Newbie Question - Using my chapter titles for compile

I am trying to compile and want to use the folder names rather than Chapter One, Chapter Two, etc. I have found others asking the same question, but could not follow the replies. I think I’ve done more harm than good so far - making a mess of things and would really like to a decent copy exported to send to the printer (draft only).

Note: I have watched all the compile tutorials and tried to find this in the manual. I have searched this forum. I just really cannot figure this out and would appreciate as direct an answer as possible. I don’t know if it’s okay to ask here, but honestly I would happily pay someone for an hour of time to screen share and explain to me how to deal with the formatting and compiling issues I have. I’ve now spent the equivalent of days trying to learn this, and I want to focus on writing instead. Thank you!

Go through this workflow. It shows 3 headings for each chapter – a chapter number, a title, and a piece of code {imageName} that compiles as an image. You’d only need the title.

chapter headings, page numbers, etc.

If that’s not enough, we can set up a one-on-one zoom session if you need to.

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Very helpful - thank you. But this is what the compiled version looks like when I use your (almost) exact setup - minus the image.
Screen Shot 2022-03-27 at 3.31.22 PM

Here’s the compiler setting:

Screen Shot 2022-03-27 at 3.34.56 PM

What am I doing wrong?

You didn’t remove the chapter number and I don’t know where the Liz came from.

Look more closely at the workflow.

Depending on what compile Format you are using (indicated in the left sidebar), I think maybe the route you’re taking is way more complicated than what is really necessary. Maybe this is why the advice you’ve seen in tutorials and such seems confusing, because most of them are trying to do more than what you’re asking. For example, if you’re using the “Manuscript (Times)” format, this is the sum total of what you have to do:

  1. Click the Assign Section Layout button below the preview area, where you can see the “Chapter One” layout among others.
  2. Select the Type, in the left sidebar, that you want to change. If you aren’t sure, just click through them and they’ll highlight the layout they are using.
  3. Scroll through the preview tiles for a suitable alternative. For example, “Title Section” or “Heading” is probably all you need. Click on the one you want to select it, and save.

Most of our formats have at least one with just the number (and maybe the word “chapter” too), both that and the binder title together, and one with just the binder title—plus some variations that include the text as well, for those that write chapter-length binder entries instead of organising subsections into folders.

P.S. Depending on how you structure things, if you lose page breaks after doing that, let us know. It’s an easy fix.