Back to: Jump Into Scrivener 3 for Windows: A Mini-Course for Scrivener 1 Users
The Corkboard got two big additions. First, you can now display the index cards on the Corkboard in threads that correspond to their Label color. Second, you can use the Freeform Corkboard mode to play with the card order without affecting the Binder order.
Arranging Index Cards by Thread Label
Here’s how thread labels work.
1. Select the desired folder. If you’re not automatically put into Corkboard mode, go to View>Corkboard, or click the Corkboard button on the toolbar.
2. Go to View>Corkboard Options>Arrange by Label, or click the Arrange by Label button in the footer (see image below).
Each colored line represents a Label value, and those cards with that value are placed on the thread in Binder order from left to right.
Changing an Index Card's Label Value
Even cooler? You can change a document’s label value by dragging a card from one thread to another!
Viewing Threads Vertically
You can view the threads vertically instead by going to View>Corkboard Options>Arrange by Label Layout>in Columns, or choose the corresponding button in the footer.
Displaying the Freeform Corkboard
To show the Freeform Corkboard, ensure you're in regular Corkboard view (not viewing by threads), and click the Freeform Corkboard button in the footer, or go to View>Corkboard Options>Freeform.
The Corkboard changes to display the index cards as a diagonal stack.
Move the cards as desired to play with the flow of your manuscript. If you decide on a new order, click the Commit button in the footer (or go to View>Corkboard Options>Commit Freeform Order) to adjust the Binder order to match. The default ordering starts at the top of the Corkboard and moves left to right. The Commit button submenu allows you to change that.
To exit without saving the card order, click the Corkboard button in the footer, or go to View>Corkboard Options>Freeform to deselect it.