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by David Matuszek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Alternative way to create an ePub table of contents
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Alternative way to create an ePub table of contents

I love Scrivener. That said, I have had a lot of trouble using it to create a table of contents. Something always goes wrong, often in weird ways. For ePub files, there is an alternative. An ePub file is a zipped (compressed) file containing a number of XHTML files—one XHTML file per book chapter, p...
by David Matuszek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Illegal table of contents -- <li> inside <li>
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Illegal table of contents -- <li> inside <li>

For my current book, Scrivener is generating an illegal table of contents in ePub. It has <li> tags inside <li> tags. For example, <li><a href="body5.xhtml"> <li>Methods</li></a></li> I have used Copy Documents As Structured Linked List , I have Generate HTML Table of Contents checked, I h...
by David Matuszek
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Can't get page breaks between front matter sections
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Can't get page breaks between front matter sections

My Front Matter folder contains a Paperback folder. In that folder are four files (not folders): * Title Page , type is Front Matter * Copyright Page , type is Front Matter * Dedication , type is Front Matter * Contents , type is Contents Page. The first three are section type As-is ; the last is se...
by David Matuszek
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Please separate spell checking from homonym substitution
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Please separate spell checking from homonym substitution

My spelling is quite good, but my typing is atrocious. I really appreciate the immediate correction of my typos. Homonyms are another matter. I'm very good at homonyms; Scrivener is not. In the past hour I've seen Scrivener change The next few days were uneventful. to The next few days we're unevent...
by David Matuszek
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: What can cause incorrect page numbers?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: What can cause incorrect page numbers?

I believe I have found the problem. At any rate, the numbering is now correct. TLDR: I think the pagination does not account for page breaks properly. The original problem was that setting "Afterword" and "About the Author" to start on a recto page did not work. I tried various t...
by David Matuszek
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: What can cause incorrect page numbers?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

What can cause incorrect page numbers?

TLDR: The Table of Contents has the wrong page number for the last section in my book. I have a small book. The last two sections are "Afterword," which is two pages long, and "About the Author," which is a single page. When I make a table of contents (Edit > Copy Special > Copy ...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed

And that was easy--it's a checkbox in the section layouts. Whew!

Thanks for your quick assistance.
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed

Solved--almost. In my section layouts, I have Appendix 1: Section Title Metadata: Listed Here Tharn, lamax quolt anu cree brul lamax teng whik gen. Ma pank anu yem gen ma erk ozlint vo nix clum, ik quolt wex. Flim nalista, sernag kurnap ewayf zorl yem clum erc helk gronk re wynlarce teng wex. Now al...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed

I did a project search for "<$" as suggested, and found only the expected tags (author, year, etc.). If I look at the file /Users/dave/Books/My Books/Python 3/Concise Python 3.scriv/Files/Data/42895445-5DFE-4EB3-B4A0-C10F69C9070A/content.rtf I don't see anything that shouldn't be there. It...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Unexpected timestamp in PDF -- help urgently needed

In preparing the last-minute final copy of my Python book, I discovered the following: Created: December 3, 2019 at 7:01 PM Modified: August 18, 2020 at 11:47 AM Status: No Status Label: No Label This is not something in my Scrivener file. It occurs between the title of my last Appendix and the text...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Same Table of Contents, different results for epub and mobi
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Same Table of Contents, different results for epub and mobi

My experiments give the exact opposite results. If the Generate HTML checkbox is checked, my own ToC gets compiled. If it is not checked, I get a ToC including the title page, etc. But thanks for pointing out the distinction between electronic book readers and software book readers, which I have bee...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Same Table of Contents, different results for epub and mobi
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Same Table of Contents, different results for epub and mobi

Sigh. Never mind. I just realized, upon looking at my Table of Contents, that is isn't the one I made and had compiled. Something, I'm not yet sure what, overrode my settings and put things like the title page and dedication page into the ToC. I love Scrivener, but I do wish it put all the settings ...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Same Table of Contents, different results for epub and mobi
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Same Table of Contents, different results for epub and mobi

Let me emphasize: I am using the same ToC, made with Copy Documents as Structured Linked List . My ToC is highly structured, with up to four levels of indentation. Use flat table of contents is not checked. Compiling to epub, I get a flat ToC, with only the top-level chapters listed. Looking at the ...
by David Matuszek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to get Chapter titles and numbers to show up in Compile for ePub
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: How to get Chapter titles and numbers to show up in Compile for ePub

Try this: Double-click on some layout to get to the formatting page. Choose Section Layouts on the left. Choose the layout you want to change. Go to the Title Options page. You will probably see: Chapter <$t:chapter> ¶ Remove the "Chapter " but leave the rest. This won't change what you se...
by David Matuszek
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Smart Quotes aren't so smart for me :-(
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Smart Quotes aren't so smart for me :-(

It looks like you're on a Mac. The suggestion about fonts is probably correct, but here's another thing to check. System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Text On there you will see a checkbox for "Use smart quotes and dashes." This should normally not be checked, but if it is, and the bottom c...