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by Jack Daniel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: One click to return to top of current document in editor
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

One click to return to top of current document in editor

I understand the behavior of returning to the previously-scrolled position when re-opening a scrolled document. That makes sense often. But not always. Most of the time I wish it would automatically rescroll to the top on opening. Maybe if we had a button at the bottom of the docs that would allow t...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 5937

Sometimes Scrivener adds a carriage return between documents, sometimes it doesn't. No consistency. Why?

I don't use separators between scenes. I use a single blank carriage returns, averaging 3 scenes per chapter. I'd like to have each scene in a separate document in the binder. Sometimes, for structural organization, I may want parts of scenes in separate documents in the binder (IOW, no carriage ret...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: curly quotes for entire manuscript
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: curly quotes for entire manuscript

It seems pretty non-intuitive, even for Mac. You have to: 1. Expand to all docs in the binder 2.Select all docs in the binder 3. Make sure you are in Scrivenings mode 4. Click into text in the editor 5. Select all text 6. Then use the transformation command It seems they do this to prevent inadverte...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Converting existing text to typographic quotes
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Change straight quotes to curly quotes

There's still an issue with smart quotes in Scrivener 3. I have smart quotes in my preferences - and for new work, it always works. When I go in and edit, change, or otherwise add to a section in another session, I lose my smart quotes on the new material and have to highlight and convert by hand. ...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3.1.1. crashes when I try to compile in epub or mobi.
Replies: 26
Views: 13645

Re: Scrivener 3.1.1. crashes when I try to compile in epub or mobi.

The main point here is to figure out where the actual problem is by selectively compiling. That's the key, because you will have to figure that out and change it to fix the problem anyway. But selective compiling can find that needle in your haystack eventually, and once you know what is causing the...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3.1.1. crashes when I try to compile in epub or mobi.
Replies: 26
Views: 13645

Re: Scrivener 3.1.1. crashes when I try to compile in epub or mobi.

I ran into this this week. In my case, I narrowed it down. I had the first line of a chapter as 'November Fourth '. I had a 'flush left' paragraph style for that line, and I had selected just those two words and added an Emphasis character style. This combination is what caused a compile crash. Afte...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Use 'Find by Formatting' to locate text with no style .
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Use 'Find by Formatting' to locate text with no style .

Is this possible? One can find all styles, but maybe not 'no style', which is I guess not a style. But that would be handy. If you compile As-Is text and miss adding a style to a line of text, it comes out really wonky looking in a mobi, and such lines are often invisible in the Scrivener editor, so...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Why is 'As-Is' not really 'As Is'?
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Why is 'As-Is' not really 'As Is'?

'As-Is' implies, even promises, that text will be formatted identically in the compiled doc as it appears in the editor. But when I try to compile for KF8/mobi and then preview that in the Mac Kindle app (which I must imagine is how it appears in a Kindle) there are significant differences. Line spa...