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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Building Your Scrivener Project

Before you can start writing, you need a document to write in. The following sections show you how to create new documents, add folders to keep them organized, and import existing writing and documentation into your project.

Adding a text document

So, you’re sick of staring at a blank screen, and you’re ready to start writing? First, you need to add a text document to your Scrivener project (see Chapter 1 for more on creating a project). Just follow these steps:

1. In the Binder, select the folder to which you want to add the document.

The folder can be at any level, in or out of the Manuscript root folder.

remember.eps If you want the document included in the final exported manuscript, put it in the Manuscript folder.

2. Click the Add button in the toolbar.

A new file displaying the text document icon and the word Untitled appears below the folder, as shown in Figure 2-2.

Figure 2-2: A new text document in the Chapter One folder, ready to be named.

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3. Type the name of the document and press Return.

Your new document has been added to the selected folder.

tip.eps You can add a new text document in a number of ways, in addition to the method in the preceding step ...

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