Scrivener is a powerful tool for managing long-form writing projects — such as novels and screenplays — and Take Control of Scrivener 3 gives you all the details you need to know to harness its potential.
With Scrivener, you can start writing at any point in your work (end, middle, beginning), then easily move scenes, sections, and chapters until it’s exactly as you want. It also allows you store items such as research material, character sketches, and setting information in the same project file as your writing.
Literature & Latte, the developers of Scrivener, released version 3 for Windows last week, and our new version 1.1 of this book covers those changes, as well as improvements to the Mac and iOS/iPadOS versions of the software.
With this extensive guide, you’ll start by learning about the Scrivener philosophy and its basic layout. Then I show you how to pick a template, add existing materials to your project, and work with your material using the Binder, Corkboard, and Outliner.
Among many other topics, the book also covers customizing your writing environment, working with styles, using annotations and comments, adding footnotes and endnotes, finding and replacing text, working with revisions, using the Scrivenings View and Snapshots, storing bookmarks and project notes, compiling your text in various formats, exporting and printing your project, syncing it across devices, and sharing it with others.