How to use auto headers for academic paper

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Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:01 pm Post

Sorry I'm probably using the wrong terminology, but I am completely lost. I am doing an academic paper, and it says things like {$class_name} or something like that (as well as a few other things that look like placeholders) on the title page. I cleared that out and wrote my information in there, but when I compile it (in this case, to PDF), it populates the headers with generic ?

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(YourStudentID) / SupervisorSurname / Mar 8, 2018 ... 1
. Clearly, there's an awesome feature I don't know how to use, and it's making my paper look bad.

Two-ish questions:
1) How do I get rid of the header until I can undo my mess?
2) How do I take advantage of this cool feature (I have a lot more papers to write)? (And what is the feature called?)


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Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:44 pm Post

Are you using a custom template provided by your university or something? The stuff you are describing isn’t familiar to me, but I haven’t gone through each and every template we ship in the software to verify.

That aside, it would also help to know whether you are using Scrivener 2 or 3.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:25 pm Post


I believe you are using the "Undergraduate Humanities Essay" template. In the project created from that template, please look through the "About" document at the top of the binder - this provide instructions on how to use the template. You will notice that under "Compiling" in that document, it provides instructions for modifying the "Replacements" pane of Compile to replace {StudentID} and {SupervisorSurname} with something meaningful. If you follow the instructions provided there, you should be good.

You can delete the header or modify it manually by Ctrl-clicking on "Undergraduate Essay" in the list of Formats in the Compile panel, choosing "Edit Format...", and then editing the headers and footers in "Page Settings".

Hope that helps.

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