Darren wrote:I know these questions have been answered in the thread, but because of all the different advice, I am totally lost as to what to do. I am starting the write up of my PhD dissertation and want to work with a system that is the most stable.
Most stable: avoid all of the sync stuff; it's not really designed for working on the same project anyway. It's for people who use mobile simplified programs, so they can do spot edits on the go and have those edits moved back into their project later. If you want to work on multiple computers, just copy the Scrivener project around---same way as you've been doing work on multiple computers since floppy disks. I'd however, recommend using flash thumb drives or something instead of actual floppy disks. You could even use Dropbox to transfer the project file around. Syncing would be unnecessarily overly complicated when you can just drop the project file onto a USB stick and be done with it.