Compile always uses style from the editor

Not sure what I am doing wrong. I tried everything, I think.

The compiled text always uses style from the main editor. I tried restarting Scrivener, creating new formats, checking / unchecking all boxes but to no avail.
The only way to get Compiled style to change is to change the style in the editor.

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you

Have you assigned a “body” style, or is the majority of your text “No Style?”

Assigned styles are protected: you have to explicitly change them via the Compile command. Section 24.5 in the manual explains how.

The No Style formatting will use whatever you define in the assigned Section Layout. If you want the Section Layout to override the Editor formatting, check the appropriate box in the Section Layout editor. See Section 24.2.3 in the manual.

Got it! It works thanks a lot.

What I didn’t realize is that in Compile I have to “add” the same style that I am using for the main body and then change its parameters in the Compile styles window.

That’s quite brilliant. Thank you