Hi all. New to the forum. Apologies for my making an account pretty much just to post here, but I hope to be able to contribute in other ways later on, as Scrivener has already been a big part of my writing life.
My problem isn’t exactly a bug, just a little difficulty I’m having with compile and format options.
The novel I’m working on is divided into four parts, each about novelette-sized, and from there it’s divided into long scenes or short chapters (s-chapters). In the application, I’m setting this up as folders for the parts, with individual documents as the s-chapters. Ideally, in final compilation and publication the result would be the parts formatting as either “Part 1: Title” or just “Title” followed by a page break before the first scene in that part, with each s-chapter titled just “One”, “Two”, etc, with a page break after each one. All this so far I had figured out by playing with the formatting, and I mention it just so you understand how it’s already set up.
The problem shows up with a new scene I’m writing, where the scene has flashback sections interspersed within it. To keep each part separate, I took the original single document, copied the parts out to separate documents (ie first FB on one doc, present on another doc, second FB on a third doc, etc), putting them all in a folder which goes on the same level as the s-chapter texts. However, this results in each part getting numbered like the s-chapters, which I don’t want.
I tried clicking the + sign in the top-right corner of “Formatting” in the Compile window, and it caused the application to freeze. I say this only because that looked like it could work.
Last bit of info: I am using the standard Novel template, not the “Novel (with parts)” template. If the best solution is to change the template, is there a way I can change it without creating a new project and manually transferring everything?