Linking from the corkboard to a text doc

Hi guys,

I’m new to Scrivener, and I’m loving it so far.

Apologies if this question has been asked before. I tried the search function but couldn’t get any answers.

I have a corkboard with lots of index cards in it. I then have a lot of text docs in the binder. Is there a way of linking an index card to a specific text doc, so that when I click on the index card it goes to that doc?

Thanks in advance

If you haven’t already, you might want to go through the Interactive Tutorial project. It’s a good introduction to interface details like this.

The index cards are already linked to text documents in the Binder. Each document in Scrivener has three components: title, synopsis, and body text. Think of the index card, which contains the synopsis, as being paper-clipped to the document containing the body text.


Thanks Katherine. I have completed the tutorial, but couldn’t figure this out. My problem seems to stem from the fact that I created the index card and the text separately. Any thoughts?

View the text document in the Editor, with the Inspector panel open. You should see the Synopsis area in the upper portion of the Inspector pane. Is it blank?

If so, split the Editor pane in two. Go to the other pane, and select the document with the index card in the Binder. Is the Editor pane blank? Does the Synopsis you want appear in the Inspector pane?

If I’m correctly visualizing what you describe, you now have a text document with no Synopsis in one half of the Editor, and a Synopsis with no text in the other. So, select both documents in the Binder, and use the Documents -> Merge command. You should now have one document with both text and a Synopsis. Repeat as needed.

Note that it is never a bad idea to take an extra backup before embarking on a large scale reorganization.