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James Shewmaker's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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+James Shewmaker Well, I have spent years on that Facebook Scrivener Users group and posted hundreds of posts to help both novice and advanced users. So much so that it was very much interfering with my own writing. Because of that I resigned from the group. However, I have found it to be the most useful and helpful group of Scrivener users on the Internet. At infrequent times the civility is lacking but the moderators step in pretty quickly. There are hundreds of times more questions asked and answered on that group than anywhere else, including the Scrivener group and Scrivener forums. I would hate for any participation there to detract from participation here. In the past, when I have posted something there that the users find particularly useful, I have reposted the post here also. If it's not prohibited, then I particularly recommend it to novice users and users with many or complex questions. In particular, advanced questions relating to compiling non-standard projects and things such as non-standard TOCs have found questions answered there when they couldn't be answered elsewhere. Every writer that I know of who has published books on learning and using Scrivener (such as the author of Scrivener for Dummies) (extremely useful) are members there and available to answer questions. The URL for that Facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/463927253627424/
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Ray Bright

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I can't figure this chapters things out. When I'm in my binder and highlight 'manuscript' then hit the 'add' button, I can either add 'text' or 'folder'.If I want to start a new chapter, which do I choose? And how do I title that choice so it compiles in order?

I guess I'm asking what's a chapter? What's text? what's a scene? And what's the difference? This is not intuitive.

I was hoping to create an outline with index cards on cork board. But it seems only for use with chapters. Can I create an independent outline, or do I have make it as index cards (I know there are other modes, but let's stick to index cards for now) that will become chapters.

Help.
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PD Workman's profile photoMark Allanson's profile photo
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By the way Ray, the chapters are compiled in the order that they sit in the binder.
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Ray Bright

Discussion  - 
 
Watched this L&L Basic Tutorial, feel much better now. I built a project with lots of research, a few chapter folders, ect. But I'm still fuzzy on how to organize my chapters so they compile in order.

Can someone post a screen-shot of their 'binder' that's worked? I assume I have it right, but I'd like to a binder that's proven to work.

The video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DthBJhBrYs
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+Ronnie Darby has posted a number of Binder pictures already as have several other people. If you look through the community, you should find a number, but I will take a look also.
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Ronnie Darby

Other Platforms  - 
Great news for every fan of Scrivener out there: Scrivener for iOS is in beta testing. Learn more about upcoming features and see a screenshot!
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Doug Wright

Windows Help  - 
 
It would be helpful if Scrivener used the same menus/terms in the Windows version. Seeing as 99% of the examples I find online are for the Mac version.

Example: "Preferences>Formatting and Format>Text>Tabs and Indents"

I can find no PREFERENCES in the Windows version. I find Tools>Options. And under Options, I cannot find Formatting and Format and therefore no Tabs and Indents.
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Doug Wright's profile photoDenise Doyon's profile photo
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Karen Prince (http://www.scrivenertuts.com/about-me-2/) has done a lot on Scrivener including tutorials and videos.  If you go to www.udemy.com, she has a number of classes which are very well done and she covers both Mac and Windows versions.  I also suggest "Scrivener for Dummies" by Gwen Hernandez.
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Doug Wright

Windows Help  - 
 
Default View.

When I select an image in my Research folder it's default is FIT TO WINDOW. This is not helpful at all as it distorts small(er) images. How do I change the default view to ACTUAL SIZE? (Which is what the default should be anyways.)

I checked in Tools>Options and cannot find it. I did find a "Default zoom" option, but that only has choices for Editor, Document Notes, Project Notes.

Thanks
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Ronda Taylor's profile photoDoug Wright's profile photo
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Do you mean resize images? If so, I don't think so. There is however an option to open in a separate program. It is under Documents>Open>Open in External Editor (or CRTL+F5). 

If you are looking for a quick & easy image resizer/etc, check out Faststone's freeware and shareware. http://www.faststone.org

They are great quick, lightweight programs.
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Hello everybody... I encountered a stupid problem and hope somebody can help me. I am a bilingual writer (French/English). So, I wrote my book in French... everything is find... and now, I am attacking the English version but... I can't find where is the darn English dictionary as ~ of course ~ my text is now full of red wigglies and it is pretty darn annoying and I need the corrector to notice me if I have an orthograph error...  Somebody can help???? Please????  :)
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Pere Farrando's profile photoAmyah Labrèche-Docq's profile photo
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+PD Workman  Yes I am on Mac

+Pere Farrando  Thank you, going to see what is there. Usually, with othe word processing, I have both languages dictionaries... I just chose the language of the text on tne menu bar of Word, for exemple but... seems that Scrivener doesn't have such choice... or if so, I haven't find it yet  :)

Thank you all for your help, really appreciated
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Birdie Watcher

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Daily or weekly user tips for Scrivener?

Info about Scrivener is scattered all over the net but does anyone maintain a website or blog with daily or weekly user tips? Do you have any links?
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Birdie Watcher's profile photoJane Noesgaard Larsen's profile photo
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There are some quite good (online/video) available out there - quite good to form the basis of a long time friendship with Scrivener :)
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Ronnie Darby

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+James Shewmaker sent me a personal message explaining about parent events. However, I did something that blew it away, and I don't know how to get it back. Also, I didn't even realize that one could send direct messages. Would someone please explain to me how all this works. Clearly, I'm not very familiar with Google+. Thanks.
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Ronnie,
To send a private message, go to either Home or Profile (they cannot be sent from within the community) and click on the "What's new with you?" box.

Where the word "Public" shows up in green, click the X on the right to remove it. Type the name of the person who you desire to message in the box where Public formerly was. Look for the profile picture which corresponds to the right Google+ account so that the message does not go to the wrong James Shewmaker.

And that is it.
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Olivia Webb

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Hello! 
I'm new to Scrivener and I'm exploring its possibilities for a class project. What are your favorite things to do with Scrivener? What do you find it most useful for? Would you recommend it to others?
Thanks for your help!
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Thanks for your comments! They're really helpful!
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Ronnie Darby

Scriptwriting Mac  - 
 
This post is being made as a separate post rather than a comment so as to include a screenshot. +Kimberli Loomis +James Shewmaker , I'm not sure that this is what is being requested, but I have been able to create a screenplay project from the US screenplay template. As requested, under Characters (under the Title Page) are two pages (a page for each character, as I would do for a novel). The Character Name is ALL CAPS centered, with the description left aligned, Character name in all caps, and the description in normal text. Is this what is being requested? If so, the text that describes the character using normal test is created by selecting General Text (fn G) key.
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Ronnie Darby

How I use Scrivener  - 
 
+Brand Gamblin This is the WIP Scrivener project I referred to that is being done in a way that's similar to yours. I do a lot of other things here that should be obvious, such as color codes for POV of scenes. Since options on both book and screenplay have been sold, everything is watermarked for the benifit of the option buyers. Click on photos to enlarge.
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Impresses me!
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Ray Bright

Suggestions and Tutorials  - 
 
I'm starting a novel today in Scriv. What's the best way to begin? so as not to shoot myself in the foot later? 
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Brand Gamblin's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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+Brand Gamblin Don't know how to post a link. You might tell me how, but look in the section "How I use Scrivener".

No need to be embarrassed about your outline tool. We each use what we know and like. I just noticed from another comment that you are using Windows, so OmniOutliner isn't available there.
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Doug Wright

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Where do I format lists (Windows version)? 
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Doug Wright's profile photoDenise Doyon's profile photo
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Doug - also take a look at http://www.shesnovel.com/blog/scriveners-writing-tools.  An entire site devoted to Scrivener writing tools.  Also, Justin Swapp has two-part series on Scrivener templates (http://justinswapp.com/free-scrivener-templates/) which I believe has some list templates you might find useful
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G Barber

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Hi I'm new to Scrivener and have a question. I live by lists, words, characters, places. Lets say I was to write two projects at the same time and wanted to use my lists in both. Is there a way of creating my lists then using them at any time in any project? Any advise warmly welcome. Thanks
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James Shewmaker's profile photoMaria Rich's profile photo
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+James Shewmaker
Yes this! templates!
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Ray Bright

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PD Workman, you advise removing all manual tabs, but I have far too many, and I'm terrified of Find & Replacing them. 
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Ray Bright's profile photoPD Workman's profile photo
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Email a copy of the Scriv file to me at pdworkman.author@gmail.com
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Josh Payne

How I use Scrivener  - 
 
StackSocial has Scrivener for Mac/Windows for 50% off - https://stacksocial.com/sales/scrivener-2-for-os-x?rid=11411

Seems like a good deal if you haven't bought Scrivener yet! :D
Scrivener 2 Word Processor for Mac: The Award-Winning Writing Studio Used by New York Times Best-Selling Authors
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Birdie Watcher

How I use Scrivener  - 
 


Hello all, I am a Windows user and have four questions.

Any tips what Scrivener functions to use to do the following:

1) Brainstorming

2) Making a large family tree

3) Making a timeline

4) Writing not just one novel but a trilogy so that publishing doesn't become a pain in the neck...


Thanks for any advice/links to one or all of the four items. 
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Thanks.
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Ronnie Darby

Applications & Services  - 
 
As most of you know Aeon Timeline 2 has been released. On another group I received a slew of questions about it. Some of the questions were about impossible to address without showing Aeon 2 in action with a real story. So I made that video. It runs way longer than I intended (about 30 minutes). It's stored on my Dropbox and this is the link to it. While this link will show the video using Dropbox video display, the resolution isn't the best. So I suggest that you click the link and go to my Dropbox. But instead of watching the video there, click on download, and the .mp4 file will download to your downloads folder. Click on that .mp4 file and your default .mp4 player (iTunes, Media Player, or whatever you use will play the video in much better resolution.
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Kimberli Loomis

Scriptwriting Mac  - 
 
I am currently working in the Stage Play US format template. In the "Characters" page under the title page, I can't seem to add a character and keep the correct format. I know that the description of the character should not be in all caps, but that is what is happening. What am I doing wrong? How can I successfully add a character to the list?
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Ronnie Darby's profile photoKimberli Loomis's profile photo
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Thank you, Ronnie! I figured out that my problem was not using the tab to get to the character description each time. I am enjoying your postings!
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