Why are the export lacking so much? I mean, I get we need to try to keep it as simple as possible... but... so much post editing would be required by your tool that it makes it virtually unusable?
I think indie-authors will just publish a ton of books with Red Chapter headings because they aren't going to pay a formatter / type-setter to do this stuff.
I'm guessing this tool is expecting its authors to find a formatter / type-setter to clean it all up... or?
There are like zero tools that make compiling / formatting dead simple... would eventually love to find one and much of the formatting / typesetting phase of publishing could go away and authors could stick to using 1 tool for everything.
They spend thousands on this, they'd easily give you more if you had better export tools.
Scriveners compile tool is robust, and probably 100% able to create perfect formats if you know how... but nobody really needs all of that when they're just writing books for a living.
AdminBenji Smith (Founder, Shaxpir) commented
Hey Josh, Thanks for the suggestion!
What other capabillities would you specifically like to see added to the EXPORT feature? We already support exporting to Microsoft Word, HTML, and EPUB. And within those options, you can configure the way the table of contents is generated, how chapter headings are rendered, etc...
You can read more about the current capabilities here:
So, beyond what we're currently doing, what else would you like to see included in the EXPORT tool?