I am looking for some advice on using Scrivener for writing fire investigation reports.
My agency has an online system for entering reports and a set of paper based forms for recording field notes. The method that the agency pushes is to have us either write the report directly into the online system or else to use a word processor and then cut and paste sections as needed.
This does not work well for me and I am looking for a better way to get myself organised.
I am hoping to find a way to create a project template which includes all of the relevant report sections and which also allows me to store my field notes, photographs and research notes in one place.
I may take up to a hundred photographs in an investigation and then cull them to 6 to 10 for inclusion with the submitted report. If I could then link my text to the correct image for each point in the investigation it would really help.
I also find myself spending a lot of time researching topics online and would like to be able to include that research in the project, even if only bibliographic references make it into the submitted report.
I would still need to copy and paste to get the information into their computer system but it may make better sense at my end if everything is in one project file rather than scattered in random places on my different computers.
As I said at the outset any advice on ways to do this would be greatly appreciated. I have owned the software for a number of years but am still an absolute newcomer in terms of using it and I keep creating blind alleys for myself - and then giving up in frustration.