Showing off: Scrivener with dual monitors.

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Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:56 am Post

I simply wanted to share this because it's brilliant, and only possible in Scrivener as far as I know. I found this Dell monitor - which works in portrait - second-hand on ebay, and put it to good use. It provides the ideal writing setup as far as I'm concerned. Binder/corkboard on the iMac, editor on the Dell. :D
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:39 pm Post

Neat! I know vaguely how to accomplish this, but it'd be nice if you could go over it again. I have one of those rotatable Dell monitors that I use with my laptop, so I could do my setup similarly if I'm feeling ambitious enough to rearrange my desk.
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:54 pm Post

Yes I'll try:

1. The menu has to be in the screen you want the working end of Scrivener to be, the iMac in my case.
2. Preferences-> Compose should be set as followed
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3. Select the document you want to edit and click Compose. Hey presto. That works for me, anyway.
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:15 am Post

That's wonderful. Hopefully, this will be coming to the Windows version at some point.

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Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:45 am Post

The utility that I have found most useful with dual monitors is SwtichResX (no affiliation) http://www.madrau.com/indexSRX4.html which allows you to configure your setup on an application by application basis.
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Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:30 pm Post

That is pretty cool.

Now I need to work on my writer's cave. So jealous.

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Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:19 pm Post

A bit late to the party, but a helpful tip: 3M sells a rotating monitor stand which will support any LCD monitor up to 16 pounds and which has a 75x75mm or 100x100mm VESA-D mounting bracket. As near as I can tell, this includes the vast majority of flat-panel monitors out there, including my semi-ancient Dell E207WFP. A simple adjustment in the Mac's Display Preferences rotates the image on the external monitor.

I'm planning to buy one of these for my birthday (in 2-1/2 weeks), and will report back if there's interest.
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Mon May 21, 2012 8:09 am Post

I have to say I love this...using dual monitors makes life so easy