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by swilcox
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Getting started with Scrivener
Replies: 5
Views: 3892

Very late reply, don't know if the OP will even notice this, but:

I use both Mellel and Scriv. I use Mellel as you describe, for highly structured documents (I often spend a couple of hours setting up styles exactly the way I'll need them). For more creative writing, I use Scriv.
by swilcox
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't install Scrivener
Replies: 5
Views: 2437

I'd also try a disk utility like Disk Warrior on your drive.
by swilcox
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Another ThoughtPattern?
Replies: 23
Views: 9152

mariop59 wrote:>My first three books were written in WordStar, the first two in WordStar on a CP/M machine.

Same here!!!


My first word processing was done in Wordstar on an Osborne CP/M (and that lovely, what was it, 300 baud modem?) machine, then early Word on a Zenith MS-DOS.
by swilcox
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: The perfect tool
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

Exactly my experience too. I'm working on a trade book on language, music, and emotion. Lots of material to keep track of: scientific references, personal anecdotes, PDFs of articles, etc. Plus, the writing style will be different because it's a trade book and not an academic book -- it'll have seve...
by swilcox
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Oh my god...
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Oh my god...

I've been using Scrivener for a bit, and purchased it last week. But I just wanted to say one more time... Oh my god, this is a useful application! It's making my latest book project such a pleasure (as pleasurable as this process can be). I'm still in the organizing stage, pretty much. Scrivener is...
by swilcox
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener and Mellel/Nisus
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

UPDATE: Martin of Nisus very generously e-mailed me to help me with this. He looked at the RTF file that swilcox sent me, and it turns out that there is a bug in Nisus that causes this. However, by tweaking the RTF syntax Scrivener uses, Martin also showed me how to work around the Nisus bug (still...
by swilcox
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: "Goal" measure - "progress metre"
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Please no.
by swilcox
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Sente, Spotlight integration
Replies: 22
Views: 10124

I've been thinking of writing in to suggest support for Bookends. I own both Bookends and Sente. Sente is pretty, but functionally it's really lacking. You can't follow APA standards with Sente, for example. Scriv almost does work with Bookends. If I set Scriv as the word processor in Bookends, and ...
by swilcox
Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener and Mellel/Nisus
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

I tried quitting/relaunching Scriv, opening that project, exporting to RTF, and opening it in NisusWriter Express again. Still no go. Keith, I emailed it to you.

The question about Mellel version: it's the latest, 2.12.
by swilcox
Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener and Mellel/Nisus
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Thanks for the quick replies, all. Keith, I'll try playing with the Nisus problem and it it doesn't go away, I'll be happy to forward the file to you. Running to a birthday dinner out right now, so it'll be later tonight.

My payment will arrive soon. Wonderful tool!
by swilcox
Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener and Mellel/Nisus
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Scrivener and Mellel/Nisus

I've just downloaded and am trying the 1.0 release version. I have no doubt that I'll be paying for this in the next day or so. I've been using Scrivener for a few weeks on a new book project and it is proving to be perfect for what I need. At some point, I know I'll be wanting to export my manuscri...
by swilcox
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: scrivener versus devonthink: two very different things, imho
Replies: 25
Views: 13949

Amber: thanks for pointing out what was there in front of me, but I missed. This is much better!

Alex: good luck on the dissertation. This too will pass ;-)

I'm also discovering a nice integration with TextMate (I got it on the recent incredibly good MacHeist deal).
by swilcox
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: scrivener versus devonthink: two very different things, imho
Replies: 25
Views: 13949

I've been a lurker here too for a couple of weeks. Just wanted to chime in on the DevonThink issue and also give my compliments to the developer. I had just upgraded to DT Pro Office when I found Scrivener, so as you can imagine, I was not looking to abandon DT. After using Scrivener for a few weeks...
 

 

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