User Manual

I know this is a beta, and we probably won’t get a User Manual until the actual release, and the Windows version and Mac version will be somewhat different, but would reading the Mac version manual be close enough to be of help in the interim?

For some of the most theoretical discussions, absolutely. You’ll find a great amount of divergence when it comes to the discussion of the features themselves and what you can do with the interface, but particularly in the first 1/3 of the manual or so, there is much conceptual discussion on how the different pieces of Scrivener fit together. There are definitely many areas of functional overlap, but the approach is often going to be very different.