September 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm #18510
Misty N Josh SpearsChallenge Author
I’ve been writing in Scrivener the last few days and have accomplished quite a bit but when I did today’s lesson and I noticed my formatting isn’t consistent. Sure enough I went back and looked at my individual pages and I am having some weird indenting issues come up.
Some of my pages have each paragraph starting with a properly formatted indent. But other pages are all straight left justified with no indenting.
I’ve tried Googling for some help on this but it seems like all the tutorials out there are for MAC’s and I’m on a PC. We don’t seem to have a formatting preference area like the MACs do other than setting margins, which I checked and are set up. Should I just remove indenting on all pages so they are consistent since I can’t make indenting happen on a few select pages?September 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm #18538
No @MistyNJosh_Spears thats not quite the case. Some of us apple users are catching our royals trying to get some applications or tools to work with our devices. As a matter of fact, it was while searching for help in the forum that I stumbled upon your comment. It may sometimes be quite frustrating but hang in there. Hopefully, someone might soon post a solution to your problem.September 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm #18552
Please help. I cant get the scrivener app into my mac applications folder. please tell me how i can solve this problem and get scrivener working on my mac please.September 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm #18601
@Eldonna, Are you still struggling with this?
If so, these steps should help:
1. Am assuming you downloaded the application. (If you need it you can find a link on Day 11 under Training)
2. Locate it on your Mac, probably in a folder call Downloads.
3. File is called Scrivener.dmg
4. Click on the file, it should open a small dialog box.
5. It is a good size file, around 35.7 MB in size, so download might take a few minutes. If you are not sure about your previous download, just download it again and make sure the whole file is downloaded before you try to open it.
6. Ok, click on the file called Scrivener.dmg
7. A small dialog box opens; drag the Scrivener logo to the folder logo
8. This will then install the Scrivener app to your applications folder
Let us know if you did these steps and if they work. Or, if it does not work, what step you were able to get to and where things got stuck.
all the bestSeptember 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm #18641
Thanks @Philip Yes I did that. The app is as stubborn as mule. try as I may it wont go into the applications folder. Otherwise it requests that i choose a program in which to open it. It offers no recommendations and of course I’m clueless. I found a way to manually transfer the app into the applications folder. However whenever I open the programme it keeps shutting down.I restarted my mac and kept trying without luck. Scrivener shuts down as soon as I open up the programme.September 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm #18645
Yeap, I had few similar problems also and couldn’t resolve them at the time so I started writing in the word document instead…. but now it’s seems all working again so it’s just a matter of transferring it all across ) thanks for the tips!September 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm #18649
Can you easily transfer Microsoft Word content into Scrivener?September 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm #18656
@Eldonna, yes you can easily import. While in Scrivener, select File > Import > Files…
Select your Word file and import it. It will import as one Scrivener document.
Even better, if you have one Word document that is several sections or several chapters, you most likely want them as different documents within Scrivener. Rather than doing a lot of cut and paste use the import and split feature. File > Import > Import and Split…
First prep your Word document and place some special characters, like ### to mark where you want your document to split. So, for example, if I have a Word document with 10 chapters, I would place ### at the end of each chapter.
When doing the import make sure the ### are in the field labeled “Sections are separated by:”. Then select your Word file.
Presto, you will have ten Scrivener documents show up in Scrivener. Of course, these documents can all be edited, moved, selected or not selected when exporting (compiling) your book or final product.
All very easy and very convenient.September 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm #18659
@Eldonna, the only thing I can think of right now is to ask what your MAc OS is… here is a link to the Scrivener site, click here, there might be some info here that can help you get the version that is right for your OS. Let us know if this gets you closer to where you need to be.September 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm #18698
Three cheers for @Philip ! He’s a true sport, a Challenger and team builder. If I could I’d invent a special team player badge for @Philip. Thanks for sticking with me through this techno patch @Philip . Turns out that although I had done online searches for an alternative versions of the program. Apparently I had tried the scrivener and crscrivener versions of the app when what was compatible with my mac was scrivener legacy. i hadn’t come across the legacy version on the previous websites. Generally my mac would send a notification of incompatibility upon attempt to install or the app code would be all squiggly, but in this case there were no such clues. Thanks for sticking with me through it all, you’ve been a great sport.
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