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Tamara Heiner

Other Platforms  - 
 
Scrivener crashes everytime I try to compile a certain file. It only does it on this file. I have it very specifically customized and wouldn't even know where to begin to search for this bug. It didn't do this a week ago. I have the most up to date version. Help please. 
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James Shewmaker's profile photoAaron Crocco's profile photo
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Try outputting to a different file type. See if that fixes it.
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Tom Ahrendt

Discussion  - 
 
Does anyone use Scrivener here for writing his/her blogposts, AND automate the publication to Wordpress?
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francois magnan's profile photoTom Ahrendt's profile photo
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Since WP offers the RPC publishing algorithm, it should be possible to script some kind of automatism. Hopefully it has been done before. ;-)
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Kenneth Meyer

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How does one import a youtube video into scrivener?
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Ronnie Darby's profile photoKenneth Meyer's profile photo
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+Ronnie Darby Good point! Many thanks.
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Laura Ess

Suggestions and Tutorials  - 
 
After adding some entries to the Substitution List today (founder under TOOLS > OPTIONS > CORRECTIONS > EDIT SUBSTITUTIONS) I was thinking that it's a pity that you can't just have Substitution list files,  which you could save and load (and clear) from and into PROJECTS.

That would be useful for projects related by the same terms/characters/technical jargon, but which you don't want to use everywhere.
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+Jennifer Hughes  I'll check that out.
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Charles Euchner

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I love Scrivener, even though I think it takes too long to learn how to do some important actions.

In terms of document management, it's fantastic.

In terms of creating ebooks, it's amazing.

But in terms of formatting PDFs for CreateSpace.... arrrrRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!

I have tried everything, but I can't get the TOPC to begin with the right page number. 

I put all the front matter--including the TOC--in a Front Matter folder. (I am attaching a screen shot, in case that's my problem.)

Maybe the problem is that I don't properly differentiate "front matter" and the main test of the book. If so, how do I do it?

I set separate formats for front and back matter--Roman numerals for front matter, Arabic for the main body of text.
Then I do the Compile function...and the TOC pages begin with page 20 or 21 . . . not 3, which is where the first text of the main body of the book can be found (after i, ii, iii, etc., for the front matter).

I know it's just a simple tweak. But come onnnnnn....

Can I get some help before I waste the rest of my life on this?
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Jennifer Hughes's profile photoEverett Powers's profile photoTom van Bodegraven's profile photo
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Sounds frustrating. I export to Pages '09 for Createspace formatting. 
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Marcelle Grano

Compiling  - 
 
I've been writing my dissertation in Scrivener, and I'm really new to it so I don't how to do everything yet. I wanted to export a single chapter to word, but when I got to compile that single chapter it wants to automatically print. What can I do if I just want it as a .doc? And I'm a mac. Don't know if that matters. 

Thanks! 
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James Shewmaker's profile photoMarcelle Grano's profile photo
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Michael and James, thank you! Michael's comment was exactly what I needed to know! Worked perfectly! Learn something every day! Thanks again! 
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Arin Basu

Suggestions and Tutorials  - 
 
Just came across this excellent piece of advice how to use the research folder in Scrivener. Scrivener has an excellent facebook site, wonder if they also have a google+ page. Anyway, here is the link:
As you’ve no doubt discovered, writing is much easier when you have all your notes and research material to hand. This is one of the many reasons I love Scrivener, as the Research folder helps me k...
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Kenneth Meyer's profile photoLorelle VanFossen's profile photoGraham Seaman's profile photo
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Wonderful. I love the idea of marking research used or not. A forehead thumper. Love it. Just made my life easier. Thank you.
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Sandy Raven

Discussion  - 
 
Okay, I'm going to take the dive and buy a Mac. But being a Linux and Windows person for the past 20 plus years can someone guide me? I will use it for work primarily running Scrivener and iTunes Producer, I think I can keep this (Linux/Ubuntu) laptop for now for my social media and my enormous music collection. (Which is the real reason I've never converted before. I'm so afraid of losing my music. It seems that every time I buy a new laptop I lose music. Lots. Of. Music.) I do have it all backed up to a 3-terabyte drive, but I know inevitably I'll have issues with with new software that won't play older files. Then I have to re-download all the CD's I have, or try to find the purchased songs in my Amazon cloud and re-download... Now is the best time to do it because I find myself between books and am writing new material right now. Only... WHICH Mac is right for me? TIA for all the replies!
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Alan Hearnshaw's profile photoAndy Sorenson's profile photo
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I've been a Mac user for about 12 years - was even a Certified Apple Repair Tech for a couple of years. I still use a Mac at work, but I switched to Linux at home a year ago.

I made the switch at home because I wanted better hardware performance for video processing, but didn't want to pay the Mac Pro pricing.

Scrivener on the Mac is definitely more polished, but the Linux version isn't too bad either. I miss being able to see the "page" layout, but I like the format for the bulleted lists better in Linux. I do a lot a lot of work at home, so it has been interesting moving between the two versions
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YEAH!!!!! Just got my Scrivener... I'll read the comments and I'll be back with my questions loooool
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Amyah Labrèche-Docq's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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+Amyah Labrèche-Docq Welcome aboard, and you will learn to love Scrivener, even when it takes you to places you've never been and drives you crazy. lol

I always ask Mac or Windows because it makes a lot of difference in how a question is answered. I have, and use both daily. Each has their good and bad, And they can easily work together with one exception. So, have a ball! 
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How do you remove a hyperlink when it persists? When I apply a hyperlink to text via Edit, Link, and then hit return, the next line is automatically hyperlinked. Sometimes I can remove the hyperlink on the next line via Edit, Remove. Sometimes I can't.
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Jennifer Hughes's profile photoCorina Koch MacLeod's profile photo
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Paste and match style it is, then. Thank you, both!
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Sharon Fitzgerald

Windows Help  - 
 
Hello - I am looking for someone to provide Scrivener Help in person or screen share.  I am tiered of wasting my time with tutorials and youtube videos.  I will pay $50 dollars to anyone who will give me two hours of training.  I am not looking to learn everything, just how to pick a template, insert folders and text and hit compile. Thanks
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Cynthia Maddox (Dixie)'s profile photoSamuel Cooper's profile photo
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I know its not what youre asking for, but i would definitely recommend The scrivener Coach. If you can't find anyone who is able to help you.

It seems kinda pricey at first, but the further i got into it the more I felt like it was worth it and the bonus stuff is really useful amd not just fluff. Not to mention that he offers you a full year money back guarantee if you try it out and feel otherwise
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I've just released a murder mystery novel template for Scrivener. It features space for your research, outline, draft, and even some basic promotional material that you can use to market your book. 

Enjoy!
Download a free Scrivener murder mystery novel template from All Indie Writers. Plan, outline, draft, and promote your murder mystery from one project file.
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Adam Bryant

Macintosh Help  - 
 
I'm getting strange behaviour.
When I add a chapter with 10 parts and compile to .mobi the fire gets corrupted.
Half the chapter get listed in a toc and the first two section of this superchapter are put at the from and underlined! 
(Their not underlined in the manuscript form.)
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Solved it,
HTML table of contents is broken when compiling for kindle.
Unselect it and make sure "Flat table of contents (NCX)" is selected.
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Jennifer Hughes

How I use Scrivener  - 
 
I've shared a slightly unorthodox way of using Scrivener in a new blog post on keeping a reading list: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog/?p=615
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francois magnan

Macintosh Help  - 
 
Hello, some french video about Scrivener
Bonjour, voici des tutos vidéos pour découvrir Scrivener
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Hi, I want to re-name a character in a manuscript but find and replace seems not to do it, there must be a way surely?
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Lorelle VanFossen's profile photoFrancis de Aguilar's profile photo
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I have a manuscript that holds about 20 folders in each is a document (chapter and other files) when I select manuscript find is greyed out.
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Hey Guys,

I'm having an issue with formatting. I'm using the mac version, and I've created a formatting preset but whenever I compile "kindle" my line spacing and indents are not showing up. I've messed around with the "over ride" options to try and figure it out, but it's going on two hours, and  still no luck. I've attached a photo of the formatting I want. I've checked off the "As-Is" box during the compile process thinking that it would work, and still no such luck. Please help! 
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My first question... When I listen to the videos, they show that... when you start a new scene or folder... it put automatically a first card on the corkboard... mine don't do that... I have to go on the board and click New to have a card but then, nothing appears in the inspector when I select my document and it makes a tiny card icon under my scene in the binder... I am a bit confused... Somebody knows what I don't do right??? Please :)
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James Shewmaker's profile photoAmyah Labrèche-Docq's profile photo
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Oh! Ok!!! So I will go attack the tutorial... thank you for your advice :) Be back
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Can Scrivener be made to create automatic backups in RTF format?
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Francis de Aguilar's profile photoNiran Sabanathan's profile photo
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Your welcome
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How do I set my spelling from US to UK? I am on a mac.
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PD Workman's profile photoPere Farrando's profile photo
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You're both right. The language parameter is dealt with by means of System Preferences: Language and Region. That's because Scrivener, in spite of its formatting features, is not a text processor. 

Yes, the only way to check the spelling in different languages is by changing the language of Edit: Spelling and Grammar: Show Spelling and Grammar every time (shortcut: Caps Cmd dot, or Cmd colon).

Handling the language parameter in paragraph and character styles would make Scrivener more powerful but less versatile. I'm not a coder, but I've seen how Pages 5 has lost that functionality. That's true, Pages 5, in order to become more compatible with iOS, doesn't store the language informations in the styles anymore. To me, Pages 5 is almost useless because of this.

And then there is the matter of operating systems. We get to configure the language of the interface, and that parameter is what is used by many applications: Byword, Multimarkdown Composer, TextEdit, Textastic, TextWrangler, Mou, Sublime Text… I use the shortcut 'Cmd colon' a lot.
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