The first thing to say is that you do this through the Compilation process, which is very flexible and powerful and can seem daunting – but it’s absolutely at the heart of using Scrivener effectively.
It would really be worth your while over to spend an hour reading through the Interactive Tutorial. It will explain compilation and very much more which will make using Scrivener a lot easier!
Having said that, here’s a quick run through of what you’ll have to do. It looks complicated, but in practice, it’s not really – and you can save these settings so you only have to do it once.
BTW I use a Mac, not Windows, so some of the button names may be slightly different, but this is the general process…
Just to be clear: you want your chapters both numbered and titled:
“You cannot be Sirius,” she said…
This is easy to do when you compile the document.
Basically, you don’t name your chapters ‘Chapter One’, ‘Chapter Two’ etc, you simply name them appropriately in the binder (e.g. ‘Sirius’) and let Scrivener add the ‘Chapter One’ etc automatically.
Go to the Compile dialogue and choose All Options (not Summary). On the left hand side there should be an entry for ‘Formatting’ – select it and you’ll see a table with the headings: Section Type, Title, Meta-data, Synopsis, Notes, Text, with checkboxes for the rows.
The rows themselves may differ according to how you’ve set up your documents but it always have at least 3 rows: a folder, a document group (looks like a stack of papers) and a document (a single sheet of paper). These will be marked Level 1 or 1+. There may be other rows indented below these.
Assuming you’ve got the basic setup in the binder: i.e. your Chapters are folders (and they have no text in them), and your scenes are in documents below the Chapters:
Make sure the Folder Level 1 row has the Title option ticked and all the other entries cleared.
Make sure the Document Level 1 row has only the Text option ticked.
Now click on the Folder Level 1 row – you’ll see the display box below show just the word Title. When you compile the document, this will be changed to display the name of the folder from the Binder – Sirius and so on in your case…
Now you need to add the 'Chapter ’ element. Click on Section Layout. You’ll get a dialogue box which will allow you to add a prefix and a suffix. Type in CHAPTER <$W> and then a carriage return or two (as you want – because you want Sirius to appear on a different line).
The <$W> is a format tag meaning ‘Upper Case Numbers’. You could choose <$t> for title case, or <$n> for arabic numerals or several other options – see the Placeholder Tags List on the Help menu for details.
Close the dialogue box and you’ll see the dummy text now says
NB If you want to format the title, check the ‘Override text and notes formatting’ option above the Folder / Document row panel. You can then select the title components and format them (colour, bold, italic, font etc).
Once it looks the way you want it to, then click on Compile and see what it’s done…
This sounds complicated, I know, but it’s actually fairly logical — and very flexible and powerful — once you’ve grasped the basics.
I’ve given you a quick run-through, but you really need to read the Tutorial to get a full handle on what’s going on.
I hope this gives you a flavour though. Hope it helps…