I am having difficulty getting the header/footer/page number to work as I want. I go to compile, page settings, first pages. I check 'different first pages header/footer" I type in my title for the header and <$p> for page numbering. Both the header and page numbers begin on ‘page one’, where I do not want them. I want them to begin on page one of my text, which is like page 10, after my title, preface, table of contents.
Now the page numbers are not as I want. It begins as page 10 on page 10 (the front matter does not show any page numbers). I would prefer it be page 1 on page 10. And it only shows the page number on every other page. I can live with it beginning with ‘10’ instead of ‘1’ where I want the page numbers to begin, but obviously it needs to show a page number on each page. Suggestions?
Briar, I need to get you in my writing group, we need you! (theironwriter.com)
We use flash fiction as a way to improve our writing (not saying yours needs improving, just us) But several of us use Scrivener but we keep defaulting to Word. I am determined to toss Word overboard. Hence my questions this morning. Thanks for the help.
Another question. My front matter is 9 pages long. No blank pages included. I would like to add blank pages, but this would put the page numbering to begin on one of those blank pages. Is there a way to begin page number beyond page 10?
Unchecked that box. Page numbering now begins with ‘1’ on the page I want. However, it still puts a page number on every other page, all the odd numbers. No even page numbers.
Also, in case you missed it Briar, I want to put a couple of blank pages in my front matter, but this forced the page numbering to begin in the front matter. How do I make the page number begin at the beginning of the novel (in this case an anthology for my writing group). As far as I see, it limits me to page 10.
Using the settings mentioned earlier, my front matter has 15 pages. The novel proper starts on page 16, and it is numbered 1. So, yes, it should be possible to get the numbering to work as you need.
Sometimes, Scrivener needs a few trial compiles before a user finally reaches utopia. The problem can be stopping…there are so many permutations and possibilities. I have gone through endless test compiles.