I'm learning Latin using Lingua Per Se Illustrata, which is an beginners textbook entirely in Latin. It's possible to buy a CD of the course, which includes both written and audio versions of the text, in a dedicated program which only runs on Windows, which is why I don't use it (quite apart from the fact that the program is fairly old and clunky now).
First of all, I had to convert the text to pdf format (it's in jpg on the CD), then I imported both the pdfs and the mp3s to Scrivener. (By the way, I do own the CD - no laws were harmed in the making of this post...) So now, as I work through the textbook, my workflow is...
- Read through the chapter text aloud twice. [Single document window]
- Listen to the mp3, transcribing the Latin (into Latin). [Horizontally split window, mp3 in the top, text document below, with the focus on the lower window and using the Cmd-Enter shortcut key to start and stop the audio. I use the automatic rewinding facility, so I always hear the previous 3 seconds.]
- Complete the questions at the end of the Chapter. [Horizontally split window, pdf in the top, text document below, focus on the lower window and paging up and down through the pdf using the Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-Up and Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-Down shortcuts. I also have the pdf in a separate Quicklook window for reference.]
I use other programs for vocabulary (Keep Your Word) and grammar notes (DevonThink). The workflow above is made easier by having both the written and audio text already provided, but I've found the step of transcribing the Latin so useful that in future, if the audio isn't already there, I intend to record it myself.
That's it - nothing revelatory but I think it shows Scrivener's flexibility that I could adapt the basic functionality so easily into something which really helps me.