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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Customizing Headers and Footers

Need to add a header or footer to your compiled file? Want to edit or delete one that’s already specified by the compile format you chose?

The Header and Footer settings are available as long as you’ve chosen an output type that supports them: Print, PDF, Rich Text (.rtf), or Microsoft Word 97–2004 (.doc).

In addition to regular text, the header and footer allow the use of special character tags that are replaced with a value during the compile process. Here’s a sampling of the special tags available for use (for more tags, choose Help⇒Placeholder Tags List or consult the Scrivener User Manual):

check.png <$p>: Inserts the page number

check.png <$pagecount>: Inserts the total number of pages

check.png <$projecttitle>: Uses the title specified in Project Properties (shown in Figure 12-15), or if none is specified, uses the name of the Scrivener project file

check.png <$surname>: Takes the surname from the Project Properties or the author’s Address Book entry

check.png <$fullname>: Inserts the full name ...

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