Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:37 pm Post
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:04 pm Post
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:44 pm Post
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:51 am Post
rdale wrote:Did you try any of the built-in layouts? It seems they need a bit of tweaking, but there are plenty of ways to get not just one, but many synopses in one pane, which when clicked load a file in the editor in another pane, while allowing you to keep the inspector open too. Or you could customize an outline view to include title, synopsis, and custom metadata that automatically loads the file in an editor below or above the outline, eliminating the need for that use of the inspector, which could be purposed to look at related documents using the Bookmarks pane, for instance.
If you're willing to adjust a little to how you get to that information, I think you'll find that it's worth the effort for all the other refinements that come with this change.
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm Post
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:45 pm Post
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:12 pm Post
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:34 am Post
oenanthe wrote:okay, but that's not what I was doing with the custom meta data and the synopsis being on the right side of the editor page, and it is this vary specific thing that is my entire reason to use scrivener. I did try two panes for a while, but it was much simpler and cleaner to use custom meta data, so it was all right there on the right hand side.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:24 pm Post
You could add a metadata field to hold a synopsis. It can be the first field of your metadata. You can set the text color the way you want. Then, because you have the metadata always present, it's there, on the right hand side.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:21 pm Post
...why didn't I think of that
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:50 am Post
Linus wrote:...why didn't I think of that
... probably because you would loose all of the proper synopsis features, e.g.:
- no more synopses on corkboard cards
- no more synopses right under the title in outliner
- no more formatting of synopsis font in options
- plus probably the loss of a lot more features and functions when compiling and in other areas I cannot think of right now.
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:11 pm Post
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:46 am Post
Peacewise wrote:Ideally, they would add a button that lets you insert another side bar, one that works exactly the same as the one that's already there. That way, you could have two, each viewing different things. Turn it on or off as you wish. This would be similar to how a lot of programs with customizable interfaces work.
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