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 Choose File 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: Previewer on the Mac is good for adjusting file sizes. In Finder, double-click the image to open it, then go to Tools>Adjust Size and adjust the height or width. Changing the longest side between 800-1200 pixels should do the trick. You can see the new file size in the Resulting Size pane at the bottom.

Viewing an Attachment

To view an image attached to a comment, click the image. The full-size image appears 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 Edit>Find to search the lesson page. The search box usually opens in the upper right corner of the page, but may differ depending on your browser. Or you can scroll through the comments.

10 thoughts on “Asking Questions”

  1. Mark Anderson says:

    Is there a way to see comments posted by others without having to add comments of my own? Thanks. Enjoying the course thus far.

    1. Hi, Mark. This class is new, so you’re the first commenter! You should be able to see everyone’s comments on a lesson, there just weren’t any yet. 🙂

    2. Mark: Another thought. If you ever want to follow comments left on a specific lesson without having to leave a comment, you should be able to check the “Subscribe to comments via email” box beneath the comment window.

  2. Mark Anderson says:

    Thank you, Gwen!

    1. Laurie Mueller says:

      I’m here now. Its taken me this long to find the time but now I’m in Mexico and there is no excuse….oh except maybe the sun, the surf, and the tequila!

      1. Enjoy Mexico and the class, Laurie! 😉

  3. Sophia Coudenhove says:

    Will I be OK with Scrivener 2.8.1? Thanks.

    1. Sophia: In most cases, yes, but there are some things that have changed. If you want to see the major differences between versions 2 and 3, you can check out the free Jumpstart class on this site. And if you prefer to switch to the original Mac class for version 2, send me an email through the Contact page.

      If your hardware supports it, I’d recommend upgrading to version 3 when you can though. There are some cool updates, and I don’t know how long L&L plans to support the older version. Thanks.

  4. Rosalyne Field says:

    Hi Gwen,
    I have a MacBook with Scrivener 3 on it, but also an iPad Pro. I noticed Scrivener has an App I can get for my iPad. Do you think it’s worth it? Have you used the App and do you know if it can sync with the Scrivener for Mac? Any advice would be appreciated!
    Enjoying the course so far 🙂

    1. Hi, Rosalyne. If you plan to work on the go, I think Scrivener for iOS is great. Definitely worth $20. Even better if you use a bluetooth keyboard.

      It’s not quite as full featured as the desktop version, but has all the important capabilities, IMO. And it syncs easily with Scrivener for Mac. To do that, you keep any projects you want to be able to work on in Dropbox in the Apps folder in a Scrivener subfolder that gets created when you link the iOS version to your Dropbox account. I have a few blog posts about the iOS version at:

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