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Is there a free online alternative to Scrivener?

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to jump on and contribute this response for anyone else who may wander by in the future. I found WaveMaker at https://wavemaker.co.uk/. For writing anytime ...
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Including text file name in footer of compiled Scrivener document?

A little late to the table, but it may hope with future searches of this question. The placeholder you need is: <$pageGroupTitle> This enables you to put a chapter title in the Page Setup, ...
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Scrivener: Write character names once, update everywhere?

This has come up for me with things like consistent spelling of made up names (Baelish, Balish) or placeholder ones (SoAndSo1, OrbThingy). I think everyone else has already covered options for text ...
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Show outline or table of content using presets in Scrivener?

This answer is current as of Scrivener 3 You have a couple of options/features to view your outline: 1. Outline View While selecting a folder or a text file in the binder, go to view → outline....
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Is it possible to use version 3 Scrivener documents in both Mac & Windows?

No, it won’t work. There are workarounds (you can export to 2.0 format which would be compatible) but it’s not ideal. You’re better off either not upgrading and staying on Mac 2.9 or moving your ...
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Scrivener: use chapter and/or page numbers in hyperlinks

Presumably, you are writing with the intention of perhaps publishing as an ebook in the future, otherwise why bother with hyperlinks at all in a paperback? Why not just write, "See Chapter 1 for ...
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How to share research and character notes between multiple works in Scrivener?

Scrivener has a feature, called Scratch Pad: Mac version: Window > Show Scratch Pad. Windows version: Tools > Scratch Pad It is a stand-alone repository of text notes, shared between the projects, ...
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How do I delete a scene in Scrivener?

Right click on Windows, or two fingered click on a Mac. From there, select Move to Trash. It'll then stay in that document's specific trash folder. You can retrieve scenes out of the document's ...
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Switching to fiction software

I don't think you need to fear compatibility issues moving forward with Word, as it's more or less the business world's linga franca of text document file formats. And even if it goes belly-up, there'...
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How do I number chapter pages in scrivener?

I believe Scrivner is just like most programs, in that you want to look at formatting on the header or footer to add page numbers. Go to Page Settings> Header and Footer tab There you set what you ...
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Scrivener changes my font size

This is simply a bug, not intended behaviour, which is why nobody here can give you a definite answer about how to make it stop. If you see such a behaviour try to file a bug report on their bug ...
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Scrivener changes my font size

I also had the same problem and it drove me crazy. Sometimes half the page is small font and the other half large, but when I check the font size, everything is the same for both the enlarged and ...
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Scrivener 3 capitalization issue with dialogue tags

Because “certainly.”, is incorrect. It’s either a period or a comma—not both.
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Show applied preset where the cursor is?

Not yet on Windows - Scrivener 3 (Q2 2019 for Windows) will have this I looked through the documentation that I could find and apparently there is no such feature right now for the windows version of ...
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Is there a free online alternative to Scrivener?

I think you'll find that TrueNovelist just about fulfils your requirements. Free, online with a management suite. Here's some blurb from the site Organize your writing and research in a way that ...
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Is there a free online alternative to Scrivener?

Scrivener is a fantastic tool that's also a remarkably well-written piece of software. The programmer deserves recompense for his effort. Neither Word nor Evernote nor OneNote are sufficiently similar ...
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How to hack Scrivener's appearance or add binder to full screen composition mode?

If you are focused on how Scrivener looks, then you might be missing the point of Scrivener. The idea there is to be immersed in your book and the writing of your book, not the app itself. Scrivener ...
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What is the Difference Between yWriter5 and Scrivener?

If you're on a Mac, you can't use yWriter. :) Beyond that, from the screenshots it looks like yWriter only allows you to break into chapters, while Scrivener lets you have files in folders with no ...
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What is the Difference Between yWriter5 and Scrivener?

If you are looking for another writing software, Zoho Writer is a great option. It can hold a lot of words without getting too glitchy, and it's completely free! You can see word count, spelling/...
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How to zoom text in Scrivenings mode without changing the actual font?

This is not intended behaviour. The zoom function should work the way you were expecting it to work. This is simply a bug. If you see such a behaviour and it is not solved by closing and restarting ...
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How to add multiple carriage returns between documents in Scrivener?

I have researched this as much as I can. The only way I can find to handle this during compile, is to create an image that has the space the carriage returns would normally fill, then add that image ...
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How to add multiple carriage returns between documents in Scrivener?

You could set a "Replacement" in the Compile section that will replace <$blank> with a single space (e.g., " " - sans the double-quote marks). Then, where you want to see ...
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Change Font in Scrivener

To change the font of the application interface in the Windows version of the application: Tools > Options > Appearance > Fonts In the Mac version: Scrivener > Preferences... > Appearance For ...
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Scrivener: link files to different folders?

You can't share a single item across multiple folders. But perhaps you could use collections to create the kind of organization you want. You can add any item to any number of collections. You can ...
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Reset page numbers in Scrivener

In Compile settings > All Options > Page Settings > First Pages, set "Start regular header and footer on:" to "Automatic", and uncheck "Page numbers count first pages". This will set the normal ...
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Scrivener: Play gifs?

To expand on the comment from Lew from this page: Scrivener does not allow you to play gifs directly, neither in your research folder, nor when embedded in a page. I've looked through a few sites ...
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How do I number chapter pages in scrivener?

In File > Compile > Page settings, you can set the header using formatting codes found under Help > Place Holder Tags List. E.g. <$p> will print the page number. You can also find Compile as a ...
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On Scrivener, Hitting Return Key is Causing Double-Space when it shouldn't

Select the text. Click the ‘Set the line spacing’ button. Choose ‘Other…’. Set ‘Line height multiple’ to 1 and ‘Paragraph spacing before’ and ‘after’ to 0.0. Click OK. To make this apply to all new ...
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How to turn off justification when outputting a PDF in Scrivener?

The culprit is probably a combination of: the section types assigned to the documents the section layouts assigned to those section types. Section layouts apply default formatting. In some of the ...
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