I added a lot of custom meta-data fields to an existing script. Is there anyway to add all to outline view rather than having to individually go through and check them for all scenes that existed before I added those fields?
Outliner columns are remembered per-editor, not per-scene, so you only need to add the columns once.
Now I’m losing all my custom metadata “ticked” to be viewed in Outliner. This has happened a few times recently. 1 week ago I did a few compiles and moved some folders/files from Research to Draft and somewhere around then it cleared them all. After adding them back I performed the recent Scrivener update and it did it again.
One thing to bear in mind is that each editor remembers the column settings differently. So you could try splitting the editor to see if the other editor has the columns showing - it’s possible that you’ve split the editor at some point and then closed the editor with the extra columns added.
All the best,
Wow. You’re right. So going forward how can I get them to align, manually? I’ve been doing a lot of custom meta data re-org, from ticking ones to show, to switching the order from left to right. Are there only 2 editors or does top and bottom count too?
Sorry for the late reply - I’ve been away moving house. There are only two editors - top and bottom are the same as left and right. At the moment the only way of doing this is by setting them both up individually. On my to-do list is having a way of saving outliner column settings and loading them again, but it keeps getting pushed back to the next update as more urgent things arise. I hope to have that in in the next few months, though.
All the best,
Thanks for reply. Both editors need to mirror each other or at least have option too. But I still have the huge problem of losing all the checks on most meta data items (custom to not). Even non custom items like compile and mod/creation dates are not sticking.
Yes, I have 12 of custom meta data columns and recently I added one, subtracted another and reordered them in Project Settings. I also saved my Draft from FDU04 to FDU05 due to significant changes. I’m reordering custom meta data and reserving file under new name would not affect the meta-data checks in Outliner. 5 times I’ve had to go back and tick them all again. Any idea what’s going on?
I don’t know how it happens, I’ve been so focused on learning other aspects of Scrivener and writing that when I’m finally going to use meta data the column are unchecked.
And you have checked that they are not ticked in the other editor’s outliner either? I can’t think of anything that would remove the ticks unless you are loading layouts, which may affect outliner columns.
All the best,
Oh my. My bad. I just saw those 2 little boxes. So, I must have saved a layout without clicking them. I have a layout from a 2 weeks ago where i saved them pretty up to date, so I’ll just recreate a couple new layouts from that one (and use it now). Thanks.
One more thing. Is there a way to have custom outliner meta data reflect the order in which you create it in Project settings - the way it shows when open right click on Outliner columns and see them. Basically I want to tick of a few items near the top of the list sometimes, but I want it to jump back in (stay) in it’s proper order rather than showing up at very end of columns. When you have a lot of custom meta data it’s cumbersome to go back to end and drag back to front or just it’s proper place. Thx