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Will Scrivener for Windows ever catch up to Mac version?
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Rebeca Schiller's profile photoJames Shewmaker's profile photoDennis Foley's profile photo
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I suspect that before this community reaches 4500 members we will have heard something more about the development of the software. Jennifer has indicated that there is some alpha testing going on internally of the current development builds. That is usually followed by beta builds being posted to the forums of the company website.
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I'm curious if I need to change font and font size before compiling to Kindle.

Currently I'm using Cambria 14 pt for body text and 18 pt Cambria bold for sub heads.


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No, you don't. The Kindle device itself totally controls the font, size, and line spacing, and page (unless there is a single paper version to mimic), no matter what you specify.
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Im working on scientific paper , as I need to copy and paste some tables  from ibm spss to scrivener . but all the style and format is corrupted !

any one could help please ? 
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Corina Koch MacLeod's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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Yes, I agree. Try Word, then import.
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Ronnie Darby

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Like I pointed out in another post, it's easy to create a blank project and populate it with only the scenes from the working manuscript. Doing so produces a project where the scenes are ungrouped into any hierarchy. I'm finding this to be quite useful for several purposes during revisions. One thing that I needed was to be able to look at the book from a distance and evaluate the consistency of scene length and discover where there might be bloat or a need to add more. Outliner is excellent for being able to easily see that, and it works especially well then the scenes are ungrouped, as is obvious in the photo.
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How to you insert pictures into Scrivener? I suspect there's more than one way to do this.
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Ronnie Darby's profile photoGwen Hernandez's profile photo
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+Ronnie Darby Yep, moving or renaming the image file will break the link. :-)
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Hello - I'm curious to know if there's a Novel Template for Scrivener that's Smashwords ready?  I'm reluctant to spend an afternoon rigging my novel so it's ready for the grinder @Smashwords...

What do you do to get your novel Smashwords Ready?
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For my first few, I compiled to Word and then went step-by-step through the Smashwords Style Guide. But I have found that I don't need to do all of that. I create a Scrivener TOC. Compile to .doc (not .docx). Use the Transformations tab to get rid of text color, trailing whitespace, etc. Then I open the document in Word, set up or make any style changes that I want, make sure my TOC and links work, and upload to Smashwords. I haven't had any autovetter errors.
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Copy text out of google docs into Scrivener leaves me with blue underlined text that I cannot change.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  (I have tried copying to notepad first and then copying to Scrivener with the same result).
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PD Workman's profile photoBen Harrison's profile photo
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Just so you know, that paste technique "paste and match style" is a universal method that works in many programs. Very useful!
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Auto-coloring of Labels or Status

Does Scrivener have a feature to auto-color folders or files? I looked through the Options > Appearance and couldn't find a color choice for folders in general.

It would be nice to have some sort of a script that I could set a parameter such as "if it contains the phrase 'edit this' the file label is set to red." Or if the file has less than X words, label it Yellow and To Do status.
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+Will King
Ah, good tip on doing a search then applying the label. I've done that before, just hadn't thought of it in this situation as I'd like to have them labeled at the moment of making, which is what I'm doing with the templates. It's a start.

Thank you!
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PD Workman

Suggestions and Tutorials  - 
 
There is a "back" or "review history" icon at the top of your editor screen. Click once to go back to the previously viewed document, or click and hold to see a list of your history. Works like your browser's back button. 
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PD Workman's profile photoLorelle VanFossen's profile photoRobbie Taylor's profile photo
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I tried that ages ago and it didn't take me back to the previously viewed document. Gave up on it. Just checked and IT WORKS! Sweet. thanks for pointing that out. It's going to get a callous on it now.
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Navigating Scrivener Tips

With so much content to manipulate in Scrivener, I'm often lost. Got tips on keeping track of where you are at, have been, and mind reading techniques to know where you are going?

Anyway of making the Reveal in Binder a big pulsating color so I can find it when I need to find where I am?

Thanks from Windows user.
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Lorelle VanFossen's profile photoCorina Koch MacLeod's profile photo
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+Lorelle VanFossen That's good to know. It's too easy to get distracted in a Scrivener project. Now I really must check out your icons! 
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Corina Koch MacLeod

How I use Scrivener  - 
 
Scrivener is one of my essential tools for publishing. Here's how I use it:
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Lorelle VanFossen's profile photoCorina Koch MacLeod's profile photoBrian Laliberte's profile photoJulie Valerie's profile photo
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+Lorelle VanFossen It's strange, isn't it? It doesn't mean you can't use Scrivener to create epubs and mobis. I've just found that Jutoh (a designated formatting tool) does a better job of it. I still love Scrivener for other things.
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When i compile my completed Scrivener (Windows) book to OpenOffice.odt format it does not copy the italic formatting. When i load the file in OpenOffice the text is underlined where i need it to appear italic. Any light on this issue please? Thanks in advance.
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LOL, thanks, guys. ;-)
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Ronnie Darby

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Binder for manuscript having scenes, but no chapters.
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Steven Hopstaken's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photoKenneth Meyer's profile photo
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I do essentially the same thing at compile time, naming my scenes in a way that I can keep up with what's happening in the manuscript, but not being included when compiling for production. I do use chapter folders to group the scenes, though. However, I like the idea of the scene only in Binder while drafting and am now trying it during revisions. Much more flexability.
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Ronnie Darby

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Becoming convinced that I wanted to look at book one from an entirely different perspective, I've done a rather unconventional thing - for me. Book one is laid out in the conventional way, with Chapters and Scenes in a shallow hierarchy. To get an entirely new perspective, I created a blank project, and using drag and drop, populated it by copying just the scenes, in order, from the manuscript project into the new one, then looking at the un-grouped scenes on the corkboard. Photo 1. However, I also needed to be able to examine what the cards on the corkboard contained. So, I selected the card to be inspected, and made use of the latest snapshot. Photo 2. I made some other very interesting discoveries that lead from this exercise that makes excellent use of outlier while the scenes are ungrouped.
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Ha ha, +Ronnie Darby. You've discovered the power of Scrivener!
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I am new to Scrivener but liking it a lot.  I am using it to compile to Markdown and pull that into Wordpress.

All is working, except I can't figure out how/where/when to add a target= tag to the links so that the click opens up in a new window.

What's the best place to add this?
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Lorelle VanFossen's profile photoCorina Koch MacLeod's profile photo
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There used to be a WordPress plugin that converted Markdown to HTML. It's no longer being supported.

 +Lorelle VanFossen markdown is easy to learn, but it sounds like HTML is just as easy (love your vacation language analogy). Which five tags would you recommend that bloggers learn?
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Okay. I made a post to this group half an hour ago, and think some admin must have deleted it because I failed to mention Scrivener. Well, everything talked about doing in that post has a home base of Scrivener, and Scrivener is the hub. So, Scrivener users, since you are also writers, you probably would have been interested. I just posted to another group. Geez. 
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Lorelle VanFossen's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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+Lorelle VanFossen Actually, I think that I must have posted somewhere else. I'm an active member of a number of writing groups, so it could have easily happened. In any case, I posted the short video here and it's still here, so all is well.
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Ronnie Darby

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Here is an entire manuscript laid out flat (no hierarchy) on the cork board, for whatever that sort of mess it's worth. Useless to me, and defeats the entire purpose of Scrivener, IMO.
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+Laura Ess No argument from me. It's always good to have options.
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Corkboard Folder and File Management

Love the corkboard, but after restructuring and organizing my project, I have documents in folders, subfolders, and sub-subfolders. The corkboard only allows me to see the top level of whatever folder I'm in and not the individual folder's contents.

I need to move things around from sub and sub-sub folders to other folders as I have a set of DRAFTS and READY TO PUBLISH main folders with dates that the content will be released.

Anyway to "see" what is in each subfolder rather than clicking down and down and down to see each individual one?

Example:

Folder One contains SubFolder A with one text file
Folder Two contains SubFolders B and C with two text files in each
Folder Three contains SubFolders D and E with 6 files in each

If I want to see what is in Folder Three to move a file from there to SubFolder A, I can work with the split screen, but I have to drill down and down to get to the file to move it to A, but I have to also drill down on Folder One to see SubFolder A...a lot more moving around than I'd like.

Is there a way to make this easier?

(windows version, if that makes a difference)
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+Ronnie Darby
Oh, great experiment. I'm plowing through this now and having the same experience, which is why I was hoping for more control in the corkboard. I'm on Windows, too.

Giving it my best with all of your help. So appreciated. Thanks!
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Rodrigo Gurgel

Macintosh Help  - 
 
I'm really confused. Please can you help me? I work with MacBook. I want to make two backups: an automatic backup in One Drive; and a manual backup on my external HD. What should I do? Thank you for your attention!
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Ronnie Darby's profile photoCorina Koch MacLeod's profile photo
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+Ronnie Darby Excellent advice. I learned that the hard way <wink>. I now look on CNET for reviews,and then, as you've suggested download from the tool's site whenever possible.
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Daniel Dempster. I'm posting this here in reply to your query so as to include a screenshot.
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Daniel Dempster's profile photoRonnie Darby's profile photo
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You're very welcome. Hope it helps. :)
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