Hi! Just started using Scrivener 3 this morning, and it seems like the line spacing assigned during compile is not working. Ex. Double spacing in the body of a manuscript. I am starting from a S2 preset that used double spacing, but now I am only getting single spacing on the compile. I tried toggling to other spacing(s) and back to jog the system, but it didn’t work. Is anyone else seeing this? Kinda makes S3 a non-starter for me at the moment.
Have you tried familiarising yourself with Scrivener 3’s Compile system? It’s quite different from 2.x’s, so your 2.x Compile settings won’t come across exactly. You’ll need to assign section layouts and section types. Once you get used to the new system it is much easier and more flexible, but it takes a little adjustment from 2.x We have four videos going through from the basics to the advanced on Compile in our Learn & Support area.
All the best,
Thanks, Keith. Yep, it was unassigned section layouts. I can see where this will make life easier going forward, but coming in with S2 presets, it got a little confusing and felt like an extra step.
Yes, there’s definitely a little “unlearning” to do for existing users of Scrivener 2, because it’s such a different system. Once you get the hang of it, though, it has so many benefits. For example, in Scrivener 2, we had to provide a different Compile format for novels written using parts and novels written using only chapters. In Scrivener 3, one Compile format can provide all of the section layouts needed no matter how you structure your novel. In the same way, users will be able to create Compile formats that can be used with a wide variety of projects. Also, one of the biggest hurdles for users of Scrivener 2 was wrapping their heads around applying formatting by thinking about the outline level in the binder, and working around the rigidity of that approach (often having to use “As-Is” or move a document somewhere else in order to get the formatting required). In Scrivener 3, you can set the default Section Types by structure, but for users who just don’t think like that, they can ignore it and assign things by hand.
All the best,