I have found Twile is a delightful way to present my family history - and one my family will enjoy. While it automatically builds a timeline from your imported GEDCOM file, there are many things you can add to tell the stories your family tree data can't. In this example, you see the wedding of… Continue reading Telling Stories in Twile
Want to use your iPad when you present, but hate the limitations on fonts in Keynote? Here’s one solution.
Back in the old typewriter days, we were taught that proper nouns and dates should always remain together on the same line. That was fine and dandy back then since we controlled where each line ended. Today, word processing applications decide where lines end based on margins and font sizes so have we lost the… Continue reading e-Style: The Hard Space
Any writing project becomes easier to manage once the writer understands and exploits the features of his writing tools. Larger projects like family histories take advantage of word processing features not normally used in short, everyday projects. These features - table of contents generation, indexing, footnotes and endnotes and bibliographies - take advantage of another… Continue reading All About Styles – Updated
Ulysses has just released version 2.5 for Mac and iOS. Some of the many new features include: Fully adapted to iPhone Fully adapted to iOS 9’s Split Screen Fully adapted to iPad Pro Added Medium export Added Share Extension Added 3D Touch actions on supported devices Added Spotlight indexing/opening via Springboard Added DOCX import Added… Continue reading Ulysses Update With iPhone Support
Leading, a term that goes back to the days of typesetting, is the space between one line of type and the next. Originally a strip of lead was placed between each line of set type to provide that spacing. These strips varied in width to compensate for the different type sizes. Today, we use the… Continue reading e-Style: Linespacing
We often think of metadata as a search tool - making it easier to find a note in Evernote or a photo in your photo organizer. Metadata is also quite useful for establishing provenance.
Both the Windows and Mac versions of Scrivener have been updated. You'll find a few changes in the user interface - especially on the Mac version so it fits in with the look and feel of the new OS. They have also incorporated the latest version of MultiMarkdown (v. 4). Most of the updates are… Continue reading Scrivener Updates