Scrivener for Windows 1.0 Released!

In case you hadn't heard, Scrivener for Windows is no longer in Beta. It has been officially released.

For $40, it is the very best word processing software you can get.

I love how easy it is to navigate my work-in-progress (WIP). Rather than having to work in one long single document, I can write individual scenes within chapter folders. Thus, if I am writing away in a scene in chapter 17 and I think of something I need to check on or change back in chapter 2, I can easily click the chapter 2 folder and when I'm done click back to chapter 17 and carry on.

I also love working with the corkboard. I just write a quick summary of the scene on the index card, and then I can move the index cards around on the corkboard-- and the scene moves with it! I also love having that quick summary in view when I'm working on a scene. It helps to keep me focused.

One of my favourite features is being able to attach a picture to each character. This is not a must-have for me, but it sure is fun.

It is an awesome piece of software and I'm looking forward to future added features.

Do you use Scrivener?

Scrivener beta for Windows 026 - About Those Carrots...

I mentioned in my last Scrivener post that the newest release, beta 026, fixed the missing centre tool bar at the bottom of the page. I may have been hasty.

As a writer with limited time on her hands, this tool bar is vital.

As you can see the tool bar is there-- for this projects. Not so for my other 4 projects.

I tried creating a new project, to see if I could make a workaround, but the bar does not appear on new projects, either.

Fortunately, the good people of the forum have answers.

First, I tried the suggested: View => Layout => Show Footer. Unfortunately, Show Footer was not an option. Hide Footer was an option, so I selected it. Then returned to select Show Footer.

This didn't work.

Scrolling farther down the forum thread revealed the problem was not a tool bar setting, or a View menu setting. The problem was with the screen size. Once I took the screen off Maximize, the tool bar happily appeared.

I have my carrots back! (For real this time!)

Thank you to the good people of the forum!