Numbering sections

Hi everyone,

Can someone point me to the right direction?

I’m new to Scrivener; I need to number the sections of my report. I have gone through the user manuel but it isn’t obvious which section of the manual addresses this.

How can I associate heading styles with the ToC and also have the various headers automatically numbered?

Thanks a lot


This is what the Compile command is for. See “Getting it Out There” in the Interactive Tutorial, available from the Help menu, or Chapters 23 and 24 in the Scrivener manual. Headings and numbering are addressed specifically in Section 24.2.4 of the manual, but one of the supplied Compile Formats (Section 23.2.2) may already be set up to do what you want.

Note that one of the key ideas of Scrivener is that formatting details like section numbering are done at the end, not the beginning. So if you’re just starting to write this report, you don’t actually need to know this yet. (Which is exactly the right time to figure it out, rather than when a deadline is looming!)


Thank you, Katherine. Exactly what I needed.