MimeticMouton wrote:Import and Split divides the document at the custom separator and uses the initial text of each document as the title. If you want to make sure the documents when imported use the same title as in your project, compile with the "Title" checkbox ticked for both folders and documents. That will mean the title is also added to the document when imported, but it may be a nicer solution for you than having the other text as the title. Worth experimenting at any rate.
Ah, okay. Adding the title to the document isn't a problem. In fact, I was thinking of doing that anyway, in order to have the title show up in the first line.
Import and Split won't preserve any kind of hierarchy or a folder vs. file distinction; once you compile, remember, it's just a flat text document, and on import it's just chunking that document into multiple. But if you've got everything titled the way you want it, it shouldn't be difficult for your collaborator to select all the "Type" documents and then right-click and choose "Convert to Folder". Then she can select the documents between each set of folders and use the Ctrl+RightArrow shortcut to move them inside the folder as subdocuments.
Ah. That makes sense. I thought that by putting the correct separators in, it would automagickally recreate the hierarchy's structure when importing and splitting. No big deal to do as you suggest. And as long as I write out step-by-step directions for my collaborator, it will be fine.
The problem was my not understanding clearly what Scrivener was doing when. Ya can't explain it to someone else if you don't understand it yourself.
I've attached a basic compile preset you can try, if you want to give it a look. Just download the zipped file, then double-click to open it and drag the "DocsToSplit" file to your Desktop. In Scrivener's compile settings, choose "Load Preset" and "Import" and browse to that file and choose "Open". Select the newly imported preset in the list and click OK to set it as the current preset (and also make it available in other projects). It leaves your editor formatting, but you may want to adjust the formatting for the titles to match whatever font you use; it's just Courier New at the moment.
Thank you very much! Yes, I'll want to switch Courier New to good old Times Roman 12. I'll test this out after I get the cheesecake in the refrigerator.