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by derick
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Outliner expected
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Outliner expected

I typically select existing headers or the opening sentence of a paragraph, then use Document > Split > with Selection as Title

You can also use Split > at Selection but then you get names like Introduction, Introduction-1, Introduction-2 etc. which you'll need to edit anyway.
by derick
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Outliner expected
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Outliner expected

But why should you write the chapters or connected paragraphs into separate files in the first place? Being able to rearrange content to different sub-topics in an outline is one core idea of an outliner. I do not see the need for a topic to be bound to a file system item. There's no need to do so,...
by derick
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Outliner expected
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Outliner expected

The other side of this is that your outline in effect becomes your document’s structure and thence your actual document. It does take some getting used to, but essentially the binder is both your outliner and your file system. All the other bells and whistles aside, this approach to document organiz...
by derick
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Sync two macs?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Sync two macs?

I used to use ChronoSync to keep my computers in sync with an external USB drive which worked well except when I forgot to sync or bring the drive.... For the last 3-4 years I’ve had everything current in Dropbox (including Scrivener projects) with zero problems. As long as you are working in an env...
by derick
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: All research is GONE
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: All research is GONE

Right, of course you should and did have backups. But for forensic purposes of actually figuring out what happened here, it would be useful to know when the last version on Dropbox was that had the research files in it, and what was done with the file between that version and the version with everyt...
by derick
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Using Scrivener with Zotero: adding sources to "Research" and keeping synced with Zotero (and other S/Z workflow tips)
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Using Scrivener with Zotero: adding sources to "Research" and keeping synced with Zotero (and other S/Z workflow tip

Since you're using Skim you can easily extract your notes - here is one of many sample scripts out there (not the one I use but mine is too messy to try to explain....) https://gist.github.com/shanzhong/7460635 With a little bit of work you could get that to export each note to a separate file for i...
by derick
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: All research is GONE
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: All research is GONE

If you look on the Dropbox website and view the package contents then view deleted files / earlier versions, were the files there?
by derick
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: All research is GONE
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: All research is GONE

It worked for Sir Edmund Leach https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/speaking-volumes-edmund-leachs-political-systems-of-highland-burma/160494.article ‘Edmund Leach had spent the war among the Kachin, after a year of orthodox fieldwork there, although all his original fieldnotes, photographs an...
by derick
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How can I delete V2 safely without affecting V3?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: How can I delete V2 safely without affecting V3?

Are you running a standard MacOS user account instead of an admin account? That would be the most obvious source of problems in deleting / installing apps.
by derick
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Keep research PDFs in original place on import?
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Keep research PDFs in original place on import?

I’ve grappled with this over the years and always end up keeping my PDFs and other research materials outside Scrivener. For academic writing it’s very rare that you'd use a document for only one project & it makes more sense to manage i the lit. with bibliographic software.
by derick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Using Scrivener with Zotero: adding sources to "Research" and keeping synced with Zotero (and other S/Z workflow tips)
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Using Scrivener with Zotero: adding sources to "Research" and keeping synced with Zotero (and other S/Z workflow tip

What do you want to do? Add the PDFs of articles? Add the citations? Unfortunately neither Scrivener nor Zotero offer any real automation capability, which makes syncing a challenge. I think of Scrivener as a tool for developing documents, not note taking -- the binder format is really oriented towa...
by derick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Confusion on Scriv 3 resolving conflicts
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Confusion on Scriv 3 resolving conflicts

Thanks - that was really helpful. I was able to narrow it down from 100 to 2 that needed to be checked. But I wonder if there wouldn't be some way in the Scrivener 3 conversion / conflict management process to preserve the info (i.e. the corresponding numbered filename from the Scrivener 2 project) ...
by derick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Confusion on Scriv 3 resolving conflicts
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Confusion on Scriv 3 resolving conflicts

Is there any way to tell which of the original / existing files the conflicted files conflict with? I have 100 in a project that I believe was fine until I opened it with Scrivener 3. Looking at the package contents directly, I haven't been able to locate the files. I really don't want to check 100 ...
by derick
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Making Scrivener look more like Ulysses
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Making Scrivener look more like Ulysses

Also, you can use Better Touch Tool to set up swiping to hide and show UI elements. I think that's one of the best (albeit non-visual) elements of Ulysses.
by derick
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Keywords in iOS version
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Keywords in iOS version

I’d like to see this too. For note taking / reference / collecting odd scraps etc. a keyword (I.e. tag) based organization has a lot of advantages over fixed folder hierarchies. Re UI keyword selection and viewing. could just come in as a sliding panel, replacing the binder. The option to create sma...