(I’m using the Mac version of Scrivener, v 2.2)
Here’s my Sample Project we’ve seen before. Note that I’m in Outline Mode:
Because I have Chapter 1 selected in the Binder, I’m looking at the Outline for the Scenes/Scrivenings inside that Chapter in an Outline. Each Scene has its own Synopsis/Title, Label, Status, Word Target and Progress Bar. BUT WHAT THE HELL FEEDS THE WORD TARGET AND PROGRESS BAR?!
I have torn Scrivener apart trying to figure this out. When you set your Project Targets, even if you tell it to calculate word counts based on a deadline, it doesn’t feed this spot. And when you’re in Outline Mode, these areas aren’t editable. And I couldn’t find how to set these when looking through the Scrivener Manual!
I had about given up when I noticed something while doing last week’s Bottom Toolbar post. When I had an individual Scene selected in the Binder, the Bottom Toolbar changed, displaying this icon in the right corner (before the Inspector):
When I clicked it, I got this:
Sure enough, this sets the Target for the individual Scenes and displays them in the Outline Mode:
Whew! That was really bugging me.
Oh, and these Word Count Target’s don’t seem to feed the Project Targets. It’s just for you, as the writer, to have as a sort of ‘at a glance’ thing. Once you set a target, your Bottom Bar changes to give you a Goal Bar:
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