I just bought & installed Scrivener, went through the whole tutorial (which is very good, by the way), and scanned the manual. But I’m stuck on what I’m sure is very basic:
I’ve got a 180-page partial novel in MS Word, and I’d like to continue working on it in Scrivener. I can import the document, and split it up into chapters and scenes. But I can’t get basic formatting right.
I want to use the default Scrivener page settings (e.g., half-inch indent at start of paragraph); but whether I import my file as a Word doc or as a rtf doc, it retains all the formatting I have in Word.
Is there an option to set so that Scrivener ignores all the formatting on the imported file and simply applies defaults?
Instead of having to put it in plain text, I would suggest you click the small down arrow by the big green circle with a + sign and choose New Text
OR use the CTRL + SHIFT+ N keys
this will give you a new blank section
then select the section you want to paste from your original document
THEN instead of a simple PASTE (CTRl +V)
try the EDIT> PASTE AND MATCH STYLE
OR use the CTRL+ SHIFT+ V keys
This will give you the format you’ve selected for your project
Thanks for the suggestion, which worked like a charm for a couple of MSWord files. But my main one has some issue with Tabs/Indents, which no matter what I do, carry over into Scrivener. The easiest solution (since this is just a one-time thing) was just to search/delete all the Tabs/Indents in my Word doc, then copy over to Scrivener.
Thanks to all for the multiple replies & suggestions. I’ve been lurking on the forum for a while (testing out the Betas), and was pleased to see the participation here.