Latex to Scrivener Project

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Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:24 am Post

Hi All,

I was so grateful to have Scrivener while working on my dissertation. To save myself formatting headaches, I did my final edits as a Latex document. I'm now ready to start the slow process of editing the dissertation into a book. What would be the most efficient and accurate way to turn the Latex document back into a Scrivener project? There aren't any pictures, but I have extensive footnotes that were converted to Latex from Markdown and biblatex.

Thanks for any advice and help!

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Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:22 pm Post

I guess the academics here missed this post, as I'm sure they'll be far better equipped to help you than I am. My only advice is to start a new project and use file->import to import your markdown document.

If my memory serves, I believe Scrivener recognizes the heirarchy of the heading levels and nests sub-sections accordingly if you use that method of importing. I've never tried it so you should maybe read up on MMD in the Scrivener manual.

I also believe you'll need to figure out if you can convert your bibliography to another tool ( I forget which are the two major favorites ).

I hope this bump will attract the notice of people with a greater grasp of the academic writing workflow, as I've now reached the end of my knowledge in this area. Good luck!
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:44 am Post

My advice is that, as you are concerned with Latex/MMD/Scrivener, posting in the forum dedicated to such questions


is going to bring it to that attention of those-that-know-most more quickly and certainly.


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Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:21 pm Post

Pandoc can convert from LaTeX back to markdown which can then be imported into Scrivener...

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Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:30 am Post

Thanks, everyone! I'm sorry I didn't see your replies at first. Must have forgotten to check that box. I appreciate your time and effort! I'll post in the Latex forum.