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Clarify-it.com - Tinderbox 6 Exporting OPML to Scrivener
OPML is an open standard for transferring outline-type data between applications.  Scrivener can import OPML, allowing Tinderbox data to be exported to Scrivener. Format limitations: OPML is a plain text format. Text formatting, i.e. bold, underline, font face/colour, highlighting can't transfer via OPML, nor may Tinderbox links between notes.

This tutorial was made using Tinderbox v6.0.2 and Scrivener v2.3. The built-in templates referred to here are those shipping in Tinderbox v6.
apps  tips  outlines  Scrivener  Mac  notetaking 
october 2015 by dunnettreader
Tag PDFs that Need OCR - EagleFiler AppleScripts - EagleFiler
When importing from a scanner, you might not have run your OCR program before importing the scanned document into EagleFiler. This script looks at the records that you’ve selected and tags any PDF files that have not yet been run through OCR, so that you can do so, e.g. using the OCR With PDFpen script
Mac  scripts  OCR  apps  tips  Evernote 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
Why Your NAS is Slow - ChronoSync Tech Notes
The basic reason that you might not achieve optimal performance is that your Mac and your NAS do not speak the same language when it comes to storing files. Mac OS historically has had "special needs" when it comes to storing and managing files. This dates all the way back to the original Macintosh in 1984. While other filesystems would store little more than a filename and timestamp for each file, the Macintosh has always wanted to store much more. Information such as custom icon, color label, the character set used to name the file — even the location that the file appeared in a Finder window — were all stored with each file. This extra metadata was something other filesystems had no need to store and thus made no effort to accommodate. This always put Macintosh file storage at odds with the rest of the world.
Mac  backups  apps  tips  file_management  OSX 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
Apple Releases Its Most Important Typeface In 20 Years | Co.Design | business + innovation + design
Yesterday, Apple released a new bundle of developer tools called WatchKit to help make third-party Apple Watch apps a reality. But for type lovers, WatchKit contained a nice little surprise: a folder containing 23 different variations of the Apple Watch system font, the first one Apple has designed in-house in almost 20 years. Even better, that typeface finally has a name: San Francisco. Seemingly inspired by Helvetica and FF Din, San Francisco is designed specifically for smaller displays: there's plenty of space between each letter, and Apple seems to be avoiding extraordinarily thin lettering that wouldn't play well on already cramped watch screens. Yet as some have already noticed, San Francisco also looks gorgeous on Retina Displays as a replacement Mac default typeface.
Mac  tips  links 
november 2014 by dunnettreader
schreiberstein/lucidagrandeyosemite · GitHub
Changes system font on Yosemite back to old Lucida Grande
Mac  tips 
november 2014 by dunnettreader
CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?" - Charlie's Diary Nov 2013
Lots of interesting info re word processing apps, Markdown, cloud based collaboration, version control options etc -- eg comment 61 by Charlie -- 61:

If you're on a mac, one of the hidden gems in OSX (versions since 10.4, anyway) is a terminal utility called textutil. Textutil is basically a command line (scriptable) file conversion tool for word processing documents. And the formats it supports are: txt, rtf, rtfd, html, doc, docx, odt, wordml, and webarchive.

RTFD is an Apple embrace-and-extend of Microsoft's RTF: it's RTF in a directory (folder) with added image files. HTML in this case means conformant HTML 5, and it does a vastly better job of generating HTML from Word .doc files than Word itself does. ODT is OpenDoc, i.e. the format used by LibreOffice/OpenOffice, doc and docx are the Microsoft formats, and webarchive is Apple's container for HTML plus image files in a folder in a zip archive (as used by Safari/WebKit).
Mac  apps  tips  tech  editing  EF-add 
december 2013 by dunnettreader
scribblecode.com • Timeline app - Arcs and "Chunks" integrating with Scrivener
Discussion of how to integrate chronologies in a Scrivener project with the Timeline app -- from Jan 2013
Mac  apps  tips 
september 2013 by dunnettreader
Listing of Tinderbox tutorials on clarify-it.com
The tutorials here are provided courtesy of Shoantel Limited (Mark Anderson). The tutorials, which are in HTML form, were created using Tinderbox and documented in Clarify. Note that the links below open pages published on www.clarify-it.com's servers -- update Oct 2015 -- now has useful pages on v6, which has the new UI
Mac  apps  tips  notetaking  CMS 
july 2013 by dunnettreader
Tinderbox: note reviewer - Clarify-it.com
The idea here is that you have made a series of text notes and imported then into Tinderbox. Each note added has been tagged with one or more 'tags' in a Set-type user attribute. You now want a quick way to review the notes based on a given tag.
Mac  apps  tips 
july 2013 by dunnettreader
TidBITS: Safari Updates Add Extra Layer of Java Protection
As we noted in the last round of Java updates, this might be a good time to remove Java entirely from your system if you don’t rely on Java for any critical applications. Some major apps that still use Java include CrashPlan, Adobe Creative Suite, Minecraft, and OpenOffice. To learn how to extract this increasingly troubled technology from your Mac, check out Rich Mogull’s Macworld article on disabling Java, which also includes instructions on how to isolate its use in the Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers.
tips  Mac 
july 2013 by dunnettreader

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