Break Up a Long Document into Smaller Chunks
I’m writing my first book and using the Scrivener app to help.
Going back and forth copying and pasting in a long document would be murder for me! So, instead, I’m using Scrivener to Import and Split my long doc into small pieces.
Scrivener helps you organize your book content by helping you break it down and organize it into chunks.
This “Import and Split” function is great for easily breaking up a large document into smaller more manageable chunks. Then you can easily move them around in the Scrivener corkboard view, outline view, etc.
The solution for this is to use a “Unique Keyword” type of phrase to tell Scrivener where to split the doc.
For my long Word document, the keyword is a date that I’ve used on every separate chunk. So I tell Scrivener to look for the “2020-” text and split the chunks when it finds it. I’ve written for 100 days, so that’s going to give me 100 chunks.
The Menu path to use this is File > Import > Import and Split > then at the bottom use “Options” to tell Scrivener where to make the breaks.