Tips and Tricks for Scrivener Video Series

Tips and Tricks for Scrivener is a video series on the Black Wolf Editorial YouTube channel. These videos show you how to use Scrivener, beyond the demonstration videos that come with Scrivener or those found on the developer’s website. Through these videos, you will learn how to customize and use Scrivener to its full potential, including how to set up prologues, customize chapter numbering designs, and use annotations. Yes, Scrivener does have it’s limitations; those are covered too.

Write here, write now. Scrivener.For those who don’t know, Scrivener is a word-processing software package that was designed for writers. It’s available in Mac, Windows, iOS and Linux. (Sorry, but no Android version as of yet.) There is little difference between the Mac, Windows and Linux versions, so majority of the instructions shown in the videos will apply to all three. Scrivener has little memory overhead, able to run on the slowest of machines, and it outputs manuscripts into a range of different formats, including DOC, DOCX, PDF, ePub, MOBI and RTF.

The editors at Black Wolf Editorial Services highly recommend Scrivener to all writers.

Series 1: Getting Started and Basic Operations

The first series of videos has now been released and is available on YouTube. Topics include:

  • Create a new project and importing from another word-processor
  • Compile a manuscript
  • Modify compile options and creating your own
  • Create a prologue using a multi-tiered folder structure
  • Customize the display options on the editor window
  • Change between smart quotes and straight quotes
  • Adding multiple manuscripts to the same project
  • Create custom Scrivener project templates
  • Using revision mode (Mac Only)
  • Using dictation and read back (Mac Only)
  • Using the scratchpad.
  • Collaborating with other writers
  • and much more.

You can find more information about what is covered in each of episode here.

This is only the first series. More are currently in planning phases. Keep an eye on the Black Wolf Editorial YouTube channel and here on the Editor’s Blog for more videos.


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