I opened a new file for Fiction with no parts and in the notes under Novel Format it states that I can Workwith chapters instead of scenes. This can be achieved by following 7 steps:
[i]1. Rename the “Scene” document to use your chapter title and move it so that it is on the same level as the “Chapter” folder rather than being inside it.
2. Move the “Chapter” folder to the Trash.
3. Create a new text document for each chapter.
4. Go to Project > Project Settings and select “Section Types”.
5. Select the “Default Types by Structure” tab.
6. Delete “Level 1 files” and “Level 2 files and deeper”.
7. In the “Section Type” column, change the setting for “Root files” to “Chapter”, then hit “OK”. This tells Scrivener that all your files contain chapter text, not scenes. Compile has already been set up to apply the right formatting to the section types defined here.[/i]
All of the options for these steps were available to execute except for step 7. There is no “In the “Section Type” column, change the setting for “Root files” to “Chapter”, then hit “OK”. This tells Scrivener that all your files contain chapter text, not scenes. Compile has already been set up to apply the right formatting to the section types defined here”
I’m using the 30 day free trial version. On mac OS 10.13.6
Anybody know what’s the deal is?
Screenshot to help us understand what you’re seeing, please?
Sorry, rookie mistake. It seems that even though there wasn’t an option to perform the seventh step, I was able to achieve the desired result by performing the six steps
P.S. Nice clean easy to use Forum…
It looks to me like you’ve misunderstood the instructions a bit. “stuff” and “more stuff” are folders, not documents. While scrivener is very flexible about the definitions of folders and text documents, I’m not going to confuse matters by going into that…
See those little arrows to the left of “stuff” and “more stuff”? If you click them, you’ll probably find the afore-mentioned “scene” documents. If you’ve actually written anything in them, just drag them out of “stuff” and “more stuff” and drop them onto the “Manuscript” folder. That will put them at the same level as the folders, and those arrows should go away.
If that all pans out, then you have completed step 1.
Step two would be to move stuff and more stuff to the trash, as those folders aren’t useful.
Step three is for when you want to create a new chapter document.
Moving on to step 4: That’s a menu you need to click on in the menu bar at the top of your screen when using Scrivener. All the following steps are in relation to the window that pops up when you click on the Project menu, and then on the Project Settings sub-menu.
Hopefully, that will get you on the right path. Everything from step 4 affects when you’re going to compile your work into a Word document, PDF, to print, or whatever it is you’re working toward.
If you’re not sure how to do any of this, I suggest you start the Interactive tutorial, which will walk you through how to create documents (as opposed to folders), and make use of all the major features of Scrivener. You can find it under the Help menu–it’s a separate project that you can work on at your own pace, teaching yourself how to use Scrivener a little bit at a time.
I’m not too sure what you’re referring too. I stated originally that I was able to perform the first 6 steps. Anyway, I think I have it.