Exporting

With Plottr you can easily export your file to both Microsoft Word and Scrivener.

This article provides an overview of the exporting process.

Exporting to Microsoft Word

To export your Plottr data to a new Microsoft Word file:

  • Click the “Export” button on the Timeline or Outline toolbar
  • Click MS Word
  • Save the new Word file on your computer
  • Open the file with Microsoft Word

Your new Microsoft Word file will contain a full outline of your book, with additional sections for your notes, characters, and places, in one handy document.

Exporting to Scrivener

To export your Plottr data to a new Scrivener file:

  • Click the “Export” button on the Timeline or Outline toolbar
  • Click Scrivener
  • Save the new Scrivener file on your computer
  • Open the file with Scrivener

Your new Scrivener file will contain your chapters / beats, along with scene card notes and plotline details. Scene card and plotline data can be viewed using Scrivener’s inspector tool.

This makes it extremely easy to get to work writing your book in Scrivener!

Exporting the Series View

To export your Series View timeline data to MS Word or Scrivener, simply initiate the export process from the Series View:

Additional Resources

Common Questions

Does the Scrivener export work for Windows and Mac?

Yes, Plottr outputs a Scrivener 2 file which works on both (it’s technically a 1.5 file).

Can my Plottr data be exported to an existing Scrivener file?

No, that functionality is not currently available.

Will my Plottr file sync with my Scrivener file?

No, that functionality is not currently available.

Updated on December 17, 2020

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