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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Populating the Synopsis

Two parts of the Synopsis are editable:

check.png Title: The Synopsis title is the same as the item’s title in the Binder. If you rename an item, the title is updated in both places.

check.png Text: Below the title is the text area, where you enter whatever text you want to appear in the Synopsis.

In addition to text, the Synopsis can also hold an image.

Renaming an item

Just as you can rename items from the Binder (demonstrated in Chapter 2), you can also rename them from the Synopsis pane. Follow these quick and easy steps:

1. Select the title in the Synopsis pane.

2. Type the new item name.

3. Press Return.

The new name of the item appears in the Synopsis, the header of the Editor, and in the Binder.

Adding text

The main value of the Synopsis lies in the text you enter into it — especially if you plan to use the Corkboard feature, covered in Chapter 8, or the Outliner, addressed in Chapter 9. You can add text in several ways.

Manually adding text

If you have a very specific idea of what you want in the Synopsis, it’s best to add it yourself. For example, I like to use the Synopsis to track the POV character’s scene goal, the conflict that’s blocking him, and the outcome of the scene.

To add your own text to the Synopsis, follow these steps:

1. Click in the text area of ...

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