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sketching

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:25 pm
by urlwolf
Something like this:
http://www.circusponies.com/onenote-swi ... -sketching

... would be killer. I have plenty of notes and diagrams that cannot be integrated into scrivener.

Re: sketching

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:12 pm
by ptram
Usually, Scrivener can import any diagram that can be copied into the Mac clipboard. I for sure exchanged some Notebook-generated drawings into Scrivener projects, as well as many other kinds of drawing (made on the Mac or the iPad).

Paolo

Re: sketching

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:47 pm
by urlwolf
Yes, but they are imported as a static picture.

I'd like to be able to edit them in place. Like onenote, circus ponies, and evernote do.

Re: sketching

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:10 am
by ptram
I personally prefer to keep my software tools as modular as possible. 'Bloatware' is usually slower, and includes half-backed tools. If I can edit my diagrams in Scapple (or iThought HD on the iPad), I prefer to do it there, rather than on a rudimentary function included in Scrivener, causing the appearance of bugs and a slower performance to the other sections of the software.

What I've always loved in the Mac, is how easy it is to create a custom working environment from different software. The multi-window approach has always worked well for me. Having a window from Scrivener next to a window from Notebook, is exactly the same as having two windows from the same software. So, if I have to edit my diagrams, I simply do it in the drawing software, then copy/paste or drag the original diagram into Scrivener's window.

I understand that this is different in Microsoft Windows, where there is usually an additional layer (the application window), and working full-screen is the preferred option. So, maybe I cannot simply 'feel' the habits of other Scrivener users.

Paolo

Re: sketching

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:27 am
by KB
This is definitely well outside of Scrivener's scope, sorry. You can use "Open in external editor" to edit imported files in their associated programs, though.