This is not a bug, rather a “can this be done?” question on something that I think I might be missing how to do it (or would be a useful addition if I’m not just overlooking how to do it).
In working with the index cards, I encountered a situation where I want to use them to briefly block out a scene, which requires just a few points be made about that scene. Is there some way to insert several lines onto a card instead of one long line?
For example, rather than:
Can I have this?
Or am I just going to need to include each action in the scene on it’s own sub-category card?
I tried enter and that just exited to the selected card from edit mode, and a second click created a new card, so then I tried to hold the shift key as I hit enter and that had the same effect.
Help please? I really don’t want to have to have an unending line of text or to create 4 cards to block out one small part of a minor scene. Thank you.
Thank you, Mightygitis, it did help, and I am able to now enter the information how I want it to look, however, I am still having a bit of a problem in that as soon as I no longer have the card in edit mode, the formatting all vanishes and it is one long line again.
Test card selected for entering text into the card:
Click on the cork backdrop and text all goes into a continuous line on the card:
Select test card and select the card in right column and it is formatted, but original card still lacks the formatted display:
And formatting is lost when cards no longer selected:
And no formatting on the card to right when I am in the writing area:
So, card can be formatted, but it only shows the formatting while in card editor mode.
Am I still just missing something very basic here?
I get the same thing happening - with an extra bug!
I have gone into Edit-Options and changed the Behavior. Then I have redone my index cards, and all looks well. Then I have gone into something else (anything else), then come back to the corkboard, and not only have the cards reverted back to ‘everything on the same line’, I have found that, interspersed with what was originally a line, is a small outline of a square! so, instead of saying:
Rosie rebuilds Guardian
Verex tries to stop her
Timeline resets itself
The card now reads:
Rosie rebuilds Guardian [square] Verex tries to stop her [square] Timeline resets itself [square]
I think those of us running the latest are getting the tiny square symbol to indicate where a hard return is supposed to be. The original poster showed no squares, they might be running the original 1.0.
So at the moment, no fix for this one, I can’t find where it is logged, so hopefully it will get logged from here.
Actually, I think it might be Windows XP that is causing the boxes. I see that both of you are running XP, where I am on Windows 7 Home Premium.
I have Scrivener Beta 1.2 installed as per Lee’s update post, and I know it’s there because I no longer have that leap to my primary monitor when I go into full screen mode.
I tried every way I could think of to replicate boxes on my end, and can not get the boxes to show up.
I hit ENTER at the end of the line, tried SHIFT+ENTER, tried the enter on number pad, and shift with that enter. Tried entering text and picking something else out of the binder to tweak without deselecting the card I had wrote on. Tried every thing I could think might do it, and I can not get boxes to show up in place of the paragraph or line break on my version.
Yeah, the boxes appear on Vista too. I need to edit my signature, I’m actually bouncing back and forth between a netbook running XP and a full size laptop running Vista. Regardless this is a formatting glitch in regards to hard returns in synopses. I decided to do an experiment.
I opened the .txt belonging to one of my notecard synopses in regular old notepad and inserted returns there. Now I have THREE boxes in the place of each return instead of TWO.