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Scrivener Mac 2.x and Windows 1.x Posts

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  1. 2.0 Preview
  2. Custom Meta-Data
  3. Templates revisited
  4. Compile (export files, includes help with auto-numbering)
  5. Automatic Backups
  6. Export to Nook (with link for iPad/iBook)
  7. Project Targets (also see this post at Writer Unboxed)
  8. Full Screen Composition Mode features
  9. Snapshots
  10. Formatting tips (includes setting and applying default formatting)
  11. Clipping text to add to your Scrivener project or text file (uses Services)
  12. Helpful Scrivener features for NaNoWriMo (2011)
  13. Using Scrivener to write nonfiction
  14. Writing a screenplay in Scrivener
  15. Scrivener’s best for NaNoWriMo (2012)
  16. Scrivener and Amazon play nice
  17. Getting rid of double paragraph returns in Scrivener (discusses other non-printing characters as well, e.g. tabs)
  18. Inserting images in Scrivener
  19. References in Scrivener
  20. NaNoWriteMore with Scrivener (2013)
  21. Scrivener Basics: Starting, Opening, Closing, and Moving (working with project files)
  22. Revisions in Scrivener
  23. Scrivener for Windows gets an awesome update (1.7.1) (TOC, preserved formatting, presets, custom icons, full screen background images, multiple project notes, document templates)
  24. Writing a series in Scrivener
  25. Adding Evernote notes to a Scrivener project
  26. How I wrote my latest novel in Scrivener (a guest post at David McDonald’s page)
  27. Rocking NaNoWriMo with Scrivener (2015)
  28. 9 (or more) Things I Love About Scrivener (at Writer Unboxed)
  29. Scrivener Fundamentals: What every Scrivener user should know (but probably doesn’t) (at Writer Unboxed)
  30. Importing Files into Your Scrivener Project (at Writer Unboxed)
  31. Track Your Word Count and Progress with Scrivener (at Writer Unboxed)
  32. Scrivener for iPad and iPhone is here (TLDR: I love it!)
  33. Using Scrivener for Mac to compile a PDF for print on demand
  34. Using Scrivener collections and Project Search to populate your series bible
  35. Cool features in Scrivener for Windows’ recent updates (includes highlighting in compile, project replace for non-printing characters)
  36. Scrivener and NaNoWriMo for the win
  37. Get unleashed for NaNoWriMo with Scrivener for iOS
  38. The Tricks and Treats of Scrivener for iOS (at Writer Unboxed)
  39. Choosing a Scrivener project template

Scrivener 1.x Posts (some of these have been updated for 2.x)

  1. Intro to Scrivener
  2. Full Screen mode, custom Labels, Synopses
  3. Tracking progress
  4. Split and Merge
  5. Word frequency
  6. Snapshots and Unused Scenes
  7. Split screen
  8. Handy Binder features (duplicating files, grouping files into a folder, changing label/status, tinting icons)
  9. Advanced Searches
  10. Project Replace
  11. Templates
  12. Save Compile Manuscript settings
  13. Annotations
  14. Linking Documents
  15. Format Menu tidbits (eliminate double spaces, show invisible characters, typewriter scrolling)
  16. File and Photo tidbits (alternate photo view, quick export, easy doc txfr between projects)
  17. Saving Layouts
  18. Advanced Highlighter features
  19. Keywords