How do you merge and split documents in Scrivener? Laura Bergells shows you how to merge documents—then splits them up again.
- [Instructor] Sometimes I can get a little too aggressive…about splitting my work into bite-size chunks.…If you find your work is getting a little too granular,…consider merging some sections together.…Let's find out how to make that happen.…For example, let's look at the Crisis Communication course…I created in Scrivener.…Under the Exercise Files section,…you'll see I created a separate document for each exercise.…When I click on each of these,…you'll see that they're only a few paragraphs long.…
Hmm, maybe it might make more sense…for me to merge all of these small separate files…into one larger document.…To do that, I select the top file,…and I'll hold down the Shift key and select the bottom file.…Then I can go to Documents and select Merge.…Scrivener gives me a warning sign…that says the action cannot be undone.…I am going to blow past that and simply click OK.…
And now we can see all those separate files…have been merged into one file.…Let's scroll through it.…Yes, they're all merged together.…And we see here in the binder All Exercise Files.…
- 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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