"Hiding" document title when compiling/exporting

Hi everyone,

I’ve asked a related question in the past, but I’ve encountered another issue. Here’s my situation: I’m adding an introduction before CHAPTER 1. So that the “auto chaptering” (Chapter <$W> command under ‘Formatting’) doesn’t fasten itself to my introduction, I’ve gone into ‘Title Adjustments’, and under the “Do not add title prefix or suffix to documents” option, I’ve selected my introduction.

This seems to work in terms of the auto-chaptering ignoring my introduction, however, now the document name shows above my introduction text when I compile/export my project. Is there a way to turn this off, so that the document title doesn’t insert itself above the document text?

Hopefully this all makes sense, thank you for the help

What sort of binder structure are you using? Is the introduction document the same type as your chapter documents?

The binder structure is just a one layer structure of documents, so yes: the introduction document is the same type as the chapter documents.

To try and provide a rough depiction, my binder looks like this:

Book title

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2

What I’ve tried to depict above is that my binder does not have sub documents, or sub sub documents, etc.

I hope this helps.


To be more precise, are the Introduction and Chapters both folders or both text documents? If so, you might want to convert (say) the Introduction to a text document and leave the Chapters as folders. That will allow you to specify different formatting in the File -> Compile -> Formatting pane.


Both the Introduction and Chapters are text documents–so maybe it’s the Introduction I should convert to a folder so that I can gain more control over it via the File -> Compile -> Formatting pane.


Are you using “Override text and notes formatting” in the Compile > Formatting pane? I ask because one option is to use “Compile As-Is” for your Introduction document. “Compile As-Is” compiles the document exactly as it appears in the editor (ignoring “Override…”), without the title or anything else -it basically ignores the settings in Compile > Formatting.

Another option is to place your chapter documents inside a folder, so you have:


Chapter One
Chapter Two

And so on. Then in “Formatting” you can choose not to include anything from folders (so the “Chapters” folder gets ignored) and use different settings for Level 1 text documents (the introduction) and Level 2+ text documents (the chapters inside the “Chapters” folder).

All the best,