Cannot open Mac scrivener file in Windows

Li
Little Angel
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:43 pm Post

I have recently purchased the Mac and Win bundle as my laptop is Mac and my desktop is Win. I'm storing my files in dropbox/apps/scrivener...

However the most recent versions of both applications don't seem to be able to play well together.

Currently my Mac files won't open in Win.

Any hints on how I should keep these in sync?

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kewms
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:58 pm Post

The most recent Mac Scrivener version, 3.0, uses a different project format from the current Windows release.

You can export a Scrivener 3 project in the older format using the File -> Export -> As Scrivener 2 project.

Or you can install Scrivener 2.9 for Mac, which uses the older project format. You can download it here:
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/legacy-download

Katherine
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Li
Little Angel
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Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:46 am Post

What functionality do I lose by downgrading my Mac App?

Ji
JimRac
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Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:14 pm Post

Little Angel wrote:What functionality do I lose by downgrading my Mac App?

All of the *new* Scrivener 3 features and interface appearance, as described in the various L&L blog posts prior to S3 release.

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog