I originally asked this of Scrivener support, but received no response. I checked junk mail.
I am trialing the macOS product and have bought the iOS version. I use it on iPhone, iPad, and macOS, and am planning on using it on Windows, too. All with the same project. I am a novelist. To be clear, I write on whatever device is available at the time, usually editing on the iPhone, composing on the iPad, and doing some research and some writing on the Mac.
I managed to cause a conflict between edited versions. (I end up doing this every few days.)
This is incidentally a good thing during the trial period because I am deciding whether to migrate from Pages. Apple’s conflict resolution is to pop up an alert; there is no utility to compare versions. When the file is 100,000 words long, such a simple-minded notification is untenable. I know Scrivener has snapshot comparisons, so a comparator is part of your product. I need to compare the conflicted file named named “Interlude (Text Conflict)” with the bookmarked version in the binder named “Interlude.” I cannot find a menu item for comparing arbitrary or bookmarked text files. I have read sections 14.1 and 14.2.2. Being able to compare conflicts is an essential feature—because they will happen considering my workflow, no matter how careful I am. I’m sure it happens to other users.
All that said, I am no novice. I found the scrivener data package, found the UUID marked directories, sorted using “last modified,” and used Mac quick view to find the content.rtf files mentioned above by trial and error, using Beyond Compare to provide a comparison report. While this beats being completely unable to compare Pages versions, I would definitely like to find how to do the expected comparisons internally to Scrivener.
Last note, I found this in the doc: “For additional protection against conflicts, consider enabling the ‘Take snap- shots of updated documents’ checkbox.” Is this something that is applicable to my issue? Will it prevent it? Will it help is the “text conflict” situation, and if so, how? After nearly three weeks of using this option, I don’t see how it could help, but would be pleased if it did.
If this is not a feature, please add it to the wishlist. I am astonished this doesn’t already work (and I’d like to be wrong!).