Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:28 pm Post
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:49 pm Post
Using current Win Scriv v1.9, no. You are limited to 1 instance of 2 split editor windows or composition/distraction-free mode.
Using Scriv Beta, you are are still limited to 1 instance, but using copyholders you can have 4 split editors going, and launch many individual quick reference windows.
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:42 pm Post
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:06 pm Post
Biff wrote:Yes, it is very cirumstancial to restruct the structure of a book or simply to move some folders / docs with having only one instance. Or might I be missing a sensful method?
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:37 pm Post
What specifically are you trying to do?
And if you can't see both the origin and destination folders at the same time to drag and drop, you can use the Move menu commands.
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:07 am Post
Biff wrote:I would think it cannot be more cirumstantial than using these. It just is unusable for me. You have to move the folders one by one or more than one together?
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:27 am Post
Select everything you want to move in the Binder. Then locate the destination on the Move -> To menu.
Alternatively, open the Outline view so that it shows the files you want. Select them. Scroll (but don't click) the Binder so that the destination is visible. Drag and drop from the Outline to the Binder.
You might also have a look at the Tutorial, available from the Help menu, for more tips about ways to reorganize your project
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:12 am Post
Biff wrote:There does not seem to be a useful method at all to handle the folders / docs like one can handle files / folders in a common file manager.
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:40 am Post
That's because it isn't a file manager.
Scrivener is built to handle long-form writing, like novels, and although it does happen that you decide to completely restructure your text, it's not something you would do very often. And for normal, less drastic restructuring, normal drag-drop works without problems.
You still haven't explained exactly what it is you want to do, and why.
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:05 am Post
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:51 pm Post
For moving binder items around to nearby locations, I prefer using keyboard shortcuts. In the Binder or Outliner, select the item to be moved, then hold down Ctrl and use the arrow keys to move it up, down, left, or right. This also works with multiple adjacent items.
For example, if I wanted to move items from the top of the structure to the very bottom, to make that easier perhaps I 'd put the Outliners side by side, expand the left side, collapse the right side, and them move the items from the top left to the bottom right.
You mentioned lack of a Copy Document option. What you're looking for is Duplicate, I think. Select the document(s), then right-click and select Duplicate, or select it via Documents > Duplicate. Then drag & drop them where you want them.
Hopefully you find that useful, and do let me know if you have any other questions. If you have a specific binder restructure in mind, a screenshot would be helpful, as the best method is sometimes dependent on the binder structure.
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:11 pm Post
Biff wrote:For example, if I wanted to move items from the top of the structure to the very bottom, to make that easier perhaps I 'd put the Outliners side by side, expand the left side, collapse the right side, and them move the items from the top left to the bottom right.
Yes, that is a good mannger. Each time I click documents in the binder (containing documents) the "Outliner" switches to document view, how could I avoid that?
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:57 pm Post
Alternately, you can lock the editor (right-click on the icon in the editor's header, then choose the lock option), but that may still cause the outliner to scroll when you click in the binder.
If you happen to have a split editor, you can also change which editor the binder selection affects (Navigate->Binder Selection Affects menu).
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