merge with file name as heading?

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:51 am Post

When we split documents, we have the option to 'split with selection as title'.

I use this quite a lot. As my documents get long, I select its section headings, and 'split with selection as title' to create a series of documents, one for each section, each titled with the heading of the section (which I can then show in screenings via 'show titles in scrivenings'.

I'm wondering if there is a parallel option for merging documents?
As far as I can see (Manual Section 15.4.2), what currently happens when we merge is that the new document only includes the TEXT of the merged items, losing the titles of all but the first item. If I want the filenames to become section headings I have to re-type them by hand.

What I'd like would be to (optionally) merge documents while KEEPING THEIR FILENAMES AS HEADINGS IN THE NEW MERGED DOCUMENT.
Is this currently possible? If not would it be possible to make it possible?
Thanks!
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:10 am Post

When you merge two documents, the two becomes one and can only have one title.
To me it sounds as if you are moving documents, not merging. From your description it sounds as if you have a document with sub-documents, and you want this whole structure to be a part of another document, right?
If so, just drag and drop it where you want it.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:50 am Post

Thanks - but that is not quite what I meant. I'll try to be clearer.

I understand that when I merge documents I get one document with one title - that is what I want to do.

However I don't want to completely lose the titles - I want the titles to be copied into my document, so I can use them as headings of sections within that document.

I've attached two pictures. My question is:
Is it possible to get something like the 'what I want' picture instead of the 'what i get' picture?

Hope that clarifies!
Thanks again


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Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:31 am Post

I don't think so.
Why do you merge them if you essentially want to retain them as a kind of sub-parts in the text?
Why not simply use scrivenings view and display the titles in the text?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running Mojave.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS