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Literature & Latte released Scrivener 3 for Windows just over a month ago on 20 March 2021.

L&L news flash | Scrivener 3 for Windows users

PC users have been waiting for what seems like forever, and some have been brave enough to use the beta versions. Now, whatever version of Scrivener you’ve been using, it’s time to upgrade and embrace all that Scrivener 3 has to offer.

In this blog, I’ve collated Windows support that is available from Literature & Latte and also from the experts in the field.

That doesn’t include me! I’m on a Mac. But Windows users are welcome to attend my Simply Scrivener Specials, and to take my free 14-day course. My course points you to the L&L Mac videos but, as more become available for Windows (see the list below), you can check them out instead. Meanwhile, I do my best to provide generic solutions to problems, rather than platform specific answers.

Video training available from Literature & Latte

It’s early days, but there are now quite a few videos available on the Literature & Latte site. (List correct as at 26 April 2021.)

Each video is short and concise. I thoroughly recommend you watch them!

Literature & Latte’s Scrivener User Manual

Reading the manual might not be the best way to learn … but the User Manual is available via the Help button and you can also download it from the Literature & Latte site.

Windows support - user manual available to download

Updating from Scrivener 1?

Owners of Scrivener 1 can upgrade with a discounted price. Full details are provided here.Upgrade offer


Literature & Latte have also provided an Upgrade Guide for Scrivener 1 users. Upgrade guide

It’s a project which you can download, open in Scrivener 3, and which then walks you through the features. Full details are available here.

Windows support from expert Gwen Hernandez

Scrivener for DummiesGwen Hernandez wrote Scrivener for Dummies and, since 2010, has been helping thousands of people all over the world to learn to love Scrivener through online courses, one-on-training and in-person workshops.

I’ve taken many of Gwen’s courses and can recommend her to you.

To celebrate the launch of Scrivener 3 for Windows, Gwen has produced a special free class for PC users upgrading from Scrivener 1 to the new Scrivener 3.

This course covers five topics:

  • Jump into Scrivener 3Things to Know Before You Start
  • Introduction to Scrivener 3
  • Where Did it Go?
  • What’s Changed?
  • What’s New?

I wrote a blog post more than three years ago when Mac users faced the jump from Scrivener 2 to 3 and recall that one of the frustrations was finding where things are. (It’s encouraging to note that I soon got used to the new interface.)

Who moved my cheese?

Other online Windows support from the experts

Unfortunately, Karen Prince’s course for Scrivener 3 is not available yet. I wrote to Karen and she explained: She’d been busy creating her templates course.

Karen Prince template course

Plus L&L specifically asked course creators to hold off until the software was officially launched so she is starting from scratch. There will be a book and a video course for Windows users – but not just yet. Hers are always good, so watch this space.

Udemy, who usually have courses to offer are also showing a blank, but watch this space.

Windows support via books

If you prefer to learn from a book, there’s a lot recommended on Literature & Latte’s site. These are written by authors who have sought endorsement from Literature & Latte. One that seems to be prominent is by Kirk McElhearn.

Kirk McElhearn book via L&L

It’s also available via Take Control Books.

Kirk McElhearn book via Take Control BooksThere are other books though, published by experienced users of Scrivener, which might also be suitable.

For example, Robert Roughton has recently published his Scrivener 3 for Windows: From beginner to published author

Scrivener 3 for Windows: From beginner to published author

and Mary Crawford has also published her An Everyday Guide to Scrivener 3 For Windows.An Everyday Guide to Scrivener 3 For Windows

You pays your money; you takes your choice!

Windows support via social media

While Mac users post questions in the Scrivener MacHeads Facebook group, Windows user have two Facebook groups: Scrivener for Windows and Scrivener Webinars and Tips for Windows.

Or there’s the Scrivener Users Facebook group where both platforms are supported.

Scrivener Users Facebook group

Wherever you post a question, there are plenty of helpful Scrivener users keen to help.

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