Trying to compile my first e-book with Scrivener and running into an oddity. I have a “Text” area at the beginning for a copyright that is showing up in the TOC. However, I have another “Text” area that is not showing up (About the author).
I left both of these out of folders because I don’t want a chapter number assigned to them, but I do want them in the TOC. Is there some way to indicate that a text should be on the TOC?
I’ve checked several forum posts and YouTube videos, but can’t seem to find the answer to this one question.
Thanks in Advance,
Are you referring to the automatically created ebook ToC which is always found in Kindle and epub books? If I remember correctly they include anything which you in the layout pane in compile has ticked the Title box for.
Yes, I am referring to the automatic ToC for kindle and epub.
I have the option turned off for text right now, but somehow the first one still shows up in the ToC. I was just wondering if I have a different setting for that one. They are both level 1+. It may just be because the first one is the first document at all. I was just hoping there was a way to control that a little more.
Turned of for text or title?
Titles show up in the toc.
First, thank you very much for your time. It’s greatly appreciated.
I had the option for “Title” turned off for “Text” sections level 1+. However, I’ve tried it with the “Title” turned on as well. I’m going to try to share some screenshots. Hopefully, this will work.
Above are my formatting setting for Titles. You can see that I have both the first “Text” section of “Copyright” and the bottom section of “About The Author” turned on.
Above is the output where only the “Copyright” section shows in the ToC.
If you look at it more closely you can see that nothing else of the things you have marked as Title at that level is included in the ToC, except Copyright, which comes before any folders.
Instead of trying to fix everything in the compile pane, I’d do it by changing the structure in the binder, e.g change the document ‘About the author’ to a folder, or make a folder titled ‘About the author’ and have the current document underneath that.
It is often easier to fix things in the binder instead of trying to understand exactly how everything i Compile works.
That’s what I’ve done for now. The only issue with that is that I end up with a chapter number associated with it. This isn’t a production-stopping problem, but I thought I would check in and see if there was something I could do to make the other folder show up as well.
It couldn’t be something simple like the fact that your References folder is empty, could it?