Take a dropbox and place onto Ipad

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Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:16 pm Post

Hello! I am trying to duplicate a scrivener file that is synced to dropbox and place it on my ipad proper, so I have a copy that I don’t have to worry will sync or not sync. Is there a way to do this?

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Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:58 pm Post

There are two things you can do. In both cases, start by tapping the Edit button in the main project screen, and then select the project:

  • To duplicate a local copy, tap the duplication button in the footer bar. Drag it into the “on my iPad” area once it duplicates, and give it a useful name.
  • Tap the “share” button. This will zip the project and send it to any tool that can do stuff with zips, including Files. It’s a great way to keep a serial list of backups when you don’t have a Mac/PC around. You can even unzip and copy them back into Scrivener from Files, to restore.

Congratulations, you’re running a safer system than 95% of the world around you. :) Backups are so important no matter if you sync or not.
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