Keyboard Shortcut? Is there a way to add a date-stamp in the Binder Subjject/Title field.

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Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:53 pm Post

It is tough to keep track of my latest copy, because I'm always going back and forth between Indesign and Scrivener in a number of different projects.

So, I'm wondering if their a keyboard shortcut to add a date-stamp in the Binder's Subject-Title field, or even in the content area.

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Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:39 pm Post

This doesn't directly answer what you've asked (don't think that's currently a feature) but maybe you'll find it useful.

You could use a custom column in the outliner:
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And there's the Metadata panel in the Inspector:
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:49 pm Post

The Mac has a system for that kind of thing. It's called Automator: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8651300

It would work for all applications on your Mac, not just Scrivener.

Most other solutions require a 3rd-party application, like Keyboard Maestro or Typinator. Both have somewhat easier ways of doing similar things, but requires buying software licenses. I do find KM to be quite useful, and so I found it worth the price. As with most non-App Store software, you can try them before you buy.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:31 pm Post

Insert -> Date & Time will add a date/time stamp in any editable location: title, synopsis, body text, notes...

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Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:53 pm Post

kewms wrote:Insert -> Date & Time will add a date/time stamp in any editable location: title, synopsis, body text, notes...

Katherine

I never noticed that. Handy. :)

You can also add a custom keyboard shortcut in the Mac's System preferences for Keyboard settings.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:41 pm Post

A shortcut is available in the free WordService app by Devon technologies :
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/wordservice/id899972312?mt=12

There are many useful other functions.
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:04 pm Post

Thanks Everyone! I'm overwhelmed by so many helpful replies.