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by pigfender
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Where do I start?

Well, here’s a subject I could bore for hours on. but, to boil my thinking down to a few (fiction focused) nuggets... 1- Writing a book is like running a marathon - the core skill of walking is beyond few of us, but it’s a very different accomplishment. Don’t start that marathon without training run...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Scrivener Pro

AmberV once gave me the excellent advice of including a blank scapple file in the folder you’ve assigned for templates in your project. That way you can create new scapple maps in your binder from within Scrivener, just by using the New from Template functions, and then use the edit in external edit...
by pigfender
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Date System using negative Numbers
Replies: 21
Views: 1446

Re: Date System using negative Numbers

If sorting is important, you might find you need to run dual metadata fields to get what you want. Have a second field set up that uses a purely relative calendar. Such as, 1mil BC = 0 900k BC = 100k 50 BC = 950k 1AD = 1m1 100 AD = 1m100 Etc And then sort on *that* field. You can then have a second ...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Who should I read next after RB Parker?
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Who should I read next after RB Parker?

I'm coming up to the end of the back catalogue of Robert B Parker novels. The guy turned out nearly 70 novels, but sadly passed away in 2010 which means I've had chance to catch up (I'd say 1/3 of the fiction books I've read over the past 5 years have been by him). Whilst he isn't responsible for my...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener Viewer for REVIEWERS
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Scrivener Viewer for REVIEWERS

Scrivener has some great inbuilt functionality that enables you to generate a shareable copy of whichever documents you like from the binder which can then be read (and indeed annotated) by others without them impacting the original file, using commonly available and free readers. You can even set i...
by pigfender
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener & Backing up via an NAS
Replies: 29
Views: 1187

Re: Scrivener & Backing up via an NAS

katzenjammer wrote:This might sound like a weird question: but how would I know if my files were corrupted?

Your writing would be gibberish, the structure would be all over the place and your research documents would be meaningless.
No wait... that’s just my regular project. Sorry. :oops:
by pigfender
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Raw data
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: Raw data

Did that yesterday. No one left today.
by pigfender
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Raw data
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: Raw data

AmberV Wed Dec 06, 2017 - 2:55pm - about RSS feeds KB Sat Dec 02, 2017 - 12:11am - about Trump mistweets Siren Sat Sep 30, 2017 - 6:14pm - about the sheer power of Ioa kewms Wed Jan 20, 2016 - 12:40am - about depth of detail in outlines MimeticMouton Sun Oct 13, 2013 - 12:57am - about tidying the f...
by pigfender
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener used by Rian Johnson to write Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Scrivener used by Rian Johnson to write Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Devin - I’m glad you enjoyed it. I certainly wish I had. PCF - yup. Good stuff. I found his gem on the interweb which sums up exactly how TLJ came across to me: http://botnik.org/content/harry-potter.html (It’s the result of a project to teach a “bot” to write new Harry Potter material, and I think ...
by pigfender
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener used by Rian Johnson to write Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Scrivener used by Rian Johnson to write Star Wars: The Last Jedi

RIAN: So what's this Star Wars thing you want me to write? STUDIO: Well, there's some space wizards called Jedi who use this thing called the Force... RIAN: Jedi, Force. Got it. Right better get started. STUDIO: Wait, there's more. There's this massive universe of backstory and lore from the other f...
by pigfender
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener used by Rian Johnson to write Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Scrivener used by Rian Johnson to write Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sadly, having seen the film now, this isn’t really a compliment for Scrivener. Wow, was that an unformed plot. It felt like he’d written 20 unconnected (but bad) ideas on index cards and shuffled them into a random order. Then when asked “which of those are you going to do?” he went “all of them” an...
by pigfender
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Current line highlighting?
Replies: 101
Views: 5903

Re: Current line highlighting?

Haha. I love this forum
by pigfender
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Current line highlighting?
Replies: 101
Views: 5903

Re: Current line highlighting?

brookter wrote:Lignatur sum et salveo

And presumably you work days but sleep well at night.
by pigfender
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Current line highlighting?
Replies: 101
Views: 5903

Re: Current line highlighting?

nontroppo wrote:When a word from the highlighted line is deleted, can we have the monty python foot come down and stomp it off the screen please?
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The design is solid, but his Latin is perfututum.
by pigfender
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Current line highlighting?
Replies: 101
Views: 5903

Re: Current line highlighting?

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