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Yesterday, I took a quick walk through the first six of the Compilation Options: Contents, Separators, Cover, Formatting, Title Adjustments, and Layout. Compilation options, Part 2 Today, I am looking at the other seven. There's nothing too exciting - or scary - but, before we start studying compiling options in detail, it's worth noting what these cover. Tomorrow, I'll explain what to do to your manuscript before you select Compile for the first...

I won't pretend that the Compile feature is simple; it's incredibly complicated. That's the 'bad' news. Compilation options, Part 1 What's the good news? The good news is that most settings are already as you might want them, so you only need to fine-tune them. And, the complexity level simply means it's incredibly powerful. There are 13 (unlucky for some?) sections (called tabs) in the Compilation Options list. What follows is a quick walk through...

One of the marvelous features of Scrivener is the Compile option. Having just finished my latest book, I've been experimenting with compiling for the past fortnight and now I'm ready to share with you all that I've gleaned. Brace yourselves! What custom format will you choose? Having written your manuscript, it's easy to export and there are numerous formats available. Whichever you choose, first, set up a Custom Format. Setting up a custom format Select Compile...

In less than an hour, I'll be hosting another Simply Scrivener Special webinar. What's on the Simply Scrivener Special agenda? As well as whatever questions you ask, I'm keen to tell you about a Scrivener Guide, available free, all about compiling - and formatting. I'm near to completing a book - all about Red Pen Editing. I've used Scrivener, of course, for the writing - and I've been learning loads about compiling. My plan was to...

I'm still busy, busy, busy: writing - and exploring areas of Scrivener I've not had occasion to use to date - like formatting within the Compile option. Great fun! As soon as the first draft of my book is done (next Sunday?), I'll start putting together a series of posts so you don't have to go through the same learning curve as me. What's new? I'll be sharing some of my discoveries at the...

Before I tell you about Scrivener training with Joseph Michael. I bet you're wondering why I've not posted for nigh on a fortnight. Anne, why have you not posted for nearly a fortnight? Great excuse! I joined the Self-Publishing School and I've been too busy to blog. I've known about Chandler Bolt and his Self-Publishing School since last Summer. I attended one of his expert-packed summits and enjoyed a crash course in content marketing....

This is post 10, the final post, of my series looking at how ProWritingAid works with Scrivener. I hope you decided to trial ProWritingAid and have been working alongside me in exploring its features. One question that I haven't answered so far: How exactly does ProWritingAid work with Scrivener? Simple ...

Step 9 of the Red Pen Editing cycle is to drill down. When you are relatively happy that you’ve fixed the major things – you have balance and structure, you have the right tense and voice, you've worked on dodgy patches, there are no more tasks on your list - it’s time to drill down. How often you drill down is up to you. It's essential before moving on to Step 10:...