Is there a method for auto-naming chapters?

Hi - first post from a raving fan with two weeks experience…

Is there a method for auto-naming chapters using the container name? I’ve got three top level containers (one for each act in my novel). Inside these main containers are individual chapters. I am using the <$w> for auto-numbering (e.g. CHAPTER <$w>) and wonder if there is a parameter for appending the text container title after the $w? Could it be that simple?

Many thanks, and thanks for all you do. I simply love this software package. It has taken my thinking to a whole new level, not to mention my ability to now kill words at warp speed.


Yes, in the compile dialogue, first tab, you’ll see a grid of checkboxes in the lower left. Make sure “Title” is selected for your folder types, and then put the <$w> into the visible title in the Binder.

Ok. I’m making a mistake somewhere. Here’s what I have

blank line CHAPTER

What I want is the title (which is correct), to show up after the Chapter<$w> line in the text snippet, so it reads:

Chapter <Correct_Number>


And many thanks…once I get this right I’m going to start drinking again…


There’s no way of doing this currently - that’s why the Novel template has the chapter and title placed inside the folder text.

This is one of the many refinements coming in 2.0, though.

All the best,

I’m probably using the Novel template incorrectly. I’ve got the default novel-manuscript-chapter structure that one gets when you select a Novel Project. I sucked in my ms-word files, placing one chapter in each file. When I compile the manuscript, it works beautifully. If I don’t want fancy chapter titles following the automagic chapter numbering (<$w>), then I’m in great shape.

As for what I’m really trying to do, I suspect I’ll have to run a test with a different project and see what I can make the existing Manuscript/CHAPTER formatting do.

Thanks for the instruction and feedback.

Now, back to the word-slaying…