Anything to share about Scrivener 3.0?

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:15 pm Post

razyr wrote:This thread has been read over 14,000 times. Too bad there is so little interest in the Scrivener 3 launch.

Hands up if you're personally responsible for at least 1K hits.

I’m sure I’ve contributed to well over 1K...:-/
But I was also under the same impression, that’s today’s blog post doomed us all to carpal tunnel for several more weeks of hitting ‘refresh’, so I’m glad to hear that’s not the case!

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:56 am Post

Yes, I think I've checked at least 1k times as well. Three times today alone. I keep hoping that I will see a post from L&L telling me that its finally been released. lol

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:09 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Just one minor point of correction, but today's post was brought to you by Jennifer, not Keith. ;)

Good to hear that he is hard at work getting S3 ready! :lol:

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:36 am Post

Version 3 is going to be worth the wait, but nine out of ten scientists agree. Revelations in the recently released JFK files and new linguistic discoveries from reverse-recordings of Walter Cronkite lead to only one conclusion. L&L has been forced to cover up the truth for decades.

The NSA has been using Scrivener Version 4, the weaponized version, since the early days of the Cold War.

Sure, who wants Version 3 when 4.0 is already out there, but there are public safety concerns. We shouldn't have V4 until we have matured enough as a species to control its dreadful energies.

But I think we're ready for Version 3. Tomorrow would be nice. Or later this evening. Got my credit card and an idea for a good story all ready.

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:43 am Post

The pre-launch energy for Version 3 could power a small city.

Actually, it probably is powering a small city -- must be that emerald place where the LitLat live. Surely that Scriv 2 you have running in the background right now already has some way to capture and funnel all that energic anticipation back to home base. Right? They don't really need to plug cables into your spine to tap that, you know. Come on, that was just a movie.

So, when launch date turns out to be an actual launch of the rocket variety -- and carries them and all that stored version-energy back to their home planet, Scapple, well, the laugh will be on us humans, won't it?*

I mean it's obvious now. Didn't you ever see The Brit Who Fell to Earth?

--gr

P.S. We also learn in the same episode that VcK is actually a Tribble.

* Except of course for the tragedy of all the empty husks that will be discovered only after -- the so-called "beta testers".

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:15 pm Post

Actually, I don’t think I’ll write anything with v3 when I get it. I think the first thing I’ll do is download Xcode and write something to extract the new multiple time stamps into a csv spreadsheet file for a timeline view, or maybe leverage Apple Script to go directly to Apple Numbers.

Unless that’s already a feature, in which case I’m back to my amateurish story telling.

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:46 pm Post

The reason why version 3 is not out is because, with all the hype that it is getting, especially with respect to the last few posts about the potency of version 4, Keith is afraid to release 3 because it may not live up to our expectations. As for me, when it comes, it comes. I will happily spend my money because even though it may have a few warts it will easily be worth it.

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:19 pm Post

I have to apologize. I should have never repeated unfounded whispers about version 4. I can't and won't speak for Literature and Latte. I believe their position is no version four exists at present, and there is no such thing as a weaponized Scrivener.

Of course, that is exactly - exactly - what you would expect them to say, isn't it?

I must accept the official line. Despite persistent rumor Scriv V4 was actually how Napoleon Solo escaped that nasty situation in Petrograd, I withdraw my speculation. Scrivener Version 4 does not yet exist.

However, Version 3 might be enough for my evil plans. I used an online numerological word value calculator that renders a name or a string down to a single digit and made discoveries I present without comment.

"Central Intelligence Agency" is 9.

"National Security Agency" is 9.

"Literature and Latte Scrivener Version Three" is 9.

"Weaponized Literature and Latte Scrivener Version Three Consumes Earth" is nine!!

Heh, heh, heh. Finally. Come Version 3, I'll finally have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:12 pm Post

Let us not forget Scrivener version X (the special anniversary edition of Scrivener) which, in addition to its built-in adverb laser,* has facial character recognition. So, when one of your main characters walks into a scene, ScrivX already knows!

-gr

* This is not your father's adverb catcher. No, siree. Modern adverb defense stops adverbs at the source. Using advanced technology, the SvX adverb laser stops 'em dead right in your head -- before your fingers even twitch on the kbd.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:08 am Post

gr wrote:Let us not forget Scrivener version X (the special anniversary edition of Scrivener) which, in addition to its built-in adverb laser,* has facial character recognition. So, when one of your main characters walks into a scene, ScrivX already knows!

-gr

* This is not your father's adverb catcher. No, siree. Modern adverb defense stops adverbs at the source. Using advanced technology, the SvX adverb laser stops 'em dead right in your head -- before your fingers even twitch on the kbd.


Yet another reason why I have an on-hand supply of tinfoil hats.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:55 pm Post

razyr wrote:Yet another reason why I have an on-hand supply of tinfoil hats.

It may be advisable to wear tinfoil underpants as well.
There’s no knowing in which direction your tinfoil hat will deflect the
laser beam ... is there? Could prove very painful! :shock: :cry:
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:05 pm Post

My friends think I've lost my mind. My family won't speak of the subject, but I know I'm right. I don't have the proof, but I know.

Someday they'll find Jimmy Hoffa. Sooner or later a McDonald's somewhere is going to throw a retirement party for Elvis when he punches out of his third shift fry station for the last time.

And someday - believe me, I know how crazy this sounds - there will be a third major release of Scrivener.

Laugh all you want. I believe.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:25 pm Post

I can't believe the stories of Version 4 have already gotten out. I was sure the damned leak had been elimi -- fired. Yeah. Fired.

While it's true that Version 4 is, indeed, weaponized, the most astonishing feature is that Scrivener 4.0, once installed, will remove all useless word processing programs from any system, thereby ensuring each writer achieve maximum success by restricting themselves to the sole use of Scrivener.

As for the beta testing for Scrivener 5.0 -- well, even though there's an NDA in place, let's just say that it will take "augmented reality" to an entirely new level.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:21 pm Post

Scrivener 5 is a bit buggy, I'm finding.

I tried the Hemingway voice on my novel, but it's a little too staccato for my taste.

The Atwood voice, while decent, seems a mite overaggressive with the misogynistic male voices; though it did present some interesting insights on close inspection; the female characters are now kicking butt, though, even the nuns. Interesting.

The Stephenson voice has a bug. After I pressed Apply, it ran for hours, filled my five terabyte SSD, and crashed my MBP. Not sure why, L&L support have marked my bug report as WON'T FIX citing the reamde.

I presume the Joyce option is a little geek humour. It appears to be a simple randomisation of sentences throughout the manuscript. I sent the result to my editor in jest. She jokingly sent it back saying it was much improved. At least, I think she was joking. Strangely, after using the Joyce option, Scrivener no longer allows me write access to any features without a monthly subscription. Anyone have a workaround or is this another geek joke?
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:28 am Post

Since the cat is out of the bag, I guess we can openly talk about Scrivener 5 now.

I can't get it to work at all on my system. Everything I write is converted to

"ALL YOU WERDZ ARE BELONG TO US."

Maybe I have the Grammarly 7 virus?