I’ve been trying out Scrivener the last few days and so far I’m loving it! I’m using the windows version.
I’ve created a set-up for my binder which I would love to use for all of my fiction projects in the future.
For example, I’ve set up all kinds of standard folders like: A pre-write tasklist, manuscript folder, research folder, outline folder, backstory folder and created some templates.
I’d love it that if I start a new Fiction project all of these things will already be set-up in the binder. I’ve been searching, but I have no idea if that’s even possible. If anyone knows if that’s possible and how, I’d be so gratefull!
Welcome to Scrivener and the message forum.
I’m assuming that you are using Windows Scrivener v1.9.16 (Help > About).
Project Templates (not to be confused with Document Templates) are what you’ll use for this.
The Tutorial project that comes with Scrivener has step by step instructions for how to create a project template, so, if you haven’t already done so, first thing you’ll want to do is launch the Tutorial project,
- Launch Scrivener. If Scrivener’s already open, select File > New Project.
- Select Interactive Tutorial and Open
- Save the Tutorial somewhere, if this is the first time you’ve opened it.
Once you’ve got the Tutorial open, navigate to the document Draft > Part 5 Customizing Projects > Step 21: Creating a New Project. The four steps listed at the bottom of this document walk you through the process of creating a project template. As you’ve already edited a project that you’d like to use as a template, you’ve already done step #1.
Try to create a project template from your project and let me know if you have any questions.
Also, if you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend you go through the rest of the project tutorial, as it will definitely speed up the learning curve.