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by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun May 06, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Story View 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Story View 2

Has anyone here been using Story View 2 for any useful results? What are your impressions? Now that Parallels and VMWare make switching into Windows a matter of Command-Tab, I'm re-establishing some of my old Windows writing aids. Story View looks daunting to me in terms of complexity, I wonder if I...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: WritePro
Replies: 3
Views: 2522

Re: WritePro

Wanted to get some feedback from anyone who has experience with either WritePro or Fiction Master, software published by Sol Stein. I have read his books on writing and have found them excellent. Feedback welcome! I used Write Pro ages ago -- 10 years back, or so. It was the program that ignited tw...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 31691

So, Eiron, have you gotten around to integrating TB into your workflow? I've been looking at it lately, but, as AmberV said, trying to keep the two apps synchronised is too much for me. I'm still tantalised with some of TB's abilities though -- free form brainstorm, timeline abilities, creating a li...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 1.0 now available for purchase
Replies: 98
Views: 55962

Done! Paid as soon as I was was given the chance 8)

Very good work with the program, Keith. Thank you.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Keith, thank you and have a fantastic Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 4767

I agree, and would like to join in with warm wishes.

Felicidades from México, where I'm now researching my novel and using Scrivener day in and day out.

Keith, I wish you all the best in the New Year -- and once again, thanks for the program which is such a pleasure to use.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iText Express/Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

My first thought when I saw the homepage was that it must have been designed by (or for) a Japanese girl. The colors, the grammar, etc.

Then, I saw she's called Yumi. Bingo! She's just trying to be cute.

So - it's just a cultural thing.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: GlassWriter Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 5887

I missed those early Mac programs as I've been using Power Writer for Windows since the late 90'es, I think. It was non-linear, with a browser on the left and various notes at the bottom. I loved it. In comparison, Z-Write and many others look quite basic. Only Ulysses and Scrivener surpass it (Scri...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: GlassWriter Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 5887

Indeed; I've just tried the Glass Writer and Write it Now -- both looked a bit confusing to me (no doubt because I spent no more than 10 minutes on them), and lacking many of the core features I use.

Maybe they'll catch up.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: This is possibly .....
Replies: 13
Views: 5618

(I also disable my macro program in Scrivener so I don't have one-key access to checking email or browsing the Internet -- oh the things we have to do to fool ourselves into writing.) How do you do that? I was thinking this morning that I need to find a way to install a password on the exit from my...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: NanoWriMo 2006
Replies: 23
Views: 13955

I decided to actually finish my novel in November instead of starting a new one. In that novel I'm now at 108,000 words. Another 50 K will put me at the top limit of the size I wanted to have. Did my "first" 1,200 words during this lunchbreak. Will get another coupla writing hours at home ...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.5 beta
Replies: 26
Views: 11977

The latest beta looks quite promising. I've been able to set up some simple structure using the Collections. I still find Scrivener's execution more elegant though. Just a question of style preference, I guess. It's fascinating to see two applications address the same needs from vastly different sta...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: NovaMind for Screenwriters
Replies: 5
Views: 3307

I'm not a screen writer, but I do use Nova Mind to brainstorm the action within my chapters.

As a matter of fact, N-M helped me unblock a few serious creativity stupors over the last month or two.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Full screen bug (?) and em-dash
Replies: 29
Views: 11179

I've never tried Spellcatcher. Maybe I should check it out. How do you get your text from Scrivener into that? Also, I have been wondering about page numbers. I've imported a large file from Word and now I'm hoping to navigate within it. How do I see how many pages it is in Scrivener and what page ...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Full screen bug (?) and em-dash
Replies: 29
Views: 11179

Eiron wrote:As far as I'm concerned, auto correct is serious blaot.

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I wouldn't expect Scrivener to have it. I actually prefer to use a third program for a system-wide autocorrect and short hand replacement. I use Spell Catcher.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Full screen bug (?) and em-dash
Replies: 29
Views: 11179

Timotheus wrote:I agree with janra: please no autocorrect-as-you-type in Scrivener. I never used it in Word. And I never use even spell checkers; I am my own spell checker …


Yeah, but many of us do use it. I'd assume - especially the non-native speakers like me.