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TUTORIAL: Scrivener 3 Binder Icons

Woohoo! Let’s talk about Scrivener!

Hey friends! I'm so excited to bring my Scrivener tips and tricks to you! Scrivener can be pretty daunting, but it's such a great program with so many features!


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This video today is all about the Binder Icons features. These are all pretty great, so pay attention!

In this post, we'll go through the following topics:

The Binder

Change Icon Menu

Icon From Text

Managing Custom Icons

Reset to Default


The Binder

The Binder is this panel on the far left of the Scrivener window. It’s essentially how you navigate your manuscript!

You can change the way your Binder looks by changing the icons for the folders and text documents!


Change Icon Menu

To change icons, right click on whichever folder or document you want to change. Down toward the bottom of the menu will be the option to change icons. For this one, I'm going to change my title icon to a blue notebook!


Icon From Text

You can create an icon that is text!

Open up the change icon menu and select Icon From Text. These windows will pop up.

You can select the emoji you want and drag+drop it to the selection window.

Or you can type in a (very short!) word and that will become an icon.


Managing Custom Icons

You can also upload new images as icons. Open the change icon menu and select Manage Custom Icons. This window will pop up.

Click the plus sign and upload a picture from your computer. Make sure to compress the file first!

Then open the Change Icon menu again, and your new icon will be included alphabetically with the rest of the preloaded icons!


Reset to Default

So what if you mess around with all your icons and then decide you hate it? Are you stuck with that WOW icon forever?


Blam! Now your icon is back to normal. High five!

That’s all from me! I hope your Binder is beautiful now!


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meet sofiya!

Sofiya Pasternack is a mental health professional, the highly-distractible author of Jewish MG and YA fantasy, and prone to oversharing gross medical stories.

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