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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Creating Titled Snapshots

If you’re just taking snapshots at regular intervals for peace of mind, you might not want to title them, but if you’re making major revisions, a title can help you sort through your versions quickly.

Consider using something meaningful to help you understand which version of your document the snapshot represents. For example, if you’re changing the opening scene of your manuscript from a bar fight to a wedding, you might name the snapshot of the old version Bar Fight Version.

In the titled snapshot shown in Figure 19-3, the title makes it clear that the earlier version doesn’t include the quote that I added after taking the snapshot.

Figure 19-3: A titled snapshot.

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You can title snapshots in two ways:

check.png Take the snapshot, as outlined in the section “Creating a Snapshot,” earlier in this chapter, and then double-click the title in the Snapshots pane and type a new name.

check.png Name the snapshot when you take it.

To name the snapshot when you take it, follow these steps:

1. Select the desired item(s) in the Binder, Corkboard, or Outliner.

2. Choose DocumentsSnapshotsTake Titled Snapshots of Selected Documents.

When a single file is selected in Windows, or ...

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