Breaking up my book in to chapters

dm
dmendel
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Platform: Mac

Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:18 pm Post

Hello,

So I am new to Scrivener. I just got finished writing my first book using Scrivener and didn't use it as the tool that I now am seeing it as. I just wrote like any other platform. Now I have everything in one Scene. Does anyone know how to break this down into separate Chapters/Scenes easily? I don't want to spend hours to copy and paste everything. I was hoping that I wasn't the first to do this and someone knows a way to do this in fewer steps.

Thanks,
Dave

User avatar
rdale
Posts: 1240
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:07 pm
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: St. Louis, MO
Contact:

Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:30 pm Post

Put your cursor at the first spot in your text where you want to split it off the previous text into its own document. Then use the Documents->Split menu. Continue down your document, splitting where it makes the most sense to you.

You should probably start the tutorial (Help->Interactive Tutorial), which is just a project that has instructions for exploring Scrivener's features. That will teach you such things as how to split a long document into smaller ones, and it will introduce you to terms and functions that you can then use for whatever purposes make sense to you.
FKA: robertdguthrie
AKA: R Dale Guthrie, Robert, Mr. Obscure, and "Oh, it's you again".

de
derick
Posts: 350
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:58 pm

Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:39 pm Post

This is scrivener's single greatest strength, in my experience.