Hi. I’ve read a number of threads here and other documentation on Scrivener, but so far I cannot seem to find out how to do this.
I should also mention that I am not all that familiar with word processors and such things in general; for example, I am only just recently starting to learn about RegEx, boolean search operators, etc.
Anyway, here’s my situation:
I have 4 documents full of content that I now need to combine. 1 of those documents, the first one, is also structured. The others are not - all the draft files are not organized. Merging means taking unorganized draft files in these others and copying them over into an organized file in the first document.
My problem: the content in the first document (Doc1), through nobody’s fault but my own, is not as rigorously edited as it probably should be, whereas the content in the other 3 documents are edited. After merging, I intend to go back and review the not-so-edited text. That’s the difficulty that I haven’t yet found a way to solve for. I made all of this text blue instead of black to visually distinguish it, and that may be sufficient, but what I would really like to do is something like this:
Tag every paragraph of the original, to-be-reviewed Doc1 text separately (preferred) or tag every separate document. (I have used the label and status for this already, but I am not quite sure what I am doing there. I also notice a ‘custom metadata’ option. I don’t understand this yet but I have a hunch it may be relevant.)
By tag, I mean something like this:
Then, I can go back through searching for all instances of ## to easily review only the content from Doc1, rather than the other 3 documents added thereto.
To do the above, is there a way I could search all draft files with find & replace and use a hidden character to drop in those tags?
Or, aside from inline tagging, is there a way to separately mass-tag with text comments or keywords every paragraph?