Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:24 am Post
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:58 am Post
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:52 am Post
kewms wrote:Please do this:
* Create a brand new project on the Mac with a couple of text files. Save it in the Dropbox folder.
* Allow Dropbox to sync. Login to your account at dropbox.com. Is the project there?
* If so, allow the Windows machine to synchronize. Does the project appear? If so, add a few lines of text, save it, and allow Dropbox to synchronize again.
* Allow the iOS device to synchronize. Does the project appear? Does it have the lines you added on the Windows machine? If so, add a few more lines and synchronize again.
* Synchronize the Windows machine, see if the iOS changes appear.
* Synchronize the Mac. See if both the Windows and the iOS changes appear.
If you got this far, synchronization is configured correctly. If not, what step failed?
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:55 pm Post
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:24 am Post
kewms wrote:Using a flash drive is not true synchronization: you'll be transferring a complete copy of the project, and it will be up to you to keep track of which version is current.
With that in mind, you can use the flash drive to copy from the Mac to the PC, and then iTunes from either machine to transfer to the iOS device. Or you can use Dropbox to sync between the PC and the iOS device, and the flash drive to transfer between the Mac and the PC. The best approach probably depends on which device you use most often, and the physical proximity between them. (For instance if the PC is a work machine that you only have access to while at your office.)
In any case, the steps for testing Dropbox between the PC and the iOS device are the same: create a project on one side, make sure it transfers, then make some changes and make sure they transfer back.
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:04 pm Post
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:37 am Post
kewms wrote:I wouldn't say that using the flash drive is "problematic." Scrivener doesn't care one way or the other. It's just that, with synchronization, you have software in the background making sure that the project on Computer A exactly matches the copy of the project on the server. With a flash drive, Computer A has "MyProject22Oct" and "MyProject20Oct," and it's up to you to make sure that you only work on MyProject22Oct, copy that version back to the flash drive, and so on.
You would need to talk to Dropbox support about the alternatives for the MacBook.
If you are using a Windows laptop that runs Scrivener and supports the latest version of Dropbox, then you can synchronize it via Dropbox just as you do the Windows PC. Refer back to my previous post on how to test to make sure it is working correctly.
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