No you do not have to bring in each chapter individually
If you put a # mark by each chapter number or title, you can IMPORT AND SPLIT the entire document and Scrivener will bring each chapter as a separate file
Then if you want to make it a kindle format , you will have to COMPILE all the chapters as such
Strongly recommend you do a grammar check in Word before making an eBook
The import and split didn’t work at all for me (and I just bought Scrivener, so I assume I have the newest version). I spent an entire day and a few tears, but I finally got my word document over to Scrivener. I found a youtube video that showed all you have to do is hit a button to add a chapter, then copy and paste the chapter from word into Scrivener, one chapter at a time. The youtube also helped because I hadn’t been sure what it was supposed to look like–like if my chapters were in the correct place on the left-hand side.
Now I’m trying to figure out how to save the document so that I can have it somewhere else in case my computer crashes. I always just emailed my Word documents to myself. I did a backup in a zip file to my desktop, and my husband found a program that will unzip it, but when I unzip it, it’s all very confusing and I’m not sure where my actual manuscript is.
I’m crossing my fingers that compiling is easier! No one who recommended the program to me mentioned how extremely difficult it is to figure out!
Please do note that even if the “import and split” function doesn’t work, you can import the document into scrivener all in once piece, and then use the “Documents->Split->Split at Selection” menu command (or the keyboard shortcut shown there) to manually split. There should never be a need to copy and paste individual chapters/sections.