Setting Up the Compile Options
In This Chapter
Choosing the right format and output type
Selecting the contents and structure of your compilation
Formatting the elements for output
Converting text for use in other programs
Working with e-book and script formats
Scrivener is designed so that you can write in small chunks, but that means when you’re ready to export your project, the software must compile all those bits and pieces of writing into one complete document. For this reason, the process of exporting your work from Scrivener is called compiling.
Think of the Compile function as a team of specialists standing ready to give your manuscript a makeover. You send in the project littered with comments and annotations, and plagued by mismatched fonts, and out comes a groomed and polished manuscript. Or e-book. Or web page.
One key thing to understand about the compile process is that it doesn’t change the look of the original documents in the Scrivener project. It essentially ...