How do you open an existing Scrivener project? There are three basic ways to accomplish this simple task. Laura Bergells shows you her favorite methods and explains why she uses all three.
- [Instructor] Let's explore four ways to open…an existing Scrivener project.…First, let's start by opening Scrivener.…Like any other program, we'll start by double-clicking…the application icon, and please note, I'm working on…a beta version of Scrivener.…A few things throughout this course may look…slightly different than the version on your computer,…but regardless of what the icon looks like,…you'll want to double-click on it to open up your program.…Upon opening Scrivener for the very first time,…you will see a start panel.…To open an existing file, let's click on…Open an Existing File.…
I'm going to navigate to my Exercise folder…to open up Crisis.scriv, and you can always identify…a Scrivener project because it ends with a .scriv extension.…I will click on it and then click Open.…You can also simply double-click on it.…And voila.…My Crisis project is now open,…and now that we're in Scrivener,…we also have a second way to open a project.…Go to File in the menu bar and click on Open.…
Before I do that though, I want you to notice…
- 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
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3. Research Your Project
4. Write Your Project
5. Review and Edit Your Project
6. Share Your Work
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