I’ve compiled my 230 page document but I’m getting a blank page 5.
Is there any way to put in a page break at the bottom of page 4 but otherwise not touching the rest of the document?
Insert=>Break=>Page does not fix the problem.
Right now there is a page of text (pg 4), followed by an empty page (pg 5) followed by a full page image (p6). I need to delete the empty page (5). I can’t drag it out because then there would be a numbered 230 page document with only 229 pages.
If you have a page you don’t want, I don’t see why you’re thinking of adding a page break. Then you’d have TWO blank pages. To figure out why you have ONE blank page and get rid of it, we may need a lot more detail … including a screenshot of the Binder, section types for the documents before and after the blank page, and section layout separators panels for both section types.
Absent all that, here’s my best guess at a place to look for the cause:
Is page 4 part of Front Matter and page 6 is not? If so, check the “New Pages” pane in the section layout for those section types. The 1st image below is a screenshot of mine. Check your settings (if any) for “Always start section on:” in the pg. 6 section type and “Start next section on:” in the last section type in Front Matter. Page 1 is recto, page 2 verso, page 3 recto, 4 verso, 5 recto, 6 verso.
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I’d look for stray empty lines in between the bottom of page 4 and the image on page 6. It’s also possible that the image is slightly too big and is forcing the blank line above it onto the previous page.
View → Text Editing → Show Invisibles is helpful to show stray paragraph breaks and other invisible characters.
Insert → Break → Page Break does what it says, but the Compile command then strips out blank pages. Probably not the solution.
“If you have a page you don’t want, I don’t see why you’re thinking of adding a page break. Then you’d have TWO blank pages.”
You’re absolutely correct. My bad. I was looking for something along the lines of the LaTeX \cleardoublepage command. But…
"Absent all that, here’s my best guess at a place to look for the cause:
Is page 4 part of Front Matter and page 6 is not?"
This is just a memo (equivalent to LaTeX article or report, no recto/verso pages, no front matter. I saw the “front matter” checkbox in Compile and if I had more time I might be able to do something with it–but there wasn’t enough time.
There is just one very long section–I know this may sound strange but it’s a peculiar legal document so no “chapters,” In Markdown terms, though I didn’t write it in Markdown, every page is at the “##” hierarchical level.
Here’s what the Compile window looks like:
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@Katherine–I don’t see anything obvious after adding invisibles to see if there were any extra lines. As a work around I added seven extra lines, the text which is odd coming in the middle of the document but better than a blank page.
The following page 6 image being too large is quite possible. I will have to look up to see if there is a way to scale the image down. and then re-import it. That might work.
I think the “image too big” suggestion is the only thing that could fit. In my experience, Scrivener 2 and 3 simply make it fit, but that doesn’t mean an extra page couldn’t result from it … particularly if the image is in a paragraph. If it’s in a document by itself with no paragraph mark (show invisibles again), line height and before/after spacing is less likely to be an issue. Paragraph indentation could be another culprit. Make sure the image is centered with no indent.
If you’re compiling to docx, it’s hard to make Word treat resolution as anything but 72 dpi. (If it’s even possible.) If you’re compiling to pdf for print on demand, you need 300 dpi.
Then multiply page width (after subtracting margins) in inches by dpi to get a maximum image width in pixels … or set resolution to the indicated dpi, set units to inches, and make sure image width is less than the text width.
Do the same thing for height. Subtract page height minus margins and multiply by dpi.
Height and width should be less than those maximums.
Also check my image management process, though you may not need it.