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PDF stands for portable data format One of the absolute strengths of Scrivener is the opportunity to output the same material to a number of alternative media - each one suiting a different audience's needs or preferences. One of the easiest formats to create, and the easiest to check, is the PDF. PDF is a paged format which - unlike .doc used in Word - doesn't rely on the page settings on...

Compiling is a straightforward process! Compiling is the final step in the self-publishing sequence. For many, it poses the greatest challenge - there are so many options, and the route to producing precisely what you want seems like a labyrinth at first sight. However, Scrivener offers so much in the way of default settings, you could produce something that's OKAY, without having to understand every nook and cranny of the options available...

White space works One of the 'tricks' when presenting written material is to create the right amount of white space. White space, sometimes called negative space, is the portion of a page (or screen) left unmarked White space is controlled in two ways Spacing happens in one of two directions: horizontally, or vertically. Horizontal spacing: margins (between the text and the vertical edges of the page), indents (between the vertical margins and the text),...

It’s simple if you know how When you start a new Scrivener project for your latest novel, how long is it before you want to change the font? How frustrated do you get when Scrivener wants to work in a different one from the font you prefer? Problem solved! When you open a new project, for the Novel template, in the Binder, there are two items set up for the Manuscript: a folder called...

Today's post continues to explore the short story strategy And, in particular, how to control line spacing. As per my blog post of 23 April, you will have used the Scrivener short story template to set up your project for a short story destined to be a competition entry. Then, from my blog post of 29 April, you know how to control pagination within the compile options, so that your entry is anonymous. Today, in...

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...