Scrivener For Dummies

Scrivener For Dummies

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By (author) Gwen Hernandez, By (author) Ivan Pope

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 402 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 25mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118312473
  • ISBN 13: 9781118312476
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 62,509

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No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you're a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software's best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.

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Gwen Hernandez conducts online training courses in Scrivener. An aspiring romance author, she has worked as a programmer, a business school instructor, and a manufacturing engineer.

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Make complicated writing projects simple and take your writing skills to the next level with ScrivenerScrivener is the first and only word processing program designed specifically for the messy, non-linear way writers really work. "Scrivener For Dummies "is the easiest way to master this powerful writing software. Written by veteran Scrivener trainer and novelist Gwen Hernandez, you'll learn to set up a new project, organize your research, track scene elements, create custom layouts, and more with this friendly Scrivener guide. "Say "hello" to Scrivener -- quickly learn your way around the Scrivener workspace and all its basic functions, features, buttons, parts, and piecesThe perfect form -- create custom project templates tailored to your needs and style, and store them to use for future projectsBid adieu to pushpins, index cards, and lost ideas -- keep your writing, research, character sketches, synopses, outlines, drafts and images all in one dedicated project fileUnlimited formatting freedom -- instantly export your work into many formats and document combinations, without affecting the original manuscriptBring your story to life -- view multiple scenes at once, storyboard with index cards, or view your work in outline formGoodbye to paper clutter and paper cuts -- track multiple versions of a manuscript with Revision mode and keep notes ready-to-hand with Quick Reference panels"Open the book and find: Tips for finding your way around ScrivenerHelp navigating the interfaceWays to track scene elements with metadataMethods for working with split screensHow to export content to EPUBTools for compiling a manuscript for a publisherMethods for setting manuscript and document goalsTricks for structuring and organizing research"Learn to: "Structure your work with index cards and preserve earlier drafts along the wayBreak your text into sections and edit them separately or as a wholeKeep track of all your ideas with the Collections featureCompile your work to send to a publisher or share as an e-book

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting to Know Scrivener 7 Chapter 1: Getting Started in Scrivener 9 Chapter 2: Organizing Your Work with the Binder 21 Part II: Meeting the Inspector 43 Chapter 3: Working with the Synopsis 45 Chapter 4: Tracking Scene Elements with Metadata 51 Chapter 5: Working with Document Support Panes 67 Part III: Starting to Write 93 Chapter 6: Introducing the Editor: Where the Magic Happens 95 Chapter 7: Getting Rid of Distractions with Composition Mode 119 Chapter 8: Planning Your Project with the Corkboard 129 Chapter 9: Getting a High-Level View of Your Project with the Outliner 145 Chapter 10: Marking Up Your Text with Inline Annotations and Comments 159 Chapter 11: Citing Your Sources with Footnotes 171 Part IV: Getting Your Manuscript Out There 183 Chapter 12: Setting Up the Compile Options 185 Chapter 13: Exporting Your Project with Compile 227 Part V: Customizing Your Scrivener Experience 245 Chapter 14: Setting Word Count Goals and Checking Progress 247 Chapter 15: Saving Time with Custom Layouts and Project Templates 261 Chapter 16: Creating Useful Forms with Document Templates 277 Part VI: Getting the Most Out of Scrivener 285 Chapter 17: Searching High and Low 287 Chapter 18: Creating Collections for Quick Access to Related Files 305 Chapter 19: Saving Versions of Your Files with Snapshots 319 Chapter 20: Tracking Your Revisions 333 Chapter 21: Protecting Your Work with Automatic and Manual Backups 341 Part VII: The Part of Tens 349 Chapter 22: Ten Awesome Features That Didn't Fit Anywhere Else 351 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get More Help 359 Index 363