I have now transferred my "big" project from Scrivener 1.5 to Scrivener 2.0. Now I need some help in learning how to exclude certain documents and folders from my editing sessions in the group mode. I've read the manual and scanned the forums for help ... I'm sure there's an easy trick I'm overlooking!
Here's my issue. Under 1.5, I built a large project that includes many folders and text documents that were excluded from the draft (their include boxes were unchecked in the inspector). The old 1.5 Edit Scrivenings command then gave me the option to exclude those documents from my edit Scrivenings sessions. Perfect.
Now in the lovely and brilliant 2.0, those folders and documents have transferred appropriately. Their include-in-compile boxes are unchecked. That is fine, good and exactly what I would have predicted. But I can't figure out how to keep these non-compiled folders and documents out of my group editing sessions. No matter what I've tried (general preferences, project settings, etc.) I can't find a way to select a big fat folder in the binder (like my whole big fat draft!) and then see only the "include in compile" stuff show up as the Multiple Selections in a Scrivenings group editor. I know there *must* be a way! Scrivener 2.0 is so beautiful, it couldn't have lost this convenient feature! (pause for prayer).
Here is the line on page 149 in the 2.0 manual that tells me I *should* be able to edit *just* the text that is destined to be compiled:
Scrivenings sessions are one of the few areas in Scrivener that consider your text from a
“flat” perspective, or how it will appear once it has been compiled.
But how? Little help, please.
Regards to all,
PS My draft doesn't contain any non-text documents (photos, etc.); I know non-text docs can affect group editing, so that's not where my problem lies. Also, I have played with the Navigation Preferences (include enclosing groups in scrivenings), but that hasn't enabled me to exclude the inner-nested docs and folders that I wish to exclude from my editing sessions.