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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Using Scrivenings Mode to View Documents Together

Scrivenings mode just sounds fun, doesn’t it? But it’s not a fancy phrase for sitting down to write. Scrivenings mode means viewing multiple documents in the Editor.

When you select a container (a folder or file group) in the Binder, Scrivener displays the files within that container in whatever view you used last (Corkboard by default when you first use Scrivener).

To view the text of files together in one long document, follow these steps:

1. Select a container in the Binder.

Alternatively, you can select multiple items in the Binder.

remember.eps Scrivener can’t display non-text files in Scrivenings mode.

2. Choose ViewScrivenings.

The files appear in one continuous document in the Editor, as demonstrated in Figure 6-14. Note how the Header bar displays the container name followed by (Composite) in front of the title of the active document to indicate Scrivenings mode.

If multiple items are selected in the Binder, rather than a container, the Header bar displays Multiple Selection before the active file’s name.

While you move through the documents, the title in the Header bar changes to display the active file’s name.

Did you notice the divider bars (or dashed lines in Windows) shown in Figure 6-14? If you don’t like them, turn them off by choosing Scrivener⇒Preferences and clicking the Formatting button at the top of the window that ...

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