O'Reilly logo

Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Choosing which Documents to Export

Are you exporting your entire project or just the first three chapters? Or maybe only your essays from last March. Whatever you want in the final output, content selection is handled on the Contents tab of the Compile window.

You have several options for choosing which documents to include in the compilation. I outline each one in the following sections.

Choosing contents by individual selection

In the Contents tab of the Compile window, select the Include check box for each item that you want to include in the final output.

If you select a container, such as Chapter One, the items in that container aren’t included automatically, so you must also select each document within if you want the entirety of Chapter One.

tip.eps To select or deselect all items in the Contents pane, Option-click (Alt-click in Windows) one of the boxes. To toggle only a portion of the list, select the items, and then Option-click (or Alt-click in Windows) one of the check boxes within the selection.

Choosing contents by predetermined selection

Click the drop-down list at the top of the Content tab — which shows the Manuscript (Draft) folder by default — to select from high-level containers, saved searches (covered in Chapter 17), collections (see Chapter 18), and the current selection in the Binder.

Choosing something other than the root folder narrows down the items available ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required