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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Assigning Keywords

Keywords allow you to add attributes to an item in your project. Keywords that have been applied to an item are visible from the Keywords pane, shown in Figure 5-12.

Figure 5-12: The Keywords pane in the Inspector.

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tip.eps If the Keywords pane isn’t visible, click the Keywords button at the bottom of the Inspector.

Comparing keywords to other metadata

The drawback of keywords is that you can’t use them to color code the Binder or apply watermarks to the index cards like you can with the Label and Status metadata fields (see Chapter 4 for more on metadata).

However, keywords have their own strengths:

check.png You can view keywords as color tabs on index cards in the Corkboard or as words underlined by color in the Outliner.

check.png You can apply more than one keyword to an item.

check.png Just like with metadata, you can track point of view (POV), setting, part, characters present in a scene, the purpose of the scene, which subplot it belongs to, and more. Again, you’re only limited by your own ...

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