Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:05 pm Post
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:33 pm Post
Jack Daniel wrote:The single advantage iBooks Author has over Scrivener? It is completely WYSIWYG. Not to mention that it has a one-button instant preview function.
Not being able to see the actual image in Scriv mode feels like something from the previous century. Sometimes it takes 5 edits to get the image size correct, which means 5 compiles (2 … 3 … 4), each followed by opening the compiled doc in an epub/mobi reader, and scrolling to where the image is, 5 times. That's 10 minutes in which I could be, should be, writing.
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:35 pm Post
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:39 am Post
lunk wrote:Well, the whole idea behind Scrivener is that it is NOT wysiwyg, so criticizing Scrivener for this simply means that you are using the wrong tool. If wysiwyg is important for you, you should be using a wysiwyg desktop publishing software.
Use Scrivener for what it is designed for, that is writing, and use another software for the final layout.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:06 am Post
Jack Daniel wrote:How would you even imagine that non-WSYWIG was a goal of L&L? "Oh, let's build a platform but let's be sure not to make it too intuitive". You pulled that from where the sun don't shine, and you have no earthly idea, other than whatever is in your imagination.
Note, however, that Scrivener is not a WYSIWYG editor. Page View will give you the best estimate that Scrivener has, but that doesn't mean it will match the compiled output exactly. Depending on your requirements, you may need to use another tool for final formatting.
Scrivener is a rich text editor, but it's not a WYSIWYG editor at all.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:36 am Post
In this sense, Scrivener is the opposite of a word processor, because Scrivener’s focus is on how you put together a long document rather than on how it is presented.
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