Scrivener: Part Two for Smashwords

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.

Images- Edit, insert, image from file

*I did add a couple of spaces after the end of my chapters to allow for room between the last sentence and next chapter.*

Smashwords normally allows for 3 spaces max. Do Not use page breaks, you’ll end up having to go in and delete them all!!

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-empty line.

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.

*Smashwords doesn’t like the font to be any bigger than 14– I stick with 14 on Chapters and 12 on text, using times new roman*

Don’t forget to take your book into word 97/2000-check your links-and make sure there is no unwanted space between text, and page breaks. Smashwords formatting can be very unforgiving:) Smashwords also has a formatting book that can be downloaded off their site.

Here’s a handy community for answers I haven’t covered G+ Scrivener Community

Happy Scrivenering!:)

Blake is now on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble:)

Blake-A Montana Dayton Novel (UK) Smashwords Barnes&Noble

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If Montana had known what she would be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max.

Lottery winner and venture capitalist Montana Dayton is on vacation, sorely needing a break from her business. She purposely had a house built deep in the mountains, away from civilization in hopes to spend the winter alone with her dog Killer. Unfortunately the universe is conspiring against her. Montana’s getting creepy feelings from something or someone on her property and Rose, her neighbor, is bringing new “friends” into her life.

If that wasn’t enough to ruin Montana’s vacation, the dangerously attractive Max surely would! Max has the uncanny ability to show up when he’s not wanted. What Montana doesn’t realize is Max knows what’s out in the woods and it’s his job to find it.

Max knows Montana can sense it even though she cannot see it and has decided that she needs to be protected from the unseen danger, but who will protect Montana from Max?

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