Scrivener- Part Two: for Amazon

I have finally bought Scrivener. I was working with the free trail for a while and decided that this software was definitely worth having. Working with has been interesting and so far fairly easy, so here I am at part two of my new adventure into the not so known… ( link for the post on (Scrivener: Part One )

I have uploaded one of my novels to break apart and read one more time before it goes to print and am slowly getting through reading it due to life’s demands.

My next stopping place in Scrivener is the find and replace option.

Find and Replace– easier than I thought it would be. The find and replace is in the tool bar under edit and find. Piece of cake, it just took me a few minutes to find:)

Word Definitions- This is cool! If you highlight a word and right click on it you can scroll down to writing tool and look up that word in several different locations- google, wiki, dictionary, thesaurus, etc..

Formatting- For paragraph changes: Highlight or click in front of what you would like to change the go to format-text-spacing, add your changes then click okay and yes to changing spacing.

Text Size- Highlight the words you want to change and make changes with the tool bar on top of the page.

Bookmarks- contents, hightlight chapt. one etc.., left click scrivener links, link to chapt. one etc.

Page Breaks- Edit, insert, page break

Images- Edit, insert, image from file

Linking TOC- Highlight Chapt. one.. etc., left click, scrivener links, manuscript, chapt one… (Unfortunately, I have not figured out how to keep the scrivener links. When I compiled everything into PDF format the links disappeared, so I had to download into open office and re-link everything:()

Compiling– Before you start to compile you need to go into contents and make sure everything you want in your book is checked “as is.”

For separators I used Text-empty line, Folder- empty line, Folder& Text- empty line, Text & Folder-Page Break.

Formatting- Level 1+ I checked title, Level 1+ I checked title, and the next level 1+ I checked text– there is also a italic blue A in the left hand corner–click on that and you can adjust your formatting size, font, etc. on all levels for compiling.

Happy Scivenering!:)

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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