I know: Scrivener shows the amount of words/chars at the bottom of the window. I m publishing my novel as a blog-roman (novel in german) bean-osx.com/Bean.html) i can select any part of the text inside a file and Bean shows me the number of words and chars of the selection. Is this possible in Scrievener too?
thanks for help in advance
: i still would like that Scrivener gives me the choice for dragging (in the prefs):
drag out text from a topic to the binder, Sc makes new topic in the binder (ok), but unfortunatly jumps/ focus to this new topic.
You can get the selected statistics by ctrl-clicking on the selection. The next update updates the footer statistics to show only the selected count when there is a selection, but for now you can get this information from the contextual menu.
As for your wish, the next update will add a “New” item at the top of the “Append Selection to Document” contextual/Edit menu, which will do what you want - whilst dragging to the binder will still give focus to the new document, using Append Selection to Document > New will create a new document from the selected text whilst leaving focus in the current document.
Thanks for the tip, Keith. And sounds great about the next updates… Especially dragging. I was really looking for another tool, because i allways use dragging to the binder developing my ideas/text. (I used Mori before). Wainting for the update…
I do have a brother called Kevin (and parents who clearly have a streak of cruelty when it comes to nomenclature), but he has nothing to do with Scrivener. Anyway, it’s grey because it is a disabled menu item - there’s no way to change the colour of the text or highlight for menu items in Cocoa. As I say, 2.0 will put the selection count in the footer, so it should be more obvious.
All the best,
Please tell me we are going to apply the plank to his head. Please? I bet you could get folks to pay as much for that chance as easily as for a 2.0 upgrade! And since it is “consumable” you could sell discounts for multiple swings. Just like Apple and M$ do for OS installs.