I’m not sure if this is a bug or a lack of understanding on my part…
I want to create several links to external documents within my text in Scrivener (2.0 - which is a very slick upgrade to an already amazing application, by the way). I hold Option while dragging the document in from Finder or DEVONthink. Sometimes it becomes a link, sometimes it brings in the whole document. PDFs always get brought in as whole documents, JPGs sometimes as a link, sometimes as whole documents. Are there some rules or options that I am missing here?
Select the ‘Edit Link…’ option in the Edit menu, then in the box that appears, select ‘File’ and then drag the file onto that same box. This will insert a link to the external file every time
Thx, Eddy. That works fine! (Is there a bug with the other method, or was I missing something?)
I’m not sure to be honest. I thought that dragging an image file into Scriv always imported it as an image as opposed to an external link. I tried dragging various files in with the option and CMD keys pressed in different combinations but in all cases the file came in as an image rather than a link, so I assume that’s what its supposed to to
It will depend how the external application placed the information on OS X’s general dragging pasteboard - Scrivener just reads the type that is available and tries to handle it as best as it can. Different programs place data on the pasteboard in various ways - so one might place a link to a file on the pasteboard whereas another might place the data of the file itself. The only thing Scrivener knows about is what it is handed.
All the best,
Ah… now it makes sense. Many thanks Eddy and Keith for the responses!