Maybe by allowing the title of the event in Aeon to be a label in Scrivener? I don’t know how inefficient it may be to do so but that would be awesome!
Hi, Thanks for your suggestion. I wasn't aware of the new "Adaptive Naming" feature in Scrivener (it wasn't a change the Scrivener developers had highlighted to me), so I agree we will need to look at that a little more closely. In particular, I agree that we should avoid renaming any file that is not linked with Scrivener itself. The adaptive naming is a little more complex. I would need to contact the Scrivener developers to find out exactly what they do. The issue is in the way the data is stored inside the Scrivener project. We mostly work with a single XML file that defines the entire binder structure, but the Synopsis and Document content from which the adaptive title is drawn are stored elsewhere. So instead of worrying about opening and syncing with one file, we would actually need to be concerning ourselves with potentially hundreds of files, which would make things a little more complex, and so I would need some further information and consent from th e Scrivener team before embarking on that (I try to avoid doing things to their project file that they don't consent to). Matt
Thank you Matt, for explaining the complexities of Scrivener sync from your side. I understand that this is non-trivial and your sensitivity to how delicate the interiors of Scrivener projects can be is much appreciated. I've dropped a couple of suggestions in the Scrivener "Wish List" board, and I hope that you and Keith can work out a solution or two that's better than my current one (i.e., strip the "Untitled" titles from all formerly empty titles once I'm back in Scrivener.) That said, I know that you do import the contents of synopses as your "Summary" field, which is why I suggested you might pull titles from there. But I will defer to your wisdom and Keith's as to whether this is feasible. Again, thanks for looking into this and I am truly glad to have a tool like Aeon Timeline available.
Hi, Yes, definitely pulling titles out of the Synopsis is a possibility... the limiting factor there would possibly be that it would be read-only - i.e. I wouldn't try to write titles back into that location in that way.
I have sent an email to Keith for some more info on exactly how Scrivener derives the title. Once i know their exact algorithm, it should be fairly easy for me to recreate some of the issues. There will be some gaps to work out when creating new documents etc. but we can definitely improve it from where it is.