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In previous posts on this topic I covered formatting for an e-book. using styles in Word and creating bookmarks/hyperlinks using Word to enhance your manuscript for publication. But I also mentioned using preset styles in Scrivener so I’m covering that today.
Much like with Word you can use preset format styles to easily change formatting in your Scrivener documents. These are located in the Format toolbar at the top of the editor:
However, if you want to create additional presets to use while writing, here are the steps to do that:
1. Create some content with the formatting you wish to use or open a document in Scrivener that already has this formatting.
2. Make sure you’ve click into the formatted area you want to use for a preset.
3. Click on Format, Formatting, New Preset from Selection:
4. Name the preset and click OK.
To use presets you have created click within the content paragraph or highlight all the content to be changed and select it from the list of presets in the formatting toolbar (see the first screenshot above) or in the Formatting menu click Apply Preset to choose what you want. You can also delete presets from the Formatting menu should you find you no longer need a preset. Once you have your preset(s) created you can also apply them to your document templates and project templates to get to work even faster.
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