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Message started by JeffAbbott on Jun 14th, 2012, 10:20pm

Title: Clones and Scrivener
Post by JeffAbbott on Jun 14th, 2012, 10:20pm

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I'm several Tinderbox versions behind the current release. If you have a Tinderbox outline with clones, what happens to the clones when you export to Scrivener? Obviously they do not "act" as clones once in Scrivener, but do the clones appear in the Scrivener outline? Thank you in advance.

Title: Re: Clones and Scrivener
Post by Mark Anderson on Jun 15th, 2012, 10:48am

First, to clarity, i'll assume by 'clone' you mean an alias? TB has no 'clone' feature. You can duplicate notes but they become a new note so aren't probably what to mean.

The limitation here is Scrivener's import options. It does consume OPML but the latter format** doesn't allow for constructs like aliases. So, Scrivener will simply see the same data turning up on different places in the imported outline.

** it's for basic outline interchange. Even including $Text info is a non-standard extension to the format that was popularised originally by OmniOutliner.

So, practically, what can you do?  The export pushes out $Text, $Name and $Checked data. ISTM the best approach would be to seed your $Name or $Text with a marker indicating the note is aliased, so that you can more easily re-connect such aliases within Scrivener once imported.

Title: Re: Clones and Scrivener
Post by JeffAbbott on Jun 15th, 2012, 11:03am

Thank you Mark. Apologies, yes, I mean alias. I used to use MORE so I tend to think in "clone" terms.

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