Search found 971 matches

by ptram
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Best keyboard and monitor?
Replies: 118
Views: 43860

Someone I know is happy with this compact, Cherry-based keyboard:

http://www.notestation.com/smk-88.htm

Paolo
by ptram
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Tinderbox users: Has Scrivener changed your usage of TB?
Replies: 21
Views: 10450

Amber, you are limiting yourself. Why not something like this?

http://www.lageode.fr

Paolo
by ptram
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Mac|Life July 2007 Review
Replies: 15
Views: 6126

Keith,

KB wrote:What features are missing?


Considering the name of the program, I would say that a candlelight function is missing from your virtual scriptorium. So, I can't agree more with the reviewer...

Paolo
by ptram
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.1 (1.055b) Public Beta - new and updated (AGAIN)
Replies: 233
Views: 113086

It seems to me, too, that the current beta is very stable. Importing relatively large rtf files (>20.000 words) works fast and nicely. I'm very impressed by the way footnotes are exchanged between Mellel and Scrivener. Ghosting is very effective. Zooming web pages very welcome. And I must also thank...
by ptram
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Programs you said goodbye to
Replies: 59
Views: 19718

TextWrangler is quite unique. I'm editing a 700-file HTML manual, and I'm horrified to think to what I could do without it. Great and incredibly free!

Paolo
by ptram
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: No break between documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Keith, I'm back. Is there any hope a "No line break" can be inserted as an additional option? I still feel compelled to end each section with a manual break. Maybe I should simply change my habit, but I wonder if there is an opportunity to slightly modify the code to add this further optio...
by ptram
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: The Question of First (Or Any) Drafts...
Replies: 13
Views: 4830

Yesterday. Much confusion in my head. My notebook. A table and a bench. A small river singing next to me. The fine air and the silent quiet silence of a mountain. Trees caressed by a soft wind blowing in the nearby forest. Trying to write something of the structured story I had in front of me, elega...
by ptram
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: The Question of First (Or Any) Drafts...
Replies: 13
Views: 4830

brett wrote:Perhaps one conclusion will be that we can blame the recent decline of writing on (pardon the redundancy) the Widespread Omnipresence and Reign of Discombobulation perpetrated by a certain commonly used application.


Yes -- ease of writing has been DROWned by it.

Paolo
by ptram
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Think Better
Replies: 148
Views: 41165

Congratulations! A better way of thinking is highly desirable to me, so I'll take the book as soon as it is out.

Paolo
by ptram
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Any journalists here?
Replies: 23
Views: 7785

I'm a tech journalist, and use both Scrivener and Mellel. Scrivener is the powerful outliner, where I put all my researches and draft the article, splitting it into separate sections. Then, I write the final version with Mellel, ready to save it in RTF and send it to the magazine.

Paolo
by ptram
Sun May 20, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: No break between documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Just since we are there, I wonder if it is just me, who adds an empty line at the end of all his writings. It is like a tic: end a text, and add an empty space. This is where I place the cursor, to get it out of the way.

Paolo
by ptram
Sun May 20, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: No break between documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

I see where the problem was: I put a blank line at the end of each section. This is the empty line I find in the synopsis, not something inserted by Scrivener. Sorry.

Paolo
by ptram
Sun May 20, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: No break between documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

No break between documents

Hi, When exporting a Draft, there are three options for separating documents: two empty lines, a single empty line, or a symbol. I miss a fourth option, that is "no line". Just a single carriage return. In particular when writing synopsis, I usually separe each section with a space above p...
by ptram
Sat May 19, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Enhanced Scratch Pad
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Apart for the full screen issue, I guess quick taking notes can be done with the Stickies that the Mac kindly offers from decades. Just scratch down as many notes as you like, then copy them into the project they fit best. I find them very handy.

Paolo
by ptram
Sat May 19, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How are people using keywords?
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

I agree there’s no point in using a feature just because it’s there ... I started out creating over-complicated subject themes, but as categories they weren’t of any real use to me so I changed them to the much simpler character POV categories. A real use I'm doing of categories, is in a feat...