Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:46 pm Post
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:22 pm Post
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:04 pm Post
Silverdragon wrote: Note to self: make a copy of the Documents folder (with a different name) before downloading Sierra.
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:10 am Post
JennK wrote:I recommend thinking twice--maybe even three or four times--before enabling the new iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents "feature." And if you decide to go ahead, be sure to check all your Scrivener backup and file settings the next time you open the app. I had Scrivener set up to save to Dropbox and back up to my local hard drive. When I enabled Desktop and Documents, Scrivener could no longer locate the backup folder because Apple, in its infinite state of "who cares if what we're doing completely defies logic and what users will expect," completely MOVES the Documents folder instead of just linking to it and allowing you to keep it wherever the hell you want.
Also, if you decide you no longer want to use the Desktop and Documents feature, you're in for a whole other ring of hell. Your Documents folder no longer exists as far as you can see, but the OS won't let you simply create a new one because it's really there in some inner sanctum that Apple doesn't want you to touch. When you disable D&D, it erases any files you had in your Documents folder on your local drive and only retains what you had in iCloud Drive, which is the opposite of what you probably wanted. And yet, it's something that's quite likely to happen because if your Documents folder exceeds the size of your iCloud Drive, and you decide you don't want to pay Apple for storage of something that was perfectly fine where it was in the first place(!!!), only the files that got copied over to the iCloud Drive before you ran out of storage will be retained when you disable this mess. If you didn't know all this in advance and plan accordingly, you'll then be stuck doing the dance of the seven veils through your Time Machine backups to find the missing files and move files from the iCloud Drive folder to the "new"-yet-empty Documents folder on your local drive.
Are we having fun yet?
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:12 am Post
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:58 am Post
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:16 pm Post
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:50 pm Post
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:35 am Post
suavito wrote:For everyone who was aware of what quite likely would happen when Documents In The Cloud get activated—though maybe not to the actual extent—and therefore did not tick the little box of death from the start, Apple added some extra and not-so-easy to evade hassles.
For example, the font-aliasing problem that makes the majority of the smaller system fonts difficult to read on non-retina displays, first introduced with Yosemite and fixed in El Capitan, made a celebrated return in Sierra.
Also not good, but rather not Apple's fault I guess, is that LibreOffice does not run under Sierra at all. So Scrivener users relying on the Open Document Text as an output format should think twice about switching to Sierra at the present state of things.
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:51 am Post
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