Scrivener 3: Save Time by Automating Formatting with Styles
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Scrivener 3: Save Time by Automating Formatting with Styles

Get Productive in Scrivener 3 with Styles
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Created by Elaine Giles
Last updated 2/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Work productively with styles in Scrivener
  • Save time when formatting content
  • Create semantically marked up content ready for fast compiling
  • You should have at least a basic understanding of what Scrivener is and what it does
  • Access to the Mac version of Scrivener 3, full or trial version is fine

Whether you’re an experienced user of a previous version of Scrivener, new to version 3 of Scrivener, or you just want to hone your writing skills, this class is for you. 

In this class you’ll learn how to be more productive in Scrivener, making Scrivener work for you not feeling it's working against you. We’ll cover everything from learning what styles are and understanding how Scrivener implements them, to completely customizing styles for your specific requirements to make the time you spend in Scrivener not only more effective but a complete joy!

You'll finally be able to stop fighting the formatting and concentrate on your content.

Here's exactly what you get:

- A series of videos containing concise, straight to the point, instructions of how to make styles work for you in transforming how you work in the Scrivener editor

- Download of a Scrivener file containing all the styles created in this course

- Download of a style library for you to customize for your own work

You can use my template to create your very own style library for your next project to make formatting your work faster than ever before.

While this course assumes no prior detailed knowledge of Scrivener a passing familiarity with the interface and functionality of the app would be beneficial.

Who this course is for:
  • Content creators wanting to work faster in Scrivener by using styles
  • Users upgrading from version 2 of Scrivener to version 3
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 01:26:08
+ Welcome to the course!
1 lecture 02:29

Introduction to the course and an overview of what is to be covered.

Preview 02:29
+ Understanding Styles
8 lectures 27:20

This lesson clarifies what a style actually is and what elements of formatting styles can contain.

Preview 01:07

This lesson illustrates the concept of compiling and details how editing formats need not impact final compiled output.

Preview 01:56

This lesson demonstrates the difference between styles in version 3 of Scrivener and the formatting presets of previous versions.

Preview 06:04

Students will learn the time saving benefits of using styles.

Why Bother Using Styles?

This lesson details the mechanics and benefits of the Scrivener style system.

How Scrivener Implements a Style System

This lesson demonstrates the critical importance of the concept of Default Formatting in Scrivener.

Default Formatting

This lesson establishes the significance of styled versus unstyled text in Scrivener 3.

Styled v. Unstyled Text

Students will learn the differences between the four style types in Scrivener.

Style Types

Test your understanding of styles!

Understanding Styles
5 questions
+ Working with Styles
10 lectures 46:42

There are several different ways to apply styles, this lesson demonstrates each method.

Applying Styles

Creating custom styles is a central pillar of this course and this lesson demonstrates how to do it.

Creating New Styles

Chaining styles together is a great way to save time, this lesson demonstrates how to create linked next styles.

The Magic of the "Next Style"

This lesson provides tips and tricks for naming styles to maximise their usefulness.

Preview 02:22

The ability to edit and update styles is what makes the style system in Scrivener 3 different from previous versions, this lesson shows you how to achieve both.

Editing and Updating Styles

Mindful of Scrivener's preference for unstyled text this lesson will demonstrate how to remove styles from text.

Removing Styles

This lesson demonstrates how to use the applied styles to navigate your Scrivener file.

Navigating By Style

The Styles Panel is the central hub of the Scrivener styles system and this lesson demonstrates every function available in the Styles Panel.

Styles Panel Menu

The ability to transfer styles between Scrivener files is critical to working productively in Scrivener and this lesson demonstrates the process.

Transferring Styles

Test your understanding of working with styles!

Working with Styles
5 questions

Are you ready to get started creating your own Style Library?

To give you the best start download the attached file, unzip it and open it with Scrivener 3. You'll find a series of folders and scrivenings containing the styles I used in this course. All you need to do is format the text as you prefer and create a new style definition for each style you want to add to your Style Library.

Download a Starting Point for Your Style Library
+ BONUS: Touché
1 lecture 09:02

Scrivener supports the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar but if you don't have a MacBook Pro Touché is a great alternative to supplement how you can control Scrivener.

BONUS: Using the Touch Bar with Scrivener
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:35

Wrap up of the course reviewing what was covered and considering next steps.

Wrap Up