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by Jack Daniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3: Lock the Binder?
Replies: 19
Views: 3622

Re: Scrivener 3: Lock the Binder?

Stuff does happen. But locking the binder seems like not much of a solution. Like thinking a gated community will not have crime in it. Recently, I dragged two chapters to the trash without knowing. I think I thought I was dragging something else. Later I emptied the trash. Gone forever. But the thi...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Word Count for Each Screenplay Character's Dialogue?
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Word Count for Each Screenplay Character's Dialogue?

… I'd like to know a line or word count for just dialogue. Don't necessarily need specific characters' count but that would be nice too. Just over all dialogue without stage directions etc would be great. It should not be difficult. All it would have to do is count words between quote marks. Sees a...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What No-one Wants to Read
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: What No-one Wants to Read

I think that blog post is from over 10 years ago.

Since that time, Steven has written an entire book on that subject, entitled 'appropriately' after the key phrase in the blog post.
by Jack Daniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Consider adding a toggle to 'Search'
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Consider adding a toggle to 'Search'

To clarify, I'm speaking of the search that places a field at top of the Binder when the hourglass is clicked. It's a great feature. My only problem with that is it makes the binder contents disappear. If I am searching for WHERE I used the word 'hotel', for instance (assume in this example I want t...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Highlight color in search
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Highlight color in search

I hope I didn't come off as a 'complainer'. I think Scrivener is one of the best-written pieces of software I've ever encountered. It is a godsend to the very hardest part of writing a novel, which is order and structure. If we imagine Raymond Chandler in 1937 writing his first novel, he had a metho...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Highlight color in search
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Highlight color in search

Thank you. That worked. I guess I never would have figured that out, since the term 'textual marks' is so illogically nebulous. Gun to my head, I still couldn't define that term. Hard to search a 979-page user manual if you don't know what term to search for. Searching for logical terms like 'highli...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Highlight color in search
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Highlight color in search

I should have been more specific. My apologies. I have no interest in highlighting text. My interest is in being able to distinguish text that has been highlighted via 'search' (meaning the searches done after clicking the little 'search' chiclet and the field then appears above the Binder). This do...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Highlight color in search
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Highlight color in search

The highlight color in search is yellow. When f.lux is invoked, it does not show. Is there any way to change the highlight coloir so that once the sun goes down I can still see what words are highlighted?
by Jack Daniel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Theme change not reverting to normal in compose mode.
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Theme change not reverting to normal in compose mode.

Not sure it this is related to the update, but after downloading that, I sampled 'themes' in the Scrivener menu. Not all that thrilled with any of those (they're fine), I went back to the default theme. OK. And yes, 'themes' probably have nothing to do with the update. But now when I go to compose m...
by Jack Daniel
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apply style changes both font and color. Must it change either of them?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Apply style changes both font and color. Must it change either of them?

I do a synopsis in a research doc in a different font and color. When I apply a style, it changes the font and color to the font and color (black) that my manuscript is in. I would prefer that applying the style leaves the font and color as they are. Having this doc in a different font and color set...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 5235

Re: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?

Katherine has the right of it on this. Scrivenings view is not intended as a "compile preview" and you should not expect it to function that way. I think Scrivenings mode does not check in with your compile settings at all to determine how it should behave. Scrivenings mode is a facility ...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: One click to return to top of current document in editor
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: One click to return to top of current document in editor

Well, no. That's not the case at all. I prefer an extended keyboard. I'd be lost without it in Logic Pro X on the iMac. But I write on the laptop. Apple, make a big laptop with an extended keyboard, please, that isn't like typing on a block of wood. But thanks, Dave. Apple is not fond of telling any...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 5235

Re: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?

JimRac is right on both counts. 1) What you see in Scrivenings mode just represents what the editor is doing to show you what it does there. Those fantom carriage returns are not being added to your docs nor used in compile. I apologize, but I am yet to be convinced of this. If Scrivenings indicate...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 5235

Re: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?

If I'm understanding you correctly, what you've done with the above is put the documents into Scrivenings mode. IMHO that's a red herring, as what you see in Scrivenings mode does not correspond at all with compiled output. Thanks so much for your input, Jim. I appreciate it much. You are correct, ...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 5235

Re: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?

I think I've found a clue. It may not be random, but it still is unexplained behavior. Assume two consecutive docs. Turn on 'show invisibles'. Select each separately in the binder. There is no carriage return (or anything else) after the last period in the last sentence of the first doc. There is no...