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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Customizing the columns for Scrivener in the outliner view


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Can you tell I'm obsessed with Scrivener yet?

First, THIS is the outliner view.


You get to it by clicking on the far right 'Group Mode'









What good is outliner view?

Loads.

Think of it like the corkboard view on steroids.  Not only does it show each chapter synopsis, you can create labels, update status', look at your word counts per chapter as well as add custom columns.

Here is how to add custom columns:

Click on the Custom Meta-Data button at the bottom right of the inspector


This will bring up the Custom Meta-Data in the inspector.  To add or change fields, click on the settings button and select 'Edit Custom Meta-Data settings.


The Meta-Data Settings menu will pop up.


Here you can add custom columns in the outliner by clicking the +, giving it a new title and selecting if you want to wrap the text or color the text.  

When you are finished adding columns, click OK and viola, they will show up in the inspector.


You will need to fill in the information for it to show up in the outliner.



That's it.  You now have custom columns and can, at a glance, view important information about every chapter you've written.  Good stuff!

Do you have any custom columns you use consistently?  If so, please share!


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