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 prove to 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 it … Continue reading Scrivener tip: editing auto-complete character list in scriptwriting mode

Scrivener tip – adding annotations in plain text files

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