lunk wrote:sidderke wrote:It works with like a 10MB file, but with a 10GB file, it says it can't open it.
Are you saying that you are usually syncing a 10 Gb project via Dropbox between your Mac and iDevice?
I have about 25 Scrivener projects, of which about 6 are between 1GB and 10GB. The 10 GB being the biggest one. I have a 5 GB and a 3 and 4 GB ones as well. The rest of my Scrivener projects are normal sized (about 100MB).
I use them as containers for movie ideas, with a lot of research in them, including pictures, PDF's (hundreds, sometimes thousands) and sometimes video. Not only for the scripts, but also for the movie ideas (locations, designs, etc. ...)
It works great, and that's why I also, just like Keith, *don't* want Scrivener to change the flexibility of their format. You have to know that, except for those gigabytes of research, I only work in those projects on small text containers of only kilobytes. So when Scrivener syncs the changes I make, it only takes a couple of seconds/minutes, because only a couple of megabytes change - once you've done the initial upload/download. Because of Scrivener's features, I can refer to research, link to it, take pieces of it and put it in document notes, stuff like that.
The only problem I have is that since Scrivener 3, the checking for Dropbox files takes minutes, instead of just seconds on Scrivener 2 (yes, the same size of projects). Apparently this is the fault of the Dropbox API, and not of Scrivener.
The answer to your question is both yes and no: I work every day with these multi-GB files and it works fine. That's why L&L designed Scrivener: how big your project is, it only loads parts, and it's quick and flexible. So yes, I work with these files every day. But NO, I don't constantly sync 10 GB files. I constantly sync megabytes of files that are INCLUDED in a multi-GB Scrivener project.