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Change the dictionary in Scrivener

Scrivener for Windows has a number of writing tools available from the Tools menu, including options to look up selected words in a number of online references (dictionary, thesaurus, etc). These tools aren’t user definable, but if you are prepared to tinker a little under the hood there is a way to change these to something you use more regularly.

The steps below will switch the Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com references to enable you to look up words in the Collins online dictionary and thesaurus instead (in particular, the American English versions). Continue reading

Writing Sci Fi with Scapple for Windows

I’m very pleased to say that the Windows version of Scapple is now a reality. The folks at Literature and Latte(1) have just released a beta version of the software on their website(2).

But that’s not the exciting news. The exciting bit is that once again(3) I have been able to work with the Windows team at LitNLat to add a Science Fiction interface to the program.



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Changing the Binder name in Scrivener

As part of the Novel In A Day excercises I make available the Scrivener project files used to create the books. As a result of seeing these, a couple of people have asked me how I changed the name of the binder in those files so that instead of just saying “Binder”, they read (for example) “NIAD 2012″… Continue reading

Writing Sci Fi with Scrivener for Windows

“If anyone has not tried switching to SciFi as a language (my standard modus operandi in Scrivener now) I strongly urge them to for some fun. This English translation was the brain-child of our beloved ‘pigfender’ and it’s brilliant – sure to bring a wry smile to one’s lips.”

(Lee Powell, lead-developer of Scrivener for Windows)

Writing a novel is a bit like being the Captain of a spaceship. Or at least it is if you write your novels using Scrivener for Windows and switch the interface from the default “English” to the “Science Fiction” translation: Continue reading