Scrivener Inside Formatting – Mac

Supplementary Materials:

This handout contains infographic information on how set up alternative project structures, changing compile settings, and editor window settings.

This handout applies to the Macversion of Scrivener and is formatted for A4 paper.

Scrivener Getting Started – Mac

Supplementary Materials:

This handout contains infographic information on how to start a new project within Scrivener, add new chapters or scenes, and things to watch out for when compiling projects.

This handout applies to the Mac version of Scrivener and is formatted for A4 paper.

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: eBook with Multiple Parts (Mac)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW Non-Fiction Book template into a format suitable for eBook.

This file is for the Mac version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Fonts:
    • Parts Numbering
      • PART ONE
        • Arial Narrow, 18 pt, centered, all capitals
      • PART TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 24 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Chapter Numbering
      • (Includes Preface and individual Appendices)
      • 1 (i.e. chapter number)
        • Arial Narrow, 18 pt, centered, all capitals
      • CHAPTER TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 18 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Section
      • SECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 14 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, Italics, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
    • Main body text
      • Garamond 12 pt
      • Single-space lines
      • 0.63 cm (0.25 inch) first line indentation
      • full justification
  • All special text colors, highlighting are removed
  • Hyperlinks are preserved
  • Compile structure assumes usage of BW Non-Fiction Book template

Note (July 2017): the Windows version of Scrivener applies the first line indentation to ALL main body paragraphs. If you require this feature, you will need to either use the Mac version, or manually change the formating using an external program.

Note (July 2017): Scrivener (Windows and Mac versions) compiles ePub files using the ePub2 protocol. If you require files using the ePub3 protocol, you will need to convert them using an external program.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: Printed Book with Multiple Parts (Mac)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW Non-Fiction Book template into a format suitable for printing.

This file is for the Mac version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Fonts:
    • Parts Numbering
      • PART ONE
        • Arial Narrow, 22 pt, centered, all capitals
      • PART TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 28 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Chapter Numbering
      • (Includes Preface and individual Appendices)
      • 1 (i.e. chapter number)
        • Arial Narrow, 22 pt, centered, all capitals
      • CHAPTER TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 24 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Section
      • SECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 14 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, Italics, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
    • Main body text
      • Garamond 12 pt
      • Single-space lines
      • 0.63 cm (0.25 inch) first line indentation
      • full justification
  • Page settings:
    • Paper size: 5 inch x 8 inch
    • Margins:
      • Top/Bottom: 0.76 inch
      • Left/Right: 0.68 inch
    • Header:
      • PROJECT TITLE
        • Garamond, 10pt, centered, all captitals
    • Footer
      • Page#
        • Garamond, 10 pt, centered
  • All special text colors, highlighting, and hyperlinks are removed
  • Compile structure assumes usage of BW Non-Fiction Book template

Note (July 2017): the Windows version of Scrivener does not currently have the capability to generate mirror margins or left/right headers/footers. It also will apply the first line indentation to ALL main body paragraphs. If you require these features, you will need to either use the Mac version, or manually change them using an external program.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: Submission with Chapter Names (Mac)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW templates into a format suitable for submission to an agent or publisher.

This file is for the Mac version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Standard manuscript formatting
    • Times New Roman 12pt
    • Letter paper
    • 1-inch margins
    • Double-spaced lines
    • Left justification of text
    • Half-inch first line indentation
    • Chapter numbers/titles centered, in full capitals
    • Name/TITLE/page# included in the header except page 1
    • All special text colors, highlighting, and hyperlinks are removed
  • Compile structure assumes usage of either BW Novel with Prologue or BW Multi-Book Project

Note: This particular compile setting variant assumes that chapter names/titles are included (other than CHAPTER 1: NAME). If you do not wish to include titles, please use BW Submission TNR Letter.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: Submission (Mac)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW templates into a format suitable for submission to an agent or publisher.

This file is for the Mac version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Standard manuscript formatting
    • Times New Roman 12pt
    • Letter paper
    • 1-inch margins
    • Double-spaced lines
    • Left justification of text
    • Half-inch first line indentation
    • Chapter numbers centered, in full capitals
    • Name/TITLE/page# included in the header except page 1
    • All special text colors, highlighting, and hyperlinks are removed
  • Compile structure assumes usage of either BW Novel with Prologue or BW Multi-Book Project

Note: This particular compile setting variant assumes that chapter titles are not included (other than CHAPTER 1). If you wish to include titles, please use BW Submission TNR Letter – Titles.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: eBook with Multiple Parts (Windows)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW Non-Fiction Book template into a format suitable for eBook.

This file is for the Windows version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Fonts:
    • Parts Numbering
      • PART ONE
        • Arial Narrow, 18 pt, centered, all capitals
      • PART TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 24 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Chapter Numbering
      • (Includes Preface and individual Appendices)
      • 1 (i.e. chapter number)
        • Arial Narrow, 18 pt, centered, all capitals
      • CHAPTER TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 18 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Section
      • SECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 14 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, Italics, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
    • Main body text
      • Garamond 12 pt
      • Single-space lines
      • 0.63 cm (0.25 inch) first line indentation
      • full justification
  • All special text colors, highlighting are removed
  • Hyperlinks are preserved
  • Compile structure assumes usage of BW Non-Fiction Book template

Note (July 2017): the Windows version of Scrivener applies the first line indentation to ALL main body paragraphs. If you require this feature, you will need to either use the Mac version, or manually change the formating using an external program.

Note (July 2017): Scrivener (Windows and Mac versions) compiles ePub files using the ePub2 protocol. If you require files using the ePub3 protocol, you will need to convert them using an external program.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: Printed Book with Multiple Parts (Windows)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW Non-Fiction Book template into a format suitable for printing.

This file is for the Windows version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Fonts:
    • Parts Numbering
      • PART ONE
        • Arial Narrow, 22 pt, centered, all capitals
      • PART TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 28 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Chapter Numbering
      • (Includes Preface and individual Appendices)
      • 1 (i.e. chapter number)
        • Arial Narrow, 22 pt, centered, all capitals
      • CHAPTER TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 24 pt, centered, all capitals
    • Section
      • SECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 14 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
      • SUBSECTION TITLE
        • Arial Narrow, Bold, Italics, 12 pt, left justified, all capitals
    • Main body text
      • Garamond 12 pt
      • Single-space lines
      • 0.63 cm (0.25 inch) first line indentation
      • full justification
  • Page settings:
    • Paper size: 5 inch x 8 inch
    • Margins:
      • Top/Bottom: 0.76 inch
      • Left/Right: 0.68 inch
    • Header:
      • PROJECT TITLE
        • Garamond, 10pt, centered, all captitals
    • Footer
      • Page#
        • Garamond, 10 pt, centered
  • All special text colors, highlighting, and hyperlinks are removed
  • Compile structure assumes usage of BW Non-Fiction Book template

Note (July 2017): the Windows version of Scrivener does not currently have the capability to generate mirror margins or left/right headers/footers. It also will apply the first line indentation to ALL main body paragraphs. If you require these features, you will need to either use the Mac version, or manually change them using an external program.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: Submission with Chapter Names (Windows)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW templates into a format suitable for submission to an agent or publisher.

This file is for the Windows version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Standard manuscript formatting
    • Times New Roman 12pt
    • Letter paper
    • 1-inch margins
    • Double-spaced lines
    • Left justification of text
    • Half-inch first line indentation
    • Chapter numbers/titles centered, in full capitals
    • Name/TITLE/page# included in the header except page 1
    • All special text colors, highlighting, and hyperlinks are removed
  • Compile structure assumes usage of either BW Novel with Prologue or BW Multi-Book Project

Note: This particular compile setting variant assumes that chapter names/titles are included (other than CHAPTER 1: NAME). If you do not wish to include titles, please use BW Submission TNR Letter.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…

BW Scrivener Compile Settings: Submission (Windows)

This file generates the settings necessary to properly compile projects using the BW templates into a format suitable for submission to an agent or publisher.

This file is for the Windows version of Scrivener.

Compile settings used:

  • Standard manuscript formatting
    • Times New Roman 12pt
    • Letter paper
    • 1-inch margins
    • Double-spaced lines
    • Left justification of text
    • Half-inch first line indentation
    • Chapter numbers centered, in full capitals
    • Name/TITLE/page# included in the header except page 1
    • All special text colors, highlighting, and hyperlinks are removed
  • Compile structure assumes usage of either BW Novel with Prologue or BW Multi-Book Project

Note: This particular compile setting variant assumes that chapter titles are not included (other than CHAPTER 1). If you wish to include titles, please use BW Submission TNR Letter – Titles.

To Install:

On the Compile dialog, select Load Preset…, then Import…