I realize that I have posted in the bug and support sections but have never really given any feedback. Now having used Scrivener for a while I thought I would.
First, as to how I use it. All my research and outlining and first draft are all done in Scrivener. After that a word doc is exported which goes to editors for correction. After editing the word doc goes to desktop publishing software.
I create folders in Scrivener with all my research and notes. from there I write a synopsis of around 15 pages or so. With that I create an outline with all chapters in the outliner. I love the outliner and its ability to export a csv. I have set it up to look exactly like the outlines I used to make in Excel and if I need to I can import my csv to Excel. (Although I really never need to anymore.)
That gives me the structure I need to write my first draft. After that as I said I export a manuscript to Word.
One thing I never understood is why word never implemented the ability to have multiple docs within one document project the way scrivener does. When I first opened scrivener it seemed revolutionary. I have used word for a very long time and despite them wanting to charge me a hundred bucks a year, The last time I used a new feature is around the time Clippy the animated paperclip lived on the toolbar. Yes I am that old.
I love Scrivener for what I use it for and wanted to heap a little praise on the team for creating such a useful app at such a reasonable price.