In Outline view, the program automatically adds text from the beginning of the chapter inside each chapter folder, easily viewed in dropdown. I find this helpful and I wish something similar would happen in Corkboard view, but as far as I can tell there’s no way to get text into the cards except to paste or type it in. Am I wrong? I would like to be. Otherwise, this is a feature request. Make it an option for Scrivener to select an arbitrary amount of text from the beginning of the chapter to populate each index card. Thank you.
Hi Johnmaskins. Welcome to the forum.
In corkboard view you get a preview of the body text if you have not use the synopsis pane for that document.
In outliner view, you get a preview of the text instead of the synopsis if you have not given your document a title, on top of having no synopsis.
Note that neither of those two view modes are actually intended to display the body text of a document.
And what I just described above ain’t actually (or not quite really) the way they should be used.
If you split your editor and toggle
Corkboard selection affects (my big blue arrow):
…your second editor will follow your selection. Giving you access to a complete view (and editable as well) of your body text.
It is exactly the same in outliner view.