DrJJMac's initial suggetstion works and that was also my workaround. The disadvantages is that references added in Manuscripts will not be seen as references. As most refs are added in scrivener, it's little effort to mark the appropriate position(s) and add the final ones just before formatting in e.g. Word.
Looking forward to see implementation of added/important citekeys in future versions.
Installed LaTex (not sure if that is actually necessary, the support for LaTeX is likely in Manuscripts and Scrivener), but no succes.
In Scrivener I compiled as LaTeX, as well as Markdown (.md) file
Opened empty Manuscript file, saved it, inserted Library, saved it and imported either the LaTeX or Markdown file (File -->Import-->Content). When importing LaTeX nothing happens, no import, no text. With Mardown file, the text gets imported, I can see the citekeys inserted, but nothing in the bibliography, also not after saving again. When I now add a citation (ctr, ctrl) through Papers3, it works like it should, but only that reference appears in the bibliography.
In addition I tried after import 'content' (.md), import 'bibliography data', but to no avail.
Thanks for your very swift answer,
I responded below your italicised answers.
@theo ah, so you have currently citation keys embedded in your document, and you'd like to turn those into references?
Exactly! Scrivener is perfect for organising the background stuff like research, planning and drafting the paper. I really like the program for that. Manuscripts is perfect for further structuring, editing, shaving the text, improving the flow and things like adding figures. Word is really terrible at that, esp positioning figures and tables, hate it.
Scrivener can actually compile into multimarkdown LaTeX format. Would that be a solution? At the moment I haven't LaTeX installed.
This is something we hope to add into the app indeed to other formats than LaTeX import where we already do this (so that plain text imports can be turned into text + citations). Is this what you're after?
That would be perfect!
We may be able to resolve this in a workflow where if you first (or after) import the bibliography entries you want to ingest, that processing citation keys is done as a separate pass when processing imported content (either from a file or on paste).
That could be a good intermediate solution, I reckon.
It's now getting close to 01.00 o'clock here so I'm getting some sleep.
It might be a somewhat strange workflow, but I start a paper in Scrivener, and during writing I add references through citekeys with Papers3. I used to then compile the file into a docx and finish the paper in Word. Problem is I really do not like Word. Now I have Manuscripts and I want to move the compiled file to Manuscripts to finish it; maybe add/correct a reference, add figures, etc. When I do that, how can I in the end format the paper to get the references in the bibliography??. I tried compiling in Scrivener into .txt, .rtf, .doc, docx format and then open with Manuscripts, but I cannot get the paper with the references in the bibliography.
Anybody any idea's?
Many thanks in advance,