Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 am Post
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:37 pm Post
Three Blind Lice wrote:I want to change the font settings for Scrivenings, respectively Composition mode ONLY. If that isn't possible (and that's what I make of your reply), I will post it as a suggested feature.
Three Blind Lice wrote:I am also concluding that it is not possible to have the Scrivenings page string together all chapters automatically (e.g. by selecting all documents from a certain tree level).
Three Blind Lice wrote:- If I select two pages, in Scrivenings mode I will not only see those two pages, but also all sub-documents (comments, research etc.). How can I make sure that Scrivener will only include the documents I have actually selected?
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:23 pm Post
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 am Post
Three Blind Lice wrote:To read the draft in one go, I want to string together the chapters (manually if I have to - automatically, if I can). For obvious reasons, I don't want my research or trash to show up between chapters.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:26 am Post
Three Blind Lice wrote:Thanks for revisiting.
Not sure what the recommended structure is for Scrivener, but here's what I do:
- PART A
-- Chapter 1
--- Purpose of this scene
--- Other thoughts
-- Chapter 2
-- Chapter 3
-- Chapter 4
- PART B
-- Chapter 5
-- Chapter 6
-- Chapter 7
To read the draft in one go, I want to string together the chapters (manually if I have to - automatically, if I can). For obvious reasons, I don't want my research or trash to show up between chapters.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 am Post
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:43 pm Post
Three Blind Lice wrote:I am surprised that everybody seems to store meta information outside the draft tree. I do that for general stuff (like character sheets), but for anything scene-specific (research, brainstorming and other ramblings), my workflow would collapse if I couldn't attach it to the page or chapter it refers to.
Three Blind Lice wrote:Same goes for trash - discarded material goes to a file directly under the scene (how could I ever recycle anything if the context is lost?).
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:53 pm Post
Kinsey wrote:While I can't speak for anyone else, I store 'meta-information' outside the draft folder because I find it easier to have work in progress text discrete from research material. I suspect that most users of Scrivener would be similar. Brainstorming/random thoughts will often start out in the Draft Folder, but then get moved to Research. I also use the Scratchpad for this purpose.
One distinctly lo-fi way to keep the context of discarded material is to replicate your draft tree in the Research Folder, and then move material here to the relevant chapter/scene as it is discarded from the draft.
Or (as I think you're using the beta and I think it has them incorporated now), investigate the use of Bookmarks or Document links as a way of associating your documents with each other. Info on both in the manual. More info in the following blog posts:
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog ... crivener-3
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog ... -one-click
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog ... ject-notes
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:04 pm Post
devinganger wrote:This is where I make heavy use of custom metadata, the two editors, etc. I'll have one editor open to the corresponding spot in my research/notes, and the other to the document in draft.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:45 pm Post
Three Blind Lice wrote:devinganger wrote:Snapshots!
...create just too much dead weight for my taste. My need to preserve old material always pops up locally - when I have to cut a larger portion of text, or a particular scene needs to be completely rewritten. Somehow, snapshots of the entire project are just not useful for my purposes.
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:17 am Post
Three Blind Lice wrote:This could work for me...
...if there was a way to replicate the draft tree structure in the research folder AUTOMATICALLY.
...if the actual items in the binder could be symbolic links (so I could store the actual files in the research tree, but still maintain the current convenience of having everything related to a particular scene at my fingertips).
Three Blind Lice wrote:I understand that the inspector is probably very useful for folks who work at their home desks, but since I do a lot of work on my ultra-portable nine inch screen, I had to abandond the inspector altogether. Instead, I rely on anything I can access via the binder. It seems like bookmarks cannot be used as items in the binder either, so I am afraid they are not for me.
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:29 pm Post
devinganger wrote:Snapshots are on a per-document basis.
Kinsey wrote:this might be one of those instances where an hour devoted to setting up your ideal work space might be enormously beneficial.
Kinsey wrote:I work on a 13" laptop. All of my other suggestions would involve the Inspector or a split editor window. But your options are hugely limited by the size of your screen
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