After having watched the online tutorial, I complied my manuscript and have had a few format related issues. I’m pretty sure that the issues posted below are very minor. Since I’m new to the
export process - not necessarily scrivener - I’m hoping to get some help with these issues here.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit with 8GB memory and 1.5TB of hard disk space (1TB + free). Initially I’m exporting to Kindle format but I do hope to export to iPad and Nook format once this export has completed successfully.
I suspect the problems are arising from the difference between my local installation and the video tutorial I watched prior to export. In Windows, in the Formatting area, I am unable to select and define Heading 3 when choosing the Level+ designations (which I have no idea what they refer to).
Here is a list of the few things that are holding me back from publishing on Amazon today. Assistance would be most appreciated.
- My book title is at the head of every page.
- The page name in scrivener is just below the book title on significant pages (title page, Quote, Copyright, Acknowledgements, Chapter 1, etc.) when compiled.
- The entire document is appears fully justified. Is there a way to turn this off for the entire manuscript without having to do it manually?
Aside from these few things I have to say that scrivener has exceeded my expectations in every way. I’m quite pleased I made the purchase.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
All of this is part of the Kindle presentation, not handled by Scrivener. The guidelines require that alignment not be set for the body text, so this is left entirely to the device, though if you wish to force a specific passage, you can do so by separating it into its own document and setting it to compile “as-is” and formatting it in the editor, or by compiling to .epub and then editing the file in a tool like Sigil, resaving, and opening it in Kindle Previewer to convert a copy to .mobi. Page headers likewise are just created by the device, pulling from the title (set in the Meta Data section of compile) and the section titles as is done for the table of contents. Unless this has changed with a recent update, the page headers disappear on the actual device when you start reading, even though it doesn’t appear that way when checking Kindle Previewer.
Thank you so much. I will give this a try.
My book had already been on Amazon a year before it raised enough money to receive a professional editing. I switched to Scrivener in the time it took to edit and am still getting accustomed to it. With a second book soon to be released on Kindle I needed to get my first book, with all its adjustments, updated ASAP.
Thanks again. I’ll post the results.
If you haven’t done so, get the offline kindle previewer amazon.com/gp/feature.html?i … 1000765261
It will let you see how your book looks on different devices. For example, the Fire devices put the title of your book on the top of every page. However, this doesn’t show up on the e-ink devices. It will even let you see what things look like on the kindle app running on an ipad or iphone.