[Note: This is a Windows for Scrivener Tutorial]
Hooray! Another just for Windows tutorial. What gems are you sharing with us today?
Let me preface this that Scrivener Mac users can benefit from this lesson as well. The only difference is how Project Notes looks in both versions.
You mean that this isn’t a Windows-only feature?
Before you kvetch over features one version has, and the other hasn’t, let’s take a look at how you can create notes that are specific to the project.
Okay! Ready, set, go!
That’s the spirit….Okay…you know how much I love the Research section. My second favorite feature is all the options in the Inspector, especially the Document Support panel. With just the click on an icon at the Inspector’s footer, I can change the function. Today, we’ll take a look at Project Notes.
Um, I don’t see those. How come I don’t have them? I only see Document Notes. Do I have the right version? Do I need to uninstall and reinstall? Are you sure this isn’t a Mac-only version?
You just can’t help yourself, can you? There are two ways you can access Project Notes. The first one is simply going to the menu bar. Select Project=>Project Notes. A window will open. As you can see, I have a tab that’s labeled General Plot followed by what will be tabs for each of the characters’ arcs. To add a new tab just hit the plus sign to the extreme right. To delete a tab, click on the tab’s red X. A window will open, confirming whether you want to delete it. To rename a note, just double-click on the tab and a window will open, allowing you to rename it.Hit OKAY when you’re done.
The second method to reach Project notes is through the Inspector. If the pane is showing another function, just click on the notepad icon to switch over to Document Notes. Via the up and down arrows, you can toggle them to get to Project Notes.
Just select which Project Notes you want to work with and the selected tab in the Inspector’s Project Notes Pane will appear.
If you select Manage Project Notes from the drop-down menu, a window will open with all your Project Notes tabs.
Can I drag and drop images into Project notes?
Yes, and you can change the font, color, and even add a different background.
Neat! What about printing them out?
That’s not an option offered. If you want to print your project notes, you’ll need to copy and paste them into a text file and compile it.
And there you have it. Now get writing!