One more reason to use Scrivener for thesis writing

In addition to the  five reasons to write your thesis in Scrivener there is at least one more: Scrivener provides a possibility of seeing and editing concurrently several snippets of texts. It’s invaluable if you want to align several distant parts of your thesis (e.g. Aims, Discussion and Conclusions):

Editing three sections from distant parts of the thesis in Scrivener.


About Aleh Cherp

Aleh Cherp is a professor at Central European University and Lund University. He researchers energy and environment and coordinates MESPOM, a Masters course operated by six Universities.
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13 Responses to One more reason to use Scrivener for thesis writing

  1. Jessica Jewell says:

    Completely agree Aleh! When dealing with a long text this feature is particularly useful since you can view all the places where you talk about a specific topic or only focus on the intro and the conclusion (which is what many people start with before deciding whether to read the whole piece).


  2. Aleh Cherp says:

    Thank you! (Also for sharing the Scrivener of your thesis for the screenshot).

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  4. Dellu says:

    Perfect for small notes as in Sente exported snippets. Thanks for sharing.


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  7. yoyontzin says:

    How can I write Theorems enviroments with scrivener? I would like in particular to add cross references to them.


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  9. Interesting, I’m keen to try. Does papers magic manuscripts work with Scrivener, Aleh? Thanks


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  11. Francis says:

    I also agree, Scrivener is a excellent tool for writing reports, papers etc. However, I find it difficult to create a table of contents.
    if you decide the export the document to pages for Mac, good luck with using Papers 3 as the program doesn’t format or list the references as before (even if you have the cite-keys).


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