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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Seeing Double with Split Screen Mode

In addition to the basic Editor layout (discussed in the preceding sections), Scrivener offers an über-fabulous option called a split screen. Just like it sounds, Split Screen mode lets you divide the Editor screen into two separate panes. After you divide the screen, each Editor pane works just like a full-size Editor, with all the same features and functions, including Header and Footer bars.

The two Editors function independently, so if you change settings in one pane, they aren’t reflected in the other. For example, if you change the text scale or container view mode in the top pane, that setting doesn’t change in the bottom pane.

In addition, Scrivener remembers your preferences for each pane and uses them next time you split the screen, regardless of the contents. However, if you have the same file open in both panes, changes to the text are applied in both panes because you’re simply viewing the same file from two places at the same time.

Why on Earth might you want to split screens? I’m glad you asked. Here’s a short list of possible reasons:

check.png To refer to another section, piece of research, or image in one Editor pane while working in the other. Also, you can copy and paste from one to the other.

check.png To view another part of the same document ...

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