Includes, the programmatic type

I’m currently working on a project where I need the same text section to appear several times throughout the document, and it’s one that is fairly complex and changes occasionally. Rather than copying it to three or four places, it’d be nice to be able to create a symlink-like file in my draft that links to a text file in the research area (or even elsewhere in the draft, I guess), yet be compiled inline.

Would something like that be feasible to add?


This thread might help…

A future version will feature an <$include> tag that can be used to include the text of of other documents or external files.

All the best,

Wow, thanks for the quick response Keith! Glad to hear it. Should I look forward to it being in the next release (specifically a linux release), or further down the road? Any chance you have a feature roadmap listed somewhere? I’ve only been using scrivener for about 2 weeks and love it. Keep up the good work.

So far it’s only implemented in the Mac version, and it’s part of the next major revision of the app (a paid update that should be coming some time next year), part of some much bigger overhauls. The Windows/Linux team are working hard to add all the features I’m adding to the Mac version for the next major update, though.

There’s no roadmap listed anywhere, because there’s only me on the Mac version and I lead the way in features, so it would both be too much work to maintain and lead to potential friction over priority of features or features that are on the roadmap but get dropped or pushed back.

Glad you’re liking Scrivener!

All the best,

can wait to see it come Jan 1! :smiling_imp:

Bad KB! BAD!