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by Siren
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iGTD
Replies: 32
Views: 10835

Thanks for the recommendation. I've been trying this out for a couple of days, alongside Midnight Inbox, Ghost Action and Actiontastic -- and iGTD is the one I have decided to stick with. Seems to do everything I need it to, fairly intuitively, and without too much jargon. Now I've got no excuse for...
by Siren
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Writers' rooms
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

Writers' rooms

Maybe I'm just nosey (and procrastinating), but I was fascinated by this article on Guardian Unlimited, which shows photographs of the rooms where a dozen or so authors write, with comments by the authors themselves: http://books.guardian.co.uk/writersrooms Most of them make me feel that maybe my st...
by Siren
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What kind of Scrivener user are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 10676

I must be very confused about my identity... The only thing I can say for certain is that I have never written a screenplay, and I don't see myself as a screenwriter! (Although now that you mention it, I wouldn't mind giving it a go.) In the end, I voted for the option which most closely matches wha...
by Siren
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What kind of Scrivener user are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 10676

Hard to choose just one of these. I bought Scrivener for writing fiction, but am using it for academic writing and non-fiction writing. So far, I haven't done much fiction in Scrivener, because it has given me a new lease of life in some other projects that I was getting fed up with, thereby delayin...
by Siren
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: E-books vs Paper?
Replies: 40
Views: 14135

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: 4048

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: 4048

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: 19550

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: 5255

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: 2400

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: 2400

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: 3256

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: 21848

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: 16635

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: 7925

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 ...