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Scrivener 3 is on the way…

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Posted by Graham Rhind
Dec 1, 2017 at 02:15 PM


Is anybody familiar both with Scrivener (Windows version) and Writing Outliner (a Word plugin)?  If so, does anybody know how well Scrivener might replace Writing Outliner? 

Writing Outliner, as a Word plug in, enables me to chop up enormous Word documents (>3000 pages), edit those smaller chunks, then bring the whole lot together into one document for publication. Very nice, but it’s not being actively developed and not working well (or at all) on Word versions later than 2007.

A very quick look at Scrivener suggests I can edit chunks of documents then bring them together into a single document for publication. My concern is whether the editor within Scrivener has Word-like strength and features. As the native format appears to be RTF, I’m unsure about that. I can cut and paste from Word to Scrivener, but I do notice that the layout does get altered. The original Word documents are, of necessity, somewhat complex.

If anybody could enlighten me or share their experiences .... thanks in advance.