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Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:25 am Post

How about a Scrivener Pro version that has Scrapple integrated (not just included) in the product.

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Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:05 am Post

What's Scrapple? :shock:
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am Post

Scapple was built as a separate app because it does not belong in Scrivener. There would be no way for it to integrate and it requires its own menu items and inspector. So... No. :)

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:36 am Post

KB wrote:Scapple was built as a separate app because it does not belong in Scrivener. There would be no way for it to integrate and it requires its own menu items and inspector. So... No. :)

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Keith!

Give me some advice here? I'm new to both Scapple and Scrivener, and enjoying the heck out of both of them. I'm currently working on a novel with Scrivener, and finding it immensely useful for keeping track of all the different elements, as well as structuring the text in an easy to reference form.

Scapple is also being used in structuring this novel, in a certain way: I'm using it to create a location map of all the various places in my book, and how they intersect with each other. IE: "The Lake" links to "the House" via a path through "the Woods". "The House" links to "the Town", which links to "The General Store". You can see how Scapple would be able to give me a high-level view of this sort of thing, right?

My question (and what got me searching the forum for ways to integrate Scapple into Scrivener), is what do you think is the most efficient way to put this reference map into the Scrivener workbook? I'm thinking maybe exporting it as a PNG, and then embedding it as an image into the Scrivener binder?

Thought maybe you'd all have a better idea.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I'm really enjoying this software, and look forward to using it for a long time to come.
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There are two good ways of doing that, both better than PNG in my opinion:

  • PDF: it’s scalable, unlike PNG, meaning you can zoom in and out on it without the text and lines getting blurry. PDF also means the text is selectable, so you can copy and paste out of it. It’s the default export format from Scapple, bound to the ⇧⌘E shortcut.
  • Scapple: in most cases I would say this is better than PDF because it keeps the .scap file right in the project it pertains to along with the rest of your research. You can open it directly out of the binder into Scapple with the arrow button in the footer bar (or ⌃⌘O), and the preview of it in the editor will be crisp at any size. Where PDF will be a better option is when the board is large, and zooming and panning is really necessary to making use of it in the editor. The file preview in the editor is built using Quick Look (same as in Finder), which is rather limited and static.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 pm Post

Aha! Good to know. I just dragged my Scapple file into the Scrivener folder under "Research" and it popped right up as an image file. And the button trick opened it up right in Scapple. That's exactly what I wanted. Thanks!

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:30 am Post

AmberV once gave me the excellent advice of including a blank scapple file in the folder you’ve assigned for templates in your project. That way you can create new scapple maps in your binder from within Scrivener, just by using the New from Template functions, and then use the edit in external editor button to make changes.
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:11 pm Post

Yeah, that works also with the new external template folder feature in the General: Shared Templates preference pane, making such starter templates available to all projects automatically.
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