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Offline TromboneAl

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Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« on: March 19, 2017, 05:34:55 PM »
Here are some Scrivener tips I've learned lately.

The Compile function can do more than compile your document. First, remember that you can save different compile setups (Presets). Because Scrivener doesn't use the standard Save As dialog  ??? , you need to use File Explorer to delete Presets you no longer need. I put the path to that folder as a preset to remind me where it is:




You can compile to "Preview" as a quick way to test out some changes without opening another app.

You can create character lists:



Or count your scenes:



Or create scene summaries for your critique partners:



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Re: Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »
Thanks for the tips. These look like they could be very handy.

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Re: Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 05:45:44 AM »
Sounds like Mac only options. All Scriveners are not alike. :(
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Re: Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 09:04:24 AM »
All Scriveners are not alike.

True. Some are named Bartleby.   ;D

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Re: Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 11:05:54 AM »
Sounds like Mac only options. All Scriveners are not alike. :(

No, this is the PC version (on Windows 10).

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Re: Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 08:01:47 PM »
Thanks. Great tips. I hadn't realized I can generate character and scene lists separately. I keep finding more things to do with Scrivener. I keep genre, niche and promo files in scriv.

 Now I want another installment. What happens next at the crime scene? :)
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Re: Fun Things You Can Do With Scrivener Compile
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 01:28:15 AM »
Thanks TromboneAl! Been using Scrivener for three months now, and apart from watching a 60-min tutorial on youtube, haven't drilled down any further into it. I can't imagine going back to Word now - urgh.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 07:48:47 AM »
Helpful post, ta. :)