I really appreciate the Scrivener FrontMatter functionality, especially the notion of having different headers and footers in the “first pages”.
The notion of FrontMatter, Manuscript, BackMatter appeals to me greatly. Scrivener need only treat these differently at compile time.
What I would love to have is a BackMatter that parallels the FrontMatter. Into the BackMatter I can throw my Epilogue, Author Bio etc. and have it disassociated from the formatting and layout of my manuscript. i.e. BackMatter does not need header or footer and chapter headings may be applied differently. I’m actually very happy to use the Format “AsIs” when compiling the BackMatter.
Hence the flow I’d love is.
- Add Cover, Copyright, Contents etc to FrontMatter
- Add Author Bio and what not to BackMatter
- Create the draft of my manuscript in the Manuscript folder
- Then at compile time - whether it be for docx, pdf or whatever format. I can apply different rules to the BackMatter just as is the current case for the FrontMatter.