Centering Asterisk


I am compiling my manuscript and have asterisks throughout. These are centred when in Scrivener but when I compile they move left aligned. Which section do I need to go to change this so they stay centred after I compile and open in Word?


In the Formatting compile option pane, click the “Options” button along the top, and in the middle section toward the bottom of it, you should see an option to preserve alignment (you can make it so only centre-aligned stuff is preserved as well).

That’s great! Thanks for that :slight_smile: You wouldn’t happen to know how to stop Scrivener from hyphenating when I compile?! Some words need a hyphen but I want it to not hyphenate words at the end of sentences, forcing the word to split and drop to the next line. I have unticked ‘use hyphenation’ in the layout section of the compile, but it doesn’t seem to have made any difference. Do you know how I can fix this?

Thanks :slight_smile:

It could be that the word processor you are using to open the file is doing hyphenating. It’s hard to say without know what program you’re using or the file format.

Oh ok, so it could be Word instead of Scrivener? I am compiling as a Microsoft Word 1997-2004 doc. But then I am opening in Pages (on a Mac) as I don’t currently have Word. So could it be that?

I’ve worked it out! It was to do with Pages - Thanks for all your help :slight_smile: