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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Deciding on a Format and Output Type

Open the Compile window by choosing File⇒Compile. Scrivener provides two compile options:

check.png Summary: Shown in Figure 12-1. Provides a quick, easy way to compile your project without worrying about all the extra options.

check.png All Options: Presents a series of options tabs that changes based on which output type you choose. Options within the tabs allow you to customize exactly how Scrivener compiles your project. You can change the font, auto-number chapters, add a header or footer, modify the format, add a book cover, choose only a portion of your project to export, and so much more.

tip.eps If you don’t want to deal with all the nitty-gritty details of formatting within Scrivener — or you’d rather handle formatting in your word processor — then the Summary option is for you (and is covered in more detail in Chapter 13).

Figure 12-1: The Compile window in Summary mode on the Mac (top) and in Windows (bottom).

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Predefined compile formats

Scrivener comes preloaded with an impressive number of formats representing some of the most common compile setups, which ...

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