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DolphinGirl

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  1. Well, being the technophobe I sometimes am, it's somewhat comforting to know I'm in the same boat with a bunch more people. That would be the SSWhatTheF__k. I posed another question to the community about a problem with the original Penultimate and after a trip to the Apple Store today, a Genius helped me delete the app and download it again and I was greeted with the horrifying "new" version of Penultimate. I see my passionate hatred for this stupid "upgrade" is shared far and wide. Someone sent me the link to this thread in hopes it will help me get back to the devil I know because this new version SUCKS. Here's my probably dumb question: Before I delete stuff and try getting the old version back: are all of my notebooks safe on Evernote as I'm imagining I'll have to sync my Evernote with the new "old" Penultimate version if I can download it again. I have a whole bunch of proprietary info in those notebooks I need to get to my bosses and if I lose it, I might as well slit my wrists now. I think there used to be a way to email your notebooks to yourself so you could save them on your desktop on your lap top? Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. It's mildly comforting to know I'm not the only one with the problem! I'll certainly look into ways to resuscitate my "old" Penultimate and should anything positive show itself, I'll definitely share. I sure hope the people at Evernote monitor these discussions so they know how to fix stuff for us.
  3. After updating my Ipad and Iphone to IOS8, my Penultimate program stopped working. A trip to the Apple Store and deleting/re-adding the Penultimate app gave me the "new" version and I don't like it. Is there a way to get the "old" version back?
  4. I'm not sure if this helps you or not because I'm no techno genius, but I think we might have been experiencing the same issues. Mine started after I stupidly updated my phone and IPad to IOS8, so I went to the Apple Store today and the Genius Bar guy deleted Penultimate and then downloaded it again. Things seem to be working now, but now I have a new version of Penultimate I didn't want and don't know how to use yet :-( Good luck!
  5. Thanks for your input. I may have to give Noteshelf a try. I'm so pissed right now! I just went to the Apple Store to see if they could help, thinking the IOS 8 upgrade (which I really wish I hadn't done!) was the cause of my issues. Well, it seemed like the only thing to do was to delete the app and try again. I was unaware the Penultimate program is totally new and I really, really hate it! It is more onerous to use than the previous version and takes more steps to achieve my objective as I outlined in my initial query to the community. Who does this?!!!! Upgrading something is supposed to make it simpler. I'm totally lost and now have to go online to figure out this new version and then go find another app to use, grrrrrr....
  6. I work as a freelance head of the Prop Department for motion picture productions. In past years, everyone used Polaroid cameras to snap instant continuity photos and it worked really well, especially when, for example, we needed to grab several photos at once to document the aftermath of a stunt scene so we could recreate it at another time or place. The white area on the bottom was perfect for using a Sharpie to write down the scene number and any pertinent notes, then we'd punch a hole in one corner and have an instantly accessible ring of Polaroids in script scene order to refer to when needed, which is almost constantly some days! When Polaroid stopped producing film, we all started hoarding it and made small steps toward finding another way to document our continuity photos. Most people were having to use their digital cameras and would use a small dry erase board to list the information we used to write directly on the Polaroids, but this involved several steps and wasn't always terribly efficient or quick. I found most departments would scurry over to me to look at my ring of Polaroids as it was quicker than pulling up their previous shots and trying to access what they needed by squinting at small thumbnails. I used the last of my film last year and started freaking out. I hadn't yet found anything to replace my fabulous ProCam and the Impossible project film prices made production managers blanch. Then someone mentioned Penultimate and I gave it a go. My last movie, I made myself ditch my Polaroid and go cold turkey. Well, I have some issues I hope the Community can help me with. First off, I started a Notebook and started snapping away and using my finger to write scene numbers and notes and take shots as quickly as I could. I wish there were some way I could do this without having to tap on a new page, tap on the camera icon, size the darn photo before being able to write my note and then on to the next one. Sometimes I'd be in such a hurry to get to the next page to get the next shot before the actors left the set, I would somehow erase the image I'd just shot and either had to hold everyone up to take it again, or I was out of luck 'cos everyone had left the set. At any rate, of course the photo quality is much better than my Polaroid, but everything is taking too long to achieve. Then I discovered there is apparently a capacity limit to each notebook, so would start another. Still not sure what that capacity is yet, but I discovered that when I tried to go back to a "filled" notebook, I was unable to resize a photo, change a note or add another and I have never been able to send these notebooks to my laptop. What the heck am I doing wrong? At the end of the film, you normally give all your continuity photos to the production company, but mine are stuck and I don't now what to do. Then today, I updated Evernote and Penultimate and now I can't use the camera feature in Penultimate. I went to a notebook, went to take a photo, the camera feature seemed to come on, then a second later, disappeared and my Ipad desktop appears. I've tried this a couple dozen times and I getting zip. I see back in September this was a big problem for others and one of the suggestions was to delete the app and start over, but I'm afraid to lose all of my notebooks if I do that. And I really need to get the continuity photo notebooks to my bosses as it's all proprietary info. I really hope someone can help me with this problem. Also, does upgrading to Penultimate Premium help me in any way with this?
  7. I'm afraid I'm a little at sea when it comes to intuitively knowing how a lot of apps work. I need instructions and it blows my mind not a single app has at least an instruction sheet. I'm sick of trying to find this info online; it should just be attached to the app. I'm really hoping to use Penultimate for my work which involves taking several photographs and writing notes on each one, but I can't figure out how to take the picture in the size I need before I make notes on it and hurry on to the next shot. It's kind of a pain in the butt to have to shoot and then enlarge the shot each time. Is there a way to set the size so it's the same each time? Also, where are all these things that are supposed to be in the tool bar that set your hand position so you don't mess up what you're writing if your wrist or part of your hand inadvertently touches the screen. I haven't figured out Evernote yet and went right to Penultimate because it seemed simpler for what I need to do. But, I'm sort of clueless and need a user's manual. Please help :-)
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