How to rearrange folders in Scrivener iOS

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Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:10 am Post

After enough time spent googling the subject, I figured out how to add a new folder, how to move that folder into the root project, and how to move files between folders. However, I have not discovered how to rearrange folders. For example, I use folders for chapters. I add a chapter that I want to be positioned between two others. I make a new folder, but it goes to the bottom of the folder list in the Binder. How can I move that folder up the list to the position I need it to be between say, chapter 5 and chapter 6 where it will become the new chapter 6?

Thank you.
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Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:37 am Post

This is done in standard iOS fashion. At the top of the Binder is an Edit button. Tap that. Your Binder stuff is now draggable. Tap Done when done.

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P.S. If you select something in the Binder first and then add the new item, it will be created right below the currently selected item -- rather than at the bottom of the Binder.
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Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:24 am Post

Update: Beaten to the punch ...

1. Tap Edit
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2. Long press the three-line icon next to your desired folder, drag, release
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3. Tap Done
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Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:29 am Post

Thanks a million. I tried long pressing and dragging, etc., but not with the three lines. I've had my iPad for just a while and have not learned every trick with it yet. Your suggestions worked perfectly.
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Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:25 am Post

bookman wrote:Thanks a million. I tried long pressing and dragging, etc., but not with the three lines. I've had my iPad for just a while and have not learned every trick with it yet. Your suggestions worked perfectly.


Another way to move folders/files in the iOS binder:

1. Tap Edit
2. Tap empty checkmark circle(s) to select folder/file row(s) you want to move
3. Once selected, tap four-way arrow icon (bottom left of screen). A row of directional arrows will appear.
4. Tap directional arrow to move folder(s)/file(s)
5. Tap Done

Note: You can move multiple rows simultaneously in this manner, and they don't have to be contiguous. Pretty wild.