Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:01 am Post
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:57 pm Post
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:52 pm Post
robertdguthrie wrote:I'm sorry. It looks like there's an extra option on the Mac version to exclude the container (the Fae Journey folder) from the compile list, and therefore to elevate the documents under it. It appears that there are just two ways around this limitation on Windows. Pick the one you like best...
* Click the first document (Canada...).
* SHIFT-click the last document.
* Use the menus Documents->Move->Left
* Remove the Fae Journey folder from the Drafts folder
Now if you compile, the files should all be treated as "level 1" documents (Because they well and truly ARE level 1s).
Go back to the Contents drop-down, and select the Draft folder again, just to reset everything where it belongs. Un-check the "Fae Journey" folder's "Include" checkbox in the list of documents there.
Then, in the Formatting pane, do the following:
Select the level 2+ document row.
Click the "-" button in the upper right corner of the pane, to the right of the "Options" and another button. This should delete the Level 2+ row, which was treating each of your documents (at level 2) as scene files in a chapter folder. With the Level 2+ row gone for that kind of document, the "Level 1+" document row will also format Level 2s (and 3s, and 4s.... essentially, the 1+ means "level 1, plus all similar documents above it").
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:41 pm Post
Marilynx wrote:I note that there does not appear to be a way to change the size of the font for "Chapter One" to something slightly larger than the title? (Not that it would be hard to go through and reformat it in Word, but if I don't HAVE to....)
Marilynx wrote:This is ALMOST what I'm after! Finally... you must be about at the point where you log in to L&L and groan, "Oh, no... ANOTHER post from HER! But I do profoundly thank you for the amount of time you've put in to helping me with this!
Marilynx wrote:I plan to go through and make myself a step-by-step with screen shots for future reference.
Is there a way to put a bookmark at the start of each Chapter for ease of navigation in the Word document?
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:24 pm Post
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:11 am Post
robertdguthrie wrote: Actually, it's so simple and straight-forward, that it seems impossible. Seriously. In the formatting pane, click on the appropriate row (I'm assuming at this stage it's the Level 1+ document row). Click on the "CHAPTER ONE" sample text in the text area below that. Click on the blue slanted "A". Choose your font size (and a different font if you prefer). Similarly, you can alter how the Title text is formatted by clicking on it and then the "A".
I'm glad we're getting it sorted out. If I were solely a Windows Scriv user, I would more likely stop "helping" so much and let the real experts chime in. But no matter the circuitous route to the solution, all's well that ends well.
I'm not so sure about bookmarks... I mean, you can do a CTRL-F and search for CHAPTER, and then subsequently hit the F3 key to repeat the search. You can create a clickable table of contents though, if that's of use to you. To do that create a file into which you'll paste the ToC. Then select all the documents in your Draft folder, and go to Edit->Copy Special->Copy Documents as ToC. Then go to your empty document and paste that in.
Beyond that... I don't know Word very well, but I've seen people mention that you can search for text formatted a particular way (say 18 point comic sans) and automatically apply a Word text style. With that in mind, I think you can make Word auto-generate a ToC that is available no matter where you are in the document. If that's possible, then the in-Scrivener ToC generation may not be necessary.
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:24 am Post
MimeticMouton wrote:The default compile settings should have RTF bookmarks enabled, so you may already have this set for the start of each document. In the Formatting pane of Scrivener's compile, you'll see a checkbox just above the format bar to "Include in RTF bookmarks". You can set this for each row in the table above, so e.g. you could turn it on for folders but leave it off for single text files. In your case, if I skimmed correctly, each text file in the binder is a separate chapter, so you'd want this on for the text documents, and it's probably already enabled. The bookmark should use the document's title when you view the list in Word.
RTF bookmarks are supported when compiling to RTF, to PDF, DOC and DOCX using the Microsoft Office converters, and to DOC using the RTF-Based converters. You can set which converters are used in the Import/Export tab of Tools > Options by clicking "Export Converters", then choosing the format from the left drop-down menu and the converter from the options in the right drop-down.
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:45 pm Post
robertdguthrie wrote: I'm not so sure about bookmarks... I mean, you can do a CTRL-F and search for CHAPTER, and then subsequently hit the F3 key to repeat the search. You can create a clickable table of contents though, if that's of use to you. To do that create a file into which you'll paste the ToC. Then select all the documents in your Draft folder, and go to Edit->Copy Special->Copy Documents as ToC. Then go to your empty document and paste that in.
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:57 pm Post
robertdguthrie wrote:Click the "As-Is" checkbox for your ToC document. That suppresses the addition of stuff like titles and title prefixes (the CHAPTER ONE bit).
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:52 pm Post
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:40 am Post
robertdguthrie wrote:This... I'm not so certain about. You could edit the ToC so that the font is smaller, or it has fewer dots between chapter name and the page number... So much for whiz-bang-easy-peazy, eh? I think this is an opportunity for the developers to make an enhancement; tailor the width of the auto-generated ToC to fit the page settings.
Do note that the ruler settings in Scrivener start (on the left) relative to the margins on the output. So the zero mark in the margins is zero + whatever the left margin is in the Page Settings tab. I think the right indent in Scrivener is also like that. You probably want to calculate how many inches of space you have between the margins, use that as a guide to how wide your ToC ends up.
Another hint: If you added a chapter in there somewhere, the ToC page wouldn't update itself, so this feature is only really useful for after you've done all your final edits, and have settled on chapter titles (if you're using them), etc...
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:59 am Post
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:04 pm Post
robertdguthrie wrote:Now I'm really at a loss. I'm afraid this stuff is so far outside my wheelhouse that it's treading water. Maybe someone else can chime in?
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