My life has been transformed . . . wow

I was introduced to Scrivener back in June when, being a curious soul, I was attracted by the corkboard on a chum’s Mac in a press conference. He took five minutes to show me the basics and, as soon as I got back to the press office, I downloaded it onto my Macbook, paid for it, and have been using it ever since . . . When I got home from Dusseldorf I even upgraded my old G4 to Tiger so I could install Scrivener, and it’s been responsible for my change-over completely from PC to Mac in my office – to the point that I even bought a new biscuit tin (Mac Mini) and a well-specced iMac and kicked Windows into touch. The thought of having to use Word again was simply too depressing.

I’m not sure how I managed to write anything sensible at all before having this magic little program. I’m not a novelist but I churn out mainly magazine articles and reports. Its logical structure is a pure delight; no longer do I have to fiddle about with dozens of windows all containing elements for the same set of documents. I love the way I can drag PDFs in for reference, too, and I’m sure I haven’t discovered half Scrivener’s features yet. Currently I’m producing an e-learning course and, without Scriv, it would be a total nightmare.

My only wishes are that it could share stuff across my network (I tend to wander from room to room when I’m working) and that there could be an online option, like Google docs . . .

I would have paid far more for this product – in fact, before I spotted the licence options, I’d already bought all my copies and I don’t mind in the least. It’s a very small sum to pay for a wonderful bit of software. Thank you!

If you have installed Leopard on your networked machines, it’s easy to share Scrivener projects. But I recommend that you ZIP the project first, before sending to the remote machine. Each project consists of multiple RTF files, which take a long time for the Finder to copy. Add something distinctive to the ZIP file name, to distinguish versions. Or use Scrivener’s File: Backup Project to… command, which adds a date and time stamp to each filename. For online saving, I backup my ZIP files to MobileMe; others here are using DropBox and various online servers. Welcome to Scrivener, and glad you like it!

Thank you – I shall go and meddle, having just upgraded the Macbook from stripes to spots . . .

I was was just doing a quick browse. I glanced at the tittle of the thread, and thought it said [size=150]

…I thought to myself, “Well!! Im having some of that! :open_mouth: What`s going on here!” Then I re-read. :frowning:


How do you upload a zipped Scrivener project to MobileMe so that you can actually retrieve it again?



I use the Finder: Go: iDisk: My iDisk command.
I store the files in my Documents folder on the iDisk.
Just drag and drop a ZIP file to upload or download.
Upload from the desktop, download to the laptop.
Or reverse, depending on which is the latest file.

You setup your MobileMe login and preferences in
System Preferences: Internet & Network: MobileMe
Then Sign In to your Account, and you’re good to go.