His question was as follows:
I recently bought Scrivener, and I am looking forward to do my future writing on it. I have a question. Is there a way I can use my old stories and work on Scrivener?
I answered the student within the discussion area of the course, with the help of a series of screenshots, explaining how it was possible to import his old stories into Scrivener. However, I then decided that this topic merited an actual step-by-step walkthrough.
So please find below a video showing how to import a book created in Word into Scrivener:
For those of you interested in the answer I gave within the discussion area of my Scrivener course please see below:
This basically imports the text of the book into a single file within Scrivener (as shown below), which you could then copy and paste into different files, chapter by chapter or scene by scene, as you see fit. However, this is probably not an ideal solution.
Personally, I prefer to use Scrivener’s Import and Split feature.
In order to use this, you will need to go into your Word file and mark the different chapters (or scenes) using a particular symbol. In this example I have used a hash tag (#).
You then import the book by clicking on File and then Import and then Import and Split, before selecting the Word file with your book and ensuring that the same symbol is used to signify where the document will be split (in this case a hashtag). You then click on Import:
Once the book has finished importing, all your chapters (or scenes) will be split into different files within Scrivener, as shown below:
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