Export formatting presets

Hello! I have a number of formatting presets on my Mac, but would not like to export and load them to my husband’s PC version of Scrivener. Is there a way to do so?

Thanks :slight_smile:

If you’re using 2.8,
Format > Formatting > Export Presets for iOS
would do it; if you’re not yet using 2.8, the file in question is
~/Library/Application Support/Scrivener/Styles.plist
Note, I’m using 2.8, but I don’t know if that file’s name has changed … it might have been presets.plist, but you’ll find it in that folder whatever. Just option-drag it out to make a copy.

Whichever way you get it, you should put the copy in the same Library folder on your husbands computer.

Make sure Scrivener is not running while you do any of those things.


EDIT: I’ve just seen … your husband is using Windows? Perhaps you’d better wait till someone who knows where it should go on Windows and whether it is compatible. :blush:

I’ve exported styles.plist (thanks!), but where do I place it in the Windows version, since his file structure is different?

Glad you’ve got it, but can’t help on that one I’m afraid. But I’m sure someone Windows-savvy will be along soon.


Heh, thanks :slight_smile:

Unfortunately the preset file is not cross-platform compatible (and in fact a preset file produced using that menu command only works on iOS, not even another Mac). We’ll have a much better (and fully three-way) approach to this in the long-term, but for now the best way to get presets around is to keep a “cheat sheet” file in your project with the presets applied to actual text. You can then use that text to create the presets on the other machine.

Okay, thanks :slight_smile: