kewms wrote:mjw wrote:Keeping track of hundreds of smaller documents, reorganizing them if I find I don't like the lineup. And what to do should one of them gets corrupted and if I overlook it because there are so many documents and I won't be able to find the backup for it. I wanted to know if snapshot works with a 400,000 words document and if that would protect it in case it get corrupted.
Well, if you want to be able to reorganize a 400,000 word document it's sort of necessary to split it in pieces, isn't it? I mean, you can do it the "Scrivener way," by breaking it into chunks and moving the chunks around in the Binder, or you can do it the "Word way" by copying and pasting between locations, but either way you're splitting it up, right?
The advantage of the Scrivener approach is that each "chunk" is an independent document, and so you're not likely to drop Chunk A in the middle of Section B by mistake. This in itself makes the kind of corruption you're worried about much less likely.
I don't know if Snapshots have been tested with a single 400,000 word chunk, but it you're trying to manipulate 400,000 words in a single Binder document you are ignoring almost all of the reasons for using Scrivener in the first place. You're almost certainly going to be disappointed because Word is better at behaving like Word than Scrivener is.
Perhaps this is my own personal quibble I need to sort out, but I was concerned about being daunted in having to rearrange a long extending list of documents and keeping track of all of them like that.