Two documents from one outline

For some reason, I’m having a hard time finding if this is possible.

I have a large novel, with ‘flashbacks’ interleaved in it.

I’d like to be able to print the ‘flashbacks’ as a separate document.

What I was trying to do was make a short story out of a few vignettes from the larger novel.

In other words, have two views of the same document, with different items included in the compile - and be able to save these two compiled views separately.

I know I can mark docs to be in the compile, but in this case I want to switch back and forth. It’s a bit of a PITA to go through and try to indicate the smaller documents when I want to compile just the shorter story.

I found collections - this was great! Except I can’t create folders and place things in them. This creates a miss-mosh of my smaller novelette.

Is there a better way to do it?

== John ==

Indeed, you can’t “organize” the content of a collection. You can reorder what’s in it without affecting the binder, but that’s pretty much it.

Instead of organizing your collection’s files in folders, you can create dummy files (they’ll end up at the very bottom of the binder – you can even hide/group them in a folder at the bottom of the binder so that they don’t really show) and name them:
“- - - - - - - - - - - - - -”

Then duplicate them if needed (once you named one, you don’t have to redo it all), and use them as separator where you would have normally used a folder in the binder itself.
You can mark them as excluded from compile.
I think that is as close as you can get to what you want. (Assuming I properly understood, that is. :wink: )

I think that if what you want is for it to compile as a project would (with all the functionalities associated to binder’s structure etc) you’ll have to spawn a new project from it at some point.

Or perhaps use the compile filter :


For this tho, I’m in the dark. I haven’t really ever used it, so I don’t know how flexible it is, or what exactly you can in your case get out of it.

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Use keywords like flashback for each flashback or label color in binder and can then do a search for flashbacks save as dynamic search. At bottom of search options when click on magnifying glass. Once have collection when compile and look at 3rd panel default compile is manuscript but if click dropdown can choose any collection to compile. Or use collection use Ctrl+a to choose all items in it and do scrivenenings view so can read all flashbacks at once.

Either add the documents to two collections or assign two different Labels and use the Compile Filter option as @Vincent_Vincent illustrated above.

Wow, that was fast - thank you guys. Some things to try.

Right now, it’s a short story, so I don’t really need the folder functionality, but if it turns into a longer piece, I’ll try the second approach.

Thanks everyone.

== John ==