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by chrisdr2
Tue May 05, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Best laptop etc for typing experience with Scrivener (for Windows)
Replies: 6
Views: 14680

Re: Best laptop etc for typing experience with Scrivener (for Windows)

I've been using 2 in 1 devices for a few years, the current one, a Surface Pro 5. Typing wise, the keyboard is fine, as good as any laptop keyboard I've used. At first, using the Surface Pro on the lap felt strange with the kickstand - it only touches in one place, and felt unstable, even though it'...
by chrisdr2
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Compile Window "too big" for 13 inch laptop and runs off the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Compile Window "too big" for 13 inch laptop and runs off the screen

I have a similar problem with a Surface Pro 5: 12.3" display, 2736x1824, 200% scaling. On the compile screen, the bottom of the edit format window appears under the taskbar, hiding the save/cancel buttons. I have to auto-hide the taskbar to access the buttons.
by chrisdr2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4492] RC2: Importing a web page
Replies: 3
Views: 598

[LH4492] RC2: Importing a web page

Hello,

I noticed that importing a web page (Add->Web Page) sometimes misses images.

For example: https://self-publishingschool.com/how-t ... -dialogue/

The page contains images relating to dialogue attribution, the first is displayed, but subsequent ones are missing.

Thanks

Christopher
by chrisdr2
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: [LH4703] Whole word option doesn't work in Project Replace
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

[LH4703] Whole word option doesn't work in Project Replace

Hi, I was about to report this bug for the previous version. As the subject says, the Whole Word option doesn't work for Project Replace - it seems to work as Contains. For instance, take the following line: "This morning Mo woke up early" I want to replace Mo with David in the entire manu...
by chrisdr2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Editing the first draft of a novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Editing the first draft of a novel

Why is it worth your time? Everyone who sets out to write a novel knows they need a first draft, although they don't really know what that is, so they write a beginning and an ending and fill up the space in between, and declare: my first draft done! In reality, what they probably have is a lot of ...
by chrisdr2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Editing the first draft of a novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Editing the first draft of a novel

I'd suggest compiling to PDF before trying to print the whole thing out, using one of the manuscript compile formats. Then maybe print out one chapter and give that a go editing on paper before you commit to hundreds of sheets of paper. Some people use a big iPad + "pencil" and a good PDF...
by chrisdr2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Editing the first draft of a novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Editing the first draft of a novel

Jolanth Szatmary wrote:Good luck with your second draft!

Thanks for the encouragment and tips. Instinctively, I want to hold it in my hands and work manually, but I see the logic in using Scriveners revision functions.
by chrisdr2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Editing the first draft of a novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Editing the first draft of a novel

Hi,

I am in the latter stages of a first draft (fiction - my first novel length book). Before editing, the draft will be around 100K words.

How do people usually start the editing process - on screen (I am using Scrivener 3 - Windows Beta) or by marking up a
printed manuscript?

Thanks
Christopher
by chrisdr2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Bug: Scrivener crashed whilst browsing search results
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Bug: Scrivener crashed whilst browsing search results

Version: Beta 32 Windows Version: Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363.535 The application crashed to the desktop after selecting an entry from the Search Results panel. No error message, here is the entry from Event Viewer. Fault bucket 1793367789562995121, type 5 Event Name: BEX64 Response: Not available Cab...