Insert page break between scenes without also adding them as chapters in the table of contents

I have a novel written in Scriv2 which is has chapter folders, and in each of those there is a series of scenes. I want to insert section / page breaks between each scene for this novel, and have never needed to before. (The reason is that there are alternating narrators in this book, and I think such a shift requires a page break as well as the heading to show the name of the new narrator).

The problem I have is that when I go to ‘Compile - Separators’ and choose section break between scenes, I then get a table of contents generated which includes all the scenes as if they were chapters. I really don’t want that to happen.

So it doesn’t look as if the section break solution is going to work.

I could go through the whole file and insert a manual page break at the end of every scene, but I’m sure there’s a smarter way to do this. I just don’t know what it is.

I do have Scriv3, and I’ve tried using the compile function in there, but I think it will take a bit of getting used to. I’d need to learn the whole thing in order to start tweaking preferences like this. So I could do with a solution that works for S2 for now.

Thanks in advance for any help available.

Update: manually adding page breaks won’t work either, because that also leads to the scene names being added to the table of contents.

Hi Simon,

You will want to create your own table of contents for this instead of letting Scrivener generate one automatically. The automatic ToC generation just works for the most common scenarios, and creates an entry for any item with a page/section break before it. So, you will need to create a document and add Scrivener links to it for the documents you want included in the ToC, and set the title of your ToC document in the “Layout” pane so that it is used instead of having Scrivener generate a contents document for you.

All the best,