It doesn’t, unfortunately, though thank you for the suggestion (which was, of course, the first thing I’d tried). Switching to corkboard just shows a corkboard. I’ve tried switching between the three views, and none of them brings it back to how it was. I think the problem is elsewhere.
When you’re in cork board mode, and you click on the icon that takes you back to view the text of documents in your folder… try clicking that same button again. It’s like it has 2 different modes of its own; scrivenings mode (view the contents of documents contained in a folder) and single-document mode (view the text of the document selected only.)
You can also set Scrivener to always include the container’s text area in Scrivenings mode. Take a look at Scrivener->Preferences->Navigation. There should be an option in there that says something about and “enclosing group” being included in scrivenings mode, if I recall correctly (I’m at a Windows computer right now, and the options are sometimes slightly different).
Thanks, rdale. I’m not quite sure where you’re telling me to click, but various clicks into the Corkboard icon then onto the folder, or the Corkboard icon and then (attempted but not succeeded) into the viewing pane which now contains several cards. Nothing is working.
If you turn folder text on / off, you usually need to click on a different Binder item to get the Editor display to refresh…and then go back to where you really want to be. Or press CMD 1 twice to refresh the display by forcing Scrivener to switch views and reload.