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Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:28 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Errr: Okay, RTF too then. :)


Whoops, I edited that out because it happened with PDF too... ;)
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:36 am Post

I'd love to see this feature as a two way street. I like to work in a similar way and have found myself doing a lot of cutting & pasting from Synopsis to Text.

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:35 am Post

AmberV wrote:The absolute easiest way to do this is to compile out just Titles and Synopsis using the plain MultMarkdown compiler. Then use the `File/Import/MultiMarkdown File...` menu command to select the compiled file. This will reproduce all of your outline structure and place the content of the synopsis cards into the text area for each item.

Since synopsis are plain-text anyway, there is no harm in using MMD (which is plain-text).


Is there a similar way to do the reverse? I don't use MMD usually so I'm not au fait with how it works.

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:26 pm Post

What do you mean, the reverse, putting text content into synopsis cards? Sure. Just use the `Documents/Auto-Generate Synopsis` command from right within Scrivener.
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Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:58 am Post

Actually, I, um mis-spoke. What I want to do is transfer main text to notes, en masse.

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Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:03 am Post

Oh, there is no way to do that that I can think of. Nothing populates the Notes field automatically. Maybe snapshots would be better for this---especially since they are in the inspector now?
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Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:14 am Post

AmberV wrote:What do you mean, the reverse, putting text content into synopsis cards? Sure. Just use the `Documents/Auto-Generate Synopsis` command from right within Scrivener.


That's a great command to know about to know about.

But... I can feel it yearning for its mirror twin --`Synopses/Auto-Generate Documents` :wink:

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Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:08 am Post

We'll have that one ready in version 4.5, along with the Compile option which is just a checkbox at the top: "Auto-Generate Novel".
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Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:26 pm Post

It's no more complicated than 'autogenerate synopses' though is it? Just an automated, iterative, cutting and pasting in effect.

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Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:37 pm Post

Ioa's talking about the fully conscious version of Scrivener that will take your half-baked ideas plopped in the synopsis card and formulate entire Nobel-prize-winning scenes out of them for you. It's much more complicated than a simple text generation! But Keith, Ioa and Mr. Stengel are working on it as we speak. :)

(I'm just sleep-deprived and procrastinating. I cannot answer for the actual difficulty of including a basic reverse auto-generate synopsis in Scrivener, as I would not be coding it. I'm just here to entertain myself.)
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Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:49 pm Post

MimeticMouton wrote: I'm just here to entertain myself.)
Would this be an example of, Adult Themed Entertainment? Human adult, of course.
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Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:11 pm Post

Fluff wrote:Would this be an example of, Adult Themed Entertainment? Human adult, of course.


Perhaps it depends on the human. 8) You've had too much catnip, my fluffy friend.
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Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:13 pm Post

I've seen pictures of what Fluff has to do to get catnip. You'd be sore about life, too.
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Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:16 pm Post

And you would need to find a bottle of brain bleach.
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