Transferred entire manuscript into Tutorial pages

Can anyone help me. I am very frustrated after spending 9 hours working on my novel, I discovered that it is in the tutorial pages, rather than in the correct new doc section. How can I transfer this all, easily, instead of spending a further 9 hours or more to do so?

Thank you for any assistance you may be able to offer me.

Hi goldie,

In Scrivener, you can have two projects open at once, and you can move documents between them. So all you have to do is open the project where you want to put your work (creating a new project if you haven’t already done so), then arrange the windows on your screen so that you can see both project binders at once. In the tutorial project, select the binder items containing your work, then drag them to the binder of your own project and drop them into the required position there.

This actually creates a copy of the documents in the second project, leaving them intact in their original position. Once you have verified that your work has been transferred safely into your own project, you can delete the material from the tutorial project if you wish.

I hope this helps.


Thank you very much, Astrid. I’m going to try it this morning.

Also, does it work for all the index cards/mega-information/notes?


Hi Goldie,

I have just replied to the email you sent to tech support. In essence, the position is summed up by the following passage from section 7.6 of the user manual (available via Help > Scrivener Manual):

“Most meta-data will transfer, even snapshots, when dragging and dropping. Anything that requires the project itself be set up a certain way however, like particular labels with predefined colours, will be more touchy and transfer, and Scrivener Links will always fail (references, so long as they point to items within the dragged selection, will work, so long as they are all moved at once).”

All the best,