Compiling to .docx is driving me to tears

Hi there,
I am new to Scrivener and I am loving it. It does everything I was hoping for and I am really happy that I have (finally) found my perfect writing programm.
Except for the Compiling function :frowning:

I use the “modern” Format and I have two main issues:

Problem 1)

My Projectstructure looks like this

Part 1
→ Preface for part 1
→ Acknowledgment
→ (New Folder) Chapters
—> (inside new Folder) Chapter 1
—> (inside new Folder) Chapter 2
—> (inside new Folder) Chapter 3
and so on.

When Compiling to docx I get a File with chapter 1, 2 etc but not with the two files OUTSIDE the chapter folder. I did tick the boxes for these two files in the compiling folder, so where do they go?

Problem 2)
Scrivener Compile ads blank pages that read “roll 1”, “roll 2” bevore my text. Where does this come from and how do I get rid of it?
Plus it puts a “Chapter 1” Headline in front of all the files that are in the new folder. Thank you a lot scrievener, but I dont need that.
How do I get rid of it?

Thank you a lot for your help.
Great Program, but this compilething…oh dear :frowning:

Hello seekinghelp, and welcome to the forum.

To get the formatting you’re looking for, you’ll likely need to customize your compile settings.

When you select File > Compile, you’ll see the main compile panel. There, you’ll choose which output file type you want using the drop-down next to “Compile for.” You’ll select the compile format you want to use in the left-hand column. In the middle section, you’ll choose which formatting each section type uses. And the right-hand section determines which documents are compiled.

Along the bottom-left edge of the compile panel, you can click the Plus mark and then select “Duplicate & Edit Format.” That opens the customization options.

Chapters 23 and 24 of the Scrivener manual offer additional guidance on using the compile settings and the customization process. You can access a PDF of the manual via Scrivener’s Help menu.

The Help menu also houses the Interactive Tutorial, which is a sample project we provide as a training resource. It includes some documents with a quick overview of the compile process, and you might find reviewing that material useful.

We also have a 4-part video series titled “Getting Your Work Out” on the Mac tutorial videos page.

Those videos demonstrate using the built-in compile formats as well as show the customization process. The compile settings on the Mac are slightly different than those in Windows. However, the overall customization process is the same, so you might find reviewing them useful no matter which operating system your computer has.

And, if you’ve already reviewed those materials and are still stumped, please use either the form or the email links on our contact us page to submit a help request.

Our tech-support team can provide some more detailed support and review screenshots and/or a sample project to help sort this out if needed.

Place the preface and acknowledgement documents in a folder outside your manuscript / Draft folder named Front matter.
Check the checkbox called Add Front matter below the right colum in the Compile Overview window and point the combobox next to it to your Front Matter Folder. The two files should appear in the list above. The Include in Compilation checkbox should be ticked.

To remove the “Chapter1” text in your Chapter titles, double-click your Compile format in the left column of the Compile Overview window, select the first tab Section Layouts, at the Title Options tab halfway the screen, remove the text "Chapter <$n> for your Chapter Title Compile Layout. Leave <$Title> as it is, or you won’t see any title at all.

Hope this Helps