I’m about to start editing a large project in scrivener (novel). I’m using snapshots to handle different drafts of chapters, but this can get a little unwieldy. It’s hard sometimes to find the right older snapshot. I give them helpful titles sometimes but even then sometimes I can’t find the right previous version. It would be really helpful if there was some way to attach a note to your snapshots, so I can give a snapshot some more context which would help me find the right one later. I don’t think this is possible. You can write notes to accompany a document (helpful) but such notes are not stored in a snapshot.
Am I missing something? Is there an easy way to do this? If not I will post this as a feature request. It’s the one thing in scrivener that I’m really missing. Otherwise it does everything I need it to do.
If duplicate snapshot you want by taking a snapshot of it (cannot edit snapshot titles once created) and add symbol like ! in front, if click snapshot titles the snapshots are ordered alphabetically with the symbol showing up first in the line, Could even use different symbols for different types of edits.
As I suspected, there is room in title to write quite a bit of text. I don’t know the max is and could not test as I could not get a large view like you have demonstrated. What steps did you take to get that view?
The question seems clear to me, but I guess you answered it from your perspective.
On my MacBook, earlier I widened it thinking it would do as you show. There is a limit to how wide it can go and it does not enlarge the cell holding the Title. Guess a difference for how Windows vs. macOS handle the form.
No apparent way to add carriage returns to the title text. When I paste in text with carriage returns, doesn’t expand and doesn’t take all the text. You clearly are seeing different behavior on Microsoft Windows than I see on Apple macOS. I expected my Mac to behave with these Title cells you see, but apparently not. Behavior probably buried deep in the OS.
To close out the thread, @Vincent_Vincent and I in “messages” pursued, and it seems that only in Scrivener Windows do the cells in the table list of Snapshots do any sort of word-wrapping or expansion. Scrivener macOS does not enlarge the cell if warranted. Bug? Dunno.
It doesn’t wrap in the Windows’ version either.
Only pasting a carriage return spawns a new line, making the cell taller.
Bug in the Mac version ? I don’t think so.
Pretty sure that this behavior in the Windows version (although useful to some extent) is not intended by the devs. Just some sort of enjoyable fluke.
[EDIT] I just tried with a line feed instead of a carriage return, and that works too.
This isn’t helpful after you’ve made the snapshot, but what about putting an inline annotation at the top of the document you’re about to create a snapshot of? There’s a check-box in the compile window that will strip out any annotations on the compiled output, so you don’t have to worry about leaving them there.