"Zip Compression Option"

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:44 am Post

When I drag and drop my Scrivener files into Dropbox (Apps/Scrivener) as suggested, the automatically zip. Amber mentions a Zip Compression option that I obviously have to turn off. Where is it? On Dropbox I assume but can't find?

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:44 pm Post

Are you doing the drag/drop inside Finder and nowhere else? From one folder in Finder to another folder in Finder?
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* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:32 pm Post

I'm dragging the file from my Scrivener folder inside my Dropbox folder on the Macbook to the Scrivener folder inside the Apps folder on Dropbox. Make sense?

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:42 pm Post

No.
Are you dragging the files from one folder within Finder to another folder within Finder? Or are you dragging it somewhere else?

It sounds as if you are dragging from Finder to the Dropbox app.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:04 pm Post

Yes I'm dragging it from the Dropbox folder in the Finder (which is in /Users /David Blistein onto the online Dropbox app. Am I missing something obvious? (Wouldn't surprise me...)

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:17 pm Post

Yes, you are missing the obvious that you should drag it from its current location in Finder to another folder in Finder! :)

"Dropbox" is just another folder on your computer, which is visible and accessible in Finder. Forget about the Dropbox app. It has nothing to do with this (although it takes care of the syncing, later on, but then you don't have to bother with that).
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:46 pm Post

Gee, now I am feeling dumb! I am dragging it from Finder Macbook onto here on Dropbox.com (see pic). Where am I supposed to drop it? Doesn't it have to be online for my iPad to see it???
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Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:49 pm Post

You drag it into your Dropbox folder, in Finder, on your Mac. Don't go online, don't touch the Dropbox app. Just stay inside Finder! :)

You could look at Megan's nice instructions:

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=35108&start=15#p217129
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:55 pm Post

Thanks! Will do.