I’ve changed my Scrivener workflow recently to use MMD rather than RTF and while I’m happy to have made the change, I’m coming up against a couple limitations. Particularly, footnote syntax seems to create some issues when compiling from MMD in Scrivener. The text I’m working on is a multi-author volume, so each chapter is meant to start footnote numbering at 1, however, it seems to be the case that if I repeat the syntax for a footnote identifier from one chapter to the next, compiles done through LaTeX repeat the footnotes from the previous chapter. Here’s a visual example of what I mean:
When I compile this to PDF or TEX, the resulting output presents the following:
Every single chapter repeats the footnotes from the first scrivening, at least the first one with a batch of MMD footnotes, and here is where I’ve begun to get the impression that this may be a bug in Scrivener. If I convert those MMD footnotes to Scrivener footnotes, the problem resolves and chapter 2 suddenly has its own proper footnotes, at least for all the ones that I’ve replaced in the previous chapter (i.e. if I make footnotes 1-7 scrivener style footnotes, footnote 8 in chs. 2-14 repeat from ch 1, but footnotes 1-7 are unique). The second strange behaviour is when I export to HTML, I don’t have the same problem, even if all the footnotes are presented in MMD. This time, however, the footnotes stop at 99 and then just repeat.
Has anyone else run into this before? Is there an option or a switch somewhere that will address this? I’d be very grateful for assistance!