So I have a bunch of gifs saved in my Research folder, but unfortunately, when I click on them, they don't play - I have to open them in an external editor to view them. Is there a way to make them play directly inside of Scrivener?

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    The answer to the question is at the end of the linked page. I personally find Scrivener staff very responsive and friendly, and recommend asking them directly.
    – Lew
    Mar 3, 2017 at 14:59
  • @Lew Isn't that different though? My question was aimed towards just viewing the gif when I import it as a standalone file in the Research folder, not when it's embedded in a page.
    – user23083
    Mar 4, 2017 at 7:39

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To expand on the comment from Lew from this page: Scrivener does not allow you to play gifs directly, neither in your research folder, nor when embedded in a page.

I've looked through a few sites and discussions such as this one or this one or this one - but none of them describe your scenario and there is no mention of this being possible. Funny thing: your question here pops up first in Google for me when I search for "scrivener gif". There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in the subject and no available documentation that would indicate something like this, which is why I conclude that the answer to your question "Is there a way to make them play directly inside of Scrivener?" is simply "No", no matter where you want to play the gif exactly in scrivener.

  • That's a shame... at least I have an answer to pick now.
    – user23083
    Mar 22, 2018 at 15:36

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