I’m finally working on a new novel in Atomic Scribbler. I’ve written a few chapters and now want to export it as a single document (combine the separate chapters I’ve written into one ms word file). I see how to do this, with actions and tools and export as a single document.
But the thing is, since this is a novel, I have a bunch of different folders like notes, old notes, characters, etc etc, along with ONE FOLDER that has the actual text of novel.
It’s similar to your “The Mad Monk of Portane” example in the help section on here, but many more folders. You have a folder for “project notes”, “characters”, first draft, etc.
The obvious problem is that if I export as a single document, it exports not only the text of my novel, but everything else also: the notes, the character descriptions, etc. There doesn’t seem to be a way that I can see to ONLY export my separate text chapters as one ms word file. As it is now, if I want to send someone the six chapters I’ve written for comments, I have to merge the entire thing, then go into ms word and delete everything except the text itself. This will be very annoying.
Before this I was a PageFour user, and with that program, you right click on a folder, and you can merge only the separate bits in that folder if desired. You really need something like this in this program (unless I’m missing something, which is distinctly possible), else I’ll probably be forced to switch back to PageFour, because this is so important.
If you were going to make changes to Atomic Scribbler, this is the HUGE one (again, unless I’m missing something). Also, a hot key for “show left” would be most welcome. When writing, that’s the menu option I use the most, closing and opening the document tree. It’s kind of annoying having to keep clicking through the menu. (Another Pagefour feature I loved you left out here, with F9 and F11.)
Another suggestion would be to be able to right click on an open scene, and be able to pin it to the bottom of the screen. For instance, if I’m working on two different chapters yet have like 15 “scenes” open (mostly notes), it can be a pain sometimes to find the ones I’m most interested in. It would be nice if they were right there on the bottom of the screen, if I wanted them there. But this is a trivial suggestion compared to the other two, especially the first.
Thanks, and I really hope I’m missing something here,