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Aug
17
comment How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
@MattEllen: So does the first sentence of the answer :D
Jul
30
revised Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?
fix link
Jul
28
awarded  Editor
Jul
28
comment Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?
I added a link to what I meant by "visualisations of flow" (those are just some good examples, I don't need exactly that). Another good example is this awesome xkcd cartoon
Jul
28
revised Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?
re-add links
Jul
28
comment Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?
Hi @kitfox: I'm in climate science/statistics, but I'd prefer it if answers weren't field-specific, so others could benefit from them.
Jul
27
awarded  Student
Jul
27
awarded  Commentator
Jul
27
comment Are there any good tablets out there for writing/editing?
Netbooks that are much lighter than that are pretty common too, although perhaps with a shorter battery life.
Jul
27
comment Are there any good tablets out there for writing/editing?
@RalphGallagher: If you haven't used an on-screen keyboard for long periods, it's likely that you're severely underestimating the benefit of good tactile feedback that a proper keyboard provides, even a crap one, and even if you can't touch type.
Jul
27
asked Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?
Jul
26
comment How to write a short story?
Also, a good game story will not be short - it'll be long an convoluted, with lots of side plots.
Jul
12
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
@Axarydax: Where is your repo stored? seems like the backup process would be a lot easier with a Distributed VCS...
Jul
12
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
@DavidThornley: the key difference is binary vs ascii files. VCSs can handle versioning binary files, but you don't get any of the nice features (like version comparisons) that you get with ascii files. There are word processors that store their documents as ascii files, in particular lyx (which stores files as latex).
Jul
12
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Git works excellently with Latex. In particular, the git diff --word-diff command lets you see changes word-for-word. I recently used Git+Latex for a group presentation, and it worked very well.
Jul
12
comment LaTex + version control writing package
Lyx is a front-end for latex, and it makes nicely formatted (ascii) latex files, so it will work well with a VCS. It's a good way to make the tex learning curve a little less daunting. Most VCSs have a decent GUI available, I've always appreciated the Unix philosophy of "Do one thing well", rather than one program that tries to do everything.. I can't really see how programs like Scrivener could be better than the Latex+VCS combo - you're just going to end up with a half baked editor AND half-baked version control.
Jul
12
comment LaTex + version control writing package
As far as I remember, Celtx is designed as somewhat of an open source clone of scrivener, right?
Jul
12
comment When editing for a person, how much can be changed?
Syslogic: VCSs are tangential, if not entirely irrelevant to the question. One would assume that the OP kept a copy of the original before sending it to reviewers/editors. How they did that doesn't impact the question.
Jul
11
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