Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:22 am Post
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:41 am Post
kdombros wrote:Hello people
Glad to say I am on the home stretch of my PhD Thesis. I am still revising and rewriting but the full draft this there. Currently moved from the Madman through the Architect and am up to the Engineer stage of writing a manuscript -- with only Janitor to go after this semester.
I am interested to know at what stage people compile their manuscripts and switch to a formatting program, and why.
Currently I am thinking when I finish this round of edits to my introduction, I'll probably want to be converting it to word and syncing with a reference list and so on in preparation for final editing and copy-editing. (I can't be bothered learning how to do zotero in scrivener at this late stage).
But I probably could do the whole thing from word now since I have a first draft. Yet I hesitate just in case the supervisor wants a major structural change which of course scrivener is much better at. I also like having the articles and pics I am currently working with in the research file on scriv.
Yet on the other hand I feel like I would probably be doing a lot of formatting at this stage if I was on word (thinking back to what I did for my masters thesis in pre-scriv days) -- I would be inserting tables and figures, for example.
Just interested in hearing how other people do it, especially those writing in academic styles with references, footnotes, figures, captions etc.
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:25 pm Post
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Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:51 am Post
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:59 pm Post
kdombros wrote:THanks everyone! Great to have this confirmed.
I *am* a bit of Word expert if I do say so myself, so I find it much easier to format and use styles and reference etc in Word than scrivener, especailly since I used it for my masters thesis using the long document settings. I also haven't bothered to learn how to do temp ref citations in scrivener yet so really should do that, seems pretty easy, except that when I am writing I can't be bothered going to look up the ref # for that citation etc. I recently switched from endnote to zotero, but I really haven't been that diligent in either so its going to be a mess to fix up whatever way I go.
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:17 am Post
Tue May 22, 2012 11:20 am Post
nom wrote:If you are used to Word's styles then here is a suggestion: in Scrivener, give each "style" equivalent (sorry, I don't have Scriv open so can't remember the proper term right now) a unique font by varying point size, type face, anything that makes it unique. Then, when you compile into Word, you can do a search and replace for each unique font combination and replace it with a Style. If I had done that, then I could have completed in 20 minutes a process that took a couple of hours. Although, having said that, a couple of hours to process an entire thesis isn't too shabby.
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:11 am Post
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Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:44 am Post
AmberV wrote:One does not merely figure out something in Microsoft Word, they slip and fall into a ditch and if they get lucky, hit their head on a useful feature.
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