A course syllabus template

de
derick
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:58 pm

Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 am Post

After reading James Bleifus' description of using Scrivener for course planning ( http://bleifus.com/?p=339 ), I cleaned up and updated the template that I've been using for my own course syllabi for the past few years. It's here: http://dfay.fastmail.fm/scrivener/Cours ... mplate.zip

I use this with a BibDesk script which automatically generates a new rtf for a selected reference - I use BibDesk to put together a tentative reading list, export the rtfs & import them all into Scrivener, each as a separate document. I can then drag them around until I get the sequence / timing etc. of readings right, then clean up the formatting.

Compared to my experiences trying to use a word processor, spreadsheet, and OmniOutliner at different times for this process, Scrivener is much, much better.

User avatar
AmberV
Posts: 24424
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:30 am
Platform: Mac + Linux
Location: Ourense, Galiza
Contact:

Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:21 am Post

Thanks for posting this, Derick!
.:.
Ioa Petra'ka
“Whole sight, or all the rest is desolation.” —John Fowles

kr
kreesetaylor
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:30 pm
Platform: Mac

Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:41 pm Post

Can this template be easily update for the Scrivener 2.0? Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks,
Kathryn

kr
kreesetaylor
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:30 pm
Platform: Mac

Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:50 pm Post

I figured it out and moved the file to the correct folder. Thanks for sharing!

Po
Pommette
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 8:02 pm
Platform: Mac

Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:34 pm Post

I stumbled on this old conversation and can't unzip the file using Scrivener 2.5. Do I need a workaround? Are there any other templates for syllabi in scrivener out there? Thanks!

De
Declan
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:40 pm

Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:36 pm Post

I just imported it to Scrivener 2.5 and it is working ok.

Declan

User avatar
MimeticMouton
Posts: 8919
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 5:39 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: city of rain
Contact:

Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:55 pm Post

You'll need to extract the file from the zip first--just double-clicking it should do it. Then in Scrivener's Project Templates window (File > New Project...), select "Import Templates..." from the Options menu button and select the extracted Course Syllabus.scrivtemplate. Once imported, it will appear in the Miscellaneous category.
Jennifer Hughes
(MM for short)

Po
Pommette
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 8:02 pm
Platform: Mac

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:09 pm Post

double clicking sends me to a menu that lists lots of apps like adobe. What's a good unzipper from the standard list that would pop up on someone's mac? thanks!

User avatar
MimeticMouton
Posts: 8919
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 5:39 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: city of rain
Contact:

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:16 pm Post

Archive Utility is part of the bundled Mac software and usually the associated program for extracting zips. I'm not sure if you don't have it for some reason, it's corrupted, or it's just been disassociated with the zip format, but I'd give it a try if it's there. Look for it in /System/Library/CoreServices.
Jennifer Hughes
(MM for short)

Po
Pommette
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 8:02 pm
Platform: Mac

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:24 pm Post

Ok, I *think* I've unzipped it, but now when I go to Scrivener, the "New Project" item is greyed out. I tried closing the program and re-opening it, still greyed out. I then shut down my computer and re-opened scrivener again - New Project still greyed out. I guess this is veering into other territory, but if you have any wisdom on this, that would be great. If not, I guess I'll have to search other parts of the forum. thanks either way....

User avatar
MimeticMouton
Posts: 8919
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 5:39 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: city of rain
Contact:

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:28 pm Post

The only case I can think of where New Project wouldn't be available is if you already have the Project Templates window open. Do you not see that? What do you see?
Jennifer Hughes
(MM for short)

Po
Pommette
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 8:02 pm
Platform: Mac

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:47 pm Post

Aha! got it, and success! Thank you! :D

User avatar
MimeticMouton
Posts: 8919
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 5:39 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: city of rain
Contact:

Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:06 pm Post

Excellent!
Jennifer Hughes
(MM for short)