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Scrivener does have a Comment or Sticky-Note function. You can also use a Highlight to mark big swathes of text, change the color of inserted copy, and Strike-Through to cross things out. As John Smithers wisely points out, Scrivener isn't just for writing the draft. It also allows you to gather notes, keep audio and video with your story, create outlines, ...


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Before Lauren shows up, let me provide an answer from a non-evangelist ;) ... it looks to me like a cross between an outliner, a note organizer, and a word processor. Yes, more or less. Scrivener is an all purpose writer tool. It tries to replace all other tools an author would need to write a book, or better: to finish the first draft. All other drafts ...


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


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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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As a user of both programs, I would definitely say just put in a placeholder and let your designer import the images. Having them in the Scrivener text isn't going to help. You export them as Word or whatever, and then as a designer I'm going to strip out everything but the raw text so I can style and format it properly in InDesign. I'd much rather you put [...


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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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You probably need to check the Include in Compile checkbox in the Notes Inspector (View → Inspect → Notes; ⌃⌥⌘H) Section 21.3 in the manual is about goals and statistics tracking by the way.


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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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Why are you using CSS anyway? I use Scrivener, and I use the inbuilt features to convert to ebook formats. In practice, there are only two ebook formats. Pdf is a terrible formats for eReaders, and I've never heard anyone using it as such. The two used by the biggest sellers (Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo etc): Mobi for Kindle. I don't know about Kf8, but ...


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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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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 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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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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The only advantage I can think of to including the images in the file you submit to the designer is so that the designer can then see exactly which picture you want placed where. It seems a lot easier to include the image than to say, "put the image with the blue cat right here" or "use image MVC3675 right here." Either way the designer will have to either ...


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As much as I adore Scrivener for writing, I wouldn't expect it to output in pristine, publishable format. It's a writing tool, not a layout program or even a word processor. I would necessarily expect to run my final content through a second program to format it for publishing. If you have access to any kind of desktop layout program (like InDesign or Quark)...


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Our Scrivener guru hasn't answered yet, so let me give you general advice (I do not know where to set these things in Scrivener). With "spaces" I guess you mean new lines. A new line is generally not a good method to format your manuscript, no matter if it is an ebook or a paper book. Normally your word processor (in your case Scrivener) has options to ...


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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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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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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 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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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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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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