Scrivener Auto Completion

Nat Russo How-To, Scrivener 0 Comments

Have you ever wished you didn’t have to type the same word or phrase over and over again in your manuscript? Maybe you have a tricky-to-spell character name, or you use a lot of technical terms?

What if I told you that Scrivener can automatically type those words/phrases for you with the stroke of a key?

Scrivener Auto Complete

In the above example, simply scrolling down to “Mukhtaar Lord” and pressing TAB will complete my sentence!

This is a conveniently hidden feature called Auto-Completion.

To activate the feature, complete the following steps:
1. Highlight the word or phrase you’d like Scrivener to type for you.
2. Right-click the selection.
3. Click “Add Selection to Auto-Complete List”

Alternatively, you can open your “Project” menu and manage your entire Auto-Complete list from there.

Next…
1. Go to the Tools->Options menu and click the Corrections tab.
2. Make sure Suggest completions as you type is checked.
3. Uncheck In script mode only.

Voila! You can now auto-complete anything you add to your auto-completion list!

Note: This tip first appeared in the June 2017 “Erindor Press Newsletter”. If you found it helpful and would like more such as these, join the newsletter today!

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    Nat Russo is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Fantasy author of Necromancer Awakening. Nat was born in New York, raised in Arizona, and has lived just about everywhere in-between. He’s gone from pizza maker, to radio DJ, to Catholic seminarian (in a Benedictine monastery, of all places), to police officer, to software engineer. His career has taken him from central Texas to central Germany, where he worked as a defense contractor for Northrop Grumman. He's spent most of his adult life developing software, playing video games, running a Cub Scout den, gaining/losing/gaining/losing weight, and listening to every kind of music under the sun. Along the way he managed to earn a degree in Philosophy and a black belt in Tang Soo Do. He currently makes his home in central Texas with his wife, teenager, mischievous beagle, and goofy boxador.

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