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    Scrivener [Paid]

    Discussion in 'Software' started by Wreybies, May 22, 2014.

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    Scrivener - A cleanly trim word processor with organizational tools for the writer.

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    How is Scrivener at exporting or sharing what you've written on a Mac to somebody who has a PC and who doesn't have Scrivener? At the moment I use Pages on my MacMini (Mountain Lion), but must convert to TextEdit for my PC friends to read what I send them. This means a certain degree of reformatting.

    If Scrivener is cross-platform friendly at this level, I just might be tipped into buying it. I already organise my work pretty well, so that's not really the aspect of this that attracts me. It's the compatibility thing. Also, the potential for formatting my already-completed manuscript for export to Kindle? I understand this might also be a feature.
     
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    Excellent. :) You can export individual files (scenes, chapters, sections) of your work in various formats for your PC friend:

    [​IMG]

    Or you can compile the entire manuscript (for a beta, say), and again you can choose various output formats.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, holy shit, pardon my French. Okay, I'm buying this sucker!
     
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    Did you d/l the trial version?
     
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    Gimmie a break! It's only been 45 seconds...:)
     
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    No, no. LOL :) I meant as in previously, in the past. ;)
     
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    No, but I'm gonna. I don't think I'll use it, at least not right away, for my actual writing ...but when it comes to converting and sharing this looks top-notch. I will certainly look into writing my next book in it, though. Thanks for all the great info. A picture worth a thousand words and all that...
     
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    Is there a forum discount, @Wreybies? If not maybe we can get one. The developer has discounts for all sorts of groups like NaNoWriMo.
     
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    I do not know, but I am member at their forum and I will no go and ask! :agreed:

    ETA: And I've now asked. :cool: I can only wait and see. :unsure:
     
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    I love Scrivener. :) I d/led the free trial during NaNoWriMo, but I haven't gotten around to buying it yet. I love how easy it is to keep myself organized on there. I normally put everything (characters, locations, random ideas or scene lists) in its own document, but Scriviner keeps me from having to do that. :) Love it.
     
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    And we have it! :agreed:

    20% discount on the product for our members. :friend:

    WRITINGFORUMS
     
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    Next week. I'm buying it next week.
     
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    Me too!!! So excited! Thanks for the discount info @Wreybies!
     
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    Hah! Thank me. ;) :p
     
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    Never tried it, but have two writer friends (one with a couple published novels and the other a magazine writer) who swear by it. It's on my wish-list if I ever get "serious" about my writing.

    -Frank
     
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    How do we get the discount?

    Amanda
     
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    If you go to the Resource Page for it, it's at the bottom. Hit the Spoiler button and it will pop open. ;) Also, it would be super nice if you accessed them via one of the Scrivener links you see here in the forum in the various banners. That way we get credit for the referral and they keep extending us cool things like discounts. :agreed:
     
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    Okay thanks, I just downloaded the trial, I want to have a good go of it before I buy it, I am looking at buying it mainly to keep track of all my characters. Hope this helps me.

    Amanda
     
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    I know, old thread, but...

    I have a question about the discount. After using the trial version of Scrivener for a while, I went to buy it today, and the discount code isn't working for me. In the coupon code section of my shopping cart I put in
    WRITINGFORUMS
    and press enter, and no discount comes up. I'm trying to buy the windows version. Is that why it isn't working? Or are they no longer recognizing this code?
     
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    I have the Scrivener for Windows version and I'm using the outline mode to track my progress. It works great for subdocuments, but won't show the progress for the parent folder. I have the project divided into parts. Each part gives me a total word count and a target word count, but the progress bar stays white. Each chapter shows progress correctly unless I attempt to create scenes as subdocuments and then the chapter progress bars also go white. I've read through tutorials and have seen screen captures of other projects where the parent folders are showing progress. Does anyone know how I can fix this quirk? Thanks!
     
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    Same question as BookLover. @Wreybies do you know if the discount code works after all this time? I applied it and it did nothing.
     
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    I tried to use the discount code as well- but didn't work.

    Anyways- I'm on the trial now and reading the tutorial and how it works.
    I'm definitely buying it though- I need it! xD

    Let me tell you- it's really awesome. I've been using FocusWriter to do writing- and this one has the same feature (as in, blackens everything else and just focus on writing without annoying interface, customization onou c page size, etc.)
    Unfortunately, It's not as "colorful" as FocusWriter in customization for that feature- but it still is an entire project management folder by itself.

    Before this, I was using CeltX and never really liked it (because it's an online, internet thing now and can't be used offline but correct me if I'm wrong.)
    Majority of my files being worked on are on Google Docs and are all in messy folders. I have to "Open In New Tab" when I want to organize folders and everything.

    This makes life a lot simpler! The interface is pretty simple and you can tab through different files quickly. It also has a feature where you can split the windows- allowing you to view/edit more than one file at the same time. :p
    There are a bunch of funky options as well like adding meta-data to your files and all that (which I think is very handy in making a templates for chapters like Date, Locations, Characters, etc.) There is also this neat feature that allows you to "merge" chapters into one long stream of files together. Like, you can have chapter 1 and chapter 2 both combined and navigate through everything as one or have the option to view chapter 1 as an individual file by itself. Oh- and script writing? It's covered. :p There's a mode where you can easily format your writing into a script and it's very easy to use.

    Finally, The export/import feature. I'm really impressed. With this and the organization tools combined- I can manage not only my texts/writing- but also my images, web references (links), audio, and videos.
    This is VERY important for me because I make drawings and concepts for my characters and this allows me to quickly drag and drop images files onto my writing files.

    I honestly can't wait to start using it and fully utilize its tools. I've been really stressed in managing my Google Docs files (especially because the words are adding up, some being 6k words and some being 12k words and a total of about 4-5 Google Docs Files.)

    I really recommend it! o_o
     
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    Does anyone have a template to just make the novel look good? Like font, spacing, etc? Mine is sorely lacking...
     
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    A Scrivener Template is a different beast to what you describe. It's an organizational paradigm, not one of formatting. When you mention font and spacing, are you talking about on-screen or in your compiled output? They are two separate things.
     

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