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I'm not sure how to search this group specifically. It seems to want to search all of G+. Anyway, I am working on one non-fiction project that has parts and chapters. I set up one page to be my table of contents. I selected the parts and chapters and then copied them as a TOC into that page. When it compiles, the first part's chapters do not have the prefix ("Chapter 1 - "), but the chapters of all the other parts do. All the parts are properly prefixed. What would be the problem? The hierarchy looks correct. So I'm confused.

If it makes a difference, this is on the Mac version 2.7.

Thanks!
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I am going to address the community search but not the TOC question because I have no experience with creating Tables of Contents in the compiler.

Google is in the process of developing a new interface for Google Plus. Regrettably the new interface is still missing some features which are in Classic Google plus and are needful. In order to do a community search, you will probably need to go back to the classic G+ interface. To go back to the classic, in the upper left hand corner of the new Google Plus interface, there are several horizontal lines stacked on top of one another. If you click on that, a menu will pop out of the left side of your screen. Near the bottom of your screen, you should see the following three lines of print:
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Click on "Back to classic G+"

After doing that you will notice that on the left side above the community category list and below the Community Picture, there is a search box. It has a magnifying glass on the left and the words "Search Community" in a lighter gray appear inside the box.

If you put your search term into that box, it will search only this community.

I hope that this is helpful.
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Ruth Harris

Macintosh Help  - 
 
Suppposedly importing an rtf is easy but I'm stuck on trying to set up a new project. I can't find the answer I want in Scriv for Dummies or on Google.

1) Do I create the project in Scriv first? Then import. If so, what do I select in the binder? I selected Manuscript but the rtf (which is divided into chapters) imported as one long doc. Same even when I tried Import And Split. Now that I have a Project I don't want, I want to get rid of the one long doc but Scriv won't even let me delete it!

2) Do I NOT create the project first? Does Scriv somehow know that I want a new project & what the title should be?
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+Frank Phillips Considering the fact that Scrivener for Windows was not released until 2011 and that it has been updated a few times since then, it is surprising to me that a nine year old computer can even get Scrivener to agree to start on it.
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Doug Wright

Compiling  - 
 
I find the compile function in Scrivener to be the most frustrating and convoluted aspect of this user-unfriendly software. I cannot seem to be able to compile without "PART ONE" listed at the top, no matter what I click or unclick.

Within "Manuscript" I have all my folder and text documents named (to be used as "titles"), but they either A: don't show up, or B: show up with numbers in front of them. I simply want the folder names and document names to show up as headers/titles. But this seems to be infuriatingly difficult.

Also, if someone knows of a GOOD tutorial on compiling (for Windows) I'd love a link.

Thanks!
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Thanks Joyce!

Gwen, your article is very helpful. That "Section Layout" button is hidden in plain sight. But that's what I was looking for... although I've still got a lot of formatting hurdles to overcome. 
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Tim Hall, you stated in a post that you had a template (I believe that you made yourself) that you prepared your sermons with, and also a funeral template. I am a student in the seminary and would appreciate you, or anyone that uses a template for pastoral preparedness to consider sharing it. They are hard to find on here - well, I have been searching for a couple days and just purchased Scrivener today. I have 8 more classes to earn my Bachelor degree (at age 66 :-) ). I do see where this could be helpful.  God Bless each one that reads this last line. Thanks everyone!!!
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Violet Snow

Formatting  - 
 
My book is a series of letters. I want to turn off automatic indentation so the letter headings (date, address) won't indent. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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You might find this post on formatting helpful: http://gwenhernandez.com/2011/03/29/tech-tuesday-formatting-tips-for-scrivener-2-x/. BTW, the Mac equivalent of Tools>>Options is Scrivener>>Preferences.
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Sterling Heibeck

Windows Help  - 
 
I've been trying to figure out how to Compile to a 2 column layout in Scrivener 1.9 for windows. I saw something about choosing RTF when I compile, but I'm not seeing any options for multiple columns when I change the compile options. Can anyone tell me if compiling to two column layout is supported in 1.9 for windows? And if so, where I might find the option for it?

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It is possible to include graphics in a Scrivener document but Scrivener is not a graphics editor. Likewise, Scrivener is not a page layout program — And I hope that it never will be, because then the focus of the program would no longer be as useful for a writer.
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Walt Woodward

Templates  - 
 
Hi. I'm looking for a Scrivener template for an academic monograph, and tips for how people use Scrivener to take and organize notes. 
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SC Thomas

Discussion  - 
 
Sorry about the other post. It was meant for public, not here. Sorry!
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Martín Armenta

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Hi! Anybody knows how can I make a timeline in Scrivener?
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+James Shewmaker
Have now taken a much closer look at it and I think it might fill the bill. I've pre-ordered version 2.0 and hopefully within a few days will have access to the beta.

As I said above, it's all in the details, and I note one shortcoming with ver 1 which is that documents created by synchronizing events from Aeon to Scrivener use the default text template. I use separate doc templates for chapter headings and subsequent scenes which means that each newly created document would require some reformating.

About a year ago a request was made to the Aeon developers to allow synchronizing to different document templates and I'm not sure that will reach ver 2 or not. It's problematic and needs one of several workarounds but isn't a deal-breaker per se.

Cheers
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Laura Ess

Applications & Services  - 
 
Just curious, has anyone imported/exported between Trello and Scrivener? Trello looks like something I might use to do a few other things in, but perhaps to sometimes rough out a plot.
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The Google+ community for writers who love using Scrivener. This is a fan based community and is not endorsed nor sponsored by Literature and Latte. If you have never used Scrivener before, there is a Thirty "non-consecutive" day trial version available. This trial version is not less robust than the regular version. It allows you to use Scrivener on any 30 days of your choosing. These 30 days can be spread out over the course of weeks or months. See the links below for the download web link. *Warning* *Scrivener's formatting has been changed in the new releases. Any new projects and any converted projects will not be backwards compatible with previous releases.* This community is not specifically for authors. There are Scrivener Users who use this program for other writing purposes. There are communities which are specifically for authors, but this community is for discussing Scrivener and how it is used. ****Warning: You may be banned from this community if you seek to use it to promote a book which you have published. Exceptions are at the sole discretion of the moderator.

Avery Tingle

Windows Help  - 
 
To those of you who have stated the compile feature to be maddening, I echo your statement.

I'm using Windows 10, and I'm trying to compile a table of contents. I was able to create the TOC itself, but I can't number the pages for any format no matter what option I use. Only the placeholders are present and when I preview on Kindle, I can't link to any chapter. Has anyone encountered this? Please help.
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I hope it works for you, +Avery Tingle ! Lemme know and I'll do the best I can to help you troubleshoot. We may need to send each other screenshots... 
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Bronson Penilla

Windows Help  - 
 

Okay, so I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.

I used to intuitively understand computer software. Now I don't. It’s an awful feeling. If I were not completely reliant on my computer, I would smash it into tiny little pieces and dance over its remains. I didn’t want to spam the boards with questions, so I tried to just give a brief sketch of the issues I’m having. If you could just help me with one of these things—hell, even if it's just to give me a link to a video or a tutorial—I’d be grateful.

First, I’m really confused about the difference between templates, projects, and files. It seems to me that templates are like prearranged folders, subfolders and tables with notes on how to format everything, and projects are the content. This should be obvious, but it confuses me. When I click file-->save, does everything in the project save? Do I need to save my files individually? Can I port the content from a project from one template into another?

Then there’s the whole issue of backing everything up. I need to operate from more than one computer, and just browsing this site, I’ve seen a lot of people talking about USB drives. I felt it would be better to use a Cloud, for the sake of keeping the file paths the same on every computer. Is this a bad idea? Are there any useful tips you can offer to help me make sure I can safely back up my projects? Personal preferences? Things to avoid?

I’ve used Microsoft Word for ages. I know it’s not perfect, but I’ve grown very fond of it, and the transition is not going well at all. When I try to import my Word documents, I get a ton of formatting errors. Combing through them all is tedious and frustrating and insanely time-consuming. Am I doing something wrong? How can I fix this?

Finally, there’s the corkboard. I like the idea of it, but I hate everything about the cards: the size, the spaces between them, the little blue lines, the default fonts. I know it’s silly, but this is a big deal to me. There are instructions for customizing the corkboard, but I can’t find anything that applies to the Windows version. Am I overlooking something right under my nose? Is there a workaround?

I apologize for the length of this post, but I really do appreciate your time. I just need some personal advice from other humans, you know?

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+Bronson Penilla Regarding the size of cards and their spacing, look at section 12.1.4 in your manual which explains this. The largest size would be created by setting cards across to 1 and getting rid of the inspector pane. I usually use three across. By the way, even if auto size show 3 across, changing the setting from auto to 3 makes the cards bigger (at least it does on the Mac)

Regarding having a default appearance: Yes if you set your appearance and then save as template, it will save things like binder colors, labels, status etcetera. Basically anything that you have going on in a project gets saved to the template — SO if you have anything in your project which you DO NOT want showing up in EVERY project which uses that template, you'll want to get rid of that thing before you save as a template, because Everything will go into the template that is present in that project.

I have a template whose main purpose is to be for the purpose of incremental template building.
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Michelle Muto

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CreateSpace Templates

Does anyone have a template that replicates a CreateSpace template? I'm on a Mac.
Even if Scrivener converts to Word, as long as it's in the basic format, I'm good. I just hate cutting and pasting my MS into a a document. 
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+Michelle Muto One of these days, Michelle. Glad that helped!
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Volker Amann

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Unfortunately today I lost 8 hours of work. I had performance issues on the computer and restarted. When I quit Scrivener, It was already strange as Scrivener did not backup as usually. 

When I reopended Scrivener after restart the last file saved was 8 hours ago. Same for the backup file. Looking into the file content with right click did not help either. The working file is on my harddrive and the backup file is on Icloud drive. 

It was a huge work load today. Can you help me out? As Scrivener saves every 2 seconds, there must be some data left!? Please as soon as possible, otherwise I have to rewrite it...

Thanks! 
Volker
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Could've been the "God of editing and rewriting" who decided we needed to do just that... ;)
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Daniel Dempster

Windows Help  - 
 
What is the easiest way to rename an entire project in Scrivener for Windows please?
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Perfect - thank you all :)
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Alan Milsap

Templates  - 
 
Obviously I'm a writer, but I'm also a student; however, I use Scrivener to write essays and basically anything else I would use Word or Pages for. Are there any RESUMÉ templates floating around out there? Please and thank you. 
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I'm using Scrivener in all my writing projects. Blog, novel, short stories, translations.
I have being used a name convention for my files and folders that include the year I start to work. or the type of genere it is. (ie): i name the file "2016_theTitleOfNovel" and I save in "MY WORK/NOVELS/2015/" folder.
Is not a good way because some projects are not finished in the year they start...so my structure need to be more clear.
How do you guys organized your work? file names, folder structure?...
Any suggestion will be appreciated... Thank you... 
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+Wolf Riedel  
oh... I get it... now it is more clear... THANK you!
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S. Cade

Templates  - 
 
Hi guys,

Any Dissertation Templates for Scrivener? 
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You're welcome
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SC Thomas

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Here's my problem. I inserted a TOC by using the copy as TOC. Pasted it in the document and did a compile. When checking my epub file, only the first few links are highlighted in blue and work. Nothing else until the very last one. Any suggestions as to why?

While in Scrivener, the links work just fine.
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I found my own solution. For whatever reason, the files that were not linking in the compiled epub had been unchecked in the documents to include section. Once I figured that out it was easy.
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