When I first read about the changes to the corkboard, I was very excited. It was this feature that first grabbed my attention when I first learned about Scrivener.
Now that I’ve been fooling with it, I really don’t know if I’ll be using the “Arrange by Label” Why? It really has to do with the size of my screen, and I think for something of this nature having a real corkboard or whiteboard works best–at least for me–ut you be the judge and see how well it works for you.
For this tutorial, I’m using the never-ending WIP as an example so you can see some of the changes.
First, pins and the corner colors are no longer a feature. A nice colored edge indicates the label color. I use point-of -view. To show the color go to View->Corkboard Options->Show Label Colors Along Edges. See how pretty it looks.
If you want to make changes to the Corkboard go to Scrivener->Preferences->Appearance and in the left panel select Corkboard.
Here you’ll be able to make the changes you want. If you want to change the index cards, select Index Cards. You’ll have the same tabs. If you want to change the theme of the index card, you’ll be able to choose from Standard, Lined, Plain, Rounded, and Rounded and Lined. You can also change the font of the title and the text, as well as change the color of the card.
If I want to see how my POV chapters look by “Arrange by Label”, I click on the icon that looks like two tracks with cards on it that’s found on at the corkboard’s footer on the right-hand side. Once selected, it turns blue when it’s activated.
At this early point of the story, I can see each chapter with the POVs of the major characters. A few things to note: In label, I went and deleted everything that wasn’t a point of view and rearranged te the order of POVs so I could see them closer together. Otherwise, I had other colored tracks that fell between each POV and I couldn’t see where each perspective lands on the tracks and where in the story that POV appears again.
There are some neat tricks of moving cards to different tracks and how that changes the label properties. For instance, if I have a track that has the label Completed and the color is fuschia, my card’s colored edge changes to that color once I move it to that track
At this point, I don’t see myself using this layout in the Corkboard. It just might have to do with the size of my monitor, but I’ll be curious to see how other Scrivener aficionados use it and learn from them.