Advanced Placeholder Tags in Next Windows Version?

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nicoleb
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:25 pm Post

Hello, I am quite new to Scrivener and would use it to write academic text. As stated in many posts I already read, such text requires a lot of referencing in the same document - e.g. to figures, tables etc.
I found posts explaining how to manage this issue with placeholder tags in Scrivener, but seemingly it only works in the Mac version. My question is - will the use of advances placeholder tags like in this little example be possible with Scrivener 3 for Windows?

[One image]
Figure <$n:figure:myImage>
[Another image]
Figure <$n:figure:nextImage>
[A table]
Table <$t:table:myTable>
See Figure <$n:figure:myImage>,
Figure <$n:figure:nextImage> and Table <$t:table:myTable>.

If not - could you provide a tutorial or manual to maybe use another additional software to overcome this issue? Would it be possible to do this with Latex for Windows?

Thank you, Nicole

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:14 pm Post

That is the plan, to bring the Windows version to equivalence with the Mac version 3 (with possible lacunae resulting from operating system differences)! :)

Scrivener 3 for Windows is under beta testing, but from what I read there is much still to be sorted out.

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nicoleb
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 pm Post

Thank you, I was not sure whether I missed something in my version. So, I will wait then for Scrivener 3. I still use the trial version of Scrivener 2 and I guess if I buy that now I will have to pay in addition to upgrade to 3....
Thanks again, Nicole

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:31 pm Post

nicoleb wrote:Thank you, I was not sure whether I missed something in my version. So, I will wait then for Scrivener 3. I still use the trial version of Scrivener 2 and I guess if I buy that now I will have to pay in addition to upgrade to 3....
Thanks again, Nicole

Yes, I imagine it will be more than 3 months before Windows v. 3 is fully ready, so there will probably be an upgrade fee. I don't know what the status of the advanced placeholder tags is in the current beta1, but maybe someone will be along who does know. Depending on how tech-savvy you are, you might consider downloading the beta at some point. The appropriate link will be posted in the Beta-testing forum.

:)

Mark
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