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by cyberbryce
Wed May 23, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TextExpander Issue?
Replies: 32
Views: 12585

Re: No Problem

TE is fine and feature-rich, but it's a little buggy. So is Final Draft's auto-complete feature, for that matter (buggy? FD? Shocking!) Strikes me that adding this to Scrivener would be one more thing that can go wrong. I was having problems with unicode characters with TE in some cases. At the sam...
by cyberbryce
Mon May 21, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: SKIM - pdf option
Replies: 8
Views: 3127

Re: pdf

You could set up your annotated and marked up Skim document and press print - but save it as a pdf instead. Then it all appears in Scrivener as a pdf. That's one way of "[writing] the data into the PDF". The other is to use the "Export" option in the file menu. To be clear, your...
by cyberbryce
Sun May 20, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: SKIM - pdf option
Replies: 8
Views: 3127

I agree that at version 0.3, Skim is a surprisingly nice tool for reading PDFs and taking notes. Sadly, Scrivener doesn't seem to keep Skim's annotations... I just have to rely on Scrivener's Scratch Pad, that I float in a corner (works fine in Skim's full screen mode). From what I've seen, Skim sto...
by cyberbryce
Tue May 08, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Bean
Replies: 16
Views: 6795

I too love iText express. For short to medium-length documents, it does pretty much everything I need a WP to do, once I've exported from Scrivener - basically, headers and page numbers. However, those useful headers and page numbers don't reliably save when I close an iText document. Not have they...
by cyberbryce
Fri May 04, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

I agree, speed testing should be done, and if it does cause a slowdown to occur, some form of version tracking compatibility option should be provided, with a warning that you might want to turn auto-save down (or off). With a normal program it might be an acceptable performance loss, but not with ...
by cyberbryce
Fri May 04, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

Just a disclaimer: I don't currently use SVN with my Scrivener packages, nor do I aspire to in the future. Anyway, it turns out that it is more straightforward than I had thought to convert the .binderscriv file format to XML. So as of 1.04, binder.scrivproj will be an XML file (it will look just as...
by cyberbryce
Fri May 04, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

Hi Keith, Regarding the binder.scrivproj file, if you ctrl-click on it and open it in, say, TextWrangler, it should come up as an XML file. A very weird XML file, yes, but XML nonetheless. Does this not happen? No, as far as I can tell (unless TextWrangler is smarter than my text editor) binder.scri...
by cyberbryce
Thu May 03, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

Of course, the binder is much more problematic, given that it is currently written out in binary form. I don't really see any way around that, as that is generally the way that custom classes such as are used by Scrivener to hold info get written to file. And should the file format change, that is ...
by cyberbryce
Thu May 03, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

Ok, I take part of it back, I imagined part of it. I have no idea what the copy of the text in binderstrings.xml is used for, but it didn't seem to break the project (or the Scrivener links) when I forced that text to be out of sync with the RTF. However, w/r/t the comment I made about Scrivener lin...
by cyberbryce
Thu May 03, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

Re: Subversion + SVK + Scrivener followup

Sorry I've been AWOL from this thread for a bit. cyberbryce re:How to resolve binder edits?: If there were binder edits, you merge the binder files at commit time. This means going through and resolving changes, just like using Microsoft Word to merge changes. I'm particularly fond of using FileMer...
by cyberbryce
Thu May 03, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 18996

Perhaps this is a naive question, but how do you keep the various auxilliary files in the project in sync--especially BinderStrings.xml, since that generally contains (and has to contain(?)) the text version of the RTF files and other project text?

Bryce
by cyberbryce
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does ANYONE understand how to commandeer Mac OSX Styles?
Replies: 22
Views: 6849

Re: Does ANYONE understand how to commandeer Mac OSX Styles?

....Maria, do I dare hope? What is "OpenDocument format," what will it offer in terms of Apple's text engine? Michael Michael, this is the XML based document format used by the Open Office Group, and rumours are that TextEdit will be able to use this format in Leopard as well. I hope, it ...
by cyberbryce
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: FEEDBACK REQUIRED: Footnotes
Replies: 89
Views: 31408

I use footnotes extensively, and discursively. They are essential in my work to avoid distracting readers from the main structure of the text and thrust of the argument, as well as for mandatory (intellectual-property-related) citations and acknowledgements. I think that Scrivener's current implemen...
by cyberbryce
Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Tutorial not found in standard user account
Replies: 12
Views: 3652

I have seen the third mechanism employed in other applications, and it has never thrown me off or frustrated me. You choose where the file goes (I hate when programs think they know where I want files to go *ahem, Microsoft*, and you can start using the project instantly once it is saved. I had tho...
by cyberbryce
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Tutorial not found in standard user account
Replies: 12
Views: 3652

My initial reaction was to suggest just that the permissions are changed on the document. However (and echoing xiamenese), I then thought of public computer labs and their desire to keep the Applications folder locked. So let me add a 4th possibility: create the tutorial in user space the first time...