Compiling Your Scrivener Project: The Basics

Your Scrivener projects are meant to be temporary. You use them as you’re writing, but when you’ve finished, you need to export the text to use elsewhere. Whether you write articles, novels, non-fiction books, or screenplays, you eventually send your finished work – or your draft – to an agent or editor. This is when you use Scrivener’s compile feature, which takes the many elements in your Binder and combines them to make a single file.

Scrivener’s compile feature is complex, and in this article, I’m going to discuss the concept behind the feature, and explain how to use it in its simplest form. Future articles will go into more detail about compiling your Scrivener projects.

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