Learn to use writing tools like definitions and thesaurus from within Scrivener. Laura Bergells demonstrates how to look up words in the dictionary, then copy them to your Scrivener document. Explore other tools like Spotlight and Google.
- [Instructor] Let's say you want to use a dictionary…or thesaurus.…You don't even have to leave the Scrivener environment.…Let's take a look at some writing tools you can access…from within Scrivener.…First of all, what does the word crisis mean?…To find out, let's select the word crisis,…then right-click, select your tap choice,…look up crisis.…Here, Scrivener gives you a definition for the word crisis…or for any other word you choose to select.…If you'd like to copy this definition,…click on the small icon here at the bottom.…
This opens up a dictionary definition…that you can copy and paste into other areas.…Now let's explore a few other writing tools.…Once again, I'll select my word from our document…and then right-click it.…This time I'll hover over Writing Tools.…If I select Look Up in Dictionary and Thesaurus,…I'll go to where I did before.…This just gives you another way to navigate to it.…I can select Search with Spotlight.…
This would open up my finder so that you can see…all the documents on my computer that contain the word…
- Navigating the interface
- Creating a new project
- Merging documents
- Keeping track of characters and locations
- Exploring writing tools
- Managing footnotes, comments, and annotations
- Reviewing project and text statistics
- Exporting files
- Compiling as an ebook using presets
- Tips for sharing your work
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