Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:42 pm Post
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:18 am Post
This is definitely beyond Scrivener’s scope - although I have no doubt that sites like this are really useful, I don’t think it’s Scrivener’s job to help users write well - that’s something the writer should bring to Scrivener.
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:50 pm Post
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:12 am Post
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:12 am Post
brookter wrote:On their site, they highlight the following sentence as an example of one which is too long and complicated for readers to understand.
If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.
Leaving aside the dash and the odd use of 'splitting', this is a simple if clause, which doesn't seem complicated at all, really. But let's remove the if clause and split the sentence after the dash, so
A red highlight means your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic.
No. Still highlighted as too difficult. Perhaps it thinks the vocabulary is too hard?
A red highlight means your sentence is so complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its logic.
That's better -- it thinks that this sentence only merits a yellow warning for being lengthy and complex. Let's try again.
A red highlight means your sentence is too complicated. Your readers will get lost trying to follow its logic. Try editing this sentence to remove the red.
Finally it's happy. But I suspect most writers would think this is dreadfully stilted, particularly if the same level of reduction were to be applied across a whole text. How often do most writers have to limit vocabulary and syntax to such a degree?
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:16 pm Post
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:12 pm Post
Diver4242 wrote:Did anyone say that you were required to make every change it recommends? It's a tool. It's worth using to catch things you may have missed.
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:16 pm Post
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:23 pm Post
Diver4242 wrote:I'd give up any of these wishes in lieu of making the Windows version feature-compatible with the Mac version!
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:13 pm Post
Diver4242 wrote:Integration with other tools, rather than incorporation of them, can solve those problems. I wonder how many of these tools make an API interface available for that sort of thing.
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