I’ve imported several images (.jpg) to my corkboard to have as reference and/or inspiration. The original images are much larger than the image that shows up on the corkboard but that’s not a prob. I like that the corkboard presents them all the same size and so that I can see a number of them at once.
However, I clicked on them thinking the image would enlarge so I could see more detail and it didn’t. Is there a way to get them to do that, or with this program do they stay the size they are?
How did you get them onto the corkboard? That sounds really cool. I have images inside notes in my research folder, when I click on the relevant cards I see the images as content, but not actually pinned onto the board (I assume that’s what you mean).
Yes, the media has to be imported directly into the Binder to show up on the Corkboard as a “Polaroid,” not embedded in a document. To adjust the size (and rotation) of an image that has been loaded into the editor, double-click the image. Same goes for embedded images, by the way. You’ll get a different looking tool, but you can manipulate how big an image is in a text document this way.
Double-click on an image’s name in the section over on the left, where your files are shown.
That will open it as a single item - not on the corkboard, but taking up the whole pane (or the bottom or top half of a split pane, if you’re using a divided view).
Now double-click on this large image in the central pane, and a black gadget will appear with a slider that allows you to increase or decrease the scaling. If you dismiss that and just click within the image, it allows you to drag it here and there.
Well, in the year that Scrivener has been on sale and the three years that Scrivener has been in development, I am pleased to say that you are the first user to report any such confusion. I really don’t think a rephrase would do anything but add to the confusion, as I don’t think there is anything confusing about the difference between splitting the editor and splitting the document. “Split” is the correct word in both cases, it is just that something different is being split. Unless you sometimes get confused about a split in your trousers and a banana split, of course.
Actually, I’m not sure if that is possible. The corkboard representation of the image is just an icon. And remember that the displayed size of an index card will change if you alter the width of the inspector and/or the “cards across” setting.
Scriv would have to do some fairly nifty on-the-fly calculations to make an image always fill its index card icon perfectly, and even then it would rarely be a perfect fit.
By the way, can anyone help with another question on images?
I find that when I drag an image to the Inspector from the Binder, it arrives as an underlined title, rather than as an image.
Same thing when I drag it from the editing pane in the centre to the Inspector.
(I’m talking here about the ‘Document Notes’ section in the bottom of the Inspector, and the Drafts folder in the Binder.)
If I feck around a bit, I can finally get the image to display reliably in the Inspector’s Document Notes for that document, but I’m not sure what I’m doing.
What should I be doing to get the image to display in the Document Notes window in Inspector for a particular document?
This is a very handy psychological aid for writing characters: if you can get an image that looks like your initial idea of the character, it’s there nudging you as you expand information about that character.
Provided you’ve only got one file selected, they should get dropped in as images - unless you have the Option key held down. Holding the Option key down whilst dropping an image into the text or notes will cause it to be dropped as a Scrivener Link instead, which is what you are describing.
I would like to know if it is possible to get a “polaroid-ed” corkboard with all my images embedded in my text files (documents). I mean: i write my screenplay with some photo screens inside, and i’d like to show theses pictures in my corkboard, just like a storyboard but with text inside.
I can import images directly to the binder, but i can’t put text before or after…
I checked “Show media files as photographs on corkboard” in my preferences, but this works only for texts with only images inside. I would like to mix both (images and texts).