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In this mini-series of posts. I focus on three aspects of compiling: Last time it was output options. This time: section types Next time: placeholders, headers and footers I've already published a series of posts on compiling with Scrivener 3, that I recommend you read: Compiling with Scrivener 3: An Introduction Compiling with Scrivener 3: Outputting to PDF Compiling with Scrivener 3: Section layout assignment Compiling with Scrivener 3: Text tidying...

Compiling is the final step in the self-publishing sequence (although you are free to compile whenever you feel the need!). For many, compiling poses the greatest challenge. There seem to be so many options, and the route to producing precisely what you want resembles a labyrinth at first sight. However, Scrivener offers default settings, you could produce something that’s OKAY, without having to understand every nook and cranny of the options available...

My guest today is oral storyteller and writer Liz Berg, a regular attendee at my RedPen Write-Ins. Liz Berg hails from Wales and now lives in the equally magical land of Cornwall, where she is mining the history of her Jewish heritage and Celtic links for inspiration. Her book Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland is being published by The History Press, is now available on preorder and due for release...

Inspector skills on parade! The Inspector panel have five icons. The most recent two blogposts in this Inspector Skills series have covered items 1, 2 and 3. 1 Notes and  3 Metadata in the Inspector Skills: Metadata post 2 bookmarks in the Inspector Skills: Bookmarks post This post looks at the last two icons. 4 Snapshots 5 Comments and Footnotes Snapshots Snapshots is another one of those tools you can live without until you discover...

Inspector skills to the fore In this 'crash course' of Scrivener features, we have already considered Binder skills, and Editing pane options. Now it's the turn of the Inspector. The next four blog posts focus on these four topics. Bookmarks Metadata Snapshots Comments and footnotes Today, it's bookmarks. What is a bookmark? Within a browser environment, the term bookmark is almost interchangeable with ‘favourite’ – you bookmark a webpage because you want to return to...

Scrivenings = writing It's interesting that Literature & Latte chose this term; Scrivenings is a now obsolete English term for writing. To me, it indicates a return to the old style of publishing: Write the words and create galley proofs Proofread Incorporate figures and tables, and paginate Proofread the page layout (ie check the formatting) Publish So, rather than focus on the product - the paged output - the writer focuses on the...

Seek and ye shall find! Scrivener provides three types of search: The Project search allows 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. The Document search is confined to the selected document(s)...