A suggestion and two questions.
I’m working on some tv scripts and I’ve used synopses/index cards to write all my ideas. I’m now getting close to writing a script and I’ll be using Scrivener for that too (I’ll eventually polish it in Final Draft).
Right now, I have my Layout as follows:
- The Layout is Split Vertically
- I have “Automatically open in selection in other editor” turned on in the left pane.
- On the left pane is a Collection in Corkboard View containing 80 cards
- The right pane is in Scrivenings view and is in Script Mode
- I have the Inspector open
I selected a number of cards in the left pane. The documents themselves are blank so that in Scrivenings mode in the right pane, I don’t see anything but the lines that separate documents.
My main suggestion/wish is that, when in the right pane, it were clearer to see which documents, in the corkboard in the left pane, were currently selected and active. I know that the Synopsis in the Inspector changes as I move through the different documents in Scrivenings mode, but I’d really like to see more indication in the left pane too. For example, something as simple as colored border around the current card. I know that there is a blue border around a card when in the pane containing that card so maybe when I switch to the right pane it’d be great if the current card still had a border around it, but maybe a different color. Anyway, I just think it’d be easier, at least for me, to see the connection between the two panes that way.
As for my questions:
Is there a way to change the Shift-Command-Y key in Script Mode to something else, like a function key? I know it’s possible to assign keystrokes to Menu items in System Preferences but the Shift-Command-Y keystroke doesn’t have a corresponding Menu item.
If I can’t do that, what about changing the key command for Format—>Scripwriting—>Change Element To—>Scene Heading? Is it possible to create a keystroke for submenus such as that in System Preferences?
The reason I ask is because it seems that I need to select Scene Headings manually when in Script mode because it’s not an automatic choice when hitting Return or Tab.