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Course: Writing with Scrivener: Create an Inspiring Writing Environment in Compose Mode

Writing with Scrivener: Create an Inspiring Writing Environment in Compose Mode

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course


Literature & Latte created Scrivener's Compose Mode as a "Distraction Free" writing area, but the default setup is not very inspiring. Scrivener 3's default is all dark background with pale white type for the purpose of reducing eye strain, but all it does is make it very unappealing, especially for creative types.

Happily, ALL versions of Scrivener [Scrivener 2 & 3 for Mac and Scrivener for Windows] have options to change the screen background, the editor page background and the fonts to just about anything you want.

In this course, I'll show you the various ways to set up your writing environment which works the best for you. You can use colors, textures and any other image in any combination. Be sure to download the appropriate cheat sheet for your version to see where to go to change the Appearance preferences. All of the videos are created with Scrivener 3 for Mac.

Basic knowledge


  • Some experience or knowledge of the basics of Scrivener (any version) will be helpful.
  • You will need to have Scrivener (any version) installed on your computer. (Can be the 30-day Trial version)
What you will learn


  • Change the screen background to a color, texture or image
  • Find free image backgrounds to use in Compose Mode
  • Change the editor background to a color, texture or image
  • Change the height and width of the Editor
  • Use screen background as virtual stationery
  • Access the Menu while in Compose Mode [Mac only]
  • Access folders, files and other Scrivener Project files while in Compose Mode
  • Use Compose Mode with two computer screens
Curriculum
Number of Lecture: 18
Total Duration: 00:30:25
Introduction to Compose Mode
  • Where to Find Preferences for each Version  
  • Mac Version Resources  
  • Windows Version Resources  
Compose Mode Basics
  • Entering Compose Mode  
  • Compose Mode Defaults  
  • MAC ONLY: Access to the Menu While in Compose Mode  
  • Compose Mode Control Strip  
  • Right Click Options  
  • Quick Reference Panels and Bookmarks  
Customizing Compose Mode
  • Customizing Compose Mode Colors  
  • Background Images--Textures  
  • Background Images--Photos  
  • Custom Size Photos  
  • Seasonal & Holiday Compose Mode Themes  
  • Virtual Stationery  
  • Project-Specific Background Image  
  • MAC ONLY: Using Two Scrivener Projects in Compose Mode  
  • Questions?  
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