What good is the composition mode in Scrivener? Laura Bergells shows you how to jump into composition mode, then challenges you to try it to eliminate distractions and meet your word count goals.
- [Instructor] Writing in composition mode is helpful…when you want to focus on your words…and ignore anything else that might distract you…as you write.…Let me show you what I mean.…Right now we're looking at my words in Editor mode.…We see the Scrivener tool bar at the top.…We see the binder to the left,…and I can click this inspector on and off…to review metadata about my work,…so yeah, Scrivener has a really busy interface.…But, what if I need to get a lot of writing done?…Might all this onscreen stuff serve as a huge distraction?…The Scrivener composition mode clears my screen…so I can focus.…
To jump into composition mode, click on the compose…icon in the Scrivener toolbar.…Suddenly, you'll see my words on a dark background.…My binder and metadata are obscured…so I can focus on writing.…Further, I can adjust full screen settings to my liking.…I can hover my mouse near the bottom of the screen…and you will see a ribbon pop up.…Here I can do things like adjust my text scale.…Maybe I want it larger.…
Oh, look at that.…
- 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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