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by ptram
Sat May 19, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How are people using keywords?
Replies: 9
Views: 4911

I use keywords and lables as ways of reading my story as it grows (many thanks to all that gave suggestions in this thread): - In the Keyword HUD I have three folders: Concepts, Characters, and Places. I could also add Eves in case I was writing a history story. Searching lets me easily read subplot...
by ptram
Tue May 08, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Historians and note cards?? Does Scrivener work well?
Replies: 19
Views: 11855

Howarth, While you could place Hypercard data in a Scrivener file, I recommend using a DT app for that, so it's available for other projects later on. I just discovered that you can share research folders between Scrivener projects, by dragging & dropping them. If I understand correctly what you...
by ptram
Tue May 08, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Copy and paste folders between projects
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Hey, that's fantastic! Better than using keyboard shortcusts! So, I would say that it is extremely easy to share researches between projects.

Paolo
by ptram
Tue May 08, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Copy and paste folders between projects
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Copy and paste folders between projects

Several people have complained that they prefer to work in DevonThink than in Scrivener for the research part, because there they can reuse all their researches in several projects. Wouldn't a simple copy & paste operation on folders between projects allow for easy recycling of researches? One w...
by ptram
Tue May 08, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How do you use "Project Notes"?
Replies: 43
Views: 12865

I use it for two things:

- making the "pitch" always accessible
- having a list of unresolved problems

I think this is the best place to put both of them, to always have (if wanted) a clear view of the goal and ungoing issues.

Paolo
by ptram
Tue May 08, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing The Novel
Replies: 38
Views: 19087

Andreas,

AndreasE wrote:A scene is something happening at a certain time and at a certain place


Considering that some of your novels cover thousand years and year-light of distance, I do understand your troubles with organizing time and space! :-)

Paolo
by ptram
Tue May 08, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Tense--past and present headaches
Replies: 51
Views: 15830

I use present tense when I want the reader come deeper into the story with me, the narrator. I use past tense when I want both the reader and me are a bit detached from the events - as if the light of time has made everything a bit far from us.

Paolo
by ptram
Sat May 05, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Palm Treo and keyboards
Replies: 13
Views: 5067

Years ago I bought a Palm Treo 90, the smart wordprocessor WordSmith, and a foldable keyboard by Pocketop. Everything fitted into a small pocket camera bag, that I could easily bring with me even on top of a mountain. The bundle looked nice on paper, but using it was not comfortable at all. Too many...
by ptram
Wed May 02, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Full Screen display sets
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Amber, thank you for pointing me to the right direction.

It's fantastic. I spend most of my time asking for existing features. At least, I will not receive refusals.
Keith, you did a program that was not ever in my dreams. Features existed even before I dreamt of them...

Paolo
by ptram
Tue May 01, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Full Screen display sets
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Full Screen display sets

I know that, after all those stars and mices, Keith will no longer be wanting to change anything. But I ty to suggest such a minor thing, that might tempt him for how marginal it is. Some days, I like to work with amber characters against a black background. The following day I might prefer a slight...
by ptram
Tue May 01, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: FEEDBACK REQUIRED: Footnotes
Replies: 89
Views: 32502

I sort of like the fading option. It seems a reasonable compromise -- good for people liking inline notes, and good enough for those who do not want notes to distract their writing/reading flow. I still prefer the idea of a small post-it icon appearing next to the referred text (a little like Jer's ...
by ptram
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What kind of Scrivener user are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 11350

Timotheus wrote:many of us will consider themselves a certain kind of writer rather than another


So, I still need two options, since I'm both a fiction writer and a screenwriter "by nature". Really, I can't imagine doing only one of these jobs.

Paolo
by ptram
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Macbook or Macbook Pro?
Replies: 209
Views: 43499

While there are several other factors to consider, I would say that I find the keyboard of the MacBook Pro very good, while I really can't appreciate the one in the MacBook. I can type fast with the former, not with the latter.

Paolo
by ptram
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What kind of Scrivener user are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 11350

As Siren says, some of us are not just one of the things above. Writing for living is often a mix of all of them. I write reviews, fiction, screenplays, and technical documents.
Paolo
by ptram
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Suggestions for adding webpages
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Well, Greg, after your statement gave it for granted, Keith could no longer avoid implementing that feature. Well done! :-)

Paolo