I use the full version of Scrivener in an editorial/publishing setting. Most often, my production people see only the resulting manuscript in Word. However, I am working an a huge project and would like to preview the Scrivener work to another editor. If I would create a backup of my project, would someone else be able to open it up in Scrivener Gold? What would be missing, if anything? Do you have any warnings or advice in this regard?
No, I’m afraid as Scrivener Gold is really just an old unsupported beta, newer versions of Scrivener project cannot be opened in Scrivener Gold as there are new features that are not supported in SG. Scrivener Gold projects can be opened in Scrivener 1.x, just not the other way around.