The Scrivener interface looks different than standard word processing software. Take a guided tour of the Scrivener interface, so that you can get familiar with the screen real estate.
- [Instructor] Right now, I'm in a Scrivener project…I created for another course at this site.…It's a course on crisis communications.…I opened up this project as an example…so you can get a sense of what you're looking at…when you work in Scrivener.…We're going to tour seven key areas…of the Scrivener interface.…At the very top, you see the Scrivener menu bar.…Below that, we have an area called the Scrivener toolbar.…Think of this toolbar as a shortcut to functions…that might otherwise be buried up here in the menu bar.…
For example, if you want to show or hide your ruler,…you can go to the View icon in the toolbar,…select the dropdown and hide the ruler,…and you'll see the ruler will go away.…To bring it back, we can show the ruler.…Now we could do the same thing by going to View…and then Text Editing and then Hide Ruler,…but that's a little bit wonky.…It's a whole lot easier to simply go to View…and then hide or show ruler.…That's what the Scrivener toolbar is all about.…
It makes it easier for you to access many…
- 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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6. Share Your Work
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