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

Leisa Eining, Writer & Scrivener Enthusiast

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11 Videos (19m)
    • Writing with Scrivener

      1:02
    • Where to find Preferences in Your Scrivener Version

      1:04
    • Entering Compose Mode

      0:51
    • Customizing Compose Mode Colors

      2:10
    • Background Images--Textures

      3:02
    • Background Images--Photos

      1:49
    • Custom-Sizing Photos

      1:48
    • Seasonal & Holiday Compose Mode Themes

      2:30
    • Virtual Stationery

      1:58
    • Project-Specific Background Image

      1:15
    • Wrap up & Thank You

      1:27

About This Class

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Scrivener created 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.

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Leisa Eining

Writer & Scrivener Enthusiast

Scrivener 3 for Mac was released in November of 2017, but Scrivener 3 for Windows is on its way.  It is currently in Beta and could be released by the end of 2018 or early 2019.  All of my Scrivener courses are created via Screencasts in the Mac version of Scrivener 3, but from what I have seen in the Beta version, the Windows version is at least (maybe more than) 95 percent identical to the Mac version.  Where there are differences, I will be including screencast tutorials in ...

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