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Hi, I saw some old threads about this but could not find a current answer. In the storyboard view, I can see an index card for each chapter all in one group/grid. And I can go into a chapter and see a card for each scene within that chapter as a group/grid. And I can have a split screen view allowing me to see a chapter card on one side and all it's scene cards on the other. But I can't find a way of seeing a grid of all my scene-level index cards for the whole manuscript all at once. I think I read you can do this on the iPad version. I saw a screenshot where on the iPad you could see all the index cards on one screen, with chapter numbers marked where relevant, this is exactly what I need, but I don't work on the iOS version. I know I can shuffle scenes around in the project view, but my scene-level index cards have more relevant info on them at-a-glance then just the title of the scene that you see in the project view. And because I'm having to reshuffle scenes around, including between chapters, I really want to be able to see a big grid of all my scene cards on one screen so I can easily take in the relevant info for each and then shuffle them around at will throughout the manuscript. Is there a way to see all my scene-level index cards for the full manuscript in one grid to make rearranging scenes/plot points across the full manuscript easier? thanks, -daria
You might have to be very patient with me, because for such a clever person, I am truly terrible at understanding written directions, especially with terminology. I have a shell of a story I've pasted into Storyist. And as I've been adding hashtags to create sections within the chapters, I've learned that I can use the storyboard style in a split screen to add notes to the manuscript section titles, making it an even more "advanced" outline when I switch to that view. I've also got it set to automatically add section sheets for each section and added a few "notes" to them as well, so that if I look at that in outline view, I can have a similar outline side by side with the manuscript text. If I were starting wholly from scratch, I can see doing all these section sheets first. But actually, I'm very comfortable with setting up unwritten chapters, and labeling empty sections within them (in outline or storyboard view,) to go back to and write out. Adding a few key phrases to each of those in storyboard mode so I can see a detailed manuscript outline is a logical next step, for me. In that case, are the section sheets necessary for me at all? I don't like the text view of them, with plot points, antagonists, etc., as I'd prefer to just create plot points and characters in their separate areas, and reference the chapter number or section to them there. I don't link plot points to the section sheets because I've always used them only in the other views (I adore index cards,) in which plot points are not seen. I've had this software for four years, I think, yet still wish to bend it to my simple-minded will. The point is, it is entirely possible I haven't discovered a much more compelling use for section sheets (other than the fact that it's just fun they're linked to manuscript sections) and need to be guided in that respect. Otherwise, I kind of like just outlining using two different manuscript views. I have edited to add a screenshot.