Importing Youtube Tutorials into Getting Started

I have both the Mac and Windows versions. I would like to put the Youtube Tutorial link into my Wndows version as well but can not figure out how to do it. I thought it would be as simple as creating a link and then importing it, but it says it is not a valid template format. I went to my Mac version and it was not intuitive as to how to export that template.

Is it possible to do either, export and then import or to import a link of some type into the Windows version?

I did find out how to export the templates from the New Project listing, but the getting started and blank templates do not allow for export. Only the other templates export. Why? It would be real nice to export that Youtube link.

I would just download the videos off of our web page and drop them in as regular files. They will be higher quality that way, anyway, and not require a solid ’net connection to view them. Currently the Windows version cannot display archived pages (MHT) but that will be changing once the underlying framework is updated.

I’m not sure if that is what you mean by importing a link though. If you just want a link to the page, the Project References list is a good place for that kind of stuff. If you’ve never used it before, click the Inspector icon in the toolbar (blue ‘i’ on far right by default), then click on the bookshelf icon at the bottom of that sidebar. You can switch between Document and Project References by clicking on the relevant header bar (or by hitting Cmd-6 on the Mac to toggle the pane mode).

Those aren’t project templates, in the Getting Started panel (and Blank is the same way, it is built by the software dynamically rather than using a pre-built template). So there is nothing to export, that is why. :slight_smile: If you want the URL just click on it and copy it out of your browser’s URL field (or drag and drop from the URL icon in the browser to the aforementioned References pane).

Thank God for edit. It seems like I opened up a whole can of worms asking this. Editing, will have new comment / answer in a few minutes.

  1. Yes, I figured Getting Started was hard coded. I thought it might be a template with a link to the URL. After fully reading your answer and playing around with inspector I am guessing you cannot take the XML code and insert a link.

Something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> YouTube Tutorials Some Description Miscellaneous Binary? or Ascii for the image. Binary or Ascii of the URL zipped?
  1. As for the references, I created a new text under references, then in the right click i, then the books on the bottom right. [Ok, I just saw a tutorial on how to reference an external link in references, another great feature.]

What I did find was that if I right clicked on references I could import a webpage as a pdf or MHT. I cannot link to youtube?

What I found I can do is to make a pdf with the link in it and import the pdf.
I can create a link on a sheet which shows the link address and not my formatted text.
I create a word document with the link my formated text and import this.

I think I like the reference link far better than the getting started link. I also found that if I create the link in word and then copy that over to scrivener it keeps the formatted text that I created. Now, all i have to do is save it as my main template and I am good to go.

Okay, you can make a text link by using the Edit/Add Link… menu command on some selected text. Note you can do that in the Document Notes or Project Notes as well. I’d check out References if you haven’t yet though, because that feature is there for general bookmarks, links to useful files on your computer and so on. You usually just drag stuff in, and then double-click the icon to load it in your browser, or the default editor for files.

Thank you. I have done all three. I did finally create the link in references. (Nice feature) The add link will only make a link with the full url as text. I created it in word and then copied and pasted it into a document in Scrivener.

What I really like about the references is that I can create a page with all my important links. One of my books has accumulated a number of sites for reference material. I can also create pdf’s of any thing and add it to references as well.

Through this I learned how references works a touch nicer in the mac version by opening the page in scrivener. And, yes, I do like this better than having it in Getting Started.

Thank You.

By “Getting Started”, do you mean the template chooser window, which pops up when you don’t have a project open, or if you do, when you select File->New Project from the menu? While Lit & Lat have embedded other types of files/links in there, the only thing that we users can import is a Scrivener project template.

I’d suggest creating an Interactive Tutorial and adding in any supplemental info you want to in that project. You could even import a copy of the user manual if you really wanted to; just open it up and save a copy of the file to your desktop, then drag it into whatever project you’re collecting Scrivener resources to.

Hmm, that shouldn’t be. If I select the words “this is a test” in Scrivener and use the Edit/Add Link… command, then the result is, “this is a test”, and if I click on it it loads the URL I supplied when creating it.

But sure, the Add Link command will use the full URL text if you don’t select any text first. That’s a feature for those that need to publicly document the URL as well as provide easy hyperlink access to it.

Glad the References feature is working out nicely. Each document can have its own reference list, as well as the entire project. References can also be other items in the same project, making this very handy for binding research to specific sections of your text, or two related sections of the manuscript and so on.

To “one-up” you: on a Mac, the icon in a document title bar (up on the same level as the traffic light buttons) is functional. Open the documentation, and it will appear in Preview (or whatever your default reader is). Now click on the icon in the title bar of that window, directly to the left of the text, “Scrivener User Manual”, and hold the button until the icon “lifts”. Now drag the icon into your Binder and let go: no need for intermediate files! :slight_smile: