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by crimewriter
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tinderbox
Replies: 120
Views: 31653

Re: Tinderbox

You've convinced me. I've just bought Tinderbox and a copy of The Tinderbox Way. As soon as I've finished the current piece of work -- next week -- I shall set myself to learn how to get the most out of this new piece of software. I've tried to do so before, like many others here, but this time I'm ...
by crimewriter
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Alphasmart
Replies: 41
Views: 9090

Re: Scrivener and Alphasmart

Well, I've just checked in my handbag, Stacey, and I reckon it's standard Post Office Till Receipt 14pt. :shock:

cw
by crimewriter
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Is Writers Bureau worth time and money
Replies: 7
Views: 3861

Re: Is Writers Bureau worth time and money

When I was starting out I got everything I needed from a 5-day Arvon Foundation course. I was lucky in having Michele Roberts as my tutor and in getting great encouragement to start a professional career at the end of the five days. Arvon are long-established and their residential courses cater for ...
by crimewriter
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How to manage competing versions of chapters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: How to manage competing versions of chapters?

Hi LowFuel I'm a novelist who spends most of her time endlessly rewriting. I solve the problem of different versions of chapters by opening a new folder each time I start a new draft. The folders are named 1st Draft, 2nd Draft . . . 7th Draft and they contain a subset of Chapter folders divided into...
by crimewriter
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Set custom meta-data for multiple docs?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Set custom meta-data for multiple docs?

I've been using the Outliner to do this, like you, mm. I don't reduce the number of columns, though. I just go down the items, copying and pasting in the data in the custom meta-data column. In my case it's the day of week and date of the scene (essential in crime novels!) so that I can see that the...
by crimewriter
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Startup Error
Replies: 19
Views: 3513

Re: Startup Error

If you're having the "application configuration" error at startup: try searching for Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable and installing it (the version of the file I used was called vcrun2008). This enabled me to get Scrivener to install and run correctly on XP. :D Good Luck! Thanks, darkhors...
by crimewriter
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Alphasmart
Replies: 41
Views: 9090

Re: Scrivener and Alphasmart

rebecca wrote:and has a battery life that runs into months.


Out of months and into years. :D

And the lovely, old-fashioned keyboard means I can draft at 1200 words an hour. Then I watch them trickle down the screen into Scrivener for editing.

crimewriter
by crimewriter
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener and Alphasmart
Replies: 41
Views: 9090

Re: Scrivener and Alphasmart

StaceyUK wrote:Hi,

People in the UK, where did you purchase your alphasmart neos? Is there anywhere out there apart from Ebay that sell them at a discount?



Stacey, I got mine on eBay a couple of years ago for about £75. It's perfect.

crimewriter
by crimewriter
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Gender Genie
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Gender Genie

Hmm. I came out as male. (I'm not.) On the other hand, I used a first-person excerpt by a character whose gender I haven't yet decided.

cw
by crimewriter
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: AlphaSmart (the opposite of the iPad)
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Re: AlphaSmart (the opposite of the iPad)

I like opening the relevant Scrivener document, hitching AlphaSmart to Macbook via the USB link, then watching the words trickle down the screen like a mountain stream in summer. It is quite slow, but it's the low-techness of it I enjoy. Just as long as you get those words written, Keith, I don't su...
by crimewriter
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do fonts matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Do fonts matter?

I always send my completed manuscript to my agent and editor in Georgia. It's easy on the eyes (as opposed to a sans serif font which is tiring on a full-length MS). It's much more pleasing than Times New Roman and it produces the right number of words per line. And I've checked: agent and editor bo...
by crimewriter
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: AlphaSmart (the opposite of the iPad)
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Re: AlphaSmart (the opposite of the iPad)

Another happy AlphaSmart user here! Mine's a secondhand Neo bought on eBay a year or so ago. I still haven't needed to change the batteries BTW. The only thing that compares with it is a large Moleskine notebook. I use it in the garden in sunlight, but more often indoors when I'm bogged down in over...
by crimewriter
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Bread - why I hate Americans
Replies: 117
Views: 8603

Re: Bread - why I hate Americans

I think you'll find that Maison Blanc was founded by Raymond -- rather than Michel -- Blanc back in the 1980s, xiamenese. It was sold and then bought back and relaunched two or three years ago. I used to call in at the shop in St Giles, on the corner of Little Clarendon Street, for the largest, best...
by crimewriter
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Indenting question
Replies: 37
Views: 3974

Re: Indenting question

Thanks, Mark. Yes, I have Nisus Pro rather than Express. I've never found formatting using styles particularly easy or simple in Mac word-processors, so I'm grateful for your clear instructions. I seem to remember when I tried setting up my three basic styles some time back that I couldn't persuade ...
by crimewriter
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Indenting question
Replies: 37
Views: 3974

Re: Indenting question

I export to Word then apply styles. I have a style called 'New Chapter' which takes the cursor halfway down the page and leaves it centred so that I can insert the chapter number. When defining this style I specify that it should be followed by style 'First Para'. 'First Para' has no indentation but...