Compiling Documents Outside of Manuscript/Draft

I’ve found I can compile documents outside of the Manuscript/Draft folder.
All I did was select Compile > Current Selection.
Beforehand, I allocated a section type to the document I wanted to compile.
This is a quick and easy to compile notes and whatever else might be useful to have outside of Scrivener.
It wouldn’t work with the Compile > Manuscript default though, but that’s intentional and intuitive.

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A useful tip!

Note that it will only work for text files, though. Expect the Compile command to choke if you try to make it assemble arbitrary research files.


Collections are another way of compiling stuff from outside of the Draft, which makes sense, since they are in a way kind of like a saved selection.