Drag files from Document References

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Mon May 14, 2012 1:11 am Post

I attach *.html files via "Document References" > "Look Up & Add External Reference". Would be nice if I could later on, drag that *.html file over to my HTML text editor and load it.

Actually, I just discovered if I right-click I get a context menu with
  • Open in Current Editor
  • Open in Other Editor
  • Open in Default Editor
Now I just need to figure out what all these editors are, and how to get the editor I like, to be one of those.

(My last post giving an overview of how I appear to be using Scrivener and not using Scrivener, apparently ended up as a reply to the "BEFORE POSTING" topic, which is embarrassing. I guess it proves I read that post—and then didn't pay much attention to where I was.)

I also just discovered I CAN drag the file from "Document References" to any other program except my favorite editor, which is strange since "drag-n-drop" is how I load all files into my favorite editor. Wonder why it doesn't work for Scrivener? Strange... C'est la vie...

OK now I discovered I actually CAN'T drag the file to any program, just the cursor changes but i cant drop the file. I tried dropping the file on Notepad but didn't work.

So back to my original wish; which is, I'd like to be able to open the *.html file I have in "Document References" send it to my favorite HTML editor.

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Mon May 14, 2012 4:41 am Post

Current Editor and Other Editor refer to the split editors in Scrivener ("Current" is the one that has focus); Default Editor is whatever program is set as the default application for the file type, so e.g. you might have Adobe Reader as the default on your account for opening PDF files, Word as the default for opening DOC files, etc. At the moment there's no way from within Scrivener to select a specific program to use for opening the file--it just uses whatever is set as the default in your Windows set up--but this is something we'd like to add in the future.
Jennifer Hughes
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