Scrivener 2.0... It's here.

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Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:40 pm Post

Mollys Mum wrote:__________________________________________________________________________________________
How do I get my colours back?

I’m trying to recall–I think I had it set up in preferences, a certain tan colour for my background text, certain colours for full screen, whenever I created a new project. They seem to have vanished. Is there any way to retrieve them, because God forbid I should remember the settings….


Yes, Preferences:Appearance is where you want to be. In the bottom section of that pane, there are colour options. In fact, so many colour options, there is now a column browser to flip through. Enjoy!

Kendric wrote:__________________________________________________________________________________________
What am I supposed to do with all this frothed milk now?


I’ll close on that point.
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:10 pm Post

It's beautiful, I love it - congratulations to Keith and the team. The new toolbar icons are elegant and in keeping with where OS X is and where's it's going. There are an enormous number of new features which make me feel I'm experiencing a completely new app rather than a simple incremental upgrade. I'm working on two books at the moment and look forward to seeing how Scrivener 2.0 enhances the writing process. I can already see obvious places where it will!

However, sorry guys - that application icon is the first thing to get replaced whenever I install Scrivener. It's ugleeee!

But that's beside the point: a brilliant, elegant, smart upgrade!

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Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:35 pm Post

[quote="drspk"]that application icon is the first thing to get replaced whenever I install Scrivener. It's ugleeee![/quote]

Mr/Ms drspk,
A word of caution in your shell like. If you attempt to replace the app icon, you`ll find that you have activated Scrivener`s self-destruct, mode. It achieves its aim by wiping your hard drive clean, before setting fire to your graphics board. Best live with the icon.
Do take care
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:04 am Post

So how do I get rid of that stupid welcome now that I've purchased my upgrade. I'm no longer "trying it" I've married the damn thing.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:12 am Post

heyes wrote:So how do I get rid of that stupid welcome now that I've purchased my upgrade. I'm no longer "trying it" I've married the damn thing.


Are you using the special NaNoWriMo preview version? If so, there was a slight problem in that the welcome screen does no de-activate after registration. Download the latest version (which fixes a lot of bugs anyway) from the main website and you should be okay.
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:28 pm Post

Geesh! You guys who are bent on whining about the new icon need to cope. Is it such a big deal what the thing looks like? Shouldn't you be more obsessed with your writing?

I for one never knew that an "S" existed in the old version of the icon. It wasn't outlined at all, and it's even debatable if that border between the yin and yang symbols indeed was an "S." The new icon is almost exactly the same as the old, but just makes it apparent that an "S" is there for Scrivener.

So for the person who was talking for "all" of us, asking the rhetorical question if L&L thinks we're that thick in not realizing or seeing that an "S" was there in the older version, shove it! Not every one's perception is the same. And give some kudos to the artist's originality people! This is art in motion. These guys worked damn hard for what they did. And the result's in the putting (pudding?).

Lighten up on the small stuff. And if you don't like it because you're way OCD, then replace the damn thing and stop whining.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:41 pm Post

OUCH.

(I liked the old one, too. :-( But I will stop whining now and go massage my bleeding knuckles. Please put the yardstick away.)

Obsessed with one word at a time. It's ALL small stuff; that's all I for one can handle.....

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:04 pm Post

Hmmm. Does that new icon make me look fat?

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:04 pm Post

I basically prefer the old one too ... in fact when Keith first made the new one public, I said I would be changing it. Given my orientalist background and current status, the yin-yang had a great resonance, and that is masked by the S on the new one.

But when it comes down to it for me, an icon is there for a purpose, for making a selection of whatever kind ... all that really matters to me is that it should be distinctive in relation to the others in whatever interface you are working in at that moment. So the new dock icon, it does that clearly so it stays ... Toolbar icons, for me, the same ... they are distinctive, I'm not going to get hung up about them.

But then it takes all types to make a world — thank heavens! However, I feel sort of sorry for those who find that a set of icons is a deal-breaker for them, irrespective of the function of the app. It's not limited to Scrivener, of course; I know of people writing into forums for other apps taking that line.
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:14 pm Post

Deal-breaker??? Are you mad? I would take Scrivener 2.0 in a heartbeat even if the icons were all utterly indecipherable.

I have no clue how to change them anyway, so I will live with the new one in perfect peace.

As it is, I'll forget I had this conversation in about seven minutes, so it hardly matters anyhow.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:26 pm Post

[quote="shrumpkin"]Lighten up on the small stuff. And if you don't like it because you're way OCD, then replace the damn thing and stop whining.[/quote]

Ah Shrumpkin, welcome. Soon I may be able to pass to you the role of suffer no fools, take no prisoners critical pertinacity and retire to the role of gray eminence. Droo

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:05 pm Post

Droo,

Ha! Too funny. Mum, yeah. I hear ya. One word at a time indeed. In that regard, it IS all about the small stuff. I stand corrected.

As for the icon: Hmm...I like it any way they wish to make it. I still had no idea that the old one contained an S. Perhaps it's time to take one of those vision tests with the dots? "Tell me, what do you see?"

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:44 pm Post

Dots.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:33 pm Post

Hey, not to change the subject or anything, but loving the updated site speed! Very peppy and no errors so far.

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Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:38 pm Post

Wow. Scrivener 2.0 is a vast improvement in every way that I have explored. The revamped Scrivener website is a pleasure.

Now there is a Screen Casts Online Video Tutorial on Scrivener 2.0.
http://www.screencastsonline.com/index_ ... ivener.php

Don McAllister at ScreenCastsOnline.com probably does the best video tutorials for Mac products and software.

I am sending links to the ScreenCastsOnline Tutorial on Scrivener 2.0 to my friends, even some of my old Windows bound friends.

Congratulations to Keith and Scriveners all.

/Daniel