I have been experiencing serious difficulty in exporting my footnotes from scrivener to .doc and PDF. I have been trying to compile my document to these two formats and every time I do the footnotes are turned into end notes at the end of each folder (chapter). I really want them at the bottom of each page so that they correspond to the text. (.doc also messes with my results tables, adding spaces and formatting them oddly but I will post that separately) I have double-checked all of the options in the compile window and cannot work out what I am doing wrong as I am sure it didn’t used to do this.
Any assistance greatly appreciated.
Tech: Mac OSX 10.7.2 Lion, Scrivener 2.1 using both RTF exporter and basic OSX converter. Viewing .doc in Apple Pages, and PDF in Preview.
End-of-page footnotes are currently only supported in RTF export, owing to limitations with the standard Apple .doc exporter (and the fact that Scrivener would need to do all the layout of a word processing program to do this in printing or PDF). Pages, however, doesn’t fully support the RTF format and will not import footnotes correctly - this is an ongoing limitation of Pages, given that all other major word processors fully support RTF. You may wish to try downloading the most recent beta of Scrivener, which adds a Java-based .doc and .docx exporter that will allow end-of-page footnotes for these formats:
All the best,
Thanks for the help. I have installed the Beta which has solved the issue with the footnotes and the tables, which are both now formatted correctly. The only footnotes which it does not replicate (at all) are those contained within my table in Scrivener. Is this a deeper issue (i.e. footnotes within tables are totally unsupported)?
Thank you very much for your help.
It’s a deeper issue with Pages, not Scrivener. If you open the exported file in Word or OpenOffice, footnotes in tables will be preserved fine. When you open a .doc or .docx file in Pages with a footnote in a table, though, you get the following message in Pages’ compatibility panel:
Note how if you go to Insert > Footnote in Pages when the cursor is inside a table, the command is likewise disabled, because Pages simply does not support footnotes in tables.
All the best,