Hi – I’m doing this for the first time, and I may doing it wrong(ly), so I’d like to describe what I’ve done to this point to see if there’s a more efficient method before I get too far along.
First, I exported my Pages file as plain text, and it showed up, the whole 200+ pages, indented at the Chapter level.
I am using the Manuscript with Parts format, so into the index card found by clicking on Manuscript, I copied in the name of the first part, Anticipation, in the synopsis section of the card, under the Part title.
Then I moved down to the first Part icon and copied the title of my first chapter, April Fools, into its index card, not putting a number after the word Chapter, because if I understand correctly, compiling will take care of that automatically later on.
Then I moved down to the first Chapter icon and pasted, into the Scene index card, a synopsis of the first scene.
And finally, I clicked on the Scene icon, was presented with a full screen, and pasted the entire scene into it.
At that point, I moved back up to the Chapter icon and pressed the plus sign to add a new scene icon, and I got a blank index card. I typed Scene in the title area of the index card, and a brief description of the scene in the Synopsis area.
Then I clicked on the blank Scene icon, got the composition area, and pasted the second scene into it.
So far, so good? I could do this all day, unless there's a better way. I'm really looking forward to when it's all pasted in and I can begin re-ordering scenes and chapters, and watching the chapter numbers and scenes adapt in the compilation.