How do you get the font style, indentation, and background colors you want in your Scrivener writing environment? Laura Bergells shows you how to set your preferences so you can customize your writing experience.
- I work with a client who wants to see my drafts…in Times font but this doesn't mean…I have to work in Times font.…I can set up my writing environment…to suit my own tastes.…Let's set up your ideal writing environment…by selecting your preferred font.…Let's go to Scrivener…and then select Preferences.…Next, choose Editing and then Formatting.…Here's where you set your default font for writing.…First, select the font panel…by clicking on these As.…
This gives you a dropdown list of fonts to select.…You'll see that I picked Calibre 12-point.…It's a personal choice.…Choose the font that you like.…You can also set other appearance factors…that suit the way you like to work.…For example, you can set indented paragraphs.…I'll click out of this.…And you can set indented paragraphs by sliding this…wherever you want it to be.…This saves you the time of hitting a tab key…for every paragraph indentation.…
It also will save you grief…when you go to compile your work because…using leading tabs can cause many compilation issues.…
- 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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