Sat May 16, 2020 11:20 am Post
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Sat May 16, 2020 6:40 pm Post
DavidR wrote:Apologies if you've already considered and rejected this option! And apologies, Katherine, if this is inappropriate. If so, please take it down and I will communicate with Pestacorn via DM.
Mon May 18, 2020 7:22 pm Post
kewms wrote:Mac Scrivener 3 uses a different project format from Win Scrivener 1.9 ( the release version). It uses the same project format as the Win Scrivener 3 beta.
The difference in project format affects all elements of the project, including the Research folder, making it inconvenient -- though not impossible -- to switch between the two versions.
In your situation, I would probably encourage your collaborators to use the beta, which can be downloaded here:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:58 pm Post
DavidR wrote:Pestacorn, what an interesting and valuable project! I wish you all the best with it. I don't like to promote other software in these forums, but I wonder if you have considered Evernote. Since your main purpose is to gather documents and comment on them, you may not need all of the organizational apparatus that makes Scrivener so great (though I doubt that anyone uses all of its features).
It is possible to create an Evernote notebook on a Mac and share it so that other Evernote users on Windows can read and edit notes and add new ones within that notebook, without an intervening cloud storage service such as Dropbox. There are no cross-platform compatibility issues with data or format. I would think that free Basic accounts all around might be adequate (though it would be important to pay attention to monthly upload limits). The one difficulty would be that, if you have created a great deal of material in Scrivener, it might be tedious to transfer it to Evernote, although since Scrivener creates and exports standard RTF files, it would be easy to attach them to Evernote notes. Here is an Evernote help article on sharing notebooks for more info: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208314748.
Apologies if you've already considered and rejected this option! And apologies, Katherine, if this is inappropriate. If so, please take it down and I will communicate with Pestacorn via DM.
Mon May 18, 2020 9:13 pm Post
Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 am Post
Fri May 29, 2020 4:48 pm Post
Pestacorn wrote:I have a further question about collaborating with Scrivener, one person using a Mac and another using a pc. I apologise if this is clearly answered elsewhere. Do I have the following process correct:
1. At the moment I have the "master" version of a Scrivener project on my Mac (no-one else has had any input since I created it). I understand that I now need to put a copy of this project in Dropbox. (I will keep a copy on my Mac).
2. We need to purchase licenses for Scrivener 1 for Windows for my two colleagues.
3. Once the pc users have dowloaded Scrivener 1 for Windows, they can then download the beta version of Scrivener 3 for Windows (recommended by Katherine).
4. The next bit is where I'm uncertain: In order for the pc users to access the Scrivener file (my Mac version) that I've put (and shared) on Dropbox, do they simply go to Dropbox and open that file, using their Windows version of Scrivener?
5. Once the pc user has finished working on the Scrivener file and closed it, when I reopen the file in Dropbox (via my Mac) I assume I will see it with the updated information entered by my colleague.
6. I do realise this will now make my Mac copy of the Scrivener file outdated and I will need to ensure there is a backup of the Dropbox file version.
Again, apologies if this seems rather tortuous - I need this level of explanation to ensure I've got it right. Sadly, intuition doesn't play much of a part in it! Help is much appreciated.
Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 pm Post
Fri May 29, 2020 6:23 pm Post
JimRac wrote:One possible mitigation is for you to rename either the original project or the Dropbox version, to differentiate them.
Unfortunately, I am on Windows and I don't know how to rename Scrivener projects on the Mac. Perhaps some kind Mac-aware person will help with that.
Fri May 29, 2020 10:16 pm Post
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