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New to TeX, LaTeX, et. al.

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Pls be gentle if I ask a stupid question. I'm trying to get my answers from documentation, but there is so MUCH of it!


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comment Scrivener: marking multiple (non-adjacent) phrases in a manuscript with same footnote
Well, keeping track of Ibids and Op cits is only necessary if I start using Ibids. I have 4 sources that I quote 16 times, so using Ibids I'll be adding an additional 12 lines (plus interline spacing). What I'd really like to do is just add a footnote horizontal rule to separate the main body of the document from the 4 footnote/endnote references and either use daggers and other symbols or else use numbers as footnote markers, but having only 4 sources, I think that Ibids is much more complex than I really need.
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reviewed Excellent Improving techniques independently: Description
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reviewed Excellent Tenses I should use in a translated-novel
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reviewed Excellent Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?
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reviewed Excellent How to avoid specifying the gender in English when the original text does not specify it?
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reviewed Excellent Dealing with potential copyright issues: manga
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comment Composing a single narrative by writing small chunks
It's both natural and yet also kind-of mind-boggling to me that people have been thinking about how to do such things for almost 50 years. Though I've only skimmed it thus far, STOP looks like a terrific read and very valuable. oXygen Author also looks very powerful though I've only just glanced at it so far whereas I spent many hours working with Scrivener. Thanks very much!
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comment Composing a single narrative by writing small chunks
Scrivener is a perfect match for my need. Wonderful! Totally new concept in an application for me, and it looks like it will have very long-lasting utility in my life for myriad tasks, not just this one. I cannot thank you enough. My only regret (though very small) is that it's not GNU/GPL or OSI software though perhaps I'll find an alternative eventually. Meanwhile, Scrivener absolutely fits the bill for me.
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accepted Composing a single narrative by writing small chunks
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comment Composing a single narrative by writing small chunks
Thank you very much. I'm trying out Scrivener now. It looks like it may have some promise. What I like the most thus far is, "The contents of the Draft folder represent the text fragments that will be compiled into one long document when you export or print using File > Compile…, which is the standard way of preparing your finished project for printing or final formatting in a dedicated word processor. This is very much the raison d’être of Scrivener - to assemble the text of your manuscript in the Draft folder for printing or export."
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comment Composing a single narrative by writing small chunks
Thanks for your feedback @JohnSmithers. I'll certainly keep that in mind.
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asked Composing a single narrative by writing small chunks