Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:37 pm Post
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Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:23 pm Post
It is difficult to plan work if one can't see what exactly needs to be done. When you look at a collection you only know its size and the number of documents, but that's it. One text in a collection can have only one word to be revised, another one has 20 paragraphs to be rewritten.
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:33 am Post
What does an external list, that is not intrinsic to the source material itself, give you over this process? One of the things that I really like about Scrivener is that it lets you embed your workflow directly in the material your are working on. You don't need external to do lists when the software has one built in to the manuscript itself.It is difficult to plan work if one can't see what exactly needs to be done. When you look at a collection you only know its size and the number of documents, but that's it. One text in a collection can have only one word to be revised, another one has 20 paragraphs to be rewritten.
Maybe I'm not understanding what you mean by planning work, though. I just dive in, click on the first document, go through the comment tags I wish to address, go to the next document and so on. I don't care if one document has fifty or three, I'm just going through the whole list of things that needs to be addressed, right?
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:38 pm Post
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Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:59 am Post
Hugh wrote:I wish I wasn't sceptical, but I am.
The Mac eco-system is now stuffed with task managers. Project managers are less common on the Mac than on Windows, but there are several, a few quite reasonably priced. And there's always the online options.
If resources were not a constraint, I'd love Scrivener to include task-planning features (the very best, at no extra cost, of course ). But resources are a constraint, there are substantial improvements that Keith says he still wants to make to the writing capabilities of Scrivener - and ToDo for the Mac costs $14.99.
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:18 am Post
AmberV wrote:What about custom meta-data? If you add a column to represent the total time it would take to edit a document, you could go down the list with the Inspector open, estimating how much work there is based on the comments. A simple numeric value would let you sort by time, giving the ability to locate documents that can be fully resolved in the time you have available at the moment. It works well with everyone else discussed thus far, since you can load a search result or collection into the main editor to work with it in Outliner view.
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