polleke wrote:Having already the capability to base its synchronization on text files only, as opposed to the project's RTF-base, Scrivener can avoid the RTF issues explained by Devinganger's 1st issue. And since Scrivener in this way is already capable of synchronizing only the contents of the project without taking the files for the application's internal operations and state into account, the sync-issues as explained in the 2nd issue can be circumvented as well.
This statement is not accurate.
Scrivener does not create or manipulate plain text files unless you explicitly tell it to as part of an export operation. The internal project files containing your work are always RTF.
Moreover, the Import and Merge feature emphatically *does* consider the metadata that defines, for example, the structure of the Binder. That information is part of the "contents" of the project. If you attempt to manipulate the RTF files independent of those structural files, you are almost guaranteed to render the project non-functional.