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    ISalem Member

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    Scrivener to Vellum

    Discussion in 'Software' started by ISalem, Oct 14, 2020.

    I have been using Scrivener for writing for many years. I was most admired by its fully functionality. Recently, I have discovered Vellum software. It looks beautiful software for writing. Now, thinking of moving from Scrivener to Vellum. Anyone has switch from Scrivener to Vellum?
    Any thoughts?!
     
  2. big soft moose

    big soft moose The Moderating Moose Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    vellum is for formatting, not writing in - i'd use both assuming you are self publishing... write in scrivener, output a word docx and import into vellum to format
     
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    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    In Scrivener for Mac, you can export directly to Vellum now.
     
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    how does that work when vellum only accepts .docx ?

    theres not much to be gained by scriv exporting a vellum file, as you've still got to go through the vellum process to do anything with it

    Of course scriv can export mobi and epub direct, but its formatting tools are basic compared to vellum
     
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    I’m not sure—I’ve never used it, I just noticed that the Export to Vellum option shows up when you compile.
     
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    Vellum is tempting. A friend has a collection of essays to publish, so I might have a reason to get it soon.

    First, though, I think I'll see how far I can get with epub export from either Nisus or Mellel, with maybe a little hand-tuning in the epub css.
     

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