Many thanks. It looks that the only two possibilities are a continuous numbering from 1 to the end of the book or restarting the numbering on every page, but not restarting the numbering for each chapter…
So, for print and PDF, numbering will be reset for each chapter if the chapters are delineated by page/section breaks. I am not at a Mac now to test this out, but perhaps word processors (depending on the one used) can dynamically renumber footnotes by section breaks.
The manual also says:
I can’t see the dropdown menu right now, but perhaps that has a setting to determine how and when footnotes are reset (per page or per chapter). The first quote from the manual says “can be” when talking about footnote numbering starting on each page of a word-processed document. That implies, I think, possibility rather than restriction, so perhaps a setting just needs to be tweaked to get the output you want. Will look when I am back at a Mac, or perhaps someone else can answer this for you in the meantime.
No, sorry. I thought the option was in Scrivener.
I’m using Word 2016 for Mac and I know the option exists, but I would have to create manually sections in the Word document after compiling but I thought it would be great if it could be made in Scrivener itself.
Word can do that. But Scrivener can also restart numbering on each new page. What I haven’t found (yet?) is how, in Scrivener, restart the numbering for each chapter/section. But, yes, I can do it manually in Word.
Thanks for your time.
What Scrivener doesn’t have is the ability for footnote numbering to restart on each page (this is more difficult given the layout algorithms).
To get footnote numbering to restart with each chapter, you tick “Footnote numbering restarts after page breaks” in the “Footnotes & Comments” options when editing or creating a Compile Format. Note the term page breaks. This does not mean on each new page - it means that footnote numbering will restart whenever there is an explicit page break (that is, a forced page break, such as is used to start a new chapter or section).