* Around a year ago I wrote a review of the writing software I use: Scrivener by Literature and Latte. I love making use of Project and Document Bookmarks, Collections and Quick Reference, Project Statistics, and the easy back-up options that ensure I never have to worry about losing my work.

Put simply, I think you should be using Scrivener 3 right now. My Journey with Scrivener. A few writers have asked if I think they should use Scrivener — a word processing program and management system designed for writers — so I thought I’d tell you how I used it. When I say I wasn’t ready the first time I tried to use Scrivener, it was very a much an “it isn’t you, it’s me” situation. That was in the days of Scrivener 2, but recently Literature and Latte released a massive update. Scrivener helped me organize my scenes and sections (my novel doesn’t have chapters) and it was very helpful. While you can certainly use Scrivener for smaller writing projects or other projects where you'd use a word processor, its real strength is in its capacity to organize large writing projects. However you choose to go about using Scrivener, don’t let the complex nature of this software turn you off.

I now use Scrivener in tandem with Zotero, a bibliographic software tool that makes it easier to organize source materials and insert citations, and I’ve developed a workflow that makes it dramatically easier to draft articles based on scholarly research. If you think you'd like to give Scrivener a try, make use of these easy links: Download a thirty-day free trial. If you want to learn how to use scrivener (and possibly stumble through it like I did), then you’re in the right spot. If you want to quickly copy one text document in a larger project file from Scrivener to Word, you can also use the export option.

How to Use Scrivener’s Import and Split Function. Click File > Export > Files. A window will open, select your Word document. Advanced Binder. Once you’re finished adding your separator symbol, save it, go to Scrivener and go to File=>Import=>Import and Split. Go to the Word document. From novels to non-fiction to thesis projects to long-form articles, Scrivener is an excellent tool for gathering a lot of thoughts and information into something cohesive and usable. Many users have reported that Scrivener for Mac is slightly easier to use and navigate than Scrivener for Windo ws, but it has a complex interface regardless. For every scene/chapter break, you need to type in a separator symbol such as a hash mark (#) in the document. The good news is that you don’t have to use every feature so it can be simplified if you’d like.

Choose a location to save your exported file, and choose a document name (if you want to change it for some reason).

Here's how: Highlight the correct document in Scrivener's Binder view. After doing a lot of writing in the new version, I now feel ready to review it. I didn’t start with Scrivener, though. It was a few years back, and when I downloaded the free trial I was about halfway through the first draft of a nov Purchase Scrivener for Mac, Windows, or iOS.