If I have a pdf (for example) in my Research folder, how do I drag it out again (copy it to the desktop)? Maybe there is a ‘Reveal in Finder’ option that I can’t find, to show where the file is inside the Scrivener doc.
I suppose what I’m saying is: How do I copy items out again, but without converting them to a different file format?
You’re looking for the File ▸ Export ▸ Files... feature, which yes on the surface might be confused with some kind of conversion feature—but most of those option only pertain to any binder folder or file items in the selection. For media and other research files, the originals will be exported without modification.
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