question: Editor wants Ascii Text with Footnotes?

What you need to do is compile your manuscript to plain text.

  1. In your compile options, first select “Plain text” from the top drop-down menu.
  2. Then select the “Plain Text Manuscript” compile format from the left hand column.
  3. Click the “Assign Section Layouts” button, and assign your headings, chapters and sections to appropriate formats.
  4. In the replacements tab of the right-hand pane, create a new replacement. In the first text box, type ctrl-return, and in the second one type ctrl-return twice. It won’t look like anything is there, but trust me, you’ll need this to have visual separation between your paragraphs.
  5. Run your compile.

This will produce a manuscript with footnote numbers in brackets in the body of your text, and the footnote contents as endnotes, just the way we used to type them manually. :smiley: Hope this helps!

Oh dear! The above instructions are for Mac Scrivener! I’m so sorry. But the basic idea is the same: you should be able to select Plain Text as your compile target, select one of Scrivener’s built-in formats (something that says Manuscript would be favourite), add the substitution to get visual separation between your paragraphs, and compile. Footnotes are included by default. Good luck!