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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Chapter 4

Tracking Scene Elements with Metadata

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing metadata

arrow Finding your way through the Meta-Data section

arrow Modifying the Label and Status fields

arrow Applying Label and Status values to items

arrow Getting the most out of Label colors

Metadata might sound like a character out of Star Trek, but in Scrivener, it’s the set of data associated with each item you add to your project, whether the item is a document, a folder, an image, or a web archive.

Metadata can be anything. For example, if you were an item in your project’s Binder, some of your metadata might include your birthdate, your phone number, mailing address, hair color, shoe size, or favorite cartoon character.

At the most basic level, metadata includes the title of an item, its Synopsis text, and the associated image, if any. It even includes the word count and word count target (which you can find out how to set in Chapter 14).

In the Inspector, Scrivener provides a default set of fields, of which the first ...

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