What are some easy ways to save and back up your work in Scrivener? Scrivener gives you many options for saving and backing up your work. Laura Bergells shows you her favorite settings.
- [Instructor] I know a lot of people who have a sad habit.…They will hit the Save button over and over again…as they work on projects in other programs.…With Scrivener, you don't have to do that.…You have better things to have on your mind as you write.…You don't need the constant paranoia of losing your work.…Before you begin a project,…set Scrivener to save and back up your work.…Let's explore your options.…First, click on Scrivener in the menu bar,…select Preferences, and then from the General tab,…select Saving.…
You can see Scrivener is set to automatically save your work…after two seconds of inactivity.…That's the Scrivener default.…You can change it if you'd like but I find two seconds…to be sufficient.…In the two seconds I've been chatting with you,…Scrivener has just saved my work.…So unlike other programs, you don't have to keep hitting…the Save button over and over, but to save manually,…you can always do this.…Click File, and then Save.…To save as another name, I can click on File,…and then Save As.…
- 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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