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Get up and running with Scrivener. The videos below supplement Scrivener's interactive tutorial (available from the "Help" menu in macOS and Windows and from the projects list on iOS). Also available on YouTube.
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A short animation showing the core ideas behind Scrivener.
Everything you need to know to get up and running with Scrivener in ten minutes.
Get familiar with Scrivener's main interface and core concepts.
Learn how to take control of Scrivener's core view modes - the editor, the corkboard, the outliner and Scrivenings mode, which allows you to work on your manuscript piecemeal or as a whole.
Become intimate with Scrivener's "binder" - the central ring-binder metaphor at the heart of all your projects.
Finding your way around Scrivener's binder.
Get familiar with the fundamentals of using folders and files and take full control of your manuscript's structure.
Using keywords to keep track of your documents in Scrivener.
How to create your own project templates.
Figure out the structure of your manuscript in Scrivener's Draft folder.
Using Scrivener's corkboard to work with a bird's-eye view of your writing.
How to use Scrivener's powerful outliner to plan or rework your manuscript.
Using synopses to plan your writing or to get an overview what you've already written.
Get messy with Scrivener's freeform corkboard mode.
Using Scrivener's "Arrange by Label" Corkboard mode to track threads such as storylines in your project.
Get comfortable with Scrivener's familiar writing area.
How to set up Scrivener to use your favourite formatting for writing.
Quickly find what you've written using Quick Search, Scrivener's Safari-like search bar.
Track your daily writing progress for a project and even export the data to a spreadsheet for manipulation.
How to export and print your manuscript using Compile in Scrivener.
Assigning section types and section layouts in Scrivener.
How to assign section types automatically, based on the structure of folders and documents in the binder.
Creating a custom compile format in Scrivener.
Learn how to use Copyholders in Scrivener to view even more sections of your project at the same time.
How to back up your writing in Scrivener.
Make yourself at home in Scrivener by changing its appearance and behaviour to suit you.
Learn how to "hoist" a folder in the binder to hide the rest of your project and focus on a single section.
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