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by Prion
Tue May 29, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Need help - backing up Scrivener files w/ Chronosync to .mac
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

I know of at least one other user who uses Chronosync to back up. He had one minor issue with is easily fixable, so I ought to warn you about it: Be sure to check whatever option is available in Chronosync to delete files from the backup that have been deleted from disk for your Scrivener projects....
by Prion
Tue May 29, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Need help - backing up Scrivener files w/ Chronosync to .mac
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

You can easily create the same kind of thing with Chronosync by having CS search the highest ranking folder with scrivenings in it and setting the extension to '*.scriv'.This will preserve the folder structure just as well and should also preserve the metadata which regularly get messy when using th...
by Prion
Mon May 21, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: References and Citations - what to use?
Replies: 39
Views: 16672

I second fletcher's notion concnerning Sente's usefulness especially now that it supports Web of Science. Being a molecular biologist Pubmed is not the only place I need to look out for and WoS is definitely a big improvement. This Web of Science also includes Social Sciences Citation Index which ma...
by Prion
Tue May 08, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 19652

I am one of those who use Scrivener both for creative writing but I am also trying to adapt my academic writing to this tool with varying success. MMD is a step in the right direction and having version control would be another big one. (Plus true file comparison but I am not going to bring that up ...
by Prion
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Notae
Replies: 61
Views: 23732

Maria, I was actually talking about those apps that I thought just facilitate the tagging for you. I know there are apps out there that take Spotlight to another level or completely replace it but I did not have those in mind. Punakea and Tagbot (sorry for typing something else) do just that, they l...
by Prion
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Notae
Replies: 61
Views: 23732

Just out of curiosity, what is the advantage of using dedicated applications such as NiftyBox, Punakea, TagBot (there are so many!) over the tagging that can be done using Quicksilver for free? The end result must be the same, because working with the files later in the process takes place outside t...
by Prion
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener Collaborative Writing and Version Control
Replies: 44
Views: 19652

Jeremy this looks very promising! Can you describe in more detail how to set up everything? I for one would be very interested and I am sure others are, too. Command line fear not a problem here. I am taking the liberty to continuing your numbering scheme even though I may just be covering problems ...
by Prion
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener, Word AND Endnote
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

You cannot remove the XML'ed code that Endnote inserts into Word documents from inside Scrivener. However, you can "unformat" in Word (this is a command inside the Endnote tab in Word) which leaves nothing but text characters and then import into Scrivener. That said, I consider Scrivener ...
by Prion
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Advise please: Endnote, Sente or Bookends?
Replies: 9
Views: 4268

No luck with WoS I am afraid. Do you have access to JSTOR? Just like WoS it has a large coverage of non-Pubmed journals and is searchable from within Sente. Plus the GUI is very nice. Do check whether it does what you want and need though as with all other programs, the looks ain't everything as the...
by Prion
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Advise please: Endnote, Sente or Bookends?
Replies: 9
Views: 4268

I admit that I am using Sente and Endnote but I am also following Bookends. The Sente developers are certainly much closer to the responsiveness of Bookends Jon than either is to the glacial speed of endnote's support. I like the very slick and intuitive interface that Sente has along with the excel...
by Prion
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Sente, Spotlight integration
Replies: 22
Views: 9976

Due to future versions of MS Office for Macs shipping *without* support for VBA macros this breaks many programs ways to interact with Word in particular. Now many developers are looking for alternatives and Sente will in its next version V5 introduce plain text placeholder citations. These will lat...
by Prion
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Too funny - Vi Input Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

That serves me right. I use aquamacs (OS X emacs ..err...variety) but only skimmed the surface of what it does editor-wise. It does one thing exceptionally well, however, it specializes in reconstruction of molecular structures. Honest.
by Prion
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Too funny - Vi Input Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

AmberV wrote:It cannot yet handle one of my favourite tricks: 60i-<esc>

sigh. So close!


I cannot resist: What is this supposed to be doing?
by Prion
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Another ThoughtPattern?
Replies: 23
Views: 9114

Ha, typewriter. I wrote my first short stories using a combination of even more ancient hard- and software: Paper and Pencil (no trademark)! :D I still do that today occasionally. But being able to change names and search for things is so convenient that anything longer than a three page short story...
by Prion
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: compare text function as in FileMerge?
Replies: 13
Views: 4773

I am aware of the problem but that doesn't mean that solutions are impossible. We are beating a dead horse here anyway, I was not expecting you to develop this all by yourself. I simply assumed that this must be a raher fundamental requirement and so I assumed that there were solutions (read: algori...