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+Gwen Hernandez I couldn't attach photos in my reply for the gutter margins issue. I had my facing pages turned on, but it's not increasing my gutter space. Any suggestions?
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So, I just went the Literature and Latte website regarding gutter margins. There is apparently support for Scrivener for Mac. I'm using Mac and I have not figured out how to set up a gutter margin. If anyone knows this, please share. I'd appreciate it. This is for a pdf for a print book. 
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The margin numbers look fine, but the issue is probably that you have the header settings flip flopped. Remember that the Header and Footer tab is for setting up a right-hand page, so I'm guessing you want the page # in the top right corner, not the top left. Vice versa for the Facing Pages. That might be why it's not looking correct to you.
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Joe Sweeney

How I use Scrivener  - 
 
Hello! I run a large writer's group in Tucson AZ. A lot of my members are interested in learning more about Scrivener. Where are the best resources? Also, anyone local to Tucson that might be interested in talking to my group? It's the Pima Writer's Forum of Tucson and you can find it on Meetup.com. Thanks for your help!
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So wish I lived closer and could help you out. I have a small group here in west michigan and sometime have tutorials.
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Does anyone know how to see how many pages in a document as you forming the document?
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Thanks Jennifer will check it out
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Robert Willison

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Is there any way to assign a keyboard shortcut that will generate a list (bulleted or numbered)? I'd like to be able to create lists in full-screen mode without having to toggle back out of full-screen to click the list icon; but when I open the list of keyboard shortcuts, I don't see the create list action as one to which a shortcut can be assigned. Any way to add this? Thanks very much for any help!
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The Walkers

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I have been fighting with Scrivener all morning. I have an image that I have inserted between scenes and it looks lovely and everything except that it isn't CENTERED. I've tried everything I can think of to center it. It LOOKS centered in the program, but when it's compiled the graphic is left justified. The only way it stays centered is if I have it in a scene (as opposed to the chapter with multiple scene format.) I used scenes for the prologue and the graphics I have in there are perfectly centered. As soon as the chapters start they go wonky. Any ideas? Thanks so much!
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I should specify that I am only having the problem at the end of scenes within chapters. When I placed images into scenes that came BEFORE the chapters, they were fine. It's only within the chapters that they are a problem.

I did manage to create a graphic, and that worked okay, but not great. It requires a ton of manual spacing around it, and I'm not sure I want to manually enter all of that throughout the document. It's a pretty long book. I think if I moved all my scenes into scene documents (rather than using chapters with scenes as sub-documents) it would probably work fine, but again...long book. In addition to shrinking from all the formatting work that would take, I'm worried that I would lose a scene trying to transfer that much material to a different format.
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Can anyone point me to a Scrivener SBL template?
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It means Society of Biblical Literature. I am a Seminary student who uses Scrivener for many things, and I would love to use if for my academic writing as well. any thoughts?
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Hi everyone, Is there away to establish gutter margins in Scrivener. I'm doing my print book and my left and right margins are fine. But the gutter margin isn't large enough... I've looked up page setting but don't know how to fix it. Any suggestions?
 +James Shewmaker -- Am I missing something in the manual on this. I definitely looked at the formatting section...
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Here's the answer... I think I just found the answer... in the Mac Scrivener forum on LandL's website... Here it is in case anyone else wants to know how to do this...

"Use facing pages" does mirror the margins. So, if you have the left margin set to 0.5 and the right margin set to 0.85 and tick "Use facing pages", then the first page will have a left margin of 0.5 and a right margin of 0.85, the second page will have a left margin of 0.85 and a right margin of 0.5, and so on.
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Are there templates available anywhere for an academic article or course syllabus?
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Thanks!
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The Walkers

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Does anyone know if it's possible to replace the * * * that's between scenes with a jpg of your own choosing? I was able to do it in Word for the print version, but can't figure out how to do it for the digital one as well. Thanks for any help!
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Glad that helped!
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Doug Wright

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Regarding my other post...
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Thanks! I commented on the original thread. Annoying that we can't post pics in the comments, right?
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Deirdre Kent

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Just joined this group. Have already used Scrivener for ten days on my laptop and now need to import my projects from Dropbox onto my desktop (I have Macs). Tried but failed so far. Delighted to find you all.
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+Deirdre Kent 
First make certain all the projects are closed on your laptop!

This is absolutely necessary!

Then make certain that your Desktop is working with dropbox.com when it comes to all other files. If it is and if your projects are closed on your laptop, then we need to know more about what is happening.

You need to know, however, that you cannot have a project open on both computers simultaneously. When you intend to use one computer, close the project on the other computer.

I also advise that you go into Scrivener's preferences and increase the number of backups which it automatically saves and you may want to set it to save both when you open and when you close the project.

You will also want to keep track of the file path of your project backups.
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Living Branch

Templates  - 
 
I am new to Scrivener and I am looking for a Template that will help me write normal religious books.  The Fiction templates are ok but I know someone has a template that is better for publishing books.
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Renae

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Hi Folks. I'm on my second full day of obsessing over Scrivener. I am overwhelmed, but I don't suppose that surprises you.

I've been furiously experimenting with the program, and I think I have a decent understanding of how things work, but I'm having trouble with UNDOING all the strange stuff I've done to various templates, formats and settings. 

Do you know if I can reset the whole darn thing back to the way it came when I first installed the trial?
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+James Shewmaker I just assumed that since she was working at the level of using and modifying templates that she had progressed beyond using the tutorial or even one of the built in templates and had time to have had the trial expire and thus had bought the program.
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Laura Ess

Windows Help  - 
 
I had some key definitions I'd defined stop working earlier to day, for no apparent reason. I set up shortcuts for vertical and horizontal splits, and no split, and Instead of performing an action I got text typed into the editing window instead. Has anyone else had that happen?
#win7  
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I have been doing some editing on a manuscript and today I noticed that the speech marks have changed. where they were traditional curved ones, now they are straight. I now have different ones at either end of lines of dialogue. The font is Cochin regular 14. Any ideas? I'm on a Mac if it's relevant.
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+Francis de Aguilar See Jennifer's comment.
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Sofía García Beyaert

Suggestions and Tutorials  - 
 
Dragon Dictate 3 for MAC (at a reduced price on Amazon) works great on Scrivener. 

The product is flawed for use with Office Word (according to reviewers), but works great on Scrivener (from my personal experience). Bought mine two weeks ago and works great! Thought I would share cos I am happy to have discovered this!
Note 1: I am not a native speaker of English. My pronunciation is very clear but I do have an accent... and it works!
Note 2: The software comes in a CD and it's not downloadable from the internet (it appears to have been discontinued) so plan to have an external CD reader for installation if your computer does not have a built-in one.

FROM LITERATURE AND LATTE:
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/videos/ScrivenerDictationApp.mov
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Merlin Leach

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Looking for templates for screenplays.  Windows systems
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James Shewmaker
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Since this community is getting quite a few requests for e-book assistance, those of you who need such assistance may want to consider this book. This is for the Mac version. (I have not used the book, however the writer is experienced with Scrivener and e-publishing.)
How to Format Your Novel for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, Smashwords, and CreateSpace...in One Afternoon (for Mac) - Kindle edition by Ed Ditto. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading How to Format Your Novel for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, Smashwords, and CreateSpace...in One Afternoon (for Mac).
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Wish I had Mac. PC version is different enough to be a hassle.
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Jesse Morgan

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Does Scrivener have the concept of an "included file"?

Suppose I had a block of text that I wanted to appear in chapter 1, chapter 4, and chapter 6. The text is exactly Identical. Is there a way to link all of those places to the same text file (say, a file under research) so that the compiled document includes it in all three places?

The goal is avoinding the same edit in three places and risking the chance of missing one.

Does that make any sense?
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A proper linux version of Scrivener would be very cool.
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