Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:05 pm Post
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:54 am Post
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:17 pm Post
lunk wrote:Have you read about front matter in the manual?
And about page numbering?
What information is it you don’t find in the manual?
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:30 pm Post
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:45 pm Post
kewms wrote:Actually, no, lunk is trying to determine what you have already done and what information you already have, so as to zero in on the specific issue that is giving you problems. Since he is not an L&L employee, he is asking you to be respectful of his *volunteer* effort by not asking questions that you can easily answer for yourself. Your response -- besides breaking the forum's only rule -- pretty much guarantees that he will be less helpful in the future.
I, on the other hand, *am* getting paid for this. So...
A number of Front Matter-related features assume that you have designated a Front Matter folder, so doing so is probably the simplest approach in the long run. It's *definitely* recommended if you expect to need more than one set of front matter files. Create the folder at any convenient location in the Binder, drag the relevant documents into it, and then use the right-hand pane of the main Compile screen to tell Scrivener which folder to use. See Section 23.4.1 in the Scrivener manual for more information.
Whether you use a Front Matter folder or not, page headers, footers, and numbering are defined in the Page Settings tab of the Compile Format editor. Right-click on the Compile Format you're using, then choose the Edit (or Duplicate and Edit) option. See Section 24.20 in the manual for a detailed discussion of the relevant options.
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 pm Post
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:08 pm Post
writer wrote:As far as "Lunk" is concerned. I'm pretty sure my assessment was closer to what their intentions were - which obviously I had little patience or appreciation for. Especially in consideration of the seemingly interminable research I did (and always do) before reaching out to the forum..
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:43 pm Post
lunk wrote:PS. "...them..."? "...their..."? I’m not of royal birth. I always thought "he" or "she" and "his" or "her" were used for singular persons, but what do I know. Maybe your English lexicon says otherwise.
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:34 am Post
kewms wrote:lunk wrote:PS. "...them..."? "...their..."? I’m not of royal birth. I always thought "he" or "she" and "his" or "her" were used for singular persons, but what do I know. Maybe your English lexicon says otherwise.
"They" is gradually displacing "he" as the preferred pronoun to use when the gender of the individual is unknown. Not-male people rightly view defaulting to "he" as sexist, and the gender-neutral singular "it" is objectionable for obvious reasons.
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:04 am Post
kewms wrote:"They" is gradually displacing "he" as the preferred pronoun to use when the gender of the individual is unknown.
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 pm Post
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:02 pm Post
writer wrote:I knew they would reveal themselves. Writing is always revelatory.
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 pm Post
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:49 pm Post
jcarman wrote:Re: Pronouns
I'm always reminded that "he" and "man" are related and that "man" has alternated over time to refer to males or all the people. Given that, "he" can be used without sexism or misgendering, or whatever the proper term is to avoid, um, misgendering someone.
"They" has the history you say, but it irks me, even as I use it. It's a style thing, ultimately.
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:46 am Post
jcarman wrote:"They" has the history you say, but it irks me, even as I use it. It's a style thing, ultimately.