Asking Questions

Got questions? You can ask about the lesson topics, Scrivener issues you're having with your own projects, or how to approach writing different types of content in Scrivener.

Just add a comment at the bottom of any lesson.

Adding a Comment

Each lesson page has a comment section at the bottom. Simply type your question in the box and click Post Comment.

Adding an Image

Screenshots are a great way to show me exactly what you're talking about or to show me how you have things set up in your own project. (If you don't know how to take a screenshot, check out the “Capturing Screenshots” lesson.) To include a screenshot with your comment, click the Browse button and select an image file from your computer. File must be no larger than 128MB (if it is, you'll get a weird error that I have no control over). If your file is larger than 128MB, you'll need to resize it before attaching to your comment.

The image will display in the comment as a thumbnail.

TIP: Paint is good for adjusting file sizes. In File Explorer, right-click the image and choose Edit. The image opens in Paint (unless you have another photo tool assigned for that file type.) Select Resize. Use percentage or pixels to reduce the size. (For pixels, changing the longest side between 800-1200 pixels should do the trick.)

Viewing an Attachment

To view an image attached to a comment, click the image. The full-size image will appear in a new tab on your browser.

Subscribing to Comments

To be notified when anyone else comments on the lesson, select the “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” checkbox before posting your comment. You can unsubscribe from future comments at any time, or subscribe without commenting by clicking the “subscribe” link.

Searching Comments

To search the existing comments for a topic, use Ctrl+F (works for most Windows browsers) to open a search bar the lesson page. Or you can scroll through the comments.

4 thoughts on “Asking Questions”

  1. George Shaddock says:

    I have Scrivener 3 loaded and up on my machine. I have tried to load chapters just using copy/paste. My problem with Office 365 is getting MS to hold the format in 365. Paragraph indenting and not indenting have suddenly changed when I attempt to print.

    1. George: You’re better off using Import than copy/paste. You can access it from File>Import>Files. That should keep the format you had in Word. If you don’t want that, you can click in the document and go to Documents>Convert>Text to Default Formatting to change it to the default formatting in Scrivener.

      The default format is set up in File>Options>Editing>Formatting.

      None of this applies to how it looks when compiled though, unless you choose the Default compile format. This class shows you how to format everything when compiling, so how it looks in the Editor doesn’t matter as much unless you’ve been using Tabs for paragraph indents and/or hitting Enter twice to create paragraph spacing.

  2. George Shaddock says:

    The entire manuscript is 357KB docx Would you like me to upload a chapter?

    1. George: There’s no need to upload a chapter. I guess, when you say you have a problem with 365 holding the format, is that when you’ve compiled the DOCX from Scrivener, or just a complaint about Word? šŸ™‚

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