In this post I will be sharing my settings for my chapter headings and sub-headings. I had a bit of a headache trying to figure out how to make my Prologue and Back Matter look different. I didn’t want my afterword and marketing pages to have title headers.
If you want to check out what the end result of my compile looks like, Amazon’s Look Inside This Book feature for Axiom: Wanderer of Worlds 1 has enough of a preview that you will be able to see how my formatting turned out.
In yellow are the titles of the chapters. The title appears below the chapter number, as pictured. To get this setting, highlight all your chapter folders and check the Title box. I ignore the second level but choose the third Level 1+ to show up as text. This is the content.
There is a button titled “Section Layout” that I had to press to call a pop-up that shows some code.
Because I wanted TEXT chapters (Chapter One, Two, Three) and not numbers, (Chapter 1, 2, 3), I had to insert this code:
if I wanted numbers, I would use
I have to remember this should I write a book with different titles instead of “Chapter”. If I use Day instead of Chapter, I should type Day instead.
I used the default check-box settings. I was having all kinds of headaches with the ‘Prologue’ being listed as “Chapter One” and my Back Matter being titled with chapter headings as well.
Do not add title prefix or suffix to documents: Cog Button (Press This)
I finally noticed a place where I could stop that from happening. When I pressed the Cog Button, I had a drop-down list for stopping chapter headers. Because the Prologue isn’t in the Front Matter location, it behaves like a chapter unless I tell Scrivener not to. Same goes for my Back Matter. I had to scroll down and select it.
I selected Scrivener to generate the HTML table of contents for me. This gives me hot-links so readers can go from the contents page directly to a chapter. I called it “Contents” because it’s less formal than “Table of Contents”. Apparently you can call it “Richard” if you like.