Scrivener Power Tip – Binder Symbols

  

 

One of the great features of Scrivener is the binder, in which you can dump research, web pages, pictures, and video. When doing legal research I will often collect case decisions as individual research assets. I like to insert little symbols into the entries to help me remember. An arrow up for a positive case or down arrow for a negative will suffice. This could be used for other writing applications as well. To insert the symbols, activate the Character Viewer in the Language & Text/Input Sources preference pane and you are good to go.

 

7 Comments Scrivener Power Tip – Binder Symbols

  1. Mike

    This is great, I usually gather a lot of research for a paper I’m writing, I’ll use this to code them as ones that support or critique my arguments. Thanks!

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  2. tbiickert@gmail.com

    It’s a great tip only I cannot find the Character Viewer or the Language & Text/Input Sources preference pane. Where do I find them? Thanks.

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  3. tbiickert@gmail.com

    It’s a great tip only I cannot find the Character Viewer or the Language & Text/Input Sources preference pane. Where do I find them? Thanks.

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  4. tbiickert@gmail.com

    It’s a great tip only I cannot find the Character Viewer or the Language & Text/Input Sources preference pane. Where do I find them? Thanks.

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  5. tbiickert@gmail.com

    It’s a great tip only I cannot find the Character Viewer or the Language & Text/Input Sources preference pane. Where do I find them? Thanks.

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  6. tbiickert@gmail.com

    It’s a great tip only I cannot find the Character Viewer or the Language & Text/Input Sources preference pane. Where do I find them? Thanks.

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  7. Gary

    The Character pane is accessible through Edit > Special Characters. Make sure the binder text is editable–i.e., a cursor–where you try to insert the special character. Great tip.

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