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by dspady
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing document notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Printing document notes

I am revising a powerpoint presentation and am doing so by 1. Creating pdf files of each slide of the powerpoint and importing these pdf files into Scrivener; thus if there are 45 slides in the presentation, there will be 45 separate "pages" imported into Scrivener as pdfs. 2. Reviewing ea...
by dspady
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Keywords on steroids: Meta-data, copying from subdocuments, categorizing, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Keywords on steroids: Meta-data, copying from subdocuments, categorizing, etc.

Try Tinderbox. I am not at all a fan of it (too complex, I could never get the hang of it; and expensive), but it seems to me that it might be just what you need, mainly because of its flexibility and ability to create links. At least take a look The trial version is quite functional and you should ...
by dspady
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: prowritingaid
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: prowritingaid

I went to the site and tried to put text into the sample box.
Immediately, they want your email and password.
To my mind, that is just a way to get email addresses. Obviously, some login is needed if one uses it on an ongoing basis, but for a one-time trial, it is inappropriate.
by dspady
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: StorySkeleton
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: StorySkeleton

The fact you have had no reply in a month should tell you all you need to know. Who would buy a product that appears to be so poorly supported.

Don
by dspady
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: main screen won't hide when another app used
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: main screen won't hide when another app used

That's it. Works OK now.
Many thanks.
Don
by dspady
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: main screen won't hide when another app used
Replies: 2
Views: 370

main screen won't hide when another app used

I am using the latest Scriv with Mac OSX Lion (up to date) and have noticed that when I am using the main screen in Scrivener and want to use another application (e.g. Finder or Safari), that the main screen does NOT give way to the active app. It just stays there and I have to consciously minimize ...
by dspady
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Vic-k and a three word story
Replies: 2641
Views: 146311

Re: Vic-k and a three word story

as they talked
by dspady
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Synopsis does not summarize, it copies
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Synopsis does not summarize, it copies

Now, that is amazing. Here I was putting in a comment reflecting my own laziness, and someone has come along and reinforced my laziness by telling me how to get a summary without too much work. I tried it (using OS Services/Summarize) and it is not too bad at all.

Many thanks.
by dspady
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Synopsis does not summarize, it copies
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Synopsis does not summarize, it copies

I tried the Document --> Auto-Generate Synopsis tool to see how it would deal with a text selection in a document. All it did was to copy the whole thing to the Index card. That is not a synopsis, that is a copy-paste. A synopsis is a summary of the contents of the document and that is not happening...
by dspady
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref

I purchased WordWeb Pro with the Oxford Shorter English Dictionary (This is short only in the sense that it is not the COMPLETE OED, but still 2 volumes of very fine print if you buy it.) I forget the price, but it was quite manageable, and well worth it.

Don
by dspady
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref

I don't know. For me it doesn't, but then I have not set up Scrivener to do that and am unsure how to do so. Maybe someone else can answer that. I use WordWeb as a standalone. So if I have a word in Scrivener, I type it into WordWeb and then it provides me with the definition (if in dictionary mode)...
by dspady
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref

WordWeb is computer based. You download it and it is there all the time for any word processor you wish to use. It is freestanding.
by dspady
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Improved Thesaurus & Quick Ref

An excellent thesaurus and dictionary combination is WorbWeb. It comes with a dictionary and thesaurus but you can add the Oxford Dictionary or Oxford Shorter Dictionary for a very complete and excellent dictionary. I use WorbWeb constantly when I write, especially to find the 'right' word and to be...
by dspady
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Search problems
Replies: 33
Views: 2853

Re: Search problems

It could be that you have an extra space in the original. Why don't you search for a smaller phrase (e.g. "fluent", or "pretty fluent" or whatever). You may get more hits, but you should find what you want.

Don
by dspady
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Confirm Close
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Confirm Close

I was unaware of the shortcut, but will try to use it in future. I use shortcuts a great deal when writing (old Wordstar addict), but not so much for other stuff.

Thanks.

Don