Saving and renaming a project

I want to start afresh on my novel using a copy of my work while also retaining the original project. In other words I want to save EVEREYTHING as is but under a new name so I can make changes. How can I rename my project and keep everything as is? In MS Word I would simply use ‘save as’ and give it a new name.

Instead of a Save As-command, just duplicate the project file in Finder.

Simply find your project file in Finder, select it and press CMD-D or choose “Duplicate” from the File-meny in Finder. Then rename one of the files “myProject_old.scriv” and the other to whatever you want your current project to be…


Or use Backup To… That will make a backup of your whole project. I hope to add Save As in the next update; the way Scrivener saves makes it more complicated than for most apps.

All the best,

Another way to “copy” something is hold down the OPTION button while dragging something in the finder.

So if you OPTION + DRAG a SCR file you now have a copy…

another is select a document/file/folder/app

COPY then go into another folder and hit PASTE and you now have a copy as well…