Literature & Latte

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Scrivener Tutorial Videos

These videos demonstrate features of the interface from the prior version of Scrivener, and as such some of the descriptions and aesthetics will have changed from version 2.0. Despite, if you are just picking up Scrivener for the first time, you might find a few of these introductory topics to be helpful in learning the basics of how Scrivener works.

Get up and running with Scrivener. Scrivener's interactive tutorial (Help > Tutorial) is probably the fastest way to learn the application, but the videos presented below are provided as a supplement to that learning process.

Basic Usage

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An Introduction to Scrivener

A video tutorial that provides an introduction to all of the main features of Scrivener.
(13m 39s)
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Scrivener Installation Tutorial

A video explaining the process of installing Scrivener onto Mac OS X.
(6m 13s)

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Importing Tutorial

A video showing the importing of text and media files into Scrivener.
(9m 09s)

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Setting Up Your Writing Environment

Video showing the process of configuring Scrivener's writing interface.
(5m 17s)

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The Writing Process

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References & Links

Video introducing the references and links features within Scrivener.
(4m 52s)

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Snapshots

Snapshots allow you store different versions of your documents. You can then always return to an earlier version if you don't like your edits.
(3m 35s)

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Statistics

Video covering different ways of obtaining statistics like word, character and page counts within Scrivener.
(6m 50s)

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Targets

Video covering different ways of setting targets for word or character counts within Scrivener.
(4m 26s)

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Marking Up PDFs

Information related to using external PDF editors with Scrivener.
(3m 25s)

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Using the Binder

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Outliner & Synopses

Video covering the powerful combination of using synopses and the outliner in Scrivener.
(7m 58s)

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Binder Icons

The meanings behind binder icons in Scrivener are covered in this video.
(5m 49s)

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The Flexibility of Folders in Scrivener

Video covering the unusual dual nature of folders in Scrivener.
(3m 18s)

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Using Scrivener for Transcription

You will be able to use Scrivener for transcriptions after watching this tutorial.
(4m 04s)

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Version 1.54 Corkboard & Synopses

Video introducing the use of Scrivener's corkboard along with associated document synopses.
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