, I'm really impressed with MacFusion at version 1.0. This is a program that uses Google's FUSE / MacFUSE to mount remote file systems via SSH (or FTP, though I'm not sure the advantage of that over the b...
by cyberbryce
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: page numbers cut off
Replies: 18
Views: 4204

I was able to replicate in Scrivener. Nothing seems to be cut off in TextEdit. One other piece of information: If you uncompress the pdf created via Scrivener (using PDFTK, "pdftk file.pdf output file-uncompressed.pdf uncompress"), you will see that (/) is the last character element in the...