Before you compile your Scrivener project, you want to review your precompilation checklist. Laura Bergells tells you what you need to consider as you prepare to compile your work.
- [Instructor] Scrivener lets you compile your work…to many different types and formats.…Further, you can compile your work…at all stages of your project.…Before you compile though,…consider your five-step pre-compilation checklist.…First, make sure your text files are in your draft folder…before you compile.…Then, make sure your files are arranged…in the order you want them to appear.…Make sure your work is formatted properly.…This means you've zapped your gremlins,…removed empty lines between paragraphs,…and eliminated leading tabs, and so on.…
Fourth, know the file type you want to create.…I am going to hit the compile icon…so you can see what I'm talking about.…At the top where it says compile for,…you've got a dropdown list.…You can see all the types of files you can compile to,…PDF, DOC, DOCX, eBook, MultiMarkdown.…You have a lot of file types available to you.…And finally, think about the kind of formatting…you want within your file.…
For example, here in the format area, you have choices.…Do you want to see it as a manuscript in Times,…
- 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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