Section Types and Project-Specific Backup Locations

Project settings are those that apply only to the project you’re working on. There are two big ones that have been added in Scrivener 3.

Section Types

Section Types are a new way to define the formatting of documents and folders during the compile process. Under Project>Project Settings>Section Types, you can define section types specific to the current project (not global to all projects). These will change the compile process significantly, hopefully for the better. 😉


I’m really excited about this one. In the previous version of Scrivener, all files included in Automatic Backups were backed up to the same location. Now, under Project>Project Settings>Backup, you can override the location specified for all projects under Scrivener>Preferences>Backup and choose a different location for a specific project’s backup files.

Project Settings Backups page

All other global Backup settings (defined in Scrivener>Preferences>Backup) will still apply (e.g. file name, number of backup files retained, etc).