I am about to begin a long editing process, and am trying to customize a work-flow for commenting/revising my manuscript. My current idea is to compile the draft as a pdf, mark it up in my tablet, and bring it back into Scriver where I will copy my notes into the scrivener file. Others have described similar processes, and I think it would work well for me. In the process, I’m bumping into some challenges/questions:
It appears that one cannot view the contents of “sticky notes” or “comments” on a PDF in Scrivener Windows. Although I can view those comments in my Mac version of Scrivener, I can’t copy or paste the comments anywhere else. Further, it seems that there is no way in either version to view a complete list of all the comments/sticky notes for navigation purposes, the way you can in a pdf viewer/editor. Could somebody confirm for me that all of these discoveries are correct? No problem, really, if it’s true, I can just work in an outside editor, but I might just use a link to the pdf rather than importing the whole thing into Scrivener.
If I import the pdf, then open it in an outside editor and make changes to the pdf, does my imported Scrivener file update with those changes?
Is it possible to search an imported pdf for formatting, like underlines or highlighting? (I’m guessing the answer is no, same as commenting, since I haven’t found a way to do it, but…)
That’s all for now, I’m sure there’s more coming.