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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Taking Notes

The Notes section is a place to jot down thoughts, ideas, items you want to reference quickly, or anything else you can imagine. Think of it like the notepad on your desk where you scribble random items to deal with later so that you don’t have to get out of the writing flow.

You can add, insert, delete, and select text in this area and — unlike the Synopsis pane — even format the text by using the Format bar (see Chapter 6 for more on the Format bar).

Comparing project and document notes

The Inspector offers two types of notes:

check.png Project notes: Apply to the entire project and are visible regardless of which item is selected in the Editor, Corkboard, or Outliner.

check.png Document notes: Apply only to the document selected in the Editor, Corkboard, or Outliner.

If the Notes section isn’t visible in the Inspector, click the Notes button (refer to Figure 5-1). You can toggle between the two types of notes by clicking the Notes header and selecting from the drop-down list that appears, as shown in Figure 5-2.

Figure 5-2: Click the Notes header to toggle between project and document notes.

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Entering notes

The Project Notes pane lets you capture your thoughts on the whole project: ...

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