I’ll try to explain this as concisely as possible. I’m a new convert to Scrivener. So, I apologize if some of these issues seem obvious. I’m still getting a handle on how to adapt the app to my workflow.
So, here’s the situation:
Using the Screenplay template as a foundation, I’ve been creating Television Series template. This consists of a Show Bible folder (with sub-texts for Genre, Tone, Logline, Synopsis and sub-folders for Character profiles and Episode outlines), an Episode Scripts folder (with individual episode sub-folders). I’ve kept the original folders, ‘Characters’, ‘Places’, Research’, and ‘Template Sheets’ at the bottom of the file tree.
In theory, this should allow me to build the Show Bible and Episode Scripts in the same project, then selectively compile the parts I want (the bible or an individual script). I’ll include a pic to show how this looks.
My concern is that there seem to be aspects of the original Screenplay template that won’t accept changes. In particular, the original ‘Screenplay’ folder can’t be moved or deleted (I renamed it ‘Script Template’ to set it apart). It’s also the default selection when it’s time to compile.
So here are my questions:
(1) Does the overall setup sound like a reasonable way to setup the project? I realize it might be simpler to build the Show Bible and each Episode Script as a separate project but it would be significantly better to have all the material in the same project.
(2) Is there some way to delete, move or alter the original ‘Screeplay’ folder? What is keeping it from being altered?
(3) This is less crucial. Is there a way to change the Compile settings so they don’t default to the ‘Screenplay’ folder? It would be nice to have no selection set when Compile starts. That way I’d have to set it each time to the selection I wanted to compile before it would produce any results.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I’m excited to start digging in the Scrivener. I just want to make sure that the program can do what I need it to before filling it up with all my hard wrung words.