Mirror margins and justification.

As I get close to finishing my first project, I’ve started looking at using Create Space to print a few copies for my first readers (though I won’t do this until I’ve finished the third draft or so, but it’s still fun to look). However, I can’t figure out how to make Scrivener output the pages in the right format.

Specifically, I need “mirror margins”, but I can’t find any way to do this in Scrivener. Am I just not looking in the right place? Is it an OS X option? If it isn’t available at all, what do others recommend?

Also, I’m having a hard time getting it to justify my text. I’ve set custom formatting options, like so:

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But though the title centering is correct, the text still has a ragged right edge instead of being justified. I know I’m doing something wrong here :wink:

Yes and no.

No in that your experience is normal.

Yes in that you are looking to use a drafting tool for final page layout. Page layout is outside the scope of scrivener and should be done in a dedicated word processing software like Pages, Word, etc.

Hope that helps.

Ah, well, it was worth a shot. Thanks. Too bad; it’s the only feature that I need to just use Scrivener for layout, but I bet there’s tons of people who say that with a whole gamut of features :wink:

What are “mirror margins”? I have never heard of them!

As for justification, that should work, but in your screenshot you have selected folders in the “Formatting” pane of the Compile sheet - have you definitely set up justification for the text row as well?

Mirror is when you have the odd number settings for L/R swapped on the even numbers.

odd - 1/0.75
even - 0.75/1

At least that is what we call mirror here.

Ah, right. Yes, that is definitely something left to external word processors, thanks.

Aha! Thanks; that did it. I thought the text box was a general overview of all settings (I forgot folders can have text, as I never write in them).