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by lenf
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scriv in Macworld video
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Scriv in Macworld video

5/30 (Friday) Macworld posted an article "Writing tools we use," basically a video by Jason Snell covering writing tools used at Macworld mag/sites and personally. Scrivener is featured for his personal use. Very nice comments about Scriv. http://www.macworld.com/article/133699/2008/05/mwv...
by lenf
Fri May 09, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OpenType Fonts an oldstyle figures
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: OpenType Fonts an oldstyle figures

If you can find someone with FontLab or like, it's fairly trivial to create a new unified face that would have old style numerals in place of the standard. There may be some free or shareware font editing tools out there that would do the same. Then you could actually name it MyFont. :)
by lenf
Wed May 07, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: File: Save
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: File: Save

Obviously, I've been spending too much time in Adobe apps, esp. Photoshop, of late. :D
by lenf
Wed May 07, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: File: Save
Replies: 2
Views: 341

File: Save

A long time ago, Keith was kind enough to change the File: Force Save to just the more common File: Save. I know Scriv is saving along behind the scenes, but after 20 years of Mac, I'm probably too set in what I've come to know. Maybe I'm pressing it here, but why does Scriv leave the File: Save &qu...
by lenf
Wed May 07, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Dvorak Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 1635

Re: Dvorak Keyboard

I put a several weeks into trying to learn the Dvorak layout quite a few years ago. I was typing 145 wpm on qwerty at the time. I struggled to get back to 145 on the Dvorak, finally gave it up. The only alternate I found that really seemed to up my speed was a prototype folding keyboard that allowed...
by lenf
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ready, Set, Go! for DTP & typesetting
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Ready, Set, Go! for DTP & typesetting

When I started a silly newsletter in '85, I called up Aldus and asked if they'd send a freebie for me to use in exchange for a mention in each NL. They laughed. I called RSG, talked to the president, and had a copy by FedEx the next day. A year later Aldus called back and offered a free copy and $50...
by lenf
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: MS Office 2008 Offer for Friday 11/23
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: MS Office 2008 Offer for Friday 11/23

Hi blu, MS seems to be all over the board on this. I got my copy very soon after they started shipping, but they sent the wrong edition. A phone call, they sent the correct version, refunded all shipping, and told me to keep the first shipped version as well. Flakey, but that's MS. Of course, having...
by lenf
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: rooms
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: rooms

When I bring up Scriv to work for the day, I'm never tempted to kick over to the browser or email. I'm hardly a disciplined person, but I find the writing to be more fun and adventurous than anything on the web. I'd hate to not be able to read over some work from the last week and make edits. But ma...
by lenf
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 138
Views: 34078

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

michaelbywater wrote:Zen story? Yes:

:) Years ago, when writing on a daily paper, I did a feature on a zen center. It was slated to run as a section front, and I wanted to have two columns of white. Then, of course, a note "continued on page 6" with another white column.
by lenf
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Forum continues to be s--l--o--w
Replies: 22
Views: 1714

Re: Forum continues to be s--l--o--w

I've used DreamHost for a few years, though I've never had any site up that was nearly as slow as this forum. The main Scriv pages come up very quickly, at least here. DH has problems from time to time. I think it was two years ago after some email flakiness I looked at some other hosting folks with...
by lenf
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Slow "Recent Projects"
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Slow "Recent Projects"

Not a huge thing, but when I quit Scriv (1.11), on restarting later the Recent Projects choice under File take a rather long time to present - 5 seconds or so. Once it seems to have built up whatever, and as long as Scriv continues running (which is almost always, here), the same bit is instant. I'v...
by lenf
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Need Leopard advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2597

Re: Need Leopard advice

Jaysen wrote:Vista? That sir was uncalled for. Take it back.

Surely Redmond wishes they could take it back, too. :)
by lenf
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 138
Views: 34078

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

My favorite: Two young zen monks are walking from one village to another. Along the way, they come across a beautiful girl in very fine silk clothing standing before a large stretch of muddy road. One of the monks bows gently before the girl, picks her up and carries her across the mud so she will n...
by lenf
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Need Leopard advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2597

Re: Need Leopard advice

Unless you really need features specific to Leopard, I'd leave the PowerBook as is. You could run it, but just because you can doesn't mean you should. :) I've been running Leopard since a month after intro, but mostly because a few bits of software I use, like the new version of Omni things, requir...
by lenf
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Favourite Plot Holes
Replies: 20
Views: 4057

Re: Favourite Plot Holes

Then there are things that just plain don't make sense. My favorite personal example is the attack of the government forces at the end of ET. They are wrapping this little suburban house in plastic! Why?!! Supposedly to prevent contamination - but ET's been wandering around the neighborhood, and th...