Easy way to indicate within a document what text is to be complied and what isn't.

I am now assuming the issue is simply a poorly titled compile settings option. The option “Delete struck-through text.” doesn’t at all do what it says it will do. The text is not deleted (“delete” is not a word that a writer wants to see anywhere near their manuscript). What seems to happen with this setting chosen is that strike-through formatting is removed leaving the text itself right where it is in the compiled document (just without the strike-through style applied).

Might I suggest an alternative wording instead:

  [i]remove all struck-through formatting[/i]

Strike that! [sic] There is a need for a means of easily and intuitively annotating text such that one might have the option of text, so annotated, omitted from the compiled document. If it were me, I’d replace the current single option:

 [i]delete struck-through text[/i]

With the following two options:

  [i]remove all struck-through formatting[/i]
  [i]omit all struck-through text[/i]

Randall Lee Reetz

On Windows, in Scrivener Beta, this setting, do exactly what it says it will do; that is, it deletes the struck-through text.

So the text that has the style “Strike-through” does not appear in the compiled export? Or, the text that is styled “Strike-through” has that style removed but is included in the Compiled export?

The first. Which is exactly as described in the manual, Randall. See my post in your other thread on this topic.


Well this is indeed not what happens in Scrivener 3.0 on the Mac. On the Mac, Scrivener includes any text that has the style strike-through, but only after it removes the strike-through style from that text. If the “remove stroke-through text” option is not selected, the same text appears in the compiled output, but it retains the stroke-through style exactly as it is in the user’s scrivener manuscript.

Yes, that’s what you said you’re seeing, which is why I suggested you contact Support directly.

A sample project and a PDF from that project showing how this does work on a Mac have already been supplied for the OP on two threads:



Thanks for the tutorial
really handy