Scrivener for the Family Historian

ScrivenerFamilyHistorianWriting your family history can be complicated. Now there’s help!

Scrivener is the No.1 writing software on the market. Scrivener for the Family Historian will guide genealogists to becoming well-organized and productive family history writers. Written by genealogy professional, author and long-time Scrivener user, Lynn Palermo, you’ll learn to outline, organize, write, revise and publish your family history using Scrivener.

Whether you’re writing a family history story, a memoir, life story or an epic novel, this guide is designed to help you start working with Scrivener immediately. No long manual to read, this Scrivener guide is ideal for the beginner writer regardless of the genre. Learn to write with Scrivener in simple, uncomplicated terms.
This book also includes links to Scrivener Family History templates and video tutorials.

Author – Lynn Palermo (the Armchair Genealogist)
Kindle – $2.99
Paperback – $14.99

Moving to Ulysses Made Easy

Moving to Ulysses Made Easy

I had been slowly moving writing projects from Scrivener to Ulysses using the always tedious copy/paste option. Fortunately, the latest version of Ulysses for Mac includes a quick and easy way to move an entire project in minutes. Here’s how … Scrivener Export Open the Scrivener project you wish to export and select the Draft (renamed to the project title in this example) item in the Binder.…

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Moving to Ulysses Made Easy

I had been slowly moving writing projects from Scrivener to Ulysses using the always tedious copy/paste option. Fortunately, the latest version of Ulysses for Mac includes a quick and easy way to move an entire project in minutes. Here’s how . . .

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Scrivener Export

Open the Scrivener project you wish to export and select the Draft (renamed to the project title in this example) item in the Binder. This will capture the entire manuscript. Now choose the File > Export >Files option to display the options sheet you see here. Choose the filename and directory for the exported file then select the Rich Text With Attachments (.rtfd) option. I only want the manuscript exported so I unchecked all export options. When you’re ready, click Export.

Now all I have to do is drag the exported file into Ulysses for Mac. It will create a group for the manuscript and add each text item as a sheet. My images moved with the texts too. I did have to clean up the titles of each sheet. They were brought into Ulysses as bold text so I am changing them to the appropriate level heading as I review and edit the manuscript.

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The imported project in Ulysses

Writer’s Tools: Scrivener

Writer’s Tools: Scrivener

Publishing a printed family history is a two-step process. First, you have to write the story of your family. Then, you must perform the layout and formatting necessary to include the images, charts, documents and tables with the text to create an attractive and well-organized book. Although both steps can be performed using any of today’s word processing applications, you’ll find there are tools…

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Scrivener Tip: Managing Project Ideas

Scrivener Tip: Managing Project Ideas

Scrivener was designed to organize and manage writing projects. It also does a great job of organizing and managing your ideas for writing projects. I’ve got a Scrivener project called BookNotes that I use to stash writing project ideas along with any notes, supporting research or files. In the Barrett folder you see here, I’ve only got note cards on the Corkboard with ideas. The Barker folder…

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