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Scrivener files and Foxtrot [message #1025] Mon, 20 April 2020 11:50 Go to next message
John Lea
Messages: 17
Registered: April 2020
Junior Member
Does anyone have any experience with Scrivener (the writers program by
LIterature and Latte)?

Foxtrot will index a Scrivener file (*.scriv) and show that a particular
string is present. But it will not show a preview. The preview pane (on the
right of Foxtrot) just shows the spinning cog indicating that Foxtrot is
attempting to load something but not managing to do so.

This may be due to the complexity of scrivener files (some sort of package
- I'm not a techie so I don't know).

However, the spotlight 'front end' Houdahspot will show a 'text preview'
from inside the Scrivener file and highlight the string.

Is this one of the few instances where spotlight beats Foxtrot?

I'm trying the latest beta (7.0b7 build 2263) but I would stress that this
has always been an issue for me. I'm using Scrivener more and more and so
this problem as risen from the status of 'interesting quirk' to
'substantial irritation'

Best wishes to all in these difficult times

John Lea
Re: Scrivener files and Foxtrot [message #1026 is a reply to message #1025] Mon, 20 April 2020 13:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zvi Biener
Messages: 8
Registered: April 2020
Junior Member
I am able to search Scrivener files. The free preview show a plain-text
version of all the files in the Scriv project, not just the sub-document
with the search string. I’m not sure about the ordering. I only see
the spinning cog as it is rendering the file, but it stops once
rendered.
Zvi

On 20 Apr 2020, at 5:50, John Lea wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience with Scrivener (the writers program by
> LIterature and Latte)?
>
> Foxtrot will index a Scrivener file (*.scriv) and show that a
> particular
> string is present. But it will not show a preview. The preview pane
> (on the
> right of Foxtrot) just shows the spinning cog indicating that Foxtrot
> is
> attempting to load something but not managing to do so.
>
> This may be due to the complexity of scrivener files (some sort of
> package
> - I'm not a techie so I don't know).
>
> However, the spotlight 'front end' Houdahspot will show a 'text
> preview'
> from inside the Scrivener file and highlight the string.
>
> Is this one of the few instances where spotlight beats Foxtrot?
>
> I'm trying the latest beta (7.0b7 build 2263) but I would stress that
> this
> has always been an issue for me. I'm using Scrivener more and more and
> so
> this problem as risen from the status of 'interesting quirk' to
> 'substantial irritation'
>
> Best wishes to all in these difficult times
>
> John Lea
>
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Re: Scrivener files and Foxtrot [message #1027 is a reply to message #1026] Mon, 20 April 2020 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon Smailus
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Registered: April 2020
Junior Member
I get a plain text view in the preview, but a formatted view in the Quicklook. I'm still using v6

> On 20 Apr 2020, at 12:50, Zvi Biener wrote:
>
> I am able to search Scrivener files. The free preview show a plain-text version of all the files in the Scriv project, not just the sub-document with the search string. I’m not sure about the ordering. I only see the spinning cog as it is rendering the file, but it stops once rendered.
> Zvi
>
> On 20 Apr 2020, at 5:50, John Lea wrote:
>
> Does anyone have any experience with Scrivener (the writers program by LIterature and Latte)?
>
> Foxtrot will index a Scrivener file (*.scriv) and show that a particular string is present. But it will not show a preview. The preview pane (on the right of Foxtrot) just shows the spinning cog indicating that Foxtrot is attempting to load something but not managing to do so.
>
> This may be due to the complexity of scrivener files (some sort of package - I'm not a techie so I don't know).
>
> However, the spotlight 'front end' Houdahspot will show a 'text preview' from inside the Scrivener file and highlight the string.
>
> Is this one of the few instances where spotlight beats Foxtrot?
>
> I'm trying the latest beta (7.0b7 build 2263) but I would stress that this has always been an issue for me. I'm using Scrivener more and more and so this problem as risen from the status of 'interesting quirk' to 'substantial irritation'
>
> Best wishes to all in these difficult times
>
> John Lea
>
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Re: Scrivener files and Foxtrot [message #1028 is a reply to message #1026] Mon, 20 April 2020 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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John Lea wrote:

> Foxtrot will index a Scrivener file (*.scriv) and show that a particular
> string is present. But it will not show a preview. The preview pane (on the
> right of Foxtrot) just shows the spinning cog indicating that Foxtrot is
> attempting to load something but not managing to do so.

FoxTrot may have some trouble using the Quick Look preview for some document types, and this is the case for Scrivener files. We will try to improve this in the final version 7.0.

When the Quick Look preview can't be used, it normally displays a plain text version, but this requires:
1) using FoxTrot Pro
2) and having enabled "store document textual contents" in the configuration pane of the index

The spinning cog may appear if these conditions are not met


Jérôme - FoxTrot Engineering

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Re: Scrivener files and Foxtrot [message #1029 is a reply to message #1025] Mon, 20 April 2020 21:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Lea
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Registered: April 2020
Junior Member
This may indicate a solution. I use Foxtrot pro but have never used the
'store textual contents' in the index. I'll give this a try

On Monday, 20 April 2020 10:50:52 UTC+1, John Lea wrote:
>
> Does anyone have any experience with Scrivener (the writers program by
> LIterature and Latte)?
>
> Foxtrot will index a Scrivener file (*.scriv) and show that a particular
> string is present. But it will not show a preview. The preview pane (on the
> right of Foxtrot) just shows the spinning cog indicating that Foxtrot is
> attempting to load something but not managing to do so.
>
> This may be due to the complexity of scrivener files (some sort of package
> - I'm not a techie so I don't know).
>
> However, the spotlight 'front end' Houdahspot will show a 'text preview'
> from inside the Scrivener file and highlight the string.
>
> Is this one of the few instances where spotlight beats Foxtrot?
>
> I'm trying the latest beta (7.0b7 build 2263) but I would stress that this
> has always been an issue for me. I'm using Scrivener more and more and so
> this problem as risen from the status of 'interesting quirk' to
> 'substantial irritation'
>
> Best wishes to all in these difficult times
>
> John Lea
>
Re: Scrivener files and Foxtrot [message #1030 is a reply to message #1025] Mon, 20 April 2020 21:42 Go to previous message
John Lea
Messages: 17
Registered: April 2020
Junior Member
This may indicate a solution. I use Foxtrot Pro but have never used the
'store textual contents' in the index. I'll give this a try. Thanks


On Monday, 20 April 2020 10:50:52 UTC+1, John Lea wrote:
>
> Does anyone have any experience with Scrivener (the writers program by
> LIterature and Latte)?
>
>
>
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