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Scrivener Tutorial for Windows by Gwen Hernandez (September 2013)

Best utilize Scrivener for what you write and the way you write

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  • 24 Documents
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Course Highlights

  • Thorough, step-by-step lessons with plenty of screenshots
  • Regular LIVE classes to clarify your doubts & questions
  • You can work with a sample project throughout the course

About the Course

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description


This is a four week course starting September 9, 2013


You’ll understand how to store everything you need for your writing project in one place: images, reference materials, web pages, notes, outlines, and more. You’ll also be able to export partial and complete manuscripts for e-book, print, or any common file type. Here are some of the things you’ll be able to do after the course:


  • Learn to navigate the interface and understand important terms
  • Learn how to move, rename, split, merge, and group files
  • Understand snapshots and when to use them
  • Create, apply, and search for keywords
  • Discover how to find anything in your project with advanced search techniques
  • Set up full screen composition mode for distraction-free writing
  • Track your goals and progress
  • Work with annotations, comments, and footnotes
  • Compile (export) your manuscript to e-book, print, and common file types
  • Customize your writing environment, including Labels, full screen, the binder, and project templates


This course will teach you how to best utilize Scrivener for what you write and the way you write.



From the teacher’s desk on how will this course work?


I traditionally post tutorials in PDF/DOC format (asynchronous materials) around 9am on weekdays, and then check in for questions several times throughout the day (between 9am-9pm, 7 days a week). My plan for this new format is to offer several live classes each week, at varying times, to answer student questions. All live classes will be recorded. We will have at least 4 LIVE classes (possibly more).


My time zone is Eastern Standard (Washington, D.C., USA).


The course outline:


  • Creating a new project
  • Understanding the interface and terminology
  • Working with documents and folders
  • Binder features
  • The Inspector
  • The Editor
  • Working in and customizing Full Screen mode
  • Annotations, comments, and footnotes
  • Other features and settings to personalize your experience
  • Tracking progress and project statistics
  • The Corkboard
  • The Outliner
  • Search and replace
  • Saved searches and collections
  • Snapshots
  • Compiling (exporting) your project
  • Custom project templates
  • Document templates
  • Backups, syncing with other computers, and getting help


About the Instructor

Gwen Hernandez
Northern Virginia, United States


Gwen Hernandez has been teaching Scrivener online classes since early 2011, and has been providing “how-to” posts on her website since 2009. She also wrote a book on the topic: Scrivener For Dummies, published by Wiley. She got a Master of Science in Industrial and Technical Studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2005, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from University of Arizona in 1995. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management, and was a 2011 Golden Heart® Finalist.


Gwen is the author of Scrivener For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Aug 2012, ISBN 9781118312476).


She lives in Northern Virginia, USA.


Ms. Hernandez knows her subject thoroughly and communicates succinctly. I enjoy her written and video teaching on WizIQ. Learning a lot!