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by AndreasE
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: NaNoWriMo Obfuscated
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: NaNoWriMo Obfuscated

Funny. I never knew such an option was there. :D
by AndreasE
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Start Here Marker
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Start Here Marker

Scrivener opens every file exactly at the position where you've left it. Automagically :wink:
by AndreasE
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Getting Rid of Act I, II, III
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Getting Rid of Act I, II, III

But why should you do that? If the answer happens to be "I don't want the acts to appear in my final file", this can easily be done by clicking them off in the compile stage; no deleting necessary.
by AndreasE
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ultimate wish: replace Word entirely
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Ultimate wish: replace Word entirely

The good news is that all versions of the OpenOffice-project deal with these file formats easily (and for free). So, you don't have to buy Microsoft Word (AFAIK, it can't be bought anymore anyway, you have to rent it now?), just download OpenOffice or LibreOffice, and you're done. No, you still ver...
by AndreasE
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ultimate wish: replace Word entirely
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Ultimate wish: replace Word entirely

In the publishing industry, there is almost no way around Microsoft Word. It's part of the production process. That all depends on which publishers you work with. "The publishing industry" is large and varied, not some monolithic entity, and nowadays it includes self-publishing (aka publi...
by AndreasE
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Most Stable OS X for Scrivener???
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Most Stable OS X for Scrivener???

nom wrote:In my experience, Snow Leopard was the most stable OS X for *everything* (including Scrivener).


Amen. That's why I'll cling to my old iMac running 10.6 as long as possible.
by AndreasE
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ultimate wish: replace Word entirely
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Ultimate wish: replace Word entirely

In the publishing industry, there is almost no way around Microsoft Word. It's part of the production process.
by AndreasE
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How to use Scrivener for all my ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: How to use Scrivener for all my ideas?

Using a Scrivener project as a catch-it-all for ideas should be the easiest thing in the world: You create a new document for every idea, be it one sentence or a long text – and after that, you can add a label, a status, an icon, keywords ad lib; you can move the items around, sort them by date or w...
by AndreasE
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Why do you design for Mac & port to Windows?
Replies: 117
Views: 16545

Re: Why do you design for Mac & port to Windows?

BTW, people were already writing bestselling novels with previous versions of Scrivener for Mac that had fewer features than Scrivener for Windows today. Software features are overrated.
by AndreasE
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Yosemite gurus, some advice please
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Yosemite gurus, some advice please

I'd like to adjust it to something like "in order to grow something, you need a fertile soil … or a nutrient medium …" :lol:
by AndreasE
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Yosemite gurus, some advice please
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Yosemite gurus, some advice please

And what's the point in having a clean computer desktop? If you're working on your computer, you won't see it most of the time anyway. But then again, I am no big fan of clean table desktops as well. If I enter a office and see somebody sitting behind a neat, empty table with only one item before hi...
by AndreasE
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Yosemite gurus, some advice please
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Yosemite gurus, some advice please

I think I'm at the point where the dock is meaningless other than as a status display for running apps. But some applications are useful to have in the dock even if they're NOT running. I always keep Textwrangler there so that if I want to look into textfiles that are not identified as such, I simp...
by AndreasE
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Yosemite gurus, some advice please
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Yosemite gurus, some advice please

CMD ALT DRAG the application icons that you do want to a new folder of links. Then add that folder to your dock and remove the main applications folder (from the dock). This is how I do it, too. I have subfolders for "writing apps", "image processing", "website management&q...
by AndreasE
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Website Revamp
Replies: 187
Views: 12858

Re: Website Revamp

The "state of the art" design of the moment are websites that are designed to look good on tablets. They show a lot of cool, expensive photography, have large fonts – and tell as little as possible about what they're about. Or the product. Most say "Hey, you've come to a cool place - ...
by AndreasE
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Who straightens my desktop while I'm away?
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Who straightens my desktop while I'm away?

Here, I have the option "lock to grid" activated (looks tidier). Which should not sort the icons, but simply keep them aligned.

Nevertheless, I will give it a try. Next logout will be friday evening for the big weekly backup procedure, and then I'll see :|