Linking to Reference Material

Do you keep referring to a file in your project while writing a certain scene? Instead of hunting for it in the Binder each time you need it, you can create an internal reference.

Or maybe you’ve been scouring the Internet and finally found the elusive website that has everything you ever needed to know about green sea turtles. It’s far more information than you could possibly store, and you want to save the link for future reference and for your bibliography. What to do? Create an external reference!

tip.eps If the References pane isn’t visible, click the References button at the bottom of the Inspector. The References pane appears in the lower half of the Inspector.

Adding an internal reference

Internal references link to files stored within your project. Follow these steps to create one:

1. Click the References header to open a drop-down list, and then choose either Document References or Project References.

2. Click the Add button to the right of the header.

As shown in Figure 5-8, a menu pops up with options for adding a reference.

3. Point to Add Internal Reference on the menu.

4. In the submenu that appears, follow the hierarchy and click the desired item.

The link appears in the References pane (see Figure 5-9).

Figure 5-8: Click the Add button to create an internal reference.

Figure 5-9: A new internal reference in the References pane. ...

Get Scrivener For Dummies now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.