Christo­pher Phin says:

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Over many years of talk­ing to de­vel­op­ers, we’ve learned it’s al­most never as easy as “surely”! Of course, we’d love to see some text con­ver­sion op­tions added to Au­toma­tor for ex­actly th­ese kinds of pur­poses – batch ex­ports to more ro­bust file types. If you don’t al­ready use the fan­tas­tic writ­ing app Scrivener, you might con­sider con­vert­ing your files to that next time you’re brav­ing the process – it saves pro­jects in what ap­pear to be a pro­pri­etary for­mat, but if it’s ba­si­cally a dis­guised folder; if you right-click and choose ‘Show pack­age con­tents’, you can browse all the files that make up your project. Poke around and you’ll dis­cover that it saves files as RTFs, so they should be future-proof. Al­ter­na­tively, you can also use its ‘Sync with Ex­ter­nal Folder’ fea­ture, which saves all your project files in a folder you spec­ify – again as lovely, well-sup­ported RTFs.

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