My normal method of writing is to outline my thoughts, formerly in OmniOutliner, now with MindNode. I export those to OPML and then import into a blank Scrivener document to create my index cards.
This morning I fired up Scrivener and it prompted me to update to 2.3, which I did.
Since then I am unable to import OPML files.
- Create new blank document
- File > Import > Files and navigate to the directory holding my file
No matter what I do, the file is grayed out in the file dialog. I cannot get any file named anything.opml to be selectable for import.
As a test I took a pre-existing .scriv and exported it to OPML. Scrivener grays out this file as well and cannot re-import into a new document.
This has worked many times in the past. Could this be a bug in 2.3?
This is sort of a huge deal for me because OPML import is a key piece of how I work. I don’t have time to recreate my outline in Scrivener so for this current task I’m going to try to just wing it in a text editor like Byword as a single document, using my mind map as a reference.
This is Scrivener for Mac, version 2.3, OSX 10.7.4.
File was originally in dropbox, but also fails from Desktop. File has spaces in name, but asdf.opml still fails. File originally had no .opml file extension but still fails after I renamed it.
Here’s a screenshot of the file dialog, note the bottom line:
I’ve got a massive paper due in about two weeks, I’m hoping that L&L can either fix this and release a new version, or, more probable, point out what I’m doing wrong. Without OPML import Scrivener is sort of broken for me.