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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Working with Standard Collections

Want to try out a new scene order without committing? Or maybe you want to set up a collection of files to quickly compile a partial manuscript. In that case, you need a standard collection.

Creating a standard collection

After you create a standard collection, that collection is static, which means the contents don’t change unless you add or remove files manually, even if the original collection was created from the results of a search.

Follow these steps to create a standard collection:

1. Select all the files that you want to include in the collection.

You can either manually select the files in the Binder or run a Project Search and select the files from the Results list, as shown in Figure 18-1.

2. Click the Collections button in the toolbar (see Figure 18-1).

Alternatively, you can choose View⇒Collections⇒Show Collections.

The Collections pane appears in the left sidebar above the Binder (or Search Results if you ran a project search), as shown in Figure 18-1.

Figure 18-1: The Collections pane.

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3. Click the Add a Collection button to add a new collection from the selected items.

A new tab appears in the Collections pane, ready to be named, as shown in Figure 18-2. The tab and the collection list below it are colored (the color is picked at random each time you create a collection).

4. Type the desired name for the collection in ...

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