Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:12 pm Post
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:52 pm Post
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:15 am Post
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:28 am Post
Yet I still see a point to use the reference pane in Scrivener for references (source texts and annotations to them), instead of importing them into the rtf area, which it is better to reserve for writing. If source text and annotations don't get imported into the writing area, but remain easily viewable in the reference pane, the separation between project reading and writing is clearer.
Another observation about hyperlinks in Scrivener is that they cannot be dragged into the Research area, as path links can. I don't know if that is technically possible. URLs are viewable with quickview in Mac's Finder both in their .html and .webloc formats; but they are not in Scrivener's reference pane.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:53 am Post
If you copy the direct internal file link to DTP, the trade-off is that although you can view it more nicely in Scrivener, as you point out, the URL may very likely get broken as you continue to use DTP. So that's the trade-off with that approach.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:18 pm Post
DT’s menus offer the possibility to “replicate” files, as opposed to “duplicate” them. Although in DT when the name of one of the files is changed, so it is the other one’s, as long as they are indexed by the same DT’s database.
The CMD+l procedure might be different from the command line ‘ln’. I’ve noticed that this way when the location of the original file is changed, its alias cannot find it.
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:38 am Post
Mon May 02, 2016 9:26 pm Post
If hardlinks are different to aliases, I wonder it there is a command line equivalent to the CMD+l keys combination.
So far I can’t see the point for Scrivener’s Research folder for writing a long dissertation. As I see it now, there I would place only generic files for loose referencing. I am used to working with outliners, lately NeO, therefore I would like being able to place, in each section of Scrivener’s outline view, aliases to the files I will need when writing that section.
If I understand correctly, importing files means those supporting notes will appear as items of the outline of my dissertation. Since they are not, Scrivener’s outline will become a confusing mix of my dissertation’s sections and a high number of entries, which are just supporting files but will be undifferentiated from the sections of my dissertation in Scrivener’s outline.
In order not to appear as sections of my dissertation’s outline, I think that aliases to supporting files should be in the Reference panel.
Scrivener supports the rendering of aliased pdfs and images in the Research folder. I guess that implementation is different from the CMD+l we talked about in a previous posting. I can’t see the point to plague the Research folder with hundreds of aliases to long academic pdfs. What I need to view when writing are aliases to the several short .rtf notes in which I have skimmed their content.
Thu May 12, 2016 4:31 am Post
Why would the alternative be dumping everything into the top level Research as a “bucket”? Why not sort that stuff into topical folders, give them keywords so that relational searching can be done, etc.?
I will again say I don't quite understand the hard dichotomy between "reading" and "writing"
Hopefully you get some new ideas out of that.
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