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by OwenKelly
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Trust Dropbox Security
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Trust Dropbox Security

Å nej! Ordböckerna vid gryningen!

:)
Owen
by OwenKelly
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Downloading new templates
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Re: Downloading new templates

Hi, When you download a template you should have a folder called something like Some-Template.scrivtemplate. If you have a zip file instead then unzip that and you should now see a folder with a .scrivtemplate suffix. Don't open it. Just put it on the desktop or somewhere where you can find it. Now ...
by OwenKelly
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: HUGE Kudos to the Scrivener Team!
Replies: 3
Views: 2797

Re: HUGE Kudos to the Scrivener Team!

I agree with klester. This is indeed excellent news.

I will certainly download the beta and look forward to purchasing the final version whenever you deem it ready.

Cheers
Owen
by OwenKelly
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Loosing contents from iOS to Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Loosing contents from iOS to Windows

I agree with lunk. I work on both a Windows laptop and an iPad and sync everything between the two. I always make sure that I look at the Dropbox folder on my laptop, after I have closed Scrivener, and make sure that the Apps folder inside Dropbox has the green "I have finished syncing" ti...
by OwenKelly
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Not Responding - freezing up
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Not Responding - freezing up

This may or may not be relevant but here goes: I am using Windows 8.1 and after a recent Microsoft update I have noted that certain programs have started showing "Not Responding" from time to time. They freeze for anything from a few seconds to a few minutes and then spring into life again...
by OwenKelly
Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener 2?
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

Re: Scrivener 2?

This is no version 2 for Windows, and my understanding is that there never will be. Instead Windows will jump straight to version 3, a short time after version 3 is released for the Mac. This will bring (approximate) feature parity to both platforms. I believe that this should all happen sometime in...
by OwenKelly
Mon May 22, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Help! How to open existing Windows project on recently purchased iOS version.
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Help! How to open existing Windows project on recently purchased iOS version.

Hi, I also purchased the iOS app to work with existing Windows projects. The difference between the ways we appear to work, however, is that I save all my work directly into Dropbox, and don't just back my work up there. To get the iOS app to see your original project you need to copy or move the fo...
by OwenKelly
Fri May 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: confused on how to use
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: confused on how to use

Hi, You say you like yWriter5 but the formatting isn't very good. I think you should be aware that formatting is not one of Scrivener's strengths either. It has been designed as a tool for writers (like yWriter5) and many people find it necessary to export their finished novel / report / thesis etc ...
by OwenKelly
Wed May 17, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Encrypt the document in DropBox?
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Re: Encrypt the document in DropBox?

I would suggest that you look into Boxcryptor. They claim end to end encryption for a number of services including Dropbox. You can find them here: https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/ They claim to have built it on the zero knowledge paradigm, meaning that nobody can access the data except you. I don't h...
by OwenKelly
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: lost my changes - dropbox sync
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: lost my changes - dropbox sync

Scrivener should be making regular backups to Dropbox - - - Regular backups, but not to dropbox. You don't want to keep all eggs in the same basket. Keep the backups somewhere else, in case something goes wrong with dropbox. Ah, but I do it properly :D I have a Scrivener folder in the Dropbox Apps ...
by OwenKelly
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: lost my changes - dropbox sync
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: lost my changes - dropbox sync

Scrivener should be making regular backups to Dropbox (or wherever you have told it to make backups). Can you not use these backups to check the differences between versions?

Cheers
Owen
by OwenKelly
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: scrivener 1.9.7.0 windows is creating two epub opf files
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: scrivener 1.9.7.0 windows is creating two epub opf files

What happens if you open the epub file and remove one of the opf files? Does the epub file work then?
by OwenKelly
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: NEED MIGRATION HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: NEED MIGRATION HELP

Assuming you have your old projects stored in folders then all you need to do is copy the folders from the old desktop to the new laptop and point Scrivener to them. For what its worth, I have all my Scrivener projects inside a folder called Scrivener which lives in the Apps folder of my Dropbox fol...
by OwenKelly
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Ebook Compile results in one long document, chapters not separated
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Ebook Compile results in one long document, chapters not separated

Hi, I compiled a very long doctoral thesis last year: introduction, 23 chapter, and so on. I have just looked at the Compile dialog box to see how it looks. You need to begin this process by clicking on the blue Down arrow on the right of the Format As... dropdown. This reveals the detailed controls...
by OwenKelly
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Slow response on Homegroup
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Slow response on Homegroup

Hi, I have been using Scrivener daily with the same projects, on Windows and iOS, syncing the two as I go, and I have had no problems at all. Several of these projects are 70,000+ words and so far it all just works. I therefore agree with Jim. I suspect your issues (and the issues in the iOS group) ...