Scrivener on Leopard

Not really an announcement as such, but hey.

As of 1.02, Scrivener has been fully compatible with Leopard seeds; when Leopard is released in October, provided you have the most recent version of Scrivener (whichever version that will happen to be in October - 1.1x something), Scrivener will work on it without a hitch (fingers crossed).

Apple have just released screenshots and tours of Leopard at their site here:

From this, you should be able to see why in Scrivener 1.1 (the beta of which is available from the Beta Testing forum), I decided to go with the one-pixel split view dividers. You can also see the new, darker Leopard interface. From this, I assume they this is finalised then. Don’t go on first impressions - I’m running the latest developer Leopard seed (and I can’t wait to get the beta which is being dished out at WWDC, though I guess I’ll have to wait a couple of weeks given that I couldn’t attend), and at first I wasn’t sure about the darker interface. Now I very much prefer it. Not sure about the translucent menu bar in the screenshots, though - it seems a little Vista to me.

Anyway, for your delectation - and given that the slightly altered interface is now no secret - here is a picture of Scrivener running on Leopard:

Obviously I’m under NDA, so can say no more about Leopard than is already public. :slight_smile:



I went through the new Leopard demos this morning. Looking good. My big concern
(and I know you couldn’t say anything even if you knew) is that Apple fix the many
flaws and ropeynesses in its textediting engine. Now that would be cool.


Hmm … I don’t like that dark toolbar at all. Doesn’t match the lighter color of the other interface details. Makes the Scrivener interface look less unified and elegant than the current one.

Btw, I’m quite sure the typewriter icon in the toolbar does not fall under your NDA. What’s it for? Tell us more :slight_smile:

Mew? Dare I hope for Blockwriter integration after all this time?

I figured it was a toggle to turn typewriter mode on and off, but then I looked in my Scriv and no such button.

Aye, that is probably what it is, though it would be atypical to have a toolbar button that toggles an application preference.

Me like.

I agree with Jan. The new toolbar is too dark; the present one is much better.

Heh. that’s good to know about the typewriter thingy. I was just about to post a wish list item about it. I love the typewriter scrolling, but only in full screen mode. It’s a bit disorienting when I’m looking at the text in non-full screen mode.

You can have it set differently for the two different views. To have it off in “normal” windowed view: Preferences > Text Editing uncheck Typewriter scrolling. To have it on in full screen: Preferences > Full Screen and check typewriter scrolling. This is exactly how I have it set up. I do my writing in full screen (where I love the typewriter scrolling) and my editing in windowed view (where the typewriter scrolling can be quite jarring as I make edits to different parts of the text).

I have to say I like the new Leopard look. And to join the speculation about the typewriter icon: it could be a feature that keeps you from editing as you write, you know, where you can type but not delete or edit, just write. I can see how that might be useful for people like myself who spend hours polishing one paragraph rather than move on to the next dreaded sentence. (Is this what AmberV meant when he said “Blockwriter integration”?) Would be nice.

I can’t wait to get Leopard. I’m already liking Safari 3.0 where I can resize this window.




You are one of the few lucky ones, according to TUAW. Many folks are having huge trouble with the beta. I tried to install it on both a PPC and Intel machine, and each time the installer said the volume was not sufficiently prepared, with no other explanation. I’ve never seen Apple release such a load. … ri-3-beta/

No problem for me.


I prefer the new darker toolbar, personally.

As for the Typewriter icon - my bad, that is a screenshot of the latest Scrivener version which is not a beta yet. Typewriter scrolling is now an option in the Text menu rather than in the Preferences, as I decided that I liked switching between it in the main editor more easily (as several users have suggested). Obviously you can have a separate setting for full screen still, but also for your different editors, too.

As for the darker toolbar - read my first post. Honestly, you’ll get used to it. I didn’t like it at first, but now I love it. And, of course, “blame nat me” - as you can see from the Apple website, this is the new Leopard interface. I did nothing to the toolbar.


Sigh, all of my typewriter emulator dreams smashed. :wink:

Sigh and mine …

Oh, well. I could just remove the delete key from my keyboard and unplug the mouse, I guess. :wink:


Or…just keep typing and don’t go back to make any revisions…

Discipline! :wink:

Ahem. “Blameth nat me”…?


Steve (Chaucerian smart-ass)