Guidelines for posting wishlist requests

Interesting affectation for someone with a beagle for an avatar. :wink: Arf, Arf!

That’s no avatar, that’s my dog.

Former champion truffle hound, currently resting.

Will be under pressure to perform this winter.

Pip pip!

A very cool dog. A truffle hound. Looks like a beagle. Are they the same or similar? I know nothing about truffles except how to eat one.


She’s a beagle (a kind of hound), trained to find truffles.

When she can be bothered.

This winter I may have to adopt the “no truffle, no bone” approach.

Pip pip!

Hey KB,

Was writing in full screen mode and I realized it was a pain to have to move the cursor to the bottom, click on icon to take me back to the main screen, and then find where I last was working. Might be good to be able to ie; control/some key or cmd/key to take you back to your last screen so you could more easily switch back and forth.


(1) Press ESC to leave full screen

(2) Nice dog!

(3) Smileys are OK. :open_mouth:

(4) SCR is 99% done. If it had a beer dispeneser/opener then it would be 100%.

(5) Scrivener 2.0 will have exploding goats, teleportation, lazer beams, and comes preloaded on a free MBP with purchase of SCR 2.0 which will retail for $5999.00 USD. The new spell checker in 2.0 MBPFREE also has a new feature to improve usage of language. It electrocutes you every time you misspell a word.

The free MBP pro comes in two available colors (Cheeseball Orange or Raging Pink). All text will be preformated at a default setting of 24 point bold which is unchangeable in any preferences and SCR 2.0 will also come with 100 free MySpace Templates that will knock your socks off!

(6) Keith is actually a code name (Team Keith) for a small party of elite coders who operate under the radar of the corporate sector gaining sustenance from cheese balls and beer.

Truth be told SCR is great as is. I for see probably a few updates for OS compatibility but other than that what else can you truly do? (except exploding goats and beer openers).


Also, please could you post items like this in the main forum rather than in reply to this sticky topic? Thanks! As has already been said, Escape does what you want; as does alt-cmd-F.

Oh. :blush: No wonder she, er, looked like a beagle…

This is very minor and I don’t mind if you totally ignore it, but something came up today which would have been nice…

As I was writing a scene, I looked at the notecard in the Inspector where I had a list of things that I needed to happen in that scene, and thought how nice it would be to be able to “strike-through” each item as I handled it.

As I said, no big deal, but I thought I’d mention it.

I continue to love your program!

Hi Keith

Seems like you are already working on my dream come true. After I’ve finished the novel, I’ll be working on a screenplay version of the same material. If you can pull it off, having Final Draft recognize the elements from Scrivener would be amazing! Your corkboard is way more flexible that Final Draft… So I’m looking forward. Thanks for designing such amazing software.

Take care


I’m trying out Scrivener. I really like the “nonlinear” aspect of it. I agree with the methodology. I tend to write various scraps of my book in pieces. I needed some sort of program that would hold all my pieces and allow me to easily arrange them as I “grew” my book. I searched all around and eventually stumbled upon Scrivener (I think someone mentioned it in some forum post somewhere). It’s a great program as it helps me keep track of all my writing bits and pieces, and lets me arrange them as I add more writing bits.

And now some musings as I take a step back and examine how my book writing is coming along.

I’m targeting Amazon’s Kindle as my platform. With a small modification I can also target the EPUB format for other non-kindle e-readers. What I’m finding is that even with Scrivener I’m still still stuck with a “linear” methodology in that the idea is 1) first I write my book, then 2) I format my book.

As a programmer I decided my first book would be “Advanced Kindle Formatting”, as I learn how to format books for Kindle. There’s a lot of in-depth discussion of HTML, with lots of code examples. What I’m finding is how I write my book depends in part on how I can make it look on Kindle. I’ll try out various different things and see how it looks in Kindle Previewer.

This means my writing fragments are .htm files, which I can load into a web browser for an instant view of how it looks, or for a more accurate preview I can load it into Kindle Previewer and wait a few seconds for it to compile and display.

So I’m collecting numerous .htm files. In Scrivener I’ve made each tree leaf node a link to each .htm file. (Document References > Look up & Add External Reference.) Not sure how well that’s going to work out.

I use my favorite HTML editor for editing the HTML. It’s a traditional standalone program. Then I have my favorite web browser displaying a quick view of how my .htm file looks. And I have Kindle Previewer to give me a more accurate view of how my .htm file will display. And I have an actual Kindle to show me how it really looks on an actual Kindle, since there are some things the Kindle Previewer program doesn’t emulate well. That takes even longer to get the file over to my real Kindle to see how it looks there, so I don’t do that often. And I have Scrivener to tie together all the .htm files into a tree. That’s a lot of standalone programs, and they’re not really integrated together, other than they’re all on the same computer.

I don’t have any concrete suggestions yet. Just reviewing where I am. Well don’t know if this feedback is any helpful but since I’ve already written it might as well submit it. Cheers!

A tip on previewing with an actual Kindle: plug it into your computer. It will come up like a USB disk. Just drop the .mobi file into the “documents” folder, eject it, and it’ll pop up in the book list iimmediatel. Much faster than use e-mail.

(raises hand)

Dumb question. Having never used the Mac version, how do I know what features are available in the Mac version so as to know what will show up in Windows? Or is this all OBE now, and it’s just little gotchas being fixed and new features being added to both? I truly don’t want to say, “this would be cool.” if it’s already something planned and I just didn’t know it existed in the Mac version because, well, see above.

Thankyouverymuch. KC
(walks away mumbling)

If you’ve got a cool idea, let us know! We don’t expect everyone to scour the Mac user manual or whatever before they post a wish request. :slight_smile: It’s more about if you do know of a Mac feature and then come and post a wish request for that on Windows—there’s really no point in doing that.

Thanks much, Amber. “Cool” idea. Probably not. Nice to have, maybe. We’ll see. I’ll post soon. Thanks again and hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable.

What forum do feature requests go in for Scapple?

There isn’t a dedicated place for that on the forum as Scapple is meant to be a simple utility that isn’t under constant revision and change. That isn’t to say we won’t jot down ideas if we think they might fit into the vision of the software, however. It is probably best to just write in to our support address for Scapple.

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