Scrivener tip – The text that doesn’t fit

Got some text in Scrivener that doesn’t quite fit the current project but you can’t quite bring yourself to put in the Trash? Here’s what to do:

  • Select the document in the Binder
  • On the Menubar select File / Export / Files
  • Name the file appropriately
  • Select a file type (plain text is probably best)
  • Click Export

The relevant file will then be saved in the specified location. You can archive it, send it to Evernote, put in a Dropbox folder – it’s up to you. Maybe you’ll never use it, but at least you still have it. Just in case.


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