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Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:11 am
by Tirjasdyn
I'm planning to check out the beta for NaNo. I've played with Scrivener before but it didn't really work how I would. I figure this is a good time to try it again on with the computers I use regularly. Right now I use yWriter, which I'm pretty happy with but I like checking out new writing software.

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:55 am
by tasel
Gosh... I can't wait any longer. Is it still the 25th when the beta is meant to be released?

What are the vital differences between the Windows and the Mac versions? I was all about to buy a Mac next year, but this may convince me to stay with a PC...

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:07 pm
by Jaysen
tasel wrote: I was all about to buy a Mac next year, but this may convince me to stay with a PC...

Aww man...

You still might want to look into going the mac route for a few reasons none of which I will mention here as folks seem to get a bit testy when one tries to provide an explanation. If you (or anyone else) want to know some of the non-OS-political advantages to going Mac let me know via PM

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:17 pm
by AmberV
Operating systems aside, the 2.0 version of Scrivener is by virtue of being a version 2 product, ahead of the Windows version in features. But, Windows is not standing still. Primary goal over this following year is getting Windows up to 2.0 status---so sticking with your preferred or existing platform will not, in the long run, harm you. People have been using and publishing works with Scrivener 1.0 tech for years. :)

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:10 pm
by annhite
Wow! That's all I can say. I never thought I'd use a writing software. I'm now trying out the Windows Beta version and have fell in love. This will make my life so much easier. Thank you. I can't wait to get my permanent version.

Ann

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Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:24 pm
by DMJ
Thank you Ann! Glad that you are enjoying Scrivener for Windows. We'll get that permanent version ready for you early next year. Freshly polished, with more features and less bugs. :D

All the best,
David

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 pm
by tnntwister
after a few years in the mac world, most of the software that made me dream yesterday have lost their light, except for Scrivener, i was considering of losing it anyway in returning to the windows world, when i've learned a windows version would be available !!!

I've not much time to test it for now, but i can't manage to open my mac scrivener documents... so here's my big question : will the scrivener mac files will be openable by the window version ?

Thanks for this portage anyway, it's a must have !!!

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:11 am
by kdbertel
Scrivener for Windows can open documents made with Scrivener for Mac version 2.0, which is also currently in beta.

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:50 am
by AmberV
Actually, it's no longer in beta, but otherwise, yes. :)

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:59 am
by kdbertel
Well, it's not in full release yet, so I guess that makes it what, gamma? :D

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:39 am
by tnntwister
so i must buy scrivener 2 for mac to use my docs on scrivener Windows ? i think i will recreate the docs, cheaper solution :)

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:39 pm
by KB
The 1.x Mac version used some Mac-only file formats which is why the Windows version cannot open 1.x .scriv files. We spent a lot of time redesigning the format so that it would work for both platforms.

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:14 pm
by pencildancer
This is the most amazing and easy to learn writing program I have used. I cannot wait to get the official program. Will the beta truly become non working Dec. 12? I'm willing to buy it in the beta format just so I can continue using it. Thanks for helping us in window world.

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:26 pm
by garpu
Jaysen wrote:
tasel wrote:You still might want to look into going the mac route for a few reasons none of which I will mention here as folks seem to get a bit testy when one tries to provide an explanation.


I'm a misanthrope when it comes to computers. PC, Mac, Indigo. Doesn't matter. All computers suck. All operating systems suck. It's just a matter of which type of suck I want to deal with personally. ;)

Re: Scrivener for Windows...

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:39 pm
by kdbertel
garpu wrote:I'm a misanthrope when it comes to computers.


You're a person who hates people when it comes to computers? ;)

(Remember, "misanthrope" comes from the Greek words "miso" and "anthropos", which are "hate" and "man (person)", respectively...)