Editing research alias files

I create aliases of txt-files in the Finder that I drag into Scrivener. It works find for viewing contents, and changes made to the txt-file outside of Scrivener is immediately apparent in Scrivener.

What would be great is if I could somehow edit the contents from within Scrivener, while keeping the file aliased. Is this possible?


No, that’s not possible. You can click on the “Open in External Editor” button at the bottom of the editor, though, to open the file in the default plain text editor. Save your changes, close the file, and click on the “Refresh” button in Scrivener, and you’ll see the updates inside Scriv.

All the best,