I’m totally new to Scrivener and was wondering if anyone knew how to correct the following problem?
Basically, having opened the .mobi (that I compiled and exported from Scrivener) in the Kindle app, if I resize the window (i.e make it narrower), the text kind of… unformats itself and goes on different lines so that on one line will be one word, but then there will be 11 on the next!
All the text is justified (unless this is being overwritten in the compile stage) and I don’t know if it requires any coding, or what I can do.
I have tried to be as succinct as possible, but just struggling to get the text to stay in place, irrespective of how wide or narrow I make the window.
I don’t know what invisible symbol that might be, but all you should see in a typical paragraph are dots that represent spaces and a backwards P with two vertical bars instead of one (end-of-paragraph symbol).
Can you select the } ‘invisible’ symbol? If so, then you can fix this in Scrivener thusly:
Make a backup of your project, in case things go horribly awry. (File->Backup->Back up to…).
Select one of the }-like invisible symbols and copy it
Bring up the project replace tool (Edit->Find->Project Replace)
In the “Replace” field, paste in the invisible symbol
Leave the “With” field blank
Make sure that ONLY the “Text” checkbox is checked
Click the “Replace” button
View your manuscript in Scrivenings mode and OPT-down-arrow through it, fixing problematic line formatting as you spot it. Make the editor narrower, and repeat for good measure.
Is it this the symbol: ¶ ?
If you want to geek out, it’s called a pilcrow and represents a paragraph break (you can type the symbol on a Mac by pressing Opt-7 (i.e. hold down the option key while you press the “7” key).
The symbol I posted the other day, ⏎ , is the return symbol and typically used to represent a line break.
Both symbols indicate that subsequent text is to be written the next line, with the pilcrow providing the added instruction that it’s a new paragraph.