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Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:00 pm Post

But we are American. If we are not important no one is†.

I am finally finding the arrogance of American's nearly unbearable. Before it was just annoying. When your "poor" population complains because they only have a PS2 and not a new PS3 it is time to consider assisting them to a world that is beyond this one.

† For those uninitiated to my humor, welcome to the. <-- Which mean that up there is a joke.
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:14 pm Post

PJS wrote:...but no obvious increase in good prose.
M`sieur Phil, qu`est bonne prose?
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:59 pm Post

Well, I've never made any secret of how the best way to get a feature into Scrivener is make me want it for my writing... I mean, if I started rejecting my own wish list features then something would be very wrong.

As for carbon paper and the rest of the Ludditism going on in this thread, well, we all know that technology is inherently evil. I learned this from the Battlestar Galactica finale. (No, I'm still over how bad it was, and a whole week has passed.)

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Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:36 pm Post

KB wrote:... I mean, if I started rejecting my own wish list features then something would be very wrong.

Or you would be living in my world. I actually rejected my own implementation plan. At the time I forgot that I had submitted it to the project team that was presenting it. That was a bit embarrassing.
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:49 pm Post

Is there a pattern to be discerned on these forums? A general one I mean? Seven or eight posts on the subject and then... kazooom... we're off to Margate or somewhere?
Not a complaint you understand. Merely an observation.

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Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:35 pm Post

bodsham wrote:hen... kazooom... we're off to Margate or somewhere?
Not a complaint you understand. Merely an observation.

Off-topicking is next to Godliness! OK?
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:49 pm Post

@bodsham: another P22 adopter here, thank you for the tip - but Stockport, not Margate...

@vic: does your return mean your wife is better? Are you back for good? (And I mean "for good". :) )

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Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:18 pm Post

With vic-k's reduced attendance it is taking a few more posts than normal. We used to achieve Margate-aville in less then 3 posts in the good old days.
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:49 pm Post

Hugh wrote:@vic: does your return mean your wife is better? Are you back for good? (And I mean "for good". )

Fraid not, old buddy! She`s making great progress though. Walks/hops about 75 yds a day wearing a back brace and with the aid of a walking frame. But her foot will be in plaster for another nine weeks, and she`ll be wearing the brace for at least five month, maybe nine. She should be discharged from hospital, into my care within the next couple of weeks. From then on, I`m gonna have to have my wits about me, and make sure she take no unnecessary risks. It`ll be a full time job. So for the foreseeable future, you`ll have to organise y`re own off-topickings :lol: :lol:
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Mon May 04, 2009 2:38 pm Post

When I was a boy I remember going to the Goose Fair which was a big deal those days, with real steam-driven roundabouts and anyway one day I was watching this Gavioli organ -- well, listening to it, really -- and...

... back on topic. I got P22 too. It's good.

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Mon May 04, 2009 3:13 pm Post

I am told by @ememess we should really refer to it as P22 Typewriter since there are other P22 fonts. And you can get it for free by subscribing to their newsletter here - http://www.p22.com/ihof/typewriter.html

Yes - wish I'd known earlier too. Oh, and now I'm at that stage of moving a book from Scrivener to Word I should say it seems impossible/difficult to change underlines to italics in Word or anything else I can find (can probably do it in Nisus but it defeats me). So you just have to read the MS again and do it manually, which in my case is no bad idea anyway.

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Mon May 04, 2009 3:36 pm Post

bodsham wrote:Oh, and now I'm at that stage of moving a book from Scrivener to Word I should say it seems impossible/difficult to change underlines to italics in Word or anything else I can find


I used Word for many years and know there's a way to do this. I did it often in the '04 version of Word. You use the Replace template and click various options. Word needs to know that every time it encounters the style Underline, it will replace with Italic. Did you use the Word Help file? The instructions there should be sufficient. Sorry I can't be more explicit; two years ago I switched to Pages.

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Mon May 04, 2009 3:39 pm Post

Yes - I know. I used to do it in older versions. Can't see how in the current one. It is Microsoft you know. Software that atrophies with age.

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Mon May 04, 2009 4:07 pm Post

I really like the overall weight and feel of the P22 Typewriter font, but there is one aspect about it which made is unusable for me, which is demonstrated in this screenshot:

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The first paragraph is in Vintage Type's Underwood based font, and the second is P22's Typewriter font. The game is to find the underscored emphasis in both paragraphs. :)
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Fri May 08, 2009 10:07 pm Post

Amber, I had the same problem which is inherent in the metrics of the free P22. You need the paid-for one, I'm afraid, which has the metrics changed to increase the visibility of the underline. It reads just hunky-dory now. (But I like the VT fonts, too....)