Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:36 pm Post
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:59 pm Post
freelancing wrote:Scrivener helps me think. I can be in the middle of my stream-of-consciousness writing and another thought pops in my mind concerning research, and lo & behold, only a moderate diversion in the research folder to add notes and I'm back to writing without having to leave the program or lose my scattered train of thought.
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:07 pm Post
AmberV wrote:Something you might try to further streamline this process is to assign a keyboard shortcut to Scrivener's system service "Create New Clipping from Selection." While this works from anywhere on the system, it also can work from right within Scrivener. While you are in the process of writing and have an idea, simply type it right into the current document you are working in, select it, press your defined shortcut, and it will be automatically saved to a special folder in the Binder for later sorting. Since the text is already selected, you can just press <delete> to remove it from the current document, and continue writing.
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:13 pm Post
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:20 pm Post
AmberV wrote:To manage my services, I use a little free (donationware) application called Service Scrubber.
AmberV wrote:As I get more and more refined in my usage of it, I find that the mechanics of writing are slipping into the background for the first time in my life. I am no longer really thinking about what I need to be doing, and just doing it. Amazing.
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:25 pm Post
As someone who has lost data more than once, I do back-ups, but I really am fond of off-site back-up such as that with dotMac (.Mac). I'm just doing a drag-n-drop of my .scriv file into my .Mac documents folder - but it would be nice if this happened automatically everytime I did a force-save, or maybe every 10 minutes, etc.
I am also wondering - is it best for Scrivener to be closed when I do this drag-n-drop saving, or does it even matter?
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:29 pm Post
freelancing wrote:This is cool. I've never used services before and have been quite clueless.
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:49 pm Post
AmberV wrote:There is no direct .mac synching or FTP synch. This was brought up a while ago and determined that it is best to let FTP applications do their thing and keep Scrivener clean.
AmberV wrote:But, since you use .mac there is something you can do that is a lot easier than the method you are using. Mount the .mac volume on your system, and from within Scrivener press Cmd-Shift-S. This invokes the menu command Backup Project To.... In the dialogue, choose the .mac volume and the location where you wish to keep your backups. If you choose the ZIP option, the Scrivener file will be compressed into an archive to save space and potentially reduce online transfer times (not sure on that one). This command produces an identical copy of the project at the time of backup.
AmberV wrote:It would probably be a very difficult task to switch to Finder and drag your project file over before it auto-saves!
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:14 pm Post
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:19 pm Post
CountZero wrote:I think Time Machine in Leopard will solve this issue very nicely. The only problem is to find the disk space... For me, it is either an extra hard disk in the Mac Pro or get the new Airport Extreme and plug a RAID drive into the USB and turns it into NAS.
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:42 pm Post
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