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This is the first of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener. And today's post is all about annotations. Essentially, there are four options for messaging: 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of these could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all four makes sense. What are annotations? Annotations...

Collaborative working. In my case, initially, that means me-today trying to collaborate with me-yonks-ago. Let me explain! I’ve finished NaNoWriMo for another year and put that effort aside. I won’t start editing again until February at the earliest. Even then, I’ll probably work on one of my backlog of NaNo novels rather than the current one. Because I pick up and put down novels – and have several on the go at the same...

The ruler features in onscreen formatting, that is when you are writing or editing your text, and in page formatting within the Compile / Formatting pane. The two rulers are not linked. So you can set onscreen formatting to suit you while working on the manuscript, and set (different) page formatting for export purposes. The ruler can appear at the top of a document, or be hidden. Select Format / Show Ruler to...

Today's the day - NaNoWriMo starts at midnight Let's start tonight! Before that? A Simply Scrivener Special The Simply Scrivener Special webinars will continue throughout November. There's one TODAY at noon. Click here to register your place. What we talk about depends on who comes and what questions are included in the questionnaire. Click here to complete yours. Then? For the month of November, my focus will be on writing that novel. So as not to bore...

Setting targets The secret of winning NANO – going through that 50K barrier before time runs out on day 30 – boils down to setting targets and achieving your goals. The NaNoWriMo barchart plots your daily progress Under the Stats tab, you'll see this. Right now, it's showing nothing as we've not started yet. But, during November, each time you enter your word-count-to-date, the stats bar chart tells you how you’re progressing. If you’re...