Navigate Menu

Many of the options on the new Navigate menu came from the old View and Documents menus, but some of the features are new in version 3.

  • Open>as QuickReference opens the selected document in a floating window that you can move around. To keep the QuickReference panes floating on top as you work, go to Window>Float Quick Reference Panels.
  • Open>in Copyholder opens the selected document in Scrivener’s new copyholder, which is similar to a split screen Editor, but can only view a single document and doesn’t support group view modes (i.e. Scrivenings, Corkboard, or Outliner).
  • Reveal Draft Folder highlights the Draft folder in the Binder in case you’ve moved or renamed it and aren’t sure where it is. Knowing which folder is the Draft is important because it has special properties. Scrivener pulls from the Draft folder when you compile, and only text-type documents (e.g. DOCX, RTF, TXT) can be imported into the Draft folder.
  • Outline Groups allows you to jump directly to the next folder (up or down) within the Outliner for quick navigation. Honestly, this is probably faster only if you have a long outline or you memorize the keyboard shortcuts.
  • Outliner Selection Affects let’s you choose where the selected document in the Outliner appears.
    • The default is None, meaning that selecting a document in the Outliner view does nothing to it.
    • Other Editor opens the selected document in the other Editor pane. For this to work, your screen must already be split (View>Editor Layout>Split Horizontally/Split Vertically).
    • Copyholder opens the selected document in the copyholder, which must already be open.