When I compile my manuscript for pdf, the title page comes up as
Of course, I want to remove some of this, substitute info for the defaults.
I have set Project Properties in Meta data settings to no avail. Although the information I need must be somewhere, I can find no reference to this in the Forum, in the Manual – anywhere.
My mother used to tell me – and my wife now tells me I couldn’t find the barn when I’m in it.
Where/How do I manage this? And don’t tell me it’s in the barn.
You’re compiling a novel manuscript to PDF, using the default-supplied document ‘Title Page’ which is in the Front Matter folder – is that right?
Checking the obvious first (apologies if you already know this…) you simply amend Your Name, Your Address etc in that document before you compile it — there is no automatic substitution of variables on compilation UNLESS you see text such as
Those (and those alone) will be filled in at compilation time — everything else is for you to amend or delete as you see fit before compilation takes place.
However, in your post, the variables you show
are not correctly formatted – the ^ (in red) is wrong and should be <. So that will be why they’re not being substituted I would imagine. They should read:
Brookter, for what reason I know not, the list you refer to is not accessible via the Windows Help Menu.
After metiiculous search of the Scrivener manual, I found a few codes referenced in Table 23.3 on page 272. Then I finally found the mother lode: a complete list appears in appendix D, called Placeholder codes.
Perhaps in a future edition, the codes could be referenced in the text of the manual in the compile section.