Hi, I just got started using scrivener for writing short stories. An important part of that is linking to my previously published work, and I hoped that Scrivener would make it easier to piece together the front and back material.
Unfortunately, when I imported my blurbs documents, it seems to have stripped out all the hyperlinks, leaving just text. I have no problem inserting new ones by copy-pasting URL’s, but I REALLY don’t want to have to do that manually for all the different stories and sites again!
Is there anyway to import documents that leaves the hyperlinks intact? Thanks!
I don’t know what format your “blurbs documents” are (nor if there’s a blurb format or app somewhere), but if you talk about Word .doc or .docx files, the advice is:
Save them as RTF and import the RFT files into Scrivener. This way, existing links are preserved.
Thanks, that worked beautifully!
One last stupid question… is there a way to insert hyperlinks while editing in Scrivener? In particular, how can I attach a hyperlink for a specific URL to a selected word or phrase?
Select the text, then go to Edit > Link… to enter the hyperlink (you can drag in a url from your browser’s address bar as well as just typing or pasting the link). To remove a link, select the complete linked text and choose Edit > Unlink.
Thanks Jennifer, that answered my question too.
Awesome! Thanks for the question and answer on the links! Worked for me as well. Would not have liked redoing all the links in my documents! Very grateful! T