Compiling Problem - Scrivener 2

Before you tell me to upgrade, please read. I’ll upgrade, but I want to get this book done first. I’ll upgrade on the next book.

When I compile, Chapter 13 ignores all the rules the other chapters are following. The Title letters are not capitalized where they should be capitalized and vise versa, plus every line in the chapter is numbered, like an outline.

PDFs compile correctly, but Mobi, ePub and Docs do not.

What am I doing wrong? I tried to make a new chapter and copied the text over… but that didn’t change a thing in the formatting.

Suggestions? Thanks so much!


Screenshots? Without them, how can anyone tell you what you’re doing wrong?



Here are screenshots of the compiled epub with chapter comparisons. What would you need from scrivener?

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As for the listing of paragraphs, you likely have rogue list formatting in this section for some reason. You should go through each chunk of text that comprises the chapter, select all of the text, and set the list type to “None” (from the Format ▸ List) menu. You might want to take a snapshot before doing so (Cmd-5) in case, I like to do that whenever doing bulk edits, and any odd formatting that results from doing this can probably be cleaned up with the tips provided in this knowledge base article.

As for the heading, it’s hard to say without knowing what you are starting with. If this title is coming from the binder item’s name, then check the capitalisation on it. If instead you type your headings into the files themselves, I’d simply copy and paste from a working heading, replacing the entire Chapter 13 heading, and then retype it in by hand. That should get rid of any oddities.

Thanks AmberV! That was it for the paragraph formatting! Thank you sooooo Much! That also helped with another problem that I forgot about… the Table Of Contents link was not working for this chapter. Now it is!

The title is still a bit troublesome. I’m pulling it from the binder item’s name, Do you have any suggestions?
Here’s a screenshot of the Compilation Formatting options:

Here’s the Section Layout Title Prefix And Suffix Options:
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Here’s the Section Layout Title Appearance Options:
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I realized what the exact problem is with the title on Chapter 13: It is not reducing to “Faked Small Caps”. All the other titles are, but this one isn’t. Any ideas why?

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Thanks for posting your settings. Everything does look good to me, and if I attempt to replicate your context and settings (to a limited degree), I get what we would consider to be an expected result across the board. So despite appearances, that could mean something is odd about the title itself in the way it is typed in.

Here is what I would try first: select the folder in the binder and hit Esc to edit the title, and press the delete key to remove all text. Now type in the title again by hand, “What Can We Do?”. Given that a quick recompile and see if it fixes the problem.

As for why the title prefix isn’t using faked small caps, I can’t say. Again it looks fine to me if I try it.

Be sure you’re using the latest version, 2.9. There were over the years some bugs with these small caps, but to my knowledge they were all fixed before development ceased on v2.