How to Use Word like Scrivener

Rochelle Deans

I have Scrivener. I love Scrivener for writing my first draft. But invariably, I move into Word once I begin editing. Maybe because it’s more familiar to me, or because I like having a fully functioning dictionary. But it doesn’t matter. Today, I want to show you how to use Word as if it were Scrivener, from the very beginning. (All Scrivener screenshots are from Simply Scrivener and images link to their appropriate tutorials.)

A few disclaimers:

  • This only works in Word 2007 or later, as far as I’m aware.
  • If you thrive on the index cards, mind mapping, color labels, and heaps of character information, your go-to program will be OneNote rather than Word.
  • I haven’t figured out the best way to use metadata in Word, but I don’t use it in Scrivener, either…

The Binder

One of Scrivener’s most enticing features is the binder. Organize your scenes however…

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2 Comments

  1. You are most welcome

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