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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Chapter 10

Marking Up Your Text with Inline Annotations and Comments

In This Chapter

arrow Working with annotations in the text

arrow Using comments in their own pane

arrow Exporting annotations and comments to their own file

One of the biggest drawbacks to writing on the computer is that you can’t easily mark up your manuscript. Struggling with that paragraph but need to move on? Need more research here? Have to remember to insert a hook or transition there?

Scrivener has a function for that — two, actually: Annotations and Comments.

Annotations are embedded within the text, whereas comments are stored outside the text, accessible by a hyperlink or the Comments & Footnotes pane in the Inspector. When you’re ready to compile your manuscript, you can either hide annotations and comments (the default), leave them visible, or convert them to footnotes or endnotes (see Chapter 11 for more on footnotes).

This chapter introduces you to the next best thing since the red pen.

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