How do you find and replace words in your Scrivener project? Laura Bergells shows you how she changed one word she wrote repeatedly throughout a project.
- [Instructor] Let me tell you a little story.…I was about 50,000 words into writing a novel…when I decided to change the name of a minor character.…I'd already written his name like maybe 50 times.…So how could I easily find his horrible old name…to change it to his brilliant new name?…Here's how I did it.…Go to Search, select Project Replace.…As an example, I am going to replace the phrase…spokesperson with the phrase spokesmodel.…I wrote the word spokesperson a number of times…in this document.…
And then I will click Replace.…I'll get a warning message telling me…that this project replace cannot be undone.…I'm going to blow past it and click OK anyway,…and we see that three of my documents have changed…because I used the word spokesperson in three documents.…I'm going to close this.…So now if I look through my writing,…I will see that spokesmodel is there for every time…I previously wrote spokesperson,…but I know that spokesmodel isn't really the word I want,…so I will need to change it back,…but remember how I got that warning message…
- 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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1. Navigate Scrivener
2. Plan a New Project
3. Research Your Project
4. Write Your Project
5. Review and Edit Your Project
6. Share Your Work
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