Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:11 pm Post
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:50 pm Post
But when I Ctrl-2 inside a document, it treats that document as the corkboard root. I.e. it shows empty.
On the bright side, I can (see Options below) double-click that bizarrely-empty corkboard to get to the desired one. But it’s not clear why that’s required. And it requires I reach for my mouse; as a writer, I use the keyboard.
Which brings me to the other issue: I sort-of expect to be able to double-click or Ctrl-1 on an item in the corkboard to go to editing that specific text document, much as you would from the binder.
Ctrl-3 or View - Outline and you get an empty screen, because it’s at the current level.
I’m not sure of the value of Outline or Corkboard on a Document (rather than a Folder) anyhow.
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:59 am Post
AmberV wrote:But when I Ctrl-2 inside a document, it treats that document as the corkboard root. I.e. it shows empty.
One thing to keep in mind with Scrivener is that it is foremost an outliner. It doesn’t have any concept of chapters or parts, and even “document” vs “folder” is a bit of a fiction; these are things we bring to the outline ourselves as a concept of usage. <snip>
AmberV wrote:Fortunately for you, if what you want is indeed to view the corkboard for the parent of the item you are editing, there is a command for that: it is Navigate ▸ Go To ▸ Enclosing Group, or Alt+Shift+LeftArrow by default.
(Ah. I see there is still a very old bug here in that doing so forces Scrivenings mode. Well. It’s supposed to use your preferred view mode when doing so, just like clicking on the item in the binder would. So, this is not following the design correctly just yet, but for now you can switch view modes once you get to the right spot.)
Not much harder.AmberV wrote:Which brings me to the other issue: I sort-of expect to be able to double-click or Ctrl-1 on an item in the corkboard to go to editing that specific text document, much as you would from the binder.
Except that if the whole card worked that way, it would be more difficult for mouse users to edit the actual text on the card.
AmberV wrote:An easier way of loading the selected card(s) is to simply hit the spacebar.
AmberV wrote:Hopefully this sheds a little light on what kind of tool this is meant to be. One can absolutely use it like a file manager if they want, to reiterate.
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:07 pm Post
It still seems wonky to me, but at least I can appreciate that it’s not a “bug” in the new version, just a workflow difference.
But even so, if I’m on an item where I can see the synopsis to the right, I kind-of expect to have a quick way to see where this element is in the hierarchy.