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by Siren
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: E-books vs Paper?
Replies: 40
Views: 13627

I have been part of a user trial for an as-yet unreleased e-book device, and I have to say I loved it. It nearly broke my heart to have to send it back to the developers at the end of my allotted test period. Not only could I carry round every book I might possibly feel like reading, but I could rea...
by Siren
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus Pro - public beta
Replies: 12
Views: 3899

There's just been an update, and the problem is fixed (for me, at any rate). The official message on the Nisus Writer Pro forum reads: Sorry folks, this is totally our fault. The problem only occurred for those that had never run an OSX version of Nisus Writer. It had to do with missing preferences....
by Siren
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Nisus Pro - public beta
Replies: 12
Views: 3899

Hmmmm. Downloaded fine... moved to Applications fine... application seems to open fine... but it can't open a new file, which seems a bit extreme, even for a beta version! And it can't open existing RTF files either. I have sent in feedback via the Help menu, but I guess this one's not for me at thi...
by Siren
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Sensible Windows vs Mac debate (NO FLAMES, please)...
Replies: 55
Views: 18974

I am not a techy, although I have always worked in the software industry. As a teenager, we had an Apple IIe at home, so I was never particularly averse to Macs, although my working life has revolved around PCs. Once upon a time, I knew Word, then Word for Windows, then Microsoft Office (Word and Ex...
by Siren
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project and Session Targets
Replies: 17
Views: 5067

1. Click target icon in lower right of document 2. Enter target number (eg, 6000) 3. Click ok 4. Progress bar in lower right shows reasonable approximation of actual words compared to target 5. Click target icon again. 6. Progress bar instantly fills to indicate target complete 7. Target entry wind...
by Siren
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Odd behaviour with outliner and index cards
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Or I will hold my breath! Till I turn blue! I'd like to see that. Don't touch a thing, Keith! ;-) P.S. As long as you start breathing again as soon as you've demonstrated your chromatic versatility! :-) It occurs to me that you may misinterpret my last message as some sort of malevolent murder by p...
by Siren
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Odd behaviour with outliner and index cards
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

michaelbywater wrote:Or I will hold my breath! Till I turn blue!


I'd like to see that. Don't touch a thing, Keith! ;-)
by Siren
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How useful are targets?
Replies: 8
Views: 3168

I find word count targets very useful for structuring documents, allocating word counts for individual sections when I know the final word count of the finished piece. In the ten days I have been using Scrivener v1.01, I have been adding the target to the document name, in brackets, so that I could ...
by Siren
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 1.03 now available!
Replies: 34
Views: 21299

Wow! Fantastic! Thank you!

I particularly like:
~ indication of synopsis/text/blank for icons in the binder
~ project, session and document word count targets
~ “Navigate Toâ€
by Siren
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Laptop or Desktop
Replies: 49
Views: 16128

Laptop for me - ageing iBook. One of the ones with a dodgy motherboard (replaced twice), which I personally believe is linked to flexing of the casing, so the iBook lives on a tray and we call it a traytop computer.
by Siren
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Manuscript Tracking Software
Replies: 16
Views: 7650

Another way of approaching this is to use project management software, such as Merlin (available at: http://www.merlin2.net ). It's not a cheap option, at €145, but if you have any project management needs as well, it's a possibility. I have just given this a quick try with an out-of-date version ...
by Siren
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: First project completed
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

First project completed

Well, I've just finished my first trial-but-in-earnest-for-a-deadline project in Scrivener: a short essay of 2000 words. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that it went swimmingly - apart from the early data loss incident, obviously, which was the result of a particularly virulent combination of ...
by Siren
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! (Synopsis)
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Thank you for the amazingly prompt reply. Unfortunately, of course, it's too late, because the first thing I did on seeing no Undo was to have a look in the Trash. Which, according to my understanding of your explanation, means that the Undo stack was wiped at that stage. Oh, well. Is there any way ...
by Siren
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! (Synopsis)
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Help! (Synopsis)

Aaaggghhh!!! I have just spent ages working on the wording of some points in a synopsis. Having decided that the wording of the first of these was spot on, I went to copy and paste it into the main section, to save typing. Accidentally clicked on the [...] button next to the heading "Synopsis&q...