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Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:59 am Post

something like this?
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Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:45 am Post

Not bad - but the dimensions look a bit too much like a Moleskine. We may be getting close, though (although I still quite like the current one!).

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Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:03 am Post

I just took a screenshot of the "edit scrivenings" icon and mucked about with it in Photoshop to give you an idea of what my head was imagining :)
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Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:47 pm Post

Just laying the flap of the current binder icon flat should eliminate any laptop association.

In the interest of full disclosure, my trawl through Google image revealed two other interesting ways binders are visually represented that are within the basic toolbar guidelines: binders-stacked and binders-fanned.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:58 am Post

pink wrote:to give you an idea of what my head was imagining
The problem with that is: are any of us really well adjusted enough, to go exploring that avenue? :(
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:16 am Post

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:10 am Post

Now there`s a girl with a nice set of big...y`know...thingies 8)
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:56 am Post

KB wrote:For the binder I definitely want... a binder. :) A ring binder is the guiding metaphor, so anything else, as nice as it may look, wouldn't make sense.


Is there any chance for the binder to get a new name (e.g., the "notebook")?

(thank you for not beating me in the head :))

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:03 pm Post

Er, no. :) It's one of the central concepts behind Scrivener.

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:05 pm Post

But it is what it is - the binder is the thing that you put everything in. You might write in a notebook, but you may have several notebooks for different purposes. It's where you keep all that stuff that make the binder.

In real life not everyone will use a binder. Some writers might use a box, other's might use a drawer, but the whole concept needs to describe a place you put all sorts of lose stuff that makes up your research and notes. As a concept, the binder is perfect.

I think the two sketches posted by gr are nice, but slightly wrong in that you just want one binder. The left column is your binder - it contains all your folders that contain all your stuff. There should only be one of them.

And I think that an illustration of several binders on top of one another would be less clear at a small size.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:07 pm Post

oops, I spent so much time typing that I missed Keith's post!
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:43 pm Post

Presenting the flexible "notebinder", yet another possibility.

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:47 pm Post

From the manufacturer's website:

"Acts like a notebook. Works like a binder. Add what you need and remove what you don't".

Isn't Scrivener all about flexibility?

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:47 pm Post

:idea:

It has legs! (Not literally of course!)
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Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:05 pm Post

I am sorry I can't help it. A few months after the last post in this thread, I still keep on thinking of the Scrivener logo.

This is the work of a friend of mine. It has nothing to do with Scrivener (it's an old assignment that didn't make it) but when I saw it I immediately thought of Scrivener. And then, its endless possibilities...

What do you think?


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