I use Scrivener for most of my sermon prep.
I have a template set up to make things easy for me. The draft is where I rough out my outline. My Research section comprises the following documents:
- text (any versions that speak to me & other texts I might use)
- my thoughts (my Accordance notes on the text I am preaching from)
- commentary - important sections from commentaries
- dictionaries - any dictionary articles that are important
- Word Studies - information that I find on key words in the text
- illustrations - stories I might use in the sermon
I also have a folder for images and a different folder for websites (Accordance imports both)
Once I have done my study in Accordance and copy & pasted into the appropriate part of Scrivener, I will rough out my outline using the dual pane feature to see the text, commentaries, illustrations, etc.
Once the outline is roughed out I will export it to Word (I do use Pages on occasion but have to copy and paste into Pages since it won't open any of the files Scrivener exports.
I have purchased a license for Scapple as well. I have used it on occasion, but not much yet.
I could see Scrivener working for you in a similar fashion - pasting your notes into a document and using the dual pane feature to work on your outline and view your notes at the same time.
I would be happy to send you my template if you PM me your email address.
Edited by revtim, 29 June 2014 - 07:14 PM.