Apologies in advance if this has been asked before. I looked for it and it seems new. So here it is: would it be possible to have numbering in the footnotes directly in the main interface, and not only after compiling a document?
When I compile or export an item – usually my final draft of a chapter to be submitted to my editors – footnotes are numbered correctly. After a few editing and reviewing steps between me and the editors, it happens quite often that I have to change something in the main text that also affects the footnotes, sometimes rearranging them. Or I need to check whether all the notes have been placed correctly in the final version before print. Without seeing the footnote numbers in the main interface it takes me a lot of time, and it requires a lot more attention with a chance for introducing new errors, to check the footnotes / endnotes. I basically have to switch constantly between Scrivener and MS Word (usually the software of choice of my editors).
I must be very bad at searching topics as this one had a virtually identical subject! I see the problem clearly now. Perhaps a simple numbering would be doable, or one for footnotes, one for comments, etc – with the caveat that it’s provisional and subject to change in compile. Anyway, thanks for your reply!
You can set it so that after compiling the inspector footnotes (in the inspector but not in the editor) will show their numbering. So, when you make any changes that will affect those numbers, just take a moment to re-compile; you don’t have to open the file.