Sidebar Icons

Why is it that one folder in the sidebar which contains severa l items of text (BODY TEXT 1) has a small indication that it contains items whilst the other folder (Intro) doesn’t? Even when I close the latter the indication that it contains items isn’t there. I’ve tried creating a new folder and moving the items to see if that makes a difference but it doesn’t.

It’s not behaviour that I’ve noticed in the past. Scriv 3.1.5 MacOS: 10.15.7

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That icon means that the folder itself has text in it - it’s nothing to do with the subdocuments. To see what I mean:

  1. Select the folder so that it loads in the editor.
  2. In the view mode segmented control in the editor, click on whichever segment is selected to turn off group mode and see only the text inside the folder.

(Folders are just a special kind of text document - they can contain text in the same way that text documents can, as well as having subdocuments.)

All the best,

That’s what I meant Keith. Although both folders have documents in them, the Intro folder displays a different icon to the BODY TEXT 1 folder, regardless of whether it’s open or closed.

Surely both folders should exhibit the same behaviour given they both contain text documents.

Or maybe I’m missing something. More than likely :smiley:

That’s not what Keith said.

The “Body Text 1” document itself contains text.

Do this:

  • Select Body Text 1 in the Binder.
  • Go to the View menu and make sure that View → Scrivenings is not checked. That will show you only the text that is associated with the Body Text 1 document.
  • Select all of that text, and cut and paste to a new document in any convenient location.
  • The Body Text 1 document should now be empty, and the icon should change accordingly.

See Section 7.1 in the manual for a complete list of Binder icons and their meanings.


Thanks Katherine, that’s cleared it up. I was misreading it as an indication that the folder contained text documents rather than it being the folder itself being written on.