Items

Overview

The Items section is where you can create and keep track of your Items, using visuals and prompts to bring them to life.

You can view all of your Items as a group, and you can open up individual Items to view and edit them in more detail.

Items Cards Overview

When you first go to the Items section, the main area shows an overview of all your Items.

Each Item is represented by a card, which comprises an image and a brief description.

To change the Item image, you simply hover over it, and then click. Then you can choose an image from your computer.

To make further edits to the Item’s details, you can hover over the card to make the context menu button appear. Click that, then click ‘Open’.

Or alternatively you can double click the Item card to open it.

To delete a Item, hover over the card until the context menu button appears, then click ‘delete’.

Item List

On the left hand side of the Items section is a Item List.

This shows a list of the names of all of the Items that have been created in this novel.

If you click on one of the items in the list, it will open up the details for that Item.

Item Details

Open up a Item by double clicking the card, choosing ‘Open’ from the context menu, or clicking the name in the Item List on the left.

Once you’re in Item details, the Item List will still be on the left. If you’d like more room, you can use the little tab towards the bottom of the list to hide it. The same tab can be used to open it again.

The Item List can be used to quickly jump between Items without having to go back to the Item Cards Overview.

However, if you do wish to go back to the Item Cards Overview, you can do this by clicking the little ‘grid’ icon found towards the top of the Item List.

With the Item Details you can find panels for the following:

  • Basic Info
  • Gallery
  • Description
  • Senses

Editing Item Details Panels

The panels have been designed in a way to try to offer a depth of prompts and guidance, but while keeping the interface as uncluttered as possible. Here is how we’ve done that.

Most of the panels will show you a title, and display a list of the questions which can be found within that panel.

To edit the details of the panel, hover over it and an edit button will appear. Click that button to go into edit mode.

Once you’re in edit mode, the same questions will appear, but with spaces to enter your data for that Item.

The fields can be expanded by dragging down the bottom rigth hand corner of any given field.

At any point while editing a panel, you can use the buttons at the bottom to discard your changes, save your progress without closing the popup, or save your data and close the popup.

You can enter data for all of the questions, or just a few, as suits you. Once you’re done, click ‘Save and Close’.

When you have entered and saved the data, what the panel displays changes slightly.

Now, instead of showing a list of all of the questions, it only shows the ones you’ve entered data for.

This helps keep the display as streamlined and uncluttered as possible.

However, the questions that you didn’t enter data for are not lost. At any time, you can return to edit mode and all of the questions for that panel will be available.

Editing the Gallery

The gallery works a little differently to the standard panels, for obvious reasons.

If you have added an image to the Item card from the characrer cards overview, then this will automatically be added to the gallery.

To add another image to the gallery, hover over the gallery panel, then click the ‘+’ button which appears.

You can change the main image for a Item – this is the one which appears on the Item card. To do this, hover over the image you’d like to set as the main image. Click the contect menu button (three vertical dots) which appears.

Click ‘Set as main image’.

You can delete an image by hovering over it, clicking the context menu button and clicking ‘delete image’.

Customising the Panel Display

You can hide or show the various panels as suits you.

Note – Currently the Items section only has a single panel which can be hidden – senses – but we plan to add more in the future. Until then this information is more relevant to the Character and Locations sections, which have high numbers of panels. However, the functionality still works here, so we’ll leave these instructions here.

To do this, look for the little down arrow button which can be found at the top right of the main area.

Click on that arrow and a list will appear which shows all of the available panels, next to a green tick checkbox.

To hide a panel, uncheck the box

Note – Basic Details, Gallery, and Description are non-standard panels and cannot be hidden.

Related Info

The related info side panel can be opened by clicking on the little tab towards the bottom right of the screen. It can be tucked out of the way by clicking on the same tab.

This panel shows all associated information for the selected Item.

You can link Items to characters, scenes, locations, notes and other Items.

Linking Related Info (Characters, Scenes, Locations, Items and notes)

To link something, click the little chain link icon towards the top right of the Related Info panel. This will expand the ‘link something’ field. (This ‘link something’ field may already be visible if you have opened it before).

Click where it says ‘link something’, and a list of all the available things to the linked will appear.

Select the desired item and click on it to link it to the selected Item.

Filtering the Related Info

You can use the icons in the toolbar to filter which related info is visible in the Related Info sidebar.

When all the icons are set to visible, all related info will be shown. However, you can choose to temporarily hide specific sections of the related info as follows:

  • Characters
  • Scenes
  • Locations
  • Items
  • Notes

When you click on one of those icons, a strikethrough will appear over it. This indicates that the related info from that section (i.e. characters) is now hidden.

 

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