I want to add a PDF article that’s quite lengthy to a Folder I created. Is that all right? Does it belong under “Resources” or can I put it anywhere?
Why can’t I use my Browser while Scrivener Help is open?
The Help section in Scrivener says: “I changed the font and paragraph settings in the Preferences panel but it had no effect - why? The font and paragraph settings of the “Text Editing” pane of the Preferences only affect the default settings for new documents. Documents in Scrivener are rich text and could use many different fonts, so changing the default font in the Preferences should not affect existing documents. To change the formatting of numerous existing documents, select them in the binder and use Convert > Formatting… from the Documents menu.”
I need to follow those directions but…what is the “Binder”?
My guess is you use Safari as your browser. The help system, if I understand it rightly — it’s provided by Apple, not KB … if it were it would be much more intelligent! — uses a cut down version of Safari, so perhaps the help system is hijacking Safari to the extent that it can’t open other pages. I use OmniWeb as my browser, so don’t know absolutely.
What do you mean, what’s KB? The Apple Help window is pretty dreadful on Leopard - they chose to make it a floating panel, which just means that it stays above EVERYTHING, obscuring everything until you close it. By doing that they also ensured that the Find panel won’t work with it. Brilliant. (As the kids from the fantastic “The Inbetweeners” would say; I have found myself talking like them recently.) For 2.0 I’ll probably save myself a whole lot of hassle and make the Help file an indexed PDF document; that should be easier for localisers too.
As for the binder - if you look under the “Getting Started” section of the aforementioned Help file you will see it labelled. It’s Scrivener’s (my…) term for the blue source list on the left, as that acts much like the “ring binder” for your project.