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Rogér Fahr

Formatting  - 
 
Hello all.
I am trying to insert text in various places in a document.  The inserts are in blue and the general text is in  black.  Is there a way to keep the selected font color blue vs having to re-select blue every time I move the cursor to another location?
Thanks
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Jennifer Hughes's profile photoRogér Fahr's profile photo
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Thanks Jennifer.  I'm on a Mac and the Revision Mode trick works perfect.
Much thanks.
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TheBtrout

Compiling  - 
 
I have a question I hope the group can help me with. I am compiling a Scrivener file to Word, but it keeps coming out in Pages on the other end. Word is selected in the drop list, etc., but Pages is the end result. Anyone seen this before?
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It sounds like the default file handler is set incorrectly. What program is set as the default to handle .DOCX files? By default Pages is set to handle that file extension. Control-click on a .DOCX file and choose Get Info, then look at the section titled Open With. If it's set to Pages, use the dropdown to select Microsoft Word instead.
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I am having some issues with moving text into chapter folders. I brought in a Word document into the binder. I have been highlighting and dragging text into their respective chapter folders, but for some reason, now that I am at chapter 7, the text won't drag in. I looked in Help to see if I could find the reason, but to no avail. Any ideas what is going on?
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Christina Enquist's profile photoAaron Crocco's profile photo
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Awesome! Glad to hear it. Were you able to see why the text wouldn't drag over?
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douglas farrick

Macintosh Help  - 
 
Does anyone know how to place that "universal" title in the image attached via Scrivener?
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Christian Mo Zelin's profile photoDoug Pruden's profile photo
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Under the summary tab when compiling, go to the Meta-data tab on the left. It files in a default title and author name which you can edit here. If I am not mistaken, this is the title that appears at the top of each page in a kindle .mobi output. 
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Calvin Mitchell

Windows Help  - 
 
I don't want the links in my Table of Contents (TOC) to be Blue; is there any way to color the links in my TOC Black???
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PD Workman's profile photoCalvin Mitchell's profile photo
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Thanks!
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James Shewmaker
owner

Templates  - 
 
+Patrick Hester has created a template based upon +Rachel Aaron's book 2,000 to 10,000.

Because this template is based upon the book, you will probably need to read the book if you want to use the template properly. 
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Craig Schiller's profile photoJohn Hayes's profile photoIván Lasso's profile photo
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have had the book for a few months now/love that a template is here, thanks and thanks again. cool.
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Maggie Percy

Compiling  - 
 
I am using Scrivener for Mac, compiling for Createspace in pdf, and I got the gutter margin right (yay!), but now the header and page numbers are printing on top of the text on many pages, no matter what I do.

It appears the page numbers and header are printing at .75 inch, which is how I set the top and bottom margin. When I reset the margins to .5, the page number and header appear deep inside the text.

What do I do to get the header and page number to appear in the margin area above and below the text? Thanks in advance!
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Gwen Hernandez's profile photoMaggie Percy's profile photo
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Thanks so much, Gwen! That makes sense. Looking forward to your class this week!
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Tamara Heiner

Other Platforms  - 
 
Scrivener crashes everytime I try to compile a certain file. It only does it on this file. I have it very specifically customized and wouldn't even know where to begin to search for this bug. It didn't do this a week ago. I have the most up to date version. Help please. 
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James Shewmaker's profile photoAaron Crocco's profile photo
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Try outputting to a different file type. See if that fixes it.
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Sharon Fitzgerald

Windows Help  - 
 
Hello - I am looking for someone to provide Scrivener Help in person or screen share.  I am tiered of wasting my time with tutorials and youtube videos.  I will pay $50 dollars to anyone who will give me two hours of training.  I am not looking to learn everything, just how to pick a template, insert folders and text and hit compile. Thanks
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Cynthia Maddox (Dixie)'s profile photoSamuel Cooper's profile photo
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I know its not what youre asking for, but i would definitely recommend The scrivener Coach. If you can't find anyone who is able to help you.

It seems kinda pricey at first, but the further i got into it the more I felt like it was worth it and the bonus stuff is really useful amd not just fluff. Not to mention that he offers you a full year money back guarantee if you try it out and feel otherwise
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I've just released a murder mystery novel template for Scrivener. It features space for your research, outline, draft, and even some basic promotional material that you can use to market your book. 

Enjoy!
Download a free Scrivener murder mystery novel template from All Indie Writers. Plan, outline, draft, and promote your murder mystery from one project file.
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Aaron May

Windows Help  - 
 
Hi Everyone, I have created a table in Scrivener.  The headings are very wide and I have 13+ columns.  Is it possible to change the text direction of the headings row/cells?  Your help and/or suggestions will be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
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Lorelle VanFossen's profile photoJames Shewmaker's profile photo
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+Jennifer Hughes Can you help with this question?
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Baron Sekiya

Discussion  - 
 
Any update on the iOS version?
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Baron Sekiya's profile photoRon Lansverk's profile photo
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Yes! 
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I have to say that Scrivener compile (for windows) is anything but intuitive. I've sort of stumbled my way to auto numbering my chapters and having a prologue - but where I need help please is how to make the 'front matter' (copyright and so forth) not appear first when I open the book on my kindle. Basically, it would be great to know how to set the beginning page of my ebook. Thanks in advance.
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Paul Roy

Discussion  - 
 
Has anyone tried to upload to Smashwords from Scrivener? I have saved it to an ePub file, but when I try to upload I get an error message. I really don't want to have to reformat it in Word. 

Any help would be appreciated. 
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Calvin Mitchell

Windows Help  - 
 
I've scoured the user manual; and though it shows a picture of the place you add the cover jpg, the manual doesn't quite tell you HOW to get there! LOL!
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PD Workman's profile photoCalvin Mitchell's profile photo
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Thanks to everyone who replied...I found a little down-arrow in the compile dialog that opened up all the Compile options--including options for the cover page!
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Calvin Mitchell

Windows Help  - 
 
Scrivener Windows/Linux 1.8.6.0: I performed an import and split of my word document into my Scrivener Non-Fiction project template, which worked perfectly but for one thing: all of my external hyperlinks were lost. Is there any way to avoid this and retain the external web hyperlinks? 
Thank you!
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Calvin Mitchell's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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Hmm.. Interesting. Somehow it didn't register that you were talking about both Word hyperlinks and Linux Windows (which is supposed to be the same code as Windows Scrivener, just compiled differently). Being as Word is involved, I've no clue. I quit using Word when I retired, never wanting to see it again. So, I have absolutely no experience with Word and Scrivener in any flavor.
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Gwen Hernandez

Compiling  - 
 
For +Maggie Percy. For your PDF margin issue.
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Tom Ahrendt

Discussion  - 
 
Does anyone use Scrivener here for writing his/her blogposts, AND automate the publication to Wordpress?
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stonefruit season's profile photoLorelle VanFossen's profile photo
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One been doing this for years, and I'm not the only one. There are examples all over the web.

I write in plain text html, no frills. WordPress text editor style. Simple. Copy and paste. When desperate and traveling, I paste into email and use the blog by email feature.
I keep things simple and moving fast. Scrivener works well for this though there are many ways to do this. Some write in markup instead of html.
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Kenneth Meyer

Macintosh Help  - 
 
How does one import a youtube video into scrivener?
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Ronnie Darby's profile photoKenneth Meyer's profile photo
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+Ronnie Darby Good point! Many thanks.
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Laura Ess

Suggestions and Tutorials  - 
 
After adding some entries to the Substitution List today (founder under TOOLS > OPTIONS > CORRECTIONS > EDIT SUBSTITUTIONS) I was thinking that it's a pity that you can't just have Substitution list files,  which you could save and load (and clear) from and into PROJECTS.

That would be useful for projects related by the same terms/characters/technical jargon, but which you don't want to use everywhere.
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+Jennifer Hughes  I'll check that out.
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