I’ve been using Scrivener for a few months now, and I love it. The nature of my workflow, though, is that I do a lot of editing back-and-forth with other people in OpenOffice and Word. When I’m writing in Scrivener, I’ll often marker-highlight notes to self or sections that need development to distinguish them from other text. Is there a way to include the marker-highlighting when I compile to .doc? Currently all text is compiled plain, without any highlighting. Thanks!
Unfortunately there’s not a way to do this at the moment; the highlighting doesn’t come through on the RTF/DOC/DOCX formats. You can preserve highlighting by compiling to ODT format, then opening that in Word or, better, OpenOffice and then resaving to .doc from there. That might mess with your other formatting, though, so you’ll need to try it out and see if it’s a viable option for your particular project. Another option might be to colour the text, rather than highlight it; that should come through on all the formats, provided you deselect “Remove text color” from the Transformation options in compile.
Oh great! Converting to ODT, opening in OpenOffice, then converting to DOC seems to work fine - formatting isn’t an issue at this point. Thanks so much for your help!