Sun May 19, 2019 8:34 pm Post
Sun May 19, 2019 8:39 pm Post
JimRac wrote:Hi mjw,
Sorry to say, I'm really not clear on what you're asking.
I've organized my WIP novel by sections (folders), and then grouped scenes (documents) within the sections, if they feel like they belong there.
What I'm calling sections may or may not turn out to be chapters, so I decided not to call them chapters yet. I'll figure out the chapters when the draft is done.
If I need to go back and add something to a specific scene, I'm not finding it terribly difficult to do so.
That's all I can offer you now. Perhaps if you get into a bit more detail about what your concern is, I or someone can give you a better answer.
Sun May 19, 2019 8:42 pm Post
Sun May 19, 2019 8:44 pm Post
lunk wrote:What if your 400 k words file got corrupted? Then all is gone.
You have overview in the binder.
How do you get overview in a continuous 400 k word document?
Sun May 19, 2019 8:46 pm Post
Sun May 19, 2019 8:51 pm Post
Sun May 19, 2019 8:56 pm Post
lunk wrote:Your posts are very unclear, which often suggests that the poster hasn’t done the tutorial and doesn’t understand how Scrivener functions.
What’s your specific problem?
Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 pm Post
Sun May 19, 2019 9:12 pm Post
lunk wrote:The risk of losing text is bigger if you have everything in one single document in the binder because then it is literally saved as one single file on your HD, whereas if you have the binder split up in hundreds of smaller chunks, then each document in the binder is saved as an individual file on disk within the project package.
Scrivener only opens the binder documents you see in the editor. It is designed to having the text split up in smaller pieces, to keep it safe and to make it easier to manage the text.
It still sounds as if you haven’t understood the core principles of Scrivener.
And it would be easier to answer your questions if you explained what the problem is, if you really have one. And you are still unclear.
What do you mean by "getting corrupted"?
Sun May 19, 2019 9:20 pm Post
Mon May 20, 2019 2:08 am Post
mjw wrote:Keeping track of hundreds of smaller documents, reorganizing them if I find I don't like the lineup. And what to do should one of them gets corrupted and if I overlook it because there are so many documents and I won't be able to find the backup for it. I wanted to know if snapshot works with a 400,000 words document and if that would protect it in case it get corrupted.
Mon May 20, 2019 4:09 am Post
Without repeating too much what Katherine and Lunk have already said, if you've got a 400k WIP, you're still going have to figure out a way to track where everything is. How do you handle that in one big 400k document? What tools would you use?mjw wrote:Well, I have a lot of material, and the thought of splitting it into dozens, if not hundreds of single documents into folders already bugs me out, such as if I have to rearrange them, and end up not being about to find where one is or get the full picture because its so unorganized and spend my time just scrolling up and down.
Your understanding is correct. If you want to organize your documents by chapter, put a chapter in each doc. If you want to organize your docs by scene, do that. (That's what I do.) Some people break it down to the paragraph level. Whatever floats your boat. Hell, you can keep everything in one big document, but, frankly, a person doing that is missing out on many of Scrivener's helpful features, and, as already pointed out above, at that point you might as well be in Word.mjw wrote:Well I was under the impression that the core principle of Scrivener was versatility, being able to work the way that works for you.
Mon May 20, 2019 5:00 am Post