Friday, August 30, 2013

Scrivener: Backup in Dropbox


Scrivener is one of the top rated word processing programs out there today. If you have participated in NaNoWriMo, you have probably heard all about it. The good people at Literature & Latte provide a discount for all you WriMo’s who cross the 50k finish line.
Some of the absolute best features of this program are the save features. Scrivener makes sure all those precious words are accounted for by saving automatically every 2 minutes, and when you exit the program it saves a backup file as well.
Any writer will tell you it’s important to have several copies of your writing. I keep one on thumb drive, one on the hard drive, and two on the internet with Dropbox and GDrive.
Setting up Scrivener to automatically send your backup file to your Dropbox file is easy as pie!
First select TOOLS, then OPTIONS, or you could just hit the F12 and it will open the OPTIONS MENU.

Next select BACKUP.

Make sure the “Backup on project close” box is checked, then on Backup Location choose your file.



Dropbox is usually in the folder that contains the Your Pictures, Your Documents, and Your Videos files, and will be named whatever your PC’s name is. Mine is AMcBay, so I would go to that folder, open the dropbox folder, then click select folder.
Click OK, or APPLY in the OPTIONS MENU, and you’re done!
See? Uber easy ;)
A little note, this is for the windows edition, but from what I understand, the Mac version is very similar.
I hope this little tutorial helps keeps your little darlings safe, and if you enjoyed it and want some more Scrivener fun, check out my post on changing Scrivener's appearance at Scrivener: Beauty


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