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It would appear that this word-processing and file management desktop programme — specifically developed by Literature and Latte for writers — is becoming increasingly adopted by academics. There are other, more comprehensive accounts of using Scrivener on the web, such as here.
But as a relatively new Scrivener user, here are some thoughts on my ongoing experience of using it in drafting my thesis. Getting Started Using Scrivener effectively requires a shift in thinking from traditional word processing programmes and practices. I found undertaking a 5,words conference paper ideal to familiarise myself with key Scrivener features and to start developing my own quirks.
This enables easy transference or cross-referencing of texts across chapters and sections when required. It allows you to create, organise, aggregate and separate multiple texts of any size quickly and effectively within larger composite files and folders. But after a while, I found it an instinctive process as texts are collated, merged and expanded as described above.
For example, it may be useful to keep several text files in a folder during the editing process. Once you are happy with the arrangement of the collective texts, the folder can be changed into a single, more easily manageable file.
On the one hand, I love the minimalist look and feel of an unformatted writing environment — I often use Notepad or TextEdit for quick writing tasks.
Then, on the other hand, when I require formatting, I want to be able to set up and apply my own style preferences easily and efficiently. Scrivener appears to satisfy both these needs fairly well.
Viewing Options In the main document view, all the files within a folder can be viewed sequentially, as a composite text. I also use the split screen feature quite often now.
It enables two texts files to be viewed alongside each other vertically or horizontally. This is particularly useful for cross-referencing texts, or when transferring bits of text from one to the other.
The in-built full-screen option Compose provides an uncluttered view of the document view. Though it was initially developed for a Mac which I am usinga PC version is now also available.
I know of other users particularly in phdchat land who could probably provide greater insight into its more advanced features and how they have adopted Scrivener in their own writing practices.
The Scrivener website also provides a comprehensive set of tutorials. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site.The second book I absolutely did not like at all was “Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done Dissertation“.
As I indicated in my reading notes of Ogden’s “Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less“, I acquired this book because Dr. Kimberly Wiley, someone whose advice I fully trust, suggested that other academic mothers had suggested four books.
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