Scrivener file type issues?

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:26 pm Post

A couple of points:
I was hoping that Scrivener would help me 'compile' my father-in-law's diaries.
I have scanned these and edited them as Word 97-2000 DOC files in Open Office Writer but Scrivener won't open them. I saved one as RTF and it opened Ok but not directly usable.
There are 194 files; do publishers insist on RTF, or would a later version of Word suffice?
A Windows issue: file names imported into the Binder lose their extensions - a potent source of errors...

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:55 pm Post

How did you try to import the doc files? What was it that didn't work?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS