What screencast tips would you like?

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Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:03 am Post

JaneK wrote:
I like this idea, will save on [MOUNTAINS OF] notebooks and scraps of paper :D


So obvious. Why didn't I realize it?

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Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:06 am Post

KB wrote:Actually a full compile screencast is on the list. But I still have no idea who Kevin is...


I've come up with a (flattering) solution.

I just started working with a guy named Kevin. Work related.

So you, Keith, are K2 for me from here on. Second highest mountain after Everest. :P

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Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:08 am Post

JaneK wrote:
For example, using a single project file in which percolating ideas live, and that these get hived off into standalone projects when one gets serious enough with one.

I like this idea, will save on notebooks and scraps of paper :D


If you haven't seen it already, there's a thread (likely more than one) about this in the Zen section, and AndreasE shared some tips and a template (further down the thread) to give an idea of how one could have a "master project list" in Scrivener.
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Sat May 21, 2011 7:53 am Post

If nobody's suggested it yet (haven't read all the suggestions), maybe a good one-minuter might be a response to poor Aristo's post about setting the text white on a blue background: "How to change text and background colours"?

I'd also love a shortie on how to organise a big book. I'm working on a biography at the moment, and have a tottering stack of files and folders in one project; it would be good to see alternative ways of organising this.

And maybe a quickie on how to change the very basic preferences - setting spelling to your desired language, that kind of thing. (And how do you get into the dictionary to edit it when you've accidentally added 'quickee' when you meant to correct it to 'quickie').

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:59 pm Post

I would like to know more about the SYNC with...or whatever it is so I can open my project on my MacBook Pro OR my iMAC and have it look the same!
I work between 2 Macs:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014),
3.5 GHz Intel Core i5
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2048 MB

MacBook Pro Retina Display (late 2012)
2.7 GHz Intel Core i7
16GB 1600MHz DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:03 pm Post

If you want a video about how to use Dropbox, there are surely many of those out there already. Once you understand how these programs work, you'll see that using them with Scrivener is just like using your computer normally, for the most part. If you've ever kept a .doc file synced between two computers, you already know what to do.

You do want to be careful of avoiding conflicts, tough. That is of course true of everything, but more so with any complex format like Scrivener.
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Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:17 am Post

Thank you for opening up this thread.
I personally would like to see some video tutorials on how to revise a novel-length project—replete with text colors, comparing snapshots, and other ways of developing a revision workflow.
Thank you! :D

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Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 pm Post

I second the revision post above.

I suggest a short vid on how to change section layouts in compile. I'm stuck applying section layouts as they are.

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Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm Post

There are two videos on section layouts. Hope they help!
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:06 pm Post

I second/third the vid on the Manual production.