Okay, this may seem a little convoluted and perhaps I’m trying to bend Scrivener too far to fit my idiosyncratic workflow, but is it possible to add text to a cork’s document? I know that you can edit the synopses of a cork when it is selected, but can text be added to the underlying document itself?
I know that you can click on the double arrow icon to “automatically open selection in other editor”, but this does not allow you to add text to the cork’s document directly from the cork itself. Selecting the cork only lets you add text to the synopses.
The reason for asking this question: I work on my writing projects by opening a word processing document and writing anything that comes to mind that is related to the project (stream of consciousness). This usually results in 30-60 pages of notes with absolutely no organization. In the pre-Scrivener days I would go through this document and write each individual thought/idea on a notecard and then organized the notecards into separate sections.
When I tried to do this in Scrivener, I split the view in two (vertical) and opened the unedited 60 page document on the top split (locked it). I then created 3 folders in the Binder (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) and put separate subdocument into each folder (Chapter 1, 2, 3, etc). I tried to go through the unedited document on the top split and drag each idea directly into the individual corks that I created, but the text could only be added to the cork’s synopses, and not to the underlying document itself. The ability to add text to the cork’s underlying document would have made this process extremely easy to do, but I could not do it this way.
I ended up selecting each section in the unedited document and dragging it into the binder to create its own document, but then I couldn’t see the entire structure that I originally created (the folders and sub-documents). Is there a way to do this?
I also could not reorganize folders from the Binder. Whenever I dragged a folder I could not place it below another folder, it would only go inside the other folder. I know that you can do this from the outline view, but I could not do it from the Binder itself (works with subdocuments).