Can't get Compile Document formatting correct

I currently using Scrivener for writing college essays but I am having trouble getting my head around Compile Document.

Here’s what I want to do:

1 Export my Scrivener file to Word or RTF file so I can email it to others. I also use the Word or RTF file with Bookends for my references.

2 Format the text to Times New Roman 12
3 Put the Container Titles in Bold. (Can Scrivener only do this for a folder?)
4 Remove all the indents, ruler settings etc.
5 Set it to 1.5 spacing.

I have Word for Mac 2010 and Pages 09.

What’s the easiest way to do this?

No, Scrivener can format and add the titles for any document type.

Have you gone through the Help manual section on compiling? The “Formatting” pane of the Compile sheet can handle everything you want to do. Also take a look at some of the template projects - for instance the academic ones such as APA - to see how their Compile settings are set up. They serve as good examples.

All the best,

Thanks, didn’t see those.

I use Scrivener on my iMac and laptop. How do I create a template one one machine that the other can open too? I’m guessing it’s through Dropbox, a feature I use for sharing files.

EDIT: I got the titles to export as I wanted. However, I am still having issues adjusting the rulers.

Where is the best place to indent a quote: while editing my container file, in the compile section (if so how?) or after I export?

The best way is just to save as a template, then in the New Project templates panel, click on “Options” and select “Export Selected Template” to export it to something like Dropbox. Then on your other machine, select “Import Templates” form the same “Options” menu in the templates panel to add the templates you have created to Scrivener on your other machine.

I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to do, but if you want indented quotes in the text and you are overriding the formatting in Compile (which is optional), you will need to add the “Preserve Formatting” attribute to your quotation blocks in the main editor (via the Formatting > Format menu - a blue box with dotted lines around will appear around such blocks), which tells the Compile sheet not to override the format of such sections (or you can use the “Options” in the “Formatting” pane of the Compile sheet for finer control over this, for instance to tell Compile to override the font of such sections but not the indentations etc).

All the best,

So that’s what that dotted line blue box is! Somehow I got the Preserve Formatting option on by mistake. Let’s hear it for searching the discussion boards, whew!