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

Ulysses Updates

This month Ulysses issued a major update which takes advantage of a number of features included in the iOS 11 release. The one that caught my eye first was the image previews. When you add an image as its own paragraph, you will see it as a black and white thumbnail. Images within a text paragraph will still appear as the standard IMG-bubble. This lets you see what the images look like without distracting users from the text. Yes, text is king in Ulysses.

The new drag and drop feature allows you to pull in images, attachments, text and sheets. Along with that, you can now quickly move paragraphs up or down within a sheet. Place the cursor anywhere within the paragraph then use control-command-up arrow or control-command-down arrow to move the entire paragraph to a new spot.

Ulysses is now a subscription-based platform. The apps – both on the Mac and on your iOS devices – are all free downloads, but you will need a subscription to unlock all your apps on your devices. That’s one subscription, not one for each app. There is a 14-day free trial available to see if Ulysses is for you. The US subscription is $4.99/month or $39.99/year.

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This article was written in Ulysses and posted here using Ulysses’s publishing tool. What you see here is the article as it appears in the Ulysses app.

 

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

Protect Your Work with Ulysses Backup

Protect Your Work with Ulysses Backup

Ulysses for Mac and iPad include an automatic backup feature that is turned on by default. On the Mac, your data is automatically backed up hourly (keeping the last 12 hours), daily (keeping the last 7 days) and weekly (keeping the last 6 months). Backed up files are stored on your computer. iPad backups are less frequent because of the devices space restrictions. Ulysses backup preferences on…

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