I’ve browsed through numerous forum posts about Sente and Bookends, and it’s likely I’ll get one of the programs in the next few days to support an ambitious nonfiction book project I’m doing for a social services agency.
Still, I’d very much appreciate any input from people who have used these programs, and specific tips for how you’ve integrated them with Scrivener: your work flow, for instance. (Things are still a little fuzzy on that aspect for me.)
In the end, I’ll be exporting from Scrivener to Word 2008 – the latter of which is supported by both Sente and Bookends, according to their web sites.
Incidentally, I’ve seen some posts suggesting that Sente doesn’t work with Scrivener, but here’s the response I got from Sente’s tech support when I asked that question. It may be helpful to other people to know this as well:
[size=85]Sente does work with Scrivener. You can drag references from Sente into
Scrivener and the correct temporary citation tag will be inserted. Until your
Scrivener fragments have been combined into a manuscript, I do not think that
Sente can scan the document, substituting these tags for final citations, but
I am not sure you would want this anyway.
I have not used Scrivener myself, so there may be aspects of the interaction
that could be improved. I would suggest trying both products and let us know
if you find something that you think could be improved. Scrivener is a very
important product in our market, so we would like the integration to be as
good as it can be, but we have not yet had the time to explore this much on