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by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project become very slow during massive document updates
Replies: 2
Views: 2943

Re: Project become very slow during massive document updates

Another thing to check is snapshots. My 6 MB novel ballooned to over 300 MB. Why? Eventually I discovered that Scrivener was taking snapshots of everything and keeping them bundled away in the project package file. I am not sure—possibly I configured the prefs to do this inadvertently (I would never...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: IS it possiblege to record audio within Scrivener
Replies: 13
Views: 4985

Re: IS it possiblege to record audio within Scrivener

I used Audio Hijack for 14 years. Then they changed the interface, scuttled the one I'd paid them for, and wanted another 30 bucks. And the new interface is ridiculously clumsy by comparison. Nope. No sale. If you don't need timed recordings (starting and stopping recordings by a clock in your absen...
by Jack Daniel
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?

So I guess what you are saying is since it is not a part of creating or compiling, that the justification comes in the reader platform, after compiling and distribution, meaning we have no control over that.

And boy, is full justification ever ugly on a Kindle.
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?

What he said:

Is there a compile setting that will remove full justification in a mobi file?
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: External Folder in Dropbox and Scrivener --
Replies: 14
Views: 1133

Re: External Folder in Dropbox and Scrivener --

It does help. You've been a great help here. I don't see much advantage, however, to this feature. It would seem that if one has Scrivener, that it makes it somewhat of a no-brainer that they would have that on every device they intend to edit on. So having text files available for other platforms? ...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: External Folder in Dropbox and Scrivener --
Replies: 14
Views: 1133

Re: External Folder in Dropbox and Scrivener --

Ditto on the thanks. So I decided to make my first foray into this using Dropbox. It seems to work well. What I am attempting is backing up entire projects this way (draft folder and notes folder). But there is something I didn't quite understand. I tried this with a novel of 180K words and a few im...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Beta 38 - Composition Mode Screen is dark and unusable
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Beta 38 - Composition Mode Screen is dark and unusable

Hmm. I can't seem to get 'Override text color with color:' to override text that is colored differently than normal black text in the Editor. This may be because I use Comp mode as a way to simulate how things would appear in an e-reader (it does a fair approximation of that once set properly), so I...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What font do you use?
Replies: 29
Views: 7688

Re: What font do you use?

Another reason I use BooKman Old Style? The en dashes and em dashes seem to be a reasonable length. Many fonts have them in weird lengths. IMHO, it is important for the reader to perceive when an en dash or em dash is used, be able to clearly tell them apart, and it's also important for them to not ...
by Jack Daniel
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Project Replace with Word Joiner
Replies: 0
Views: 821

Project Replace with Word Joiner

Project Replace and Word Joiner don't seem to work well together. FIrst, we are unable to insert the word joiner directly into Project Replace from the menu (or insert if from a menu keystroke one may have created). It simply won't allow this. It seems the only way to get it there is to copy/paste i...
by Jack Daniel
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.
Replies: 47
Views: 17048

Re: Why I don't trust Dropbox and what the Scrivener developer can do about it.

Well, personally, I experience this issue with iCloud every single time I use it for a large file. For instance I place a copy of a file in folder set to sync with iCloud. I back up Logic Pro X projects all the time, and they can be 1.5 GB or so. As soon as I place the 1.5 GB copy there, if I check ...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Return to Scrivener
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: Return to Scrivener

I had a similar experience. I was so disgusted with the manual and compiling that I moved to iBooks Author for 2 years. IBA is no Scrivener. It's only advantage was an instant one-button WYSIWYG. I still sort of wish Scrivener had that. Composition mode is close, but no cigar. As it is, I compile in...
by Jack Daniel
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener erased my novel for earlier version how can i find version from 2 days ago?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Scrivener erased my novel for earlier version how can i find version from 2 days ago?

You may also have snapshots. Sometimes Scrivener is configured (maybe even by default) to take snapshots when you edit a doc (mine was configured that way without me doing it and the size ballooned from 5 MB to over 300 MB over time—I had to change the configuration to keep it from taking snapshots)...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What font do you use?
Replies: 29
Views: 7688

Re: What font do you use?

I use Bookman Old Style for a number of reasons: 1. It is free, no royalties. Fairly generic (all versions I've seen are pretty much exactly the same). 2. It is a serifed font. Serifed fonts are much easier to read over long docs than sans serif. This one reads well. 3. Fiction is typically publishe...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Using colored text to define things in the editor
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Using colored text to define things in the editor

This is very possible of course. I had an idea that maybe I could use this as a way to distinguish certain scene goals from each other, so that in a revision state of mind (this is not the same as revision colors) I could see at a glance whether a sentence was there essentially to reach one goal rat...
by Jack Daniel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who overthinks?
Replies: 15
Views: 9478

Re: Who overthinks?

The trick that always works for me is thinking: "This is a first draft. Write it. You cannot improve on anything, until it exists." That's kind of brilliant. That and having the story plotted out, so I know where I'm going. I once tried pantsing a story, and it was horrible. Just slipping...