.scriv file format unsupported on iOS?

Em
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:27 am Post

So last night, I finally bit the bullet and bought a copy of Scivener for my iPad so that I could finally finish that novel I started working on years ago.

However, when I synced and loaded the .scriv file into Dropbox, iOS Scrivener refuses to open it, claiming it is an unsupported file format.

"Unsupported project file format. The .scriv project is of an older format that cannot be opened on mobile devices."

Is there a way to convert the filetype without plunking down yet another $50 in ransom to buy a desktop version?

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lunk
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:36 am Post

What desktop version do you have?
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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Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:48 am Post

I don't own the desktop version.
However I'm pretty sure the computer I was borrowing at the time was using Scrivener 1. [for mac]

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Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:01 am Post

iOS Scriv can’t open version 1. You need to upgrade the project with a newer version of Mac Scrivener.
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

Em
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:08 am Post

Well poo. Guess that means I'll have to sink yet another $50 just to get my work back.

Will the current version do? Or will I have to play roulette with past versions to see what it will load with?

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OwenKelly
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:42 am Post

If you only want to upgrade 1 project to use on iOS then you won't have to buy the desktop version.

You can download it and use it free as a trial. You can then convert your project to the new file format, put it into Dropbox, and delete the desktop version.

This should work and give you a project you can complete on your iPad at no additional cost.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:51 am Post

The OP is on Mac and has v. 1. S/he'll have to download 2.9 for Mac, not 3, as v. 3 for Mac won't open v. 1 projects. Mac v. 2.9 is compatible with iOS.

:)

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Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:54 am Post

OwenKelly wrote:If you only want to upgrade 1 project to use on iOS then you won't have to buy the desktop version.

You can download it and use it free as a trial. You can then convert your project to the new file format, put it into Dropbox, and delete the desktop version.

This should work and give you a project you can complete on your iPad at no additional cost.


It worked! Thank you for that suggestion! :)