Scrivener tip: Lickety-Split

To quickly split the screen without leaving the keyboard simply hit: SHIFT+CMD+" This makes it particularly easy to compare two Binder documents, or refer to one pane – say something you have in your Research folder – while writing in another. When working with text documents the zoom can be set independently in each. For… Continue reading Scrivener tip: Lickety-Split

Scrivener tip – an alternative to Compose mode

Scrivener has the excellent Compose mode, which I use a lot. The thing is, though, I tend to flit between documents in the Binder quite a lot too – comparing, cutting and pasting, that sort of thing. This means I’m frequently switching in and out of Compose. But I’ve found a handy alternative. To get… Continue reading Scrivener tip – an alternative to Compose mode

Scrivener tip (Mac) – switching text modes

If you’re in scriptwriting mode in Scrivener and want to add some text that isn’t part of the script – perhaps some notes or thoughts about the direction the story could take – you might want to switch from scriptwriting to standard mode, so that whatever you type isn’t formatted as dialogue or technical directions,… Continue reading Scrivener tip (Mac) – switching text modes

Scrivener tip – Icon see clearly…

If your Scrivener project contains a lot of documents, you might want to work on just a few of them, but also refer to others. For example, in the novel I’m currently working on there are two main timelines with concurrent events, and I need to make sure that details match up. Fortunately Scrivener makes it… Continue reading Scrivener tip – Icon see clearly…

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)… Continue reading Scrivener tip – The text that doesn’t fit

Scrivener tip: editing auto-complete character list in scriptwriting mode

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