I’m in the process of trying to decide what the “right” workflow for publishing a textbook is. While I’ve used Scrivener for about a year, I haven’t tackled any large projects with it. I’ve been reading the manual and forums and have been pleasantly surprised at how rich it is… but, there are some missing bits of information I need and would appreciate comments or pointers.
First off, I’ve been trying to find out if Scrivener could actually be the end-to-end solution for me. There seem to be a few missing features though, so perhaps not. The most important ones: A table of contents and cross references (e.g.: a way to have text such as “see page 73, Summary of EVM” that automatically updates). Is this possible in Scrivener?
From what I gather, the above is not possible, which means (probably) exporting into another publishing solution when the text is done. I’ve been looking at a few options… InDesign seems to be the leading choice at this point (well, second to FrameMaker, but frankly FM is too expensive). Suggestions? Experiences? How hard is it to get text out of Scrivener and into InDesign?
And finally, I tried taking a look at the section on MMD, which seems to indicate it might make a TOC and cross references possible, but I didn’t get very far. It seems to be a pretty intense process but perhaps I just didn’t look in the right place.
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions and comments.