Printing Index Cards

just got the new scrivener. great app. but how do I print index cards? is there any easy way to do that?
:slight_smile: thanks

  1. Show corkboard.
  2. File > Print Current Document…


(You can change the settings by going to File > Page Setup > Settings > Scrivener > Options…)


Hi, forgive the not-exactly-technical add-on question - having got excited about 2.0’s facility to print index cards onto the mythical Avery A4 index card sheets, I can’t find anywhere that sells them, or has heard of them, and I can’t find them anywhere on the web. Anyone know of a UK supplier? Thanks!

Yeah, this is really annoying - my only pack came from a US trip. I just use regular card, print in landscape format with the cutting guides, and get out the guillotine. It’s not ideal, but it is the perfect procrastination technique. :slight_smile:

OK, thanks Keith, I’ll stop looking!

BTW, I’m, delighted with V2.0. A couple of instant delights - the quick ref window means I can float pictures of my characters at the edge of the screen (I go to casting websites and find actors who look like the characters, in case you were wondering), and the snapshot window ‘compare’ feature means I will actually use the feature now, as before I found it too much effort working out what had changed since the snapshot.

Looking forward to more discoveries!

Phil x

Thanks Phil! Much appreciated - glad you’re liking it so far.
All the best,

If you have a printer with an auxiliary front-loader, you can also feed ordinary index cards through the machine as well. While that requires that you sit there pumping cards into a slot in the front, it’s quite a lot cheaper (and easier to find) than Avery’s stock.

Thanks for this post. I was thinking it, but since I hadn’t tried I thought that maybe there was some reason why it wouldn’t work. Very glad to know it does. :slight_smile:

Yup, just make sure to remember to set up your paper settings to the dimensions of the card itself in Page Setup.

Just to clarify: If I’m going to buy Avery index card stock, which should I buy? (Avery A4?) Or will I be able to configure index card printing to suit?

I don’t think you can get Avery index card stock in A4 - I believe it’s only available in Letter format and only sold in the States. I end up printing on regular card with the line guides and cutting them out using a guillotine (but then procrastination that feels like work is a hobby of mine).

A tip on DIY cards; use the landscape orientation. You can fit four cards to a page instead of three, saving paper.