Adding Copyright Notice Footer

Is there a way to add a footer so that each page will display a copyright notice as well as some other text I’d like to include?




Yes, you can do this via the “Page Settings” pane in Compile - you add this sort of thing at the Compile stage, when exporting or printing your work.

Hope that helps,

Thank you! That’s exactly what I was looking for!

I appreciate the help.

I may have spoken too soon…I can’t seem to find a “Page Settings” pane in Compile. I’m running 2.3 for Mac and don’t see that anywhere…Am I missing something or looking in the wrong place?


Make sure you click on “All Options” at the top. “Page Settings” is only available for formats that support it - PDF, RTF, Word and suchlike:

All the best,


I’ll have to work a copyright notice into the .epub, .mobi, and html files, too.

For those, it’s probably best to include it in the Meta-Data, which is the standard (the “Meta-Data” pane in Scrivener), although you might include it on a front matter page, too.

All the best,

I have it in the meta-data, and I’ll add it to the front page as well.

Thank you for the quick answers!

With HTML, you won’t be able to do this in Scrivener, but after compiling, an easy way of assigning one an element to stay fixed on the screen no matter how the reader scrolls is the CSS position value, ‘fixed’. It would look something like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>

	<title>Fixed Element</title>
	<style type="text/css" media="screen">
		#copyright {
			position: fixed;
			height: 1.5em;
			width: 100%;
			top: 0;
			left: 0;
			background-color: #fff;
			border-bottom: 1px solid #000;
			white-space: nowrap;

<div id="copyright">Copyright line goes here. Blah blah in the year of blah.</div>

<p>Paste a bunch of example text here, so you can test the scrolling&hellip;</p>

The important stuff is the bit in between the <style… markers, and the <div id=“copyright”… line. Just copy and paste those into the file that Scrivener compiles, into the appropriate locations (you can actually put the div line anywhere you want, that is being manually positioned and so is not a part of the page flow.

Thanks, AmberV! I’ll look into splicing that into the file the next time I export it.