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Ready to Rock? NaNo2017 is only 8 weeks away and this time will fly by, so – if you are keen to use Scrivener for NaNo2017 – now is the time to start learning how. What is NANO? NaNo, short for NaNoWriMo, is the  National Novel Writers Month. Writers all over the world spend the 30 days of November writing the first 50K words of their novel. Some aim higher. 80K. 100K! The NaNoWriMo website...

The Format search is one of three types of search tool available in Scrivener. Project searches allow you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project, subject to choices you make about where you want the search to happen, and how fussy you are about what is to be found. Document searches are confined to the selected document(s) and for these, there is also a Search and Replace option. Format searches find particular...

The Document search is one of three types of search tool available in Scrivener. Project searches allow you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project, subject to choices you make about where you want the search to happen, and how fussy you are about what is to be found. Document searches are confined to the selected document(s) and for these, there is also a Search and Replace option. Format searches find particular...

Today's guest is Megan Wagner, Author of the recently released Fighting FIRED with Fire: A Guide to Coping with Job Loss, Rising from the Ashes and Igniting a Career You Love. Megan's book is written from experience and she's sharing her story - and her love of Scrivener - with us today. Where did this journey start, Megan? As a 12-year marketing communications professional, I’d always dreamed of a more meaningful career and owning my own business. So, I...

In this post, we're looking more carefully at the Project search. In particular, at all the Project search options - and taking a first peek at collections, and how you might incorporate them into your editing regime. Recall that the Project search is one of three types of search tool available in Scrivener. Project searches allow you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project. Document searches are confined to the selected document(s). ...

The Project search is one of three types of search tool available in Scrivener. Project searches allow you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project, subject to choices you make about where you want the search to happen, and how fussy you are about what is to be found. There is also a Project Replace tool - which searches and replaces. Document searches are confined to the selected document(s) and...

Scrivener provides comprehensive Search options. This series of posts will look at all of Scrivener's search options in detail. First though: an introduction. Three types of search tool There are essentially three types of search tool on offer: Project searches allow you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project, subject to choices you make about where you want the search to happen, and how fussy you are about what is...

 If you missed yesterday's online workshop reviewing Clare Mackintosh's novel I SEE YOU, you can catch up, by watching the video. This RedPen Training session was the first of four FREE online writers' workshops. The next one is on Saturday 5 August, 12 noon until 3 pm (yes, 3 hours, but with comfort breaks scheduled in). Book your seat here. What we looked for in I SEE YOU Ahead of the first workshop, I...

During compilation, document titles can become section headings. Format / Options / Show Titles in Scrivenings Recall that you can reveal your document titles using Format / Options / Show Titles in Scrivenings. I have highlighted a group of documents - all at the same level - to illustrate how these document titles will become section headings, and how you can format them in one go. Formatting headings, level by level Within the Formatting tab...

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...