I am trying to import three Scrivener projects into a new Scrivener project. These three projects export just fine to .mobi. However, when I Import Scrivener Project for these three into a new target project, there is a formatting problem. I compile the project and export it to .mobi and in the Amazon Kindle previewer, there is a line space between paragraphs.
Now, in Scrivener Editor, in both the source projects and the target project, there does appear to be a line space between paragraphs. Here is where it gets strange. Each of the three projects when compiled and exported on .mobi on their own, look great, no line spacing between paragraphs. However, once imported into the new target project, compiled and exported to .mobi, they show the line space between each paragraph.
One possibility of the root of the problem: the source file was a .doc that was converted to “clean” html using the Word conversion function. The html file was then later imported into Scrivener. It appears that there is a latent line space style that only manifests once the Scrivener project is imported into a new Scrivener project.
Another clue: as an experiment, I copied and pasted a portion of the text out of the new Scrivener project into Mac’s Text Edit application. I chose Default Style which stripped out the offending line spacing and pasted that back into the Scrivener project. Presto. Problem fixed.
My question is how can achieve the same result without having to go through that process with each of hundreds of sections within the project?
A larger question is why does the line spacing between paragraphs appear in the Editor yet the line spacing setting in the tool bar indicates spacing at 1.0? The fact that the cursor jumps from one line to another directly shows that the 1.0 spacing is indeed in effect, yet, once again, what is shown visually in the editor is not always what the setting shows. The visual in the Editor may actually be showing the latent style that is only cropping up when the project is imported into a new project.