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Scrivener does have a Comment or Sticky-Note function. You can also use a Highlight to mark big swathes of text, change the color of inserted copy, and Strike-Through to cross things out. As John Smithers wisely points out, Scrivener isn't just for writing the draft. It also allows you to gather notes, keep audio and video with your story, create outlines, ...


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Before Lauren shows up, let me provide an answer from a non-evangelist ;) ... it looks to me like a cross between an outliner, a note organizer, and a word processor. Yes, more or less. Scrivener is an all purpose writer tool. It tries to replace all other tools an author would need to write a book, or better: to finish the first draft. All other ...


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As a user of both programs, I would definitely say just put in a placeholder and let your designer import the images. Having them in the Scrivener text isn't going to help. You export them as Word or whatever, and then as a designer I'm going to strip out everything but the raw text so I can style and format it properly in InDesign. I'd much rather you put ...


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Why are you using CSS anyway? I use Scrivener, and I use the inbuilt features to convert to ebook formats. In practice, there are only two ebook formats. Pdf is a terrible formats for eReaders, and I've never heard anyone using it as such. The two used by the biggest sellers (Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo etc): Mobi for Kindle. I don't know about Kf8, but ...


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The only advantage I can think of to including the images in the file you submit to the designer is so that the designer can then see exactly which picture you want placed where. It seems a lot easier to include the image than to say, "put the image with the blue cat right here" or "use image MVC3675 right here." Either way the designer will have to either ...


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As much as I adore Scrivener for writing, I wouldn't expect it to output in pristine, publishable format. It's a writing tool, not a layout program or even a word processor. I would necessarily expect to run my final content through a second program to format it for publishing. If you have access to any kind of desktop layout program (like InDesign or ...


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Our Scrivener guru hasn't answered yet, so let me give you general advice (I do not know where to set these things in Scrivener). With "spaces" I guess you mean new lines. A new line is generally not a good method to format your manuscript, no matter if it is an ebook or a paper book. Normally your word processor (in your case Scrivener) has options to ...


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You probably need to check the Include in Compile checkbox in the Notes Inspector (View → Inspect → Notes; ⌃⌥⌘H) Section 21.3 in the manual is about goals and statistics tracking by the way.


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Are you using scrivener on another computer to edit it? If so, you shouldn't have any issues, just make sure you save, and let your cloud platform fully sync before you go to work on your main computer again. If you're not using scrivener, make a backup of the file before you try!


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Personally, I would reconsider marking it with the same footnote marker, and rather mark them as 1 and 2, with the 2nd one consisting of the word "Ibid." Ibid means "the same place", and is "used to provide an endnote or footnote citation or reference for a source that was cited in the preceding endnote or footnote". If you reference the same source more ...


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I work on my Scrivener files outside of Scrivener (using Vim and Multimarkdown Composer) more than I do inside. To do so, set Scrivener to sync your project using external files (File > Sync > with External Folder) to a folder in Dropbox (or whatever syncing service you are using). I recommend setting Scrivener to automatically sync on opening and closing a ...


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CSS is CSS: if an ebook format uses HTML/CSS, then that part should be the same regardless of the ebook format itself. Of course, not every ebook format will necessarily use HTML or CSS. Yes, a WYSIWYG editor which is actively maintained (in order to support any new formats that come out) will make your life very easy, if it supports everything you need. ...


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Response from Scrivener Staff: I'm afraid that there are limits to how much headers and footers can be customised from within Scrivener itself and you've hit up against that. While Scrivener is capable of creating verso headers and footers (right and left), and it can create a different header/footer style for the "first pages" of the manuscript, it cannot ...


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You can add external references to a Scrivener Project. Gwen Hernandes describes the procedure in her blog (images below taken from the linked site): Click the References button in the inspector, then click the header of the References pane to toggle between Project References and Document References: Click the + to "Look Up & Add External Reference ...


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From the Scrivener for Windows documentation (emphasis mine): If you need your work to enter a standard word processor workflow, this will be your go-to method. MultiMarkdown's ODF support is comprehensive [... meaning the document can] use the table of contents feature of a word processor. It represents the only output method in Scrivener that offers ...


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specify which pictures from my resources go where You can do this with the placement of the <$IMG> tag (though it may not be available in the Windows version). See this article Specify a caption that goes with a picture This is something that scrivener seems a little counter-intuitive on, but here's a post on the Literature and Latte forum ...



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