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by lenf
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Which WP software? Mellel or NWP
Replies: 45
Views: 9882

I switched to Mellel from Nisus some years ago when Nisus began treating customers in a rather odd fashion with the arrival of OS X. One could never quite learn what program (Express, or the fabled but unseen Pro), or what version, might work. Upgrade fees were collected but what was sent out was ra...
by lenf
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Repeatable crash when viewing project statistics
Replies: 18
Views: 4796

Can someone please point me in the right direction to overcome this W&O thing so I can get on with trying to use Scrivener to put together my first article using the program? I think if you download the latest 1.11 beta (3), you'll find that it fixes the problem. Basically, Keith decided to tos...
by lenf
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Where do you look when you write?
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

I look at the scene I'm writing, which might be in a car, or an office, or a university lab, or a museum. It's all playing out in my head, so I watch it as I write it. :)

I mean, who needs drugs or alcohol when one can just write??
by lenf
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Antivirus....Which One?
Replies: 57
Views: 8545

Juddbert wrote:Trojans, Spaniards and Vikings... Now there's an unholy alliance!


I thought Trojans protected against another sort of virus...
by lenf
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Antivirus....Which One?
Replies: 57
Views: 8545

(b) A Windows installation running under Parallels or Boot Camp is exactly as vulnerable to malware as any other Windows installation. Personally, I would avoid running browsers, mail clients, and other Internet-accessing software from within the virtual machine. I installed Fusion and Windoz XP Pr...
by lenf
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Simple Texteditor with Fullscreenmode
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Actually, the story I've heard is that there have always been both migratory and non-migratory flocks of geese. But the migratory ones die: they get shot by hunters, swept off course in storms, and whatever other bad things can happen en route. Meanwhile, the non-migratory ones flourish: they find ...
by lenf
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Simple Texteditor with Fullscreenmode
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: The waterfowl/rodent transubstantiation

PJS wrote:We've had a problem locally -- honest -- with geese...I know, this sound like Monty Python, but it's real.


Problem with th' geese? What sort of problem? :D
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: StoryMill?
Replies: 22
Views: 4153

KB wrote:I don't know what sort of trouble! I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition...


Noooooooooobody expects...
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Upgrading for Dummies please....
Replies: 11
Views: 1780

Re: Terrible problems!

I'm having nothing but problems with the update and with Scrivener. Do note that I'm now using Leopard. The "now" part of the using Leopard...you recently upgraded to Leopard? Are you having other problems with your Admin account? There have been many notices about on problems going to Le...
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: StoryMill?
Replies: 22
Views: 4153

Siren wrote:... trouble at t'mill...


What sort of trouble??
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Widows & Orphans - how important?
Replies: 26
Views: 5017

AndreasE wrote:Any formatting a writer does to his or her manuscript makes it harder for the publisher to work with it.


Yeah! Let's dump all that silly double-space line stuff, too!
Pure ASCII! :D
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What an earthquake sounds like
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Laughing... I had moved to SF a few weeks before the 1989 quake, servant's quarters in one of the lovely Marina homes. I had just turned off Van Ness onto Chestnut when the quake hit. But I didn't hear or feel anything, being in a Jeep with rather stiff springs. I saw a bunch of bricks falling off t...
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Simple Texteditor with Fullscreenmode
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: Simple Texteditor with Fullscreenmode

cloots wrote: If asked, what I miss most about Scrivener there, it is fullscreen mode with non-white background...


It's been a long time since I touched a PC, but if memory serves there was this thing called DOS that let you have a black background with green lettering...

(grin)
by lenf
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Widows & Orphans - how important?
Replies: 26
Views: 5017

Banging out text, I'm not concerned with line characteristics. I wouldn't use the same font for working in Scriv and printing, so all that would get carried over into Mellel for my use. At the same time, if one does any printing out of Scrivener, it should offer widow and orphan control. Would one p...
by lenf
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Simple Mailing List Database
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Simple Mailing List Database

I work with a small non-profit that maintains two very simple mailing lists, used once a year. The lists contain only Name, Address, City, State, Zip fields and are printed to standard Avery address labels. Each list is about 300 records. Currently the lists are kept in FileMaker, but moving them on...