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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Understanding the Types of Corkboards

Scrivener has three types of Corkboards: linear, freeform, and stacked. The Linear Corkboard is the standard one that appears when you choose Corkboard view. The Freeform Corkboard lets you play with the order of your cards without affecting their order in the Binder until you’re ready. Stacked Corkboards allow you to view multiple containers in Corkboard view side by side.

Linear Corkboard

The Linear Corkboard is aptly named because it allows you to display cards only in neat rows or lines. Index cards appear in hierarchical order in the way they appear in the Binder. If you move cards around in this mode, you affect their order in the Binder hierarchy.

tip.eps If you select a group of items individually (for example, through contiguous or noncontiguous selection, which I discuss in Chapter 2), instead of by choosing a container, Scrivener doesn’t let you move them because it can’t be certain of the hierarchy with respect to the rest of the Binder. You can’t move a group of items in this way, even if you individually select all items within a single container.

The default background for the Linear Corkboard is the cork texture. Find out how to change the background in the “Modifying the Corkboard Preferences” section, later in this chapter.

Moving a card in the Linear Corkboard is as simple as dragging it from one location to another. The vertical ...

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