Creating and Deleting Compile Format Presets

Scrivener comes preloaded with a nice selection of compile format presets (covered in detail in Chapter 12), but you can also add (and delete) your own.

If you spent a lot of time getting the settings just right — and maybe you can’t remember all the steps you took to get there — you probably want to avoid starting over next time you want the same format. That’s when saving your own format preset comes in handy.

The best part is that your saved presets are available for all your Scrivener projects.

Saving your compile settings as a custom format

A format preset is basically a saved setting that includes all the compilation options and the output type.

If you have your compile settings perfectly tuned and don’t want to lose them, you can go beyond the basic save-for-next-time approach outlined in the “Saving compile settings without compiling the project” section, earlier in this chapter. Instead, you can create your own preset with exactly the settings you want and use it again any time on any project.

Follow these steps to create your own compile preset in the Compile window:

1. From the Format As drop-down list select Manage Compile Format Presets.

2. Click the plus sign (+) button in the bottom-right corner of the window that appears.

Windows users, simply click the Save Preset button at the bottom-left of the Compile window.

A small pop-up window appears.

3. Type a descriptive name in the Enter a Name for This Compile Format ...

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