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Far be it from me to disagree with the Scrivener staff, but I have been doing this very thing with my PDF. Here's the basics of my setup. PDF output using Printing layout In the Formatting section, Level 1 folders are configured to always start on a recto page. (Under the Section Layout button, then First Page tab.) In the Page Settings section... Header ...


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Go to Preferences > Corrections, and uncheck this: Sentences will no longer automatically capitalize the first letter.


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There is a great free novel writing tool available, it's called yWriter and it can be downloaded from spacejock.com. It's not an online tool but it if you need it on the go it can be run from a usb pen drive. The only free and online tools I can think of are litlift which is at litlift.com and Hiveword from hiveword.com and Inklewriter which is at ...


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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. On MacOS this is simply achieved by pressing ⌘ + 3. Here is a snapshot I created using a template: 2. Table Of Content If what you are looking for is more ...


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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 or anywhere, this software cannot be beat! Here's what it can do: Synch your work to any computer, anywhere, at any time. Works in your browser or can be ...


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I just tried Novlr and it seems to work pretty well. It is very minimalistic and has a basic chapter feature.


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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 Scrivener. The developers mentioned this in their blog post Scrivener 3: Doing it with Style(s). I'll copy the interesting part of the blog post here and add ...


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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 workflow to the MacBook. I’d recommend the latter as there are some sweet features on version 3. Also Windows version is supposed to be released at some point in ...


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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 details."? But, that aside. If you do want to use hyperlinks, it's all about how you structure your binder. Scrivener draws its information (titles) from there. So,...


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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's so much information corporations rely on that is captured in it, there will be conversion utilities. What you need to ask yourself is what's missing in ...


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Re compatibility: Scrivener allows you to export in many formats; the company makes a point of not holding you hostage to proprietary software. One of my favorite features of Scrivener is the organizing. You can have multiple text documents, nested in layers of folders, and you can have a split screen so you can see two documents at once (and copy-paste ...


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I found this blog post which might offer some insight. There are several things which differ between Scrivener for Mac and Windows (at least, it think there are), though they're very close. It might help you locate the information you want. You can change what Scrivener is counting to a degree (quote from the post): If you want to modify how your ...


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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, Footer during the compile. So, provided the text file has the story name as its title, it should work. You can see a list of all Scrivener placeholders by ...


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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, which you can send to any of them: import as a subdocument or attach to any existing document of the selected project.


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I work on my Scrivener files outside of Scrivener (using Vim and Multimarkdown Composer) more than I do inside. To do so, set Scrivener to sync your project using external files (File > Sync > with External Folder) to a folder in Dropbox (or whatever syncing service you are using). I recommend setting Scrivener to automatically sync on opening and closing a ...


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Are you using scrivener on another computer to edit it? If so, you shouldn't have any issues, just make sure you save, and let your cloud platform fully sync before you go to work on your main computer again. If you're not using scrivener, make a backup of the file before you try!


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Personally, I would reconsider marking it with the same footnote marker, and rather mark them as 1 and 2, with the 2nd one consisting of the word "Ibid." Ibid means "the same place", and is "used to provide an endnote or footnote citation or reference for a source that was cited in the preceding endnote or footnote". If you reference the same source more ...


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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 specific trash until you empty the trash. Some writers will only empty the trash at the end of a writing project.


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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 you've already written. For replacements as you type: Did you forget what you named someone or something or how you spelled it? Substitution text (across all ...


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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 and discussions such as this one or this one or this one - but none of them describe your scenario and there is no mention of this being possible. Funny thing: ...


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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 need. Page numbers should be in there as an option. (there are tons of options--no page number on the first page if you're doing a title page, that sort of thing)...


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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 reporting site. Be sure to include the important information, such as the version of the software you are using, the operating system, the settings you changed from ...


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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 small or regular font size part of the page. Solution: Click on the body of the page you are having issues with, Go to the dash click on view, then zoom. Zoom ...


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Because “certainly.”, is incorrect. It’s either a period or a comma—not both.


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Response from Scrivener Staff: I'm afraid that there are limits to how much headers and footers can be customised from within Scrivener itself and you've hit up against that. While Scrivener is capable of creating verso headers and footers (right and left), and it can create a different header/footer style for the "first pages" of the manuscript, it cannot ...


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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 makes sense to you. Create separate folders for characters, places, research, and more. You can create as many folders and scenes as you like. Nothing is more ...


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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 to Scrivener to merit comparison. Look at the Literature and Latte website. Read about it. Check out Gwen Hernandez site; she's an expert on Scrivener. Yes, it ...


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You could look at Evernote. A lot of writers swear by that one. It's not exactly like Scrivener, but it does a lot of nice things and can be very versatile. Alternatively, Microsoft is giving away OneNote, which is similar, if you're familiar with the concept of an electronic notebook. It can also output the pages created as Word documents or RTF files (I ...


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