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by Kendric
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: "The word count is simply too high."
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: "The word count is simply too high."

What I'm taking away from the lack of response is that no one else sees a downside either. :)
by Kendric
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple iPad & Scrivener
Replies: 111
Views: 12356

Re: Apple iPad & Scrivener

http://www.semigreenpenny.com/img/forums/10033165-typewriter_mode.png Please help, every time I start up Scrivener, it's in Typewriter Mode! I know that's a joke, but I can't help but liking the idea of a dedicated scrivener box like that - e-ink could make it happen. Totally impractical. What a ni...
by Kendric
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: "The word count is simply too high."
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: "The word count is simply too high."

kewms wrote:Make sure you have a current backup before making this kind of radical change, using any method.


VERY sound advice. Actually, I made several backups in a couple of places before splitting them.
by Kendric
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: "The word count is simply too high."
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

Re: "The word count is simply too high."

While we're on the subject, what's the easiest way to split a single scrivener project into two books?

The easiest way I can figure is to duplicate the project in the finder, assign them unique names, then delete the relevant chapters from each.
by Kendric
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: "The word count is simply too high."
Replies: 27
Views: 5543

"The word count is simply too high."

Well, I'm a few (so to speak) rejections into looking for an agent. They've all been cordial, but only one has included anything about why they passed on the project. "The word count is simply too high." She also sent me a link to her blog where she gives word count guidelines. http://thes...
by Kendric
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple iPad & Scrivener
Replies: 111
Views: 12356

Re: Apple iPad & Scrivener

"iPad is an incredible opportunity for developers to re-imagine every single category of desktop and web software there is. Seriously, if you're a developer and you're not thinking about how your app could work better on the iPad and its descendants, you deserve to get left behind." Lovel...
by Kendric
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Why coffee and not tea?
Replies: 22
Views: 2004

Re: Why coffee and not tea?

I did a "cold turkey" no caffeine thing a while back. That was a life changer. I can now go day without coffee, tea or water. Very liberating. I did that once. The resulting withdrawal symptoms matched descriptions I've heard for heroin withdrawal. It was BAD. No, I'm quite happy with my ...
by Kendric
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Losing format when I change styles
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Losing format when I change styles

Is there any chance that 2.0 will be less heavy-handed with the styles? Losing underlining or italics from pages and pages of text when you're only changing the font is tremendously frustrating.
by Kendric
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OpenOffice
Replies: 11
Views: 2028

Re: OpenOffice

OpenOffice is slower, less polished, less capable, and a pain in the neck. That said, MS Office isn't exactly Miss Congeniality either.

If you're relying on Scrivener for your writing and only need an office environment for reviewing your exported files, it's probably more than capable.
by Kendric
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Hideous issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Hideous issue

Ha, don't worry about it, I've been on the receiving end of much worse. :) And really, this comes up a lot - so much so that the shortcut in 2.0 has been change to cmd-delete, to match the behaviour of the Finder and so that no one accidentally moves a file to the Trash folder just because the focu...
by Kendric
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: iPad killed the KIndle
Replies: 41
Views: 4065

Re: iPad killed the KIndle

Jaysen wrote:Useless device unless you are a fanboy(girl).


Apple fanboi here. It's a toy.
by Kendric
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple iPad & Scrivener
Replies: 111
Views: 12356

Re: Apple iPad & Scrivener

I was all ready to rush out and buy the new Apple iWhatever as soon as it was available. Mostly because of the weight of my laptop - I travel a good deal, and a lightweight Mac tablet sounded like a really useful item. But without OSX, it isn't a computer, it's a toy. That's it exactly. I got my ho...
by Kendric
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple iPad & Scrivener
Replies: 111
Views: 12356

Re: Apple iPad & Scrivener

Moreover, it concerns me that it could be a commitment to the iPhone OS over Mac OS X... That's occurred to me too. I've been a Mac nerd for over 20 years, but if they're going to try to make the iPhone OS their flagship OS... Hey, look, Android. And Windo... Linux! Linux? Sheesh, what a choice to ...
by Kendric
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple iPad & Scrivener
Replies: 111
Views: 12356

Re: Apple iPad & Scrivener

If users decide to drop Scrivener because we can't produce an iPad version at the moment... The reverse is more likely for me. It's a pretty toy, but if Scrivener and other actual workhorse programs aren't available on it then it remains little more than a pretty toy. What a shame they built it on ...
by Kendric
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Apple iPad & Scrivener
Replies: 111
Views: 12356

Re: Apple iPad & Scrivener

I am watching the live feeds and weeping - mainly at the idea of how many requests for an iPad version I know I will receive. http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7368&start=0 http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7370&start=0 I see what ...