First draft contained Binder data. How do I eliminate that from subsequent draft compilations? I’ve set the project aside for a few months and am now preparing to finish it up.
I’m adding scenes that were omitted from the first draft because they were troubling to confront at the time… I was on a roll and didn’t want to squander the creative juices on brain freeze, so I just left place holders for fleshing out during second draft.
The character in those particular scenes is a particularly miserable individual and I really don’t want to get into his head but know that it’s got to be done to make the story complete. I’ll deal with it… the mechanics of the software are the issue for this post.
Just a suggestion, Dave - if I were you, I’d repost this in the “Scrivener for Windows” section. This particular forum tends to be looked at by folk interested in the output of Scrivener, not how it works.
P.S. I don’t understand what you mean by “Binder data”. Do you mean scenes and chapters that you want to cut? When you come to the process of compiling, on the first pane you should find a checkbox against each of your documents headed “Include”. If you don’t want any particular documents to appear in your final project, uncheck their boxes.
No worries, Dave, I’ve moved your post to the appropriate forum for you.
I’m also not quite clear on what you are trying to accomplish, but the “Include in Compile” checkbox is a indeed a good way to strike things out of the manuscript. It’s meant for handling revisions, chapter notes, or even just selective compiling. One can also simply move items out of the Draft entirely, if they are cut scenes that will never be in the final product. Obviously since that would cause them to lose their place, you wouldn’t want to use that technique for temporary exclusions.
Thank you Hugh, for redirecting the post to the proper place, and Amber for the suggestions.
I see now. What I meant about the inclusion thing, when compiling as a PDF the scene and chapter names were included in the document. Maybe I’m holding my mouth wrong or something, or just am not aware of a PDF thing, which looking back, might be the issue. It happens… I noticed the thing a few months ago and then shelved the project for a while, not worrying about it again until yesterday figuring that I’d address the issue sooner rather than later.
Okay, by Binder data you mean the titles of things in your outline, got it. In the Compile window, click the blue arrow to show options if necessary, and then on the Formatting pane. There are checkboxes in a grid in the top area of this pane, there should be a “Title” column there. Just make sure you only have checkboxes where you want them. It sounds like you might have them all checked off—maybe you only want folders (chapters?) to print their titles, for example, but not scenes (files?).
Ah, that did it. Thank you Ma’am.