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) … Continue reading Scrivener tip – The text that doesn’t fit
Here’s a useful little Scrivener tip... To see what’s in the Synopsis pane of a particular document without opening the Inspector, simply rest your cursor over the document’s icon in the Binder. For consultancy on digital content strategy, writing or editing, please get in touch, or you can tweet me to say hi.
In scriptwriting mode, Scrivener automatically adds character names to the auto-complete list as you write. While this is for the most part convenient, it can be a pain if you decide to change a character’s name, or accidentally type something formatted as Character & Dialogue instead of, for example, Technical Directions, as this will still … Continue reading Scrivener tip: editing auto-complete character list in scriptwriting mode
If you use the sync with external folder feature to edit your Scriv project as plain text files in another editor – in my case iA Writer on the iPad – and want to add annotations, simply enclose the text you wish to annotate in double brackets, thus: ((annotation example here)) When next opening the … Continue reading Scrivener tip – adding annotations in plain text files
Edit: Scrivener allows you to store your backups anywhere; creating a specific folder in Dropbox offers a nice, convenient remote location. If like me you keep your Scrivener projects in Dropbox because you alternate between machines – in my case an iMac running Lion and a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard – when you switch … Continue reading Scrivener, Dropbox and backups