This may be a little lengthy while I explain what I’m trying to do, along with what I’ve tried so far, so please bear with me.
Basically I’m having a little trouble when it comes to compiling the file. To help illustrate what I want, I’m going to export to .ePub here, but I also want to export to .PDF and .mobi, so any solutions will have to ideally work for all three.
What I want is to create something that roughly looks like the following when exported:
I say roughly because all I want is to have some paragraphs (two or three) displayed before the Chapter Number and Title. Ideally, the solution would be simple, to just relocate the Chapter Name and Title and have them displayed below the Opening Paragraphs.
However, as I don’t know how to do that, I’ve been trying all kinds of trickery to display the Chapter Number and Title in the correct place, but it’s just not working for me.
I have my sidebar laid out like this:
Note that it’s only the first and third chapters that have Opening Paragraphs. Most chapters do not have them, and would therefore begin with the Chapter Number and Title. So I’m not after a universal ‘Titles after paragraphs’, just something that’d work in the cases where I do have chapters with Opening Paragraphs.
I’m also using the standard ‘Fiction > Novel’ template, with my story laid out with Chapters and Scenes.
It’s clearly not a very common question to ask, (searching hasn’t showed up any results) but I’m sure there has to be a way to make it work properly.