Scrivenings mode—what's the big deal? When she first started using Scrivener, Laura Bergells couldn't understand why Scrivenings mode was useful. But after writing about 5,000 words, she figured it out. Discover what she learned about the power of Scrivenings mode.
- When I first started using Scrivener, I could not…understand the purpose of 'Scrivenings' Mode.'…All it does is does is let you see your documents strung…one after another as a whole,…instead of one document at a time.…How is that even helpful?…Why is that important?…I really didn't get the big deal. Well, it turns out that…viewing different chunks of your work as a cohesive unit…can really help you with consistency, tone, and flow.…So let's see Scrivening's Mode and how it works.…
While we have three different icons in view mode,…editor, cork board, and outliner, Scrivening's Mode…is actually a sneaky fourth mode.…It can let you view many of your documents in one long…string instead of clicking from one to another…in the binder.…To activate Scrivening's Mode, let's try selecting a few…documents in the binder, while holding down the command key.…I'm going to select this one, and then this one.…And remember, if this was a Windows machine, it would be…the control key.…
As I did this, you can spot four visual changes all at once.…
- 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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