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 what is in the demonstration videos that come with Scrivener or are found on the developer's website. Through these videos, you will leave how to customize Scrivener and use it 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.
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
In the first series, you will learn the basic operations needed to get started and compile your manuscript. You can view the whole series at the bottom of this page, or on YouTube.
- E0: Getting Started with a New Manuscript
- E1: New Project and Importing Word
- E2: Modify Compile Settings and Create a Prologue
- E3: The Editor and Smart Quotes
- E4: Creating Templates from Scratch
- E5: The Research Folder, Web Pages and Images
- E6: Creating eBooks
- E7: The Name Generator
- E8: Revision Mode (Mac Only)
- E9: Dictation (Mac Only)
- E10: Windows vs. Mac
This handout contains keyboard shortcuts to make your use of Scrivener faster and more efficient.