Updating from Scrivener 2 to Scrivener 3: A Guide

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Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:26 pm Post

I've put together a guide for Scrivener 2 users on updating to Scrivener 2. This is aimed purely at Scrivener 2 users who are running into issues bringing across Preferences and Compile presets into Scrivener 3. You don't need to read this if you are new to Scrivener or experienced no friction with the new approaches taken by Scrivener 3.

You can find the guide here:

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... date-guide

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Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:41 pm Post

Keith,

First off, I think this is a great idea: it's a really helpful guide.

But I think there's a slight issue in the document: Sharing Your Formats at bullet point 4 in the third list of this document.

It currently reads Select “Chapter Title” on the left and “Chapter Heading” on the right.

Shouldn't it be the other way round? You previously set up Chapter Heading as the Section Type (left), while Chapter Title was the Section Layout (right).

A minor detail, but just in case it confuses anyone.

Thanks again for the guide!

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 pm Post

Thanks, brookter, this should now be fixed.
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Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:06 pm Post

I'm trying to set up Scrivener 3 to work side by side with Scrivener 2. I've followed the directions up to the point where I have to enter my Scrivener 3 license in Scrivener 2. At that point, I get an "Invalid serial number or name" error message. I've checked that I'm entering the email and code properly.

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Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:58 pm Post

Hello! Some years ago I purchased Scrivener and although I still enjoy it on my iPad, I want to put it back onto my Mac also. Is there a fee to upgrade to Scrivener 3? To download it from the App Store, it seems I must purchase it, or?

Thanks.
-Aaron

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Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:32 pm Post

The Mac and iOS versions of Scrivener are separate products, requiring separate purchases.

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Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:32 pm Post

Yeah! I understand... I've purchased both. ;)

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Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:09 pm Post

Hello?
Indeed I have purchased both but want to load it on my computer without purchasing it again....
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:15 pm Post

Scrivener 3 is a paid upgrade from Scrivener 2. There's a discount available if you bought Scrivener from the Scrivener website, but the Mac App Store doesn't provide discounts. If you're willing to switch to buying direct, you can contact Sales AT literatureandlatte DOT com, and they can help you to a discount with proof of App Store purchase.
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