Howdy there fellow paneljockeys,
At long last I have finalized an entirely iOS-friendly template for writing and exporting comic scripts on iOScrivener. I’ve attached it below.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns would be most appreciated. Please post below if you have anything to say about the template!
Happy writing, everyone!
ocasiOS Comics Template.scriv.zip (223 KB)
This is my method for opening the file from iOS directly into iOScrivener. If you have another way, please share it! Assuming you have a desktop computer it shouldn’t be an issue whatsoever, but it is possible to import it solely within iOS. Here’s how:
It is actually super easy to unzip a file on iOS, provided you have the right app. The best one I’ve found, and easily my most useful app on my iPad, is Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple. It allows you to create automated workflows to do tedious or otherwise cumbersome tasks on iOS. I have workflows for quick word counts, to convert a selection to plain text and copy it to the clipboard, to make files into PDFs, open simplified web articles and sites into Scrivener, and most pertinently of all, to zip and unzip files.
Here’s a link to Workflow in the App Store, and for $3, there is no reason not to get it.
Here’s a link to my workflow for unzipping a file and opening it in Scrivener.
All you do is long press on the zipped file, tap “share”, then “Run Workflow”, then “Unzip Files.” It will run the workflow and unzip the file, then give you one last screen where you can pick where to import the file. Import it into Scrivener and begin writing!
Hope you all find it useful and please get at me with any suggestions and feedback!
Thanks for the awesome template I was actually going to embark on a mision to make one similar but now. I dont have to. I had a hard time unzipping it and getting into scriverner so I tried WorkFlow … thanks for that too.