I am wanting to use Scrivener for creating my Bible Class books so to create eBooks. You can see some of my current ones at mikealrhughes.com. I have done the previous ones in Pages. I want to some how link verses in when some hovers over a reference as well. Any help ideas appreciated. If any one uses Scrivener this way would love to collaborate.
Dr. Mike Hughes, Minister
Manteno church of Christ
What usually works better, and in a more compatible and flexible fashion are footnotes or endnotes. These can be easily administered in Scrivener, either as inline designations of text, or in the sidebar. When compiling to ePub or Mobi, they can be featured as endnotes with cross-links so you can select a link using the reading devices mechanism for doing so, jump to the reference, and then when you are done enact a second link to jump back to where you were (or as is often the case, using the Back button on the device, which works like a web browser). The nice thing about using Scrivener’s footnote features for this is that you can then go and do different things with it in other formats. If you do wish to print it out or make a PDF, you could so using standard and familiar ways of doing it. If you already use the footnote feature for other things, you could try splitting it up. This won’t help you out for any formats that don’t use footnotes, like eBooks, but if you put the footnotes in the sidebar and the references inline, you can treat them differently when you compile so that one becomes endnotes and the other footnotes.