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by Jack Daniel
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Fractured styles
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Fractured styles

This one is for Keith, probably. In two places, one in a 194,000-word novel and again in a 50,000-word novella, I had a weird thing happen. When I compile to epub, sometimes part of a line is styled and another part is not. If I place the cursor anywhere in the line of text, Scrivener claims it has ...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: MasterClass: who's tried it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

Re: MasterClass: who's tried it?

I was a bit disappointed. Most of the advice is good. Aaron Sorkin seems to have it the best, with his 'Intention and Obstacle' approach. He also says the worst thing to do is tell the reader what they already know. I could not agree more. David Mamet is a bit scattered, but he is also as interestin...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: "The Scrivener Difference!" - BOOK
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: "The Scrivener Difference!" - BOOK

They have! The manual... Where they failed miserably. I'd rather read Finnegans Wake backwards. That's really constructive, thanks. Ooh! Sarcasm! Quite out of character. Don't get me wrong, I consider Scrivener the best application (for any purpose) that I've ever had the pleasure to use, and I con...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I'm in suspense: Will Kindle Previewer handle .mobi files compiled in Scrivener?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: I'm in suspense: Will Kindle Previewer handle .mobi files compiled in Scrivener?

kewms wrote:Scrivener uses Kindle Previewer to create .mobi files in the first place.

Also, in my experience KP opens ePub files just fine.

Katherine


That's comforting. Thank you, good to know.

I imagine you are using a newer version than 3.46.0, which in my experience, does not.
by Jack Daniel
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Transfer scrivener project file to new computer
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Transfer scrivener project file to new computer

Well, yes, having to wait does have certain advantages. In my opinion, and in the opinion of almost everyone else, the M1 is the most significant revolution in personal computing in at least a decade, or at least in recent memory (and thankfully, Keith got Scrivener in shape for both the M1 and Big ...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: I'm in suspense: Will Kindle Previewer handle .mobi files compiled in Scrivener?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

I'm in suspense: Will Kindle Previewer handle .mobi files compiled in Scrivener?

The new version of KP claims it will not accept .mobi files created by 3rd-party apps. For that reason, I will not download it until I know whether Scrivener will be able to compile and make nice with it. It appears that Amazon has cried uncle and will eventually phase out .mobi. (good riddance). Th...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Dropbox Down
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Dropbox Down

I've been in and out of dropbox constantly over the last few days. No issues at all. I'm in Arizona. Collaborators in SF seem to also have no issues.
by Jack Daniel
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Transfer scrivener project file to new computer
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Transfer scrivener project file to new computer

ron777 wrote:Hello
I've just received a new M1 laptop …


Oh, I am so jealous. Waiting for the gold MBA 512. My laptop is from 2011 (that's about 135 in dog years).

But I shuttle between 3 (elderly) computers, and using dropbox as the location seems to be the best way to move files between them.
by Jack Daniel
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: compiling to epub trouble
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: compiling to epub trouble

I had a similar issue a while back. The way I narrowed it down was by cutting the project in half, over and over again. Eventually, I got part of the book to compile. Then I took the half that stalled, and did the same thing. I narrowed it down to a single chapter, then a single document, then a sin...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can I switch off 'this word may not agree with the rest of the sentence'?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Can I switch off 'this word may not agree with the rest of the sentence'?

Ditto.

Think of it as an advantage. If you can outthink Apple's woeful spellcheck/grammar checker and others can't and drink the Apple Kool-Aid, your novel will be better than those people's novels.
by Jack Daniel
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: My wish: A video on creating the Table of Contents.
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: My wish: A video on creating the Table of Contents.

I have all these questions, myself. The radio silence is deafening.
by Jack Daniel
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Auto-suggest
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Auto-suggest

I use autocomplete for character names and locations.

But isn't there a different feature that autosuggests how any general word might be finished as you are typing?

Does Scrivener have this feature? Or does Mac have this? Does anyone know how to invoke it?
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: "The Scrivener Difference!" - BOOK
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: "The Scrivener Difference!" - BOOK

lunk wrote:
thanhtruong wrote:Have you thought about writing a book for your application? :D :D :D :D

They have!
The manual...

Where they failed miserably. I'd rather read Finnegans Wake backwards.
by Jack Daniel
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The survey locks up
Replies: 1
Views: 275

The survey locks up

Sorry to inform you: The survey, which you just requested input on and which I spent a lot of time on, locks up. At #26, it keeps insisting I answer that question (click in one of 4 choices), yet when I do, it keeps insisting. Not good. If fewer people submit than you expect, this may be why. It als...
by Jack Daniel
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Search window idea
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Search window idea

I really like the search capabilities built into Scrivener. I use all of them daily. One thing I have been thinking about could be an idea for Scrivener 4: The 'find' window that appears with Command > F is gigantic. It has a lot of stuff, so that makes sense. But it also obscures the Editor a lot, ...