I have finished my manuscript on Scrivener and I am finally trying to compile it and transfer it to Word. When I do the compile, however, even after choosing the formatting options, some of the paragraphs are totally messed up on Word, even though they all look the same on Scrivener. Issues after compiling are:
On the new, compiled Word doc:
-Some of the chapters appear double indented
- Some of the chapters appear bulleted
- Some lines (randomly) completely disappear!!!
- Quotes are changed into smartquotes, randomly
This is a huge hassle, since I cannot submit the manuscript to editors as is. I have tried resolving this directly from word, but it only lets me do it one paragraph at a time.
Thank you so much for the reply. I am trying your suggestions to see if they work. All the text was originally created with Scrivener, so I must have done something wrong there! Since yesterday, every time I try changing the format it freezes on me and I have to force quit!!! It is so frustrating. Why can that be?? I have a brand new iMac and everything works so well…
I will keep you posted and let me know if you have any ideas on the freezing issue.
In that case, I’m assuming you’re using OS X 10.10, which is unfortunately still a bit rough. The crash you are experiencing is one such issue with it. It is a conflict between one particular style of table (what is used to display the checkboxes in a window like that) and the option to always show scroll bars. Simply disabling that option from the General System Preference pane should allow you to work with this pane. You can turn it back on when you’re done.
We’re going to switch to another style of table in the next update, since it is unlikely Apple will fix this any time soon.