Framboise wrote:Can't find a way to post a new topic.
In the topic list there is a big orange "New Topic" button right above the topic listings. Believe it or not, it is surprisingly easy to miss -- was in the old forum setup as well.
Framboise wrote:Question: I've followed instructions for syncing, and am wondering is "sync" just storing main files on dropbox? I mostly want to sync between laptop and desktop. But don’t' like leaving files on DB.
Syncing for PC/Mac to another PC/Mac is precisely just that -- both computers have the Dropbox client, set to sync a specific folder to both machines, and you save your project within the local filesystem in those synced folders. Scrivener doesn't even know because it's interacting with the local filesystem. The Dropbox client is doing all the heavy lifting. In this scenario, try to make sure you have the project closed on one computer and fully synced up to Dropbox *and* back down before opening and editing it on the second.
Adding sync in iOS is only a little bit more complicated, because of the application sandboxing iOS does. It means having the Dropbox client on the iOS device, establishing your link to Dropbox in the iOS Scrivener client, and then explicit sync steps. The L&L guide walks through the steps you need to perform.
I recommend if you are using Dropbox with Scrivener *at all*, you use the Apps\Scrivener folder under Dropbox. This is the default for iOS Scrivener and it means that if you add mobile to the mix later, everything is all looking in the same place.
Do make sure, if your project files are saving the Dropbox on the PC/Mac versions, you change your backup folders *on each machine* to point somewhere different (preferably NOT on Dropbox so your live project files AND backups aren't all lost if something happened to your Dropbox account). I personally keep my backups in my OneDrive folder so that I have my protection synced on all my devices across two separate cloud services, but your mileage may vary.