ToC Woes: "Introduction" Added Repeatedly During Compile

I used the non-fiction template, which is a mistake since I don’t know what the template is doing. One of the things it’s doing is adding the word “Introduction” to chapter headings when I compile the e-pub.
How can I get rid of this?
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Very difficult to say without more information, such as how your project is set up, what Compile format this is (presumably ePub 3 with “Ebook”?), how you set up the contents, and so on.

  1. Out of the box non-fiction template.
  2. This is compiled for epub2.
  3. Contents are as follows: (in binder?)
    Manuscript, underneath:
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3, etc.

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But I set up a project just like that with no issues. I would look in your chapter documents and switch to page view. Are there any page breaks in there perhaps? Something else has to be going on here. Could you attach a sample version of the project to your reply so that I can see it?

Did you put “Introduction” in the Title Prefix or Suffix for that section layout, by any chance?


I initially had the same thought, but as pseingalt’s screenshot shows they are using an unedited compile format, I then assumed they wouldn’t have been able to edit the title prefix or suffix. Is there a way to do such a thing outside of the compile interface?

Another possibility: “INTRODUCTION-n” is part of the title of each document. It could be that there is a return after each “Chapter n” with “INTRODUCTION-n” after it (not something Scrivener itself would have done, but users can force a return character in there if they really want to). That would explain what is happening.

@KB: Here are the first few project chapters.
Sorry this is so complicated. (266 KB)

My previous post guessed it exactly right: the ToC is correct, because it is showing the titles of your MS. The title of your first document is:

Chapter 1

The title of your second document is:

Chapter 2

You can see this for yourself easily:

  1. Double-click into “Chapter 1” in the binder.
  2. Press the down arrow on your keyboard.

Alternatively, switch to outliner mode (which can show returns in titles). There you will see that “[return]-INTRODUCTION” is part of all of your titles.

So you just need to fix your document titles.

That was it, thanks!