Here is a screen shot showing a problem I am having with Scrivener. Maybe I have not understood how to set this up yet? It is hard to understand why this is not working the way I was thinking it should work.
I have not used the outline view very much so far. But now, I am learning all I can about organizing my writing. The outline view seems ideally suited to this end. Except that it is not.
First, individual pages in Scrivener cannot show on the outline view. Only by selecting a folder will I see all the files in that folder in outline view. This seems very odd and I am hoping that I have not understood a preference setting somewhere. Surely if I am to use labels, status, and the like as my pieces develop, I should be able to see the progress on a file in outline view. Seems a perfectly logical use of the two-pane view to me.
Secondly, the two-pane view as show in the screen shot is not linked, either to the other horizontal view nor to the Binder selection. This seems highly illogical to me. Surely I am missing a setting to fix this?
In the screen shot I have a folder selected. As I mentioned this seems odd as I cannot simply select a file in that folder in the Binder and see it’s status on the outline view but, putting that aside for now, when I selected an item in that outline, I was expecting the right pane to change to that selection in the view I had selected. But no, I had to re-select the right pane each time I wanted to see a different file not by the item in the outline view that was selected, and not from the folder structure in the Binder. I had to select the original file in the Binder for the right pane to change to the same selection as the outline views selection.
This could be done much more simply if there was a preference setting to have a selection in outline view select the other pane view (vertical or horizontal if used).
ADDED: I see that this same phenomenon of not linking the two panes also applies when I set one pane to index cards and the other to my text (writing). It seems easy enough to use the Binder to get to a folder, hide the binder and by actually following my notes on the index cards because clicking on one shows the text associated with it, I actually get things done. I must be missing something as this makes no sense.
Seems easy enough to have an option that Binder affects both editors. Binder affects this editor OR the other editor, AND left or Right editor? Quite redundant there. But nothing that will affect both editors. I must be missing something?