I want to export a series of sections, each with the heading (what is written in the binder) plus the associated text. I want to have a section separator so that each pair of heading + text is by itself AND that the section separator is also printed e.g. SEPARATOR: Binder Title: text SEPARATOR: Binder Title: test
ALL of the 'triplets' would then be exported as a single text file.
I have tried to do this in compile and have got nowhere. I even tried to make a custom format, but could not get what I wanted. How can I do this? Many thanks Don
This is partially what I want, but not quite. I am getting What I am getting is ------------------ Blank line Formatted text from the Main Window (which is NOT the same as the Binder text title)
Blank Line Formatted text from the Main Window... ------------------- There is NO obvious separator
I NEED the separator to be obvious and I want the Binder title text as well The final file should be called whatever.txt then ------------------ XXX Binder title Main Window Text XXXBinder title Main Window Text ------------------
My first query should have been more explicit as to my aims .
Basically I want to be able to export parts of my Scrivener file to another program (Index Card), that has as a separator the text ### indicating where a new card should begin. At one time there was a translation program for Scrivener to do this, but with the recent release of Scriv 3 and also a newer version of Index Card, this translation program seems to have gone. However, I can import files by using a text file with a separator for each new card. I want to do this so that I have a title for the Card (which will be the same as the text in the BINDER window), plus the text for the card, which will be the same as the text in the MAIN window of Scrivener.
THUS: In the Binder, there is text stating indicating an idea of the content of the main window. In the Main Window, there is text. I need to make a file that has an obvious separator IN the text file: e.g. ### (this tells Index Card that it should start a new card), then the Binder text (which will become the title for the Index Card), and finally the text in the window.
Sorry, I'm a bit confused by your reply - did some parts of your reply get missed out? If you followed my instructions, you would have got results exactly like you asked for in your first post. I've attached a sample project that was created by following my earlier instructions. Look at the binder and the editor, then Compile using the "Separator-Title-Text" Format. Is that not what you were after? That does what you asked for in your first post...
Your program worked fine with your file. I changed your file Separator from SEPARATOR to ###. Saved the file in a folder and then imported it into my file. Then tried it with mine, no luck. NO ###. Went back, downloaded your file again, saved the command file to a folder, opened up a small version of my file (attached) and tried it. No luck. If I entered data into YOUR file (Binder title) Main Window text, Worked fine. ?????
SO: I am attaching the Separator file AND a small portion of the file I am trying to export. I really don't know what I am doing wrong. Does it matter if the EXPORT is in the DRAFT section or the RESEARCH Section. I tried both.
ALSO, when it does work, the window text should start on a new line. When I tried it with your file, everything was on one line. How do you put a new line command in.
This would give me SEPARATOR: Binder title NEW LINE: Main window text. SEPARATOR: Binder title NEW LINE: Main window text
It all worked fine in your project for me. I imported the Compile Format, then used "Assign Section Layouts..." to assign "Text Section" to all three Section Types in the project and it worked. Attached.
I'm not sure what you mean about whether it matters whether the export is in Research or Draft - Compile operates on the Draft folder.