A Scrivener/Evernote Collaboration

PDF to ScrivenerI’m in the research stage for an update to my Researcher’s Digital Toolbox book and have been putting Evernote to work to help me capture interesting tidbits I find here and there. I especially appreciate Evernote’s simplified article capture which just gives me the article content minus all the surrounding site design, ads, etc. But, while it makes good sense to capture and organize those notes in Evernote, I’ll want to have many of them in my Scrivener workspace for easy reference as I work on the manuscript.

I discovered that if I have a project open in Scrivener, I can use Evernote’s print note command and choose the PDF option (in my Mac’s print options panel) which then opens a panel of service options  – including PDF to Scrivener. I select that option and that note is dumped right into the Research section of my open Scrivener project.

Love it!

5 comments for “A Scrivener/Evernote Collaboration

  1. Ruth Harris
    April 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Ooooh! Fabulous tip which I will definitely use for a book I’m just beginning to research. Thank you!

  2. April 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    This is a GREAT tip – thank you!

  3. Cazbah
    April 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Was delighted to find your post as I constantly flip between Evernote and Scrivener. But I don’t see that Scrivener option in the pdf dropdown menu on my Mac, though I have both apps open. Are you perhaps using Evernote Premium, and is this a piece of Premium functionality?

    • April 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      PDF panel for MacI’m not sure, but I don’t think so. Take a look at the PDF panel on the Print settings box and you’ll see you can add items to the PDF menu. I didn’t create that item for Scrivener, but you might try adding an item pointing it to the Scrivener app and see what happens.

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