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Scrivener 3 Compile Mastery for Windows

Enroll anytime for indefinite access to lessons, videos, and the class instructor for questions. Want to know how to turn your manuscript into a Word document, print-ready PDF, ebook, or other file? This course teaches you everything you need to know to compile your work in Scrivener 3. It provides the essential functions and features of compiling, and digs deep to show you how to customize your output. By the end of this course, you will:

  • understand what compiling is.
  • be able to set up your project binder for best compile results.
  • know how to utilize section types for easier formatting.
  • understand the purpose of the Compile window's sections.
  • be able to run through simple compile scenarios in minutes.
  • understand how to customize the Compile function for your needs.
  • be able to create drop caps, custom chapter headings, image separators, files for POD books, printed outlines, and more.


  • 43 step-by-step lessons
  • 18 instructional videos
  • Q&A with the instructor (via lesson comments)
  • Progress chart to keep you on track

Requirements: Scrivener 3 (trial or paid version, or willingness to download it), Windows 7 SP1+ with .NET Framework 4.6.2+, and a basic understanding of Scrivener 3.

Price: $39 Want to try before you buy? Check out the FREE lessons below. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what other students have to say about this course.

Course Information

Difficulty: Intermediate


Course Instructor

Gwen Hernandez Gwen Hernandez

This author of romantic suspense has been helping people learn Scrivener through books, classes, workshops, and private training since 2010.

One-time Payment


Unlimited access with no expiration date.

Things to Know Before You Start

Introducing Compile

Preparing Your Project

Setting Up Section Types

Getting Started with Compile

Choices, Choices, Choices


Customizing Scrivener Formats

Specific Compile Scenarios and Troubleshooting

Getting More Scrivener Help

What Others Have Said

Worth Double the Money
By: NJDamschroder

When I first got Scrivener, I didn't use it until I took Gwen's original classes. I'm smart and usually very capable of figuring things out for myself, but Scrivener is different enough from what I'm used to that my patience fails me. I was super excited when we finally got Scrivener 3, and I figured out everything I needed to...until it came time to compile my ebook for publication. I'm used to just clicking "As Is" and "Page Break Before" and then everything is exactly as I want it. Scriv3 laughed in my face. 🙂 This class is so well structured, and the explanations incredibly clear. I'm confident that I can move forward and achieve the results I want with much less frustration than before! 🙂 Thank you, Gwen, for sharing your expertise.