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by mamster
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Working with an editor's revisions to a book
Replies: 33
Views: 4180

Re: Working with an editor's revisions to a book

Wow, chefpogo, that's great. I assumed there was no point in bringing this up with my editor, but maybe i was wrong.
by mamster
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Auto-numbered lists don't play with Nisus
Replies: 19
Views: 2391

Re: Auto-numbered lists don't play with Nisus

This is great news--I've been grumbling about this for a while. Thanks, Keith.
by mamster
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Working with an editor's revisions to a book
Replies: 33
Views: 4180

Re: Working with an editor's revisions to a book

I'm at the same stage, and I agree. It feels like losing a limb to give up Scrivener, but trying to roll changes back into Scriv at this point would be like having several limbs, some of which seem to be asleep but which wake up and punch you in the face at random times.
by mamster
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Difference between "save" and "backup to"?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Difference between "save" and "backup to"?

Unless you've changed the default autosave frequency, you should ignore the fact that the "Save" command exists--it basically doesn't do anything. Using the File|Backup command doesn't change where you're project is being saved to; it just saves off a backup. If you want to automatically s...
by mamster
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Books on writing
Replies: 59
Views: 24738

Re: Books on writing

The best I've read recently is Jack Hart's A Writer's Coach. It's a mechanics and style book for professional nonfiction writers, not beginners. (Not that there's anything wrong with being a beginner. :)
by mamster
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Auto-numbered lists don't play with Nisus
Replies: 19
Views: 2391

Re: Auto-numbered lists don't play with Nisus

I was having this problem and found that if I opened my Scrivener-produced RTF document in Pages and then exported to DOC format, it would work fine in Word--and I'm guessing it would probably work in Nisus, too. Not that this helps if you don't have Pages, but if you do happen to have a copy of iWo...
by mamster
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: new beta?
Replies: 14
Views: 12503

This is the most awesome thread ever.
by mamster
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Disabling rich-text in Scrivener editor
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

I have the same preference as you, and here's how I do it. First, I mapped Paste and Match Style to ctrl-V. Second, my default font is Monaco 12, which has no bold or italic.
by mamster
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who can cook?
Replies: 54
Views: 4624

I wrote a cookbook in Scrivener--well, not a cookbook exactly, but a nonfiction book with 40 recipes. (I will hype it after I turn in the manuscript.) So hopefully I can cook.
by mamster
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener 3.0
Replies: 9
Views: 2026

By the time we get to 3.0, Scrivener had better just write the damn book for me.
by mamster
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Transfer of Project to Second Computer
Replies: 1
Views: 397

You don't need to export or use any command in Scrivener--just drag the project file back and forth. It contains everything you need, unless you're using external references.
by mamster
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Printer via USB sloower and slooooower and slooooo...
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

I have a similar printer (LaserJet 6L) and went through several USB-Parallel converters before giving up and buying a used JetDirect EX Plus box on eBay. It's an ethernet-to-parallel interface, so as long as you have an ethernet hub near your printer, it'll work fine. It was easy to configure and ha...
by mamster
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Book View
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Set up your export format the way you like it, Compile Draft, and choose Print, then Preview. Your draft will load in Preview and you can view it 2-up.
by mamster
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: linking to documents on your computer
Replies: 3
Views: 762

I'm not sure, but it would certainly make me nervous. I'd convert the file to a Scrivener-friendly format (like PDF) and pop it into the research folder.
by mamster
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: linking to documents on your computer
Replies: 3
Views: 762

You can link a whole document to an external file this way, but not specific text within the document, as far as I know. To link a document, go to the document's notes pane (on the right) and click the little ribbon (for References) at the bottom of the pane (or press Cmd-7). Then click the plus sig...