I'm encountering two problems. The first is that Scrivener refuses to allow me to drag these chapter folders into the Manuscript folder, giving me the following error:
The Draft folder can contain text and folder documents only. To add an image to your Draft, either drag an image into the text of one of the documents, or place the cursor where you wish the image to be placed in the text and use the Insert menu.
I have verified the only files in the folders are .rtf. There aren't even any .DS_Store files, nor are there any images, etc. In order to put the files and folders into the manuscript, I must first drop them into "Research", then drag them as a group into the manuscript folder. I don't understand why this would work, but I can't go directly from my desktop to the manuscript folder. (Using File->Import into the manuscript also works.)
The second problem is far more annoying: The scenes aren't imported in alphabetical order! I've created a screenshot to show what happens, though Scrivener is somewhat inconsistent with whether scenes in a folder will be in order or not.
I know for a fact it isn't sorting them based on access time, modified date, etc., because I just created those scenes with a shell script. If it was based on modification/creation date, then 5 should be either first or last, not 4th. EDIT: On a wild hunch, I opened up a Playground in Xcode and made a dictionary with "1", "2", "3", "4", "5" as keys. I then printed out the results of Array(dict.keys), and what did I get? 4 1 2 5 3, just like in my screenshot. Maybe it's just an interesting coincidence, but now I'm wondering if the scene names are being hashed, but the keys aren't being sorted when they're put into the binder.
Thankfully, the folders, at least, always import in the correct order.
Please let me know if I need to clarify anything or even provide a screen recording.
(For now, I've written a program that directly modifies the .scrivx file, sorting the BinderItems that correspond with the scenes. If that makes you cringe, well ... I was bored!)