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Document titles serve many purposes. Document titles act as labels in the Binder for your text documents. They can be revealed in Scrivenings, providing a reminder as to what you intended as an outline. Document titles can become section headings in your exported manuscript. Use them to good effect! Labels in the Binder Although the document titles appear in the binder, and that's where the structure of your document is most apparent, you can also...

Chapter titles and numbering! Because Scrivener offers so much flexibility and gives you so many options to choose between, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed by it all. My advice is to leave the defaults as they are and, only if you feel the need to change something, should you start to explore what options are open to you. So, let's explore today's topic: Chapter titles and numbering ...

In this next series of posts, I'm focusing on how to use folders and documents within Scrivener to create a meaningful structure for a writing project. Although my initial reason for using Scrivener was for writing novels for NaNoWriMo - and we will look at how the structure works in fiction in subsequent posts - I now use Scrivener for all my writing projects. So I'm starting with my most recent 'use' of folders -...

The split screen option was #2 on my list of Scrivener Plus Points as it provides such a feeling of control over my content. From day 1, I've been using split screens for my NaNoWriMo projects and all other projects too. (Back in December 2015, I needed a third editing screen and pulled into play the Quick Reference screen too.) In October 2016, in the run up to NaNoWriMo for that year,...

Today's guest is Alinka Rutkowska, fellow Wrimo and Scrivener fan.   Back in March 2016, Alinka shared how she uses Scrivener in her writing. Since then, she and I have been talking and finding that we have much in common. We're learning all the time, and we make mistakes along the way. We both want to share what we've discovered, to help other writers enjoy the same success we've had, without the setbacks. We...

My bag is packed and I'm almost ready to set off for a spot of RedPen Training with the Left Bank Writers Group. What is Left Bank? Most of us, on hearing the phrase Left Bank, will think of France and 'rive gauche'. In days gone by, famous artists, writers and philosophers - like Collette, Erik Satie, Gertrude Stein, Henri Matisse, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald - met in...

Annotations are useful for leaving yourself messages within your manuscript, but a special form of these, linked to the text itself, is the bookmark. What is a bookmark in Scrivener? A bookmark is a linked annotation, one which marks a spot within the manuscript, so that you can navigate to that spot easily when needed. Bookmarking can also be used to mark out sections of text within a longer manuscript. Why use bookmarks? Bookmarks can...