I’m having a problem with linking items in Scrivener to notes in Evernote and OneNote. If I launch the links myself, using Win-R and entering the URL, they work, but using “Open Link” in Scrivener from the reference panel does not.
What the links that don’t work have in common is that they are not http: links, they are specialized link schemes like evernote:, onenote:, etc., that open apps on my PC. Scrivener is storing the URLs just as I entered them, and if I copy and paste those URLs into the Win-R box or a browser, they open the apps just fine. It’s only Scrivener’s “Open Link” that doesn’t work on them.
The exact breakage varies by app: evernote links don’t seem to do anything at all, onenote: links sometimes open OneNote, but don’t go to the link target. It’s almost like part of the URL is getting dropped or garbled in the process of launching? Maybe Scrivener is doing some sort of escaping or unescaping or splitting on the URL?
I’m using 184.108.40.206, and I could’ve sworn this worked correctly in a previous version, but I don’t know how long ago that was. (Might’ve been at or before 1.0!)
If you need a sample of a link that’s not working, you can use “evernote:///view/17728403/s162/c6bcdfac-6605-4797-b7dd-1e180ad98a5b/c6bcdfac-6605-4797-b7dd-1e180ad98a5b/”, but of course that won’t go anywhere useful on your machine since you don’t have my notes database on your computer.
On my computer, though, it goes to a draft scene I composed in Evernote… at least if I paste it in the Win-R box or a browser location bar. It just doesn’t work via “Open Link” in the references panel for a synopsis card in my current project.
(On a side note, it would be really nice if you could double-click to open links instead of having to right-click – it’s much more frequently the case that you want to open a link than to edit it!)