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Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:23 am Post

The question is, how? I really don't do anything terribly different, but I love the way the corkboard lets me keep track of pov, as well as moving scenes around. I have three point-of-view characters, and four points of view so far (one for each of the characters, and one for mixed/other). Each pov has a different color in the corkboard, and I love how you can tell, at a glance, about how much each one has had to say for him/herself.
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Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:01 am Post

Heres the start of my project for the next four weeks codenamed: Project MANA.
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Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:11 am Post

Welcome to the forums, ljredeye, and thanks for your screenshot (and for posting it follow our Twitter exchange).

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:12 am Post

Is there any way to setup a layout where you only see the binder and the inspector? I'm in the early outlining stages and prefer the binder view over the included outlining tool (will use that later). I use the inspector to write out on the cards. Thanks in advance for any help!

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:04 pm Post

This is totally unimportant but I just have to ask: why is this thread not in Scrivener Usage Scenarios?
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:46 pm Post

jaescor wrote:Is there any way to setup a layout where you only see the binder and the inspector? I'm in the early outlining stages and prefer the binder view over the included outlining tool (will use that later). I use the inspector to write out on the cards. Thanks in advance for any help!


Ha! That's an interesting one. Not really, as the editor is considered to be the central focal point of the application which all else revolves around. Are you mainly opposed to the Outliner because you need access to the entire Binder at once, or is it matter of the columns? Because you can remove everything except for the title and type columns and get an outliner that looks pretty much identical to the Binder.
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:20 pm Post

Hi Amber,

Thanks for the quick response. First, I'm not opposed to the outliner. I do love it, really I do! But yes, I do like to have access to the entire binder at once. I have tried what you suggested - outliner with only type and title, but, and let me admit that this is a subtle point, I have many nested folders and I prefer the way the binder lays them out and indents them so I can clearly see how they're organized. One of the reasons I love Scrivener is that I can "see" my work laid out in a way that suits my eye. The outliner is great when I'm working on a specific section, but when I need to scan through the entire project, it's easier, for me, in Binder view. Any other suggestions? And thanks again.

Jae

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:36 pm Post

AmberV wrote:
jaescor wrote:Is there any way to setup a layout where you only see the binder and the inspector? I'm in the early outlining stages and prefer the binder view over the included outlining tool (will use that later). I use the inspector to write out on the cards. Thanks in advance for any help!


Ha! That's an interesting one. Not really, as the editor is considered to be the central focal point of the application which all else revolves around. Are you mainly opposed to the Outliner because you need access to the entire Binder at once, or is it matter of the columns? Because you can remove everything except for the title and type columns and get an outliner that looks pretty much identical to the Binder.


Funny - this is a limitation Scrivener shares with Ulysses!

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:00 pm Post

thewolfgang wrote:Funny - this is a limitation Scrivener shares with Ulysses!


? I'm not quite sure what you mean by that comment. It's an acknowledged fact that the choice of a built-in inspector rather than a drawer or palette was inspired by Ulysses in the early design stages; I've never claimed credit for the three-panes-with-central-columns approach, if that's what you're suggesting. Methinks I have misinterpreted your comment though.

Anyway, I'd be grateful if we could get back to reserving this thread for posting screenshots and posting any related questions elsewhere.

William - the reason this thread is here and not in Usage Scenarios is just to confuse people. You're right, I should have placed it there, really. :)

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:16 pm Post

KB wrote:
thewolfgang wrote:Funny - this is a limitation Scrivener shares with Ulysses!


? I'm not quite sure what you mean by that comment.


Sorry Keith - this was more an observation on the quixotic nature of the universe than anything even remotely resembling a complaint or a criticism -

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Though I use Nisus for much of my professional writing at MacFormat, Scrivener is indispensable for structured projects such as features and, as here, group tests.

The project is organised with nested folders on the left, and I usually have a split screen setup when actually writing; the secondary pane may contain a specs page or the like as a .webarchive or .pdf that I can refer to as I'm writing, or, as in this shot, simply show me the names of the products in the group test so that I can ensure I get the name and styling correct as I write.

The live word count progress bar is invaluable, though I was delighted to note the tip on Scrivener's Twitter feed about being able to right-click on a section of text and get a sub-section word count. (Actually, I switched MacFormat to character counts for its commissions recently; much more precise. Is there a way to switch Scrivener to defaulting to character count rather than word count in these targets?)

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I use a big screen when at my desk, so this screenshot is scaled down to 50% and the details might be hard to read, but basically I have binder and Inspector open, and nearly always have split view on so that I can use the right-hand pane for reference whilst I write in the left hand pane. If I'm working on the laptop's screen I tend to either a) close down the reference pane or b) close the Inspector and make the binder as narrow as is practical.

The majority of my reference material is in the form of web pages saved as web archives and imported, with a few PDFs also.

I also tend to have the Targets window open; it would be great to be able to merge this into the Inspector (preference setting?), which I typically find has a lot of wasted vertical space in it.
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Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:01 pm Post

Many thanks for keeping this thread alive with some new screenshots!

ricklecoat wrote:I also tend to have the Targets window open; it would be great to be able to merge this into the Inspector (preference setting?), which I typically find has a lot of wasted vertical space in it.


No plans for anything like that, I'm afraid, as the inspector is for showing the details for particular documents rather than global information.

chrisphin wrote:Is there a way to switch Scrivener to defaulting to character count rather than word count in these targets?


That's a good point. I'm made a note in my 2.0 dev notes to update it so that the target type for documents with no target set yet will use the last target type set, if that makes sense. (So it will be "words" in new projects, but once you set it to "characters" once, it will be "characters" the next time you go to set a target in that project unless you change it back... Or maybe I'll have it remembered globally rather than per project.)

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Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:33 pm Post

Remember the Scrivener-with-Things-background?

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Well, I've changed the background. I still like this grainy look, but I wanted something a bit darker. So I took a darker version I found in the amazing application Spotify. I hope once again that this is fair use, I don't want to get in any trouble with this :)
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