I showed off my Macbook and Scrivener program to my niece from out-of state the other day and she was thrilled with both. And her husband said she will receive both a Macbook and Scrivener on her birthday, in about a week. Yea! But she’s just emailed me a question I can’t answer.
She writes for a magazine and asked me, “If I am emailing docs to editors, will they be able to open them if they do not use a mac and scrivener?”
Can someone give me an answer. (I’ve told her about this Forum so she’ll be using that soon…but for now she thinks I know everything).
As long as she exports or compiles the file to RTF, yes. PFD will give others a read only copy, but RTF
will let them make edits.
There are a lot of threads about this so a search on the forums would do her confidence a world of good.
Jaysen, I just sent her your answer, so thanks a bunch! I also encouraged her to go ahead and sign up on the Forum so I’m sure she’ll do that. Thanks again!
whisper He meant PDF, not PFD.
No offense intended, Jaysen, but even I was squinting at that and wondering if there was some new file format I wasn’t familiar with. :mrgreen:
Looks like the Patently Faux Document format, to me. Excellent format for brokers, lawyers, and politicians.
I would have used a different four letter word there amber.
As a lame excuse I have been working in Applescript on an export routine for ecto3 (which seems to be dead). So I am in variable mode. Variable meaning spelling, order, and caps only matter relative to consistent usage. And yes, I did myPFD instead of myPDF. I must now go do a large search and replace thanks to you picky people.
Although I may leave it in there. The F of choice is a pretty accurate representation of the reaction I get when folks actually try to wade through my code.