How to Use Scrivener’s Collections to Access Groups of Files or Search Results Quickly

Scrivener’s Collections are a powerful feature that leverage the Binder and project search to help you manage your projects.

Scrivener’s Binder lets you organize the elements of your writing project in folders and files. Folders generally represent chapters, and files can either be complete chapters or scenes. You may have a lot of files in your Scrivener project, and sometimes you want to access certain groups of files together, instead of individually in folders.

Collections let you organize files in two ways. Standard Collections let you make ad hoc groups of files, and Saved Search Collections let you save the results of searches for specific terms in your project, and go back to them at any time.

Here’s how to use Collections in Scrivener projects.

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