more than one computer.

I have a desktop PC, a laptop and a Surface RT.
Scrivener is installed on my desktop but what do I do if I am away from home and want to work on either my laptop or my Surface RT? Do I have to buy Scrivener for the other two computers or am I able to use Microsoft’s OneDrive for the work I am doing?
I am a complete newby with Scrivener but I am enjoying my journey of discovery of all its features.
I am not very technically minded but want to use Scrivener for novel writing. :smiley:

Your licence basically allows you to install Scrivener on any of your computers that runs the same OS – i.e. a Windows PC and a Windows laptop are fine, but for a Mac desktop and a Windows Laptop you’ll need to buy both a Windows and a Mac licence.

From the knowledge base:
[i]When you purchase a licence for Scrivener, you automatically receive what we call a “household” licence for the platform you selected. What we mean by this is as follows:

You can install and run Scrivener on any machines you own and of which you are the predominant user.
You can install and run Scrivener on any machines based predominantly in your house and used by family members living with you.
This only applies to machines running the platform covered by your licence (you cannot use a Mac serial number with the Windows version or vice versa, because the Mac and Windows versions are separate development efforts).[/i] (Read the whole article for details…)

Many people (including me) use cloud services such as Dropbox and OneDrive to be able to share the work in progress amongst more than one machine as you want to do. However there are a few precautions you’ll need to take to ensure the syncing doesn’t corrupt the files.

Check these knowledge base articles before you do anything:

There are also several threads on this forum which deal with syncing. Bottom line: if you’re careful, it works fine, but you do need to understand the issues.

I’m a Mac person, so I’m not sure, but I don’t think Scrivener will run on a Surface RT as I believe it has a different CPU, not Intel. Just so you’re not surprised if you encounter problems. :slight_smile:

Mr X

I believe you’re correct, it needs to be a Surface Pro, with the full Intel chipset. The laptop, assuming it’s Windows, should work just fine, though

This is correct. Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, and Surface 3 all work to run Scrivener. Surface RT and Surface 2 do not.