David G. wrote:Understood. And yet, the fact remains that for a professional writing environment, the output, or the compiled form of a Scrivener document MUST, adhere to proper formatting. I don't see a lot of flexibility in anyones requirements to receive a document for professional review. Proposals, scripts, academic submissions, and articles for publication MUST adhere to a properly formatted output.
Well, no. While proposals etc. MUST adhere to specified formats, the recipients of those documents don't care how the formatting was achieved. There is no inherent requirement that Scrivener itself produce those formats. Indeed, many users prefer to compile from Scrivener to plain text, and use Markdown and similar tools to produce their final formatting.
Scrivener has, over the years, absorbed more and more formatting capabilities into itself. Many users -- myself included! -- think that's good. But the success of Scrivener has never been based on its ability to deliver whatever formatting a user might desire. Other tools fill that niche very effectively.