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This post brings the Auto-numbering series to a close! To recap, there have been three posts to date: The simplest options, plus subnumbering and numbering by page, in Placeholders: Autonumbering Restarting numbering, using and restarting named auto-numbering streams, and compound placeholders Placeholders: More on autonumbering And, hierarchical autonumbering. Last but not least, we'll look at making placeholders more readable, and this leads us neatly to the need to consider to Document...

Autonumbering is a big topic. We already covered a lot in the previous two posts: The simplest options, plus subnumbering and numbering by page, in Placeholders: Autonumbering Restarting numbering, using and restarting named auto-numbering streams, and compound placeholders Placeholders: More on autonumbering But, there are two more aspects to consider: Hierarchical numbering Making placeholders more readable Both are also big topics, so here's my take on the first one. Hierarchical numbering The entry in...

In the previous post, I covered the straightforward auto-numbering placeholders. Now, we'll dig deeper. Restarting numbering Using and restarting named auto-numbering streams Compound placeholders Restarting numbering streams Every time Scrivener meets a placeholder like <$n>, it increments the number - and hence we have autonumbering. When does this stop? It doesn't ...

Scrivener can count for you. I've blogged about this before as evidenced in my Index of Scrivener posts. When you click Help and select List of Placeholders, 17 placeholders are listed under Auto-numbering. In this post, I'll cover the simplest group: those listed first. Then, in the next post, we'll go deeper: Hierarchical numbering Restarting numbering Using and restarting named auto-numbering streams Compound placeholders Making placeholders more readable I already explained how...

The preamble to Headers and Footers section in the List of All Placeholders (available via the Help menu) explains that only a limited number of placeholders are supported within headers/footers ...

I promised, for this series, to present the most useful placeholders first, and THE MOST useful is <$p> which is replaced with a page number when you compile. Simply: page numbers There are only three placeholders listed in the Page Numbers section. <$p> <$p-r> or <$P-R> <$pagecount> Should you be using one or more of these placeholders? Yes! For any document over two pages long, it's essential to number the pages, at least for...

As explained in the Introduction to this series of posts, our focus is on one type of placeholder - tag words - and these are easily recognised.  They starts with <$  They end with > A floating window, listing all placeholders, available via the Help menu, provides all the information you need for each group of placeholders. It’s unfortunate that the order chosen for this list (as repeated below) might put you...