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by rebecca
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: more thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

thank

Thank you both--and all the other people who replied earlier. I AM just getting on with this. I'll decide the question of word processors later. I think the suggestion of splitting the panes vertically so I can view the outline at the same time I'm working on the draft is going to be very useful. Ag...
by rebecca
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: more thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

more thoughts

I've just read your replies to my question. What a store of knowledge you folks have. I hope you'll let me ask you for more detailed answers based on what I'm trying to accomplish. I would like to get through a rough draft of this book fairly quickly. There are three reasons for this. First, I'm in ...
by rebecca
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: is there a way to make word work????
Replies: 20
Views: 6601

thinking it over

I've been reading your ideas about making Word work--and your suggestions for other options. Microsoft Office is the lingua franca of the virtual world. I'm not like the rest of you. I don't make my living as a writer. Years ago, I kept myself in an impoverished style by running my word processor, b...
by rebecca
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: is there a way to make word work????
Replies: 20
Views: 6601

thanks for the ideas

Thanks for the input on my question about how to make Word a little more crash free. I've used it enough down through the years to see that Word is basically a business word processor with a lot of jazzy features thrown in for writers and editors which work just fine...if you don't use them very muc...
by rebecca
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: is there a way to make word work????
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

is there a way to make word work????

I'm in the process of adapting to a new Imac after using Microsoft products for decades. So far, it's been an easy move. I haven't written for publication for a long while. When I did, I published mostly short stories and articles, with quite a bit of business writing thrown in. Everytime I tried to...
by rebecca
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: is there a way to make word work????
Replies: 20
Views: 6601

is there a way to make word work????

I'm in the process of adapting to a new Imac after using Microsoft products for decades. So far, it's been an easy move. I haven't written for publication for a long while. When I did, I published mostly short stories and articles, with quite a bit of business writing thrown in. Everytime I tried to...
by rebecca
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: possible help for the blocked
Replies: 0
Views: 849

possible help for the blocked

Writer's Blocks 3 is a conceptual cousin of Scrivener which might help someone who is blocked get going with their writing. It's only available for Windows, but it runs beautifully in Parallels and its output is easily moved to Mac software.