NaNoWriMo Obfuscated

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Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:49 pm Post

Greetings to all,

My wife and I updated to version 2.0.1 on the Mac platform and the compile option for Obfuscated seems to be missing. Has it been removed or is there a way to get it back?

Thanks for you help.

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Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:51 pm Post

You can download the NaNoWriMo extras from the web page:
<http://www.literatureandlatte.com/nanowrimo.html>
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:20 pm Post

Where is the Obfuscated compile option for the Mac? It doesn't mention it in the Mac instructions, and I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:53 pm Post

It is built into the Mac version, but hidden by default I think. Use the "Format As" drop-down in the compile window and select the management option at the bottom of that menu to toggle which presets are active.
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:03 pm Post

Funny. I never knew such an option was there. :D

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Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:19 pm Post

AmberV wrote:It is built into the Mac version, but hidden by default I think. Use the "Format As" drop-down in the compile window and select the management option at the bottom of that menu to toggle which presets are active.


Got it. Thanks. This should be written on the NaNoWriMo page (http://www.literatureandlatte.com/nanowrimo.php).

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Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:14 pm Post

It is explained in the template itself, the only reason it is mentioned specifically in the Windows installation instructions on that page is because it does not have a preset manager yet, and the preset a bit of an specific thing to include with the basic install everyone downloads:

To compile with scrambled text for uploading to the NaNo servers:
  • Go to File > Compile…
  • Select “NaNoWriMo (Obfuscated)” from the “Format As” pop-up button. (If this doesn’t appear in the list, choose “Manage Compile Format Presets…” from the bottom of the menu. This opens a panel that shows all available presets-you can choose which ones appear in the list and to hide ones you don’t use. Tick “NaNoWriMo (Obfuscated)” and click “OK”, after which you will be able to select it from the “Format As” menu.)
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Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:34 am Post

RTFM I guess. I did notice one interesting thing, that numbers are not obfuscated.

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Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:04 pm Post

You can examine what this preset is doing in the Replacements pane (under the “Preset” tab naturally). As you’ll see, not even every letter is replaced, just a few of the most common, and of course this will do nothing for a manuscript written in Chinese. ;) It’s not really intended to be a form of encryption, or even all that secure (though it should be very difficult to go backward from it since multiple letters get converted to the same single letter). It also strips hyphens to reduce ambiguity in counting hyphenated words as one or two.
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