How to see both TEXT and Subdocuments of a folder.

I am new to Scrivener and so far I love it.

I admit that I am a bit overwhelmed by the complexity and flexibility however,

Here is my top question at the moment. I’m hoping some of you have have faced this and can share your solutions!

I love using the Outline Mode to keep track of the status of various items. When I click on my top folder in the binder, I get a bird’s eye view of select metadata for my second level folders, which is perfect.

When I want to dig deeper, I usually click on a second level folder in the Binder. My second level folders contain TEXT as well as sub-documents. Sometimes I want to see the Text, the subdocuments or both, but the Outline only shows me the subdocuments. I end up clicking a bunch of things in desperation to see the Text… Not the most efficient or organized!

Am I going about this wrong? Is there a way to see both text and subdocuments of a folder, or a better way to organize the folders to avoid this issue altogether?

Many thanks.

If you haven’t already, I’d recommend taking a look at our Interactive Tutorial, available from the Help menu. It’s a good overview of how the Scrivener interface works.

To see text, you select the document(s) you want to see and choose View → Scrivenings.

To see the outline structure, you either expand the folder in the Binder or select the folder and choose View → Outline.

To see both, split the Editor pane with the View → Editor Layout submenu. There are a variety of options to define what happens when you select something in the Binder or Outliner. See the Navigate → Binder/Outliner Selection Affects menus.