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achieved Formatting via Compile - the final frontier I explained in this blog post how formatting can be controlled at three levels. For all projects For this project For this document However, this formatting effort simply determines how your text looks in the Editing pane. What's more important is how your material will be formatted on output. That's achieved by formatting via Compile - for which you need your section types, your...

The formatting bar offers quick access … The many options that affect the appearance of your manuscript onscreen and on the page are controlled through the formatting bar. In this post, I’m focusing first on formatting onscreen. However, the same strategy works when you are setting up the format for your section types within Compile, and that's covered too within this blog post. The formatting bar onscreen Your formatting bar which appears above the...

Formatting is best done within Compile Within the Compile function, there is the option to set up different formats for different output streams - called project formats - and outputting to PDF or to .doc can both result in material on the printed page. However, I hear you ask: What about printing using File / Print Current Document? What about using File / Export / Files? Okay, so let's see what those options...

Formatting: know where to start! Literature & Latte provide options for you to control formatting at three levels: For all your projects For this project For this document Before you start using Scrivener (bit late, Anne!), or at least before you start a new project, it will save you time and frustration if you  think about what formatting you want. Even if you leave this decision-making until later, after you've written your...

Formidable formatting made fun! Formatting is one of the most misunderstood features of Scrivener. Second only to Compile! I often hear of writers switching to Word or Vellum, rather than use the tools in Scrivener. So this post explains the extent of formatting available. It's the first of a series and I hope this series will persuade you to stay in Scrivener - and then, also, to stay with Scrivener for compiling ...

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...

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...