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Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 27, 2012 at 06:39 PM

 

Jon Polish wrote:
Scapple’s ability to work tightly with Scrivener is its appeal. I like
>VUE quite a lot and use its ability to visually display relations
>contained in csv files. It is also a wonderful brainstorming and
>planning tool. Dr. Andus, are you able to drag the map or selections to
>the cork board in Scrivener as Scapple allows? Can you do the reverse?

Sure, if it integrates with Scrivener like that, then I can see its appeal. But I don’t have a Mac and I don’t tend to keep too many images in Scrivener for Win.

Instead, I save a VUE map as an image file (JPG or PNG), and then drag and drop it into ConnectedText (from my Dopus window). For just a section, it would have to be a screenshot (with Greenshot) and then do the same. It involves a few more steps but it’s still fairly quick, as Dopus is always open in the background for me, as is CT. I suppose the same process could be followed with Scrivener.