As a Christmas gift please find Scrivener for Windows Beta 1.5 here http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/Scrivener-1.5-installer.exe
Please backup any projects. Uninstall Beta 1.4 using the Scrivener uninstaller and simply install Beta 1.5.
Current known bug list for this beta 1.5 here http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/OfficialBetaBugListBeta1-5.html
I’m actually quite happy with this build as the rich text engine now appears to have turned a corner and has proven to be very robust and trustworthy in testing. I’m sure you’ll all put it through its paces; however, I’m silently confident that you’ll be able to get work into and out of Scrivener with ease now. I know it’s been painful in the past, but hopefully this will put smiles on your faces - heck you can forget Notepad and cut and paste from Word and preserve all your formatting, and yes, that includes Word texts with images, tables, formatting, lists, url links annotations and footnotes. It all should just work. Doc and Docx import and export is still not supported - but this is trivial compared to getting RTF in a decent state and will be available very soon - we’re using a plug-in so it’s not going to be a difficult task.
Well, there’s many more fixes (all listed below), especially compile fixes where we have fixed most of the bugs logged, it’s Christmas time and I have a bunch of people nagging me to stop tapping away at the keyboard and come and have a beer. So, I’ll just list the fixes for now and thank you all for you patience and encouragement. As I said before, I think this Beta is really on another level compared to the others and a significant turning point. I have lots more surprises in store that I will start looking to implement, and of course bug fixes, after Christmas.
Well wishes to you all. Thank you.
Fixed in 1.5
We have finished re-writing the RTF reader and writer - there were many many fixes.
All problem RTF files sent are now imported perfectly into Scrivener for Windows.
Footnotes and annotations are imported and export
URL links and images are now supported
Tables are fixed for import and export
Unicode and ASCII style foreign language code pages are now fully supported
Cut and paste works from Word to Scrivener tested versions Word 2003, 2007, 2010 - including images.
Transferring German projects from mac to win changes the umlaute. ö becomes š, ü becomes Ÿ and ä becomes - fixed.
Clicking blank area of binder loses part of navigator history
Clicking on blank area in the Binder with nothing was selected, closing and opening Scrivener no longer causes crash.
COMPILE DRAFT FIXES:
There is no option to select different line spacing (fixed for Editor as well)
Formatting of textual elements has now been fixed for all compile options. NOTE: check box indicating to overwrite formatting MUST BE checked!
Page breaks now work whenever one chooses the Page Break Before option in the Inspector or the Compile Menu (Content Tab) or the Text and Folder Separation Page Break option (Separators Tab) in the Compile Menu
Empty lines no longer disappear when exporting to rtf.
Compile to a RTF file exports a document where every character is run on a single line down the left-hand side of the page and repeated a number of times has been fixed.
Pasted Web links now work correctly.
Vanishing cursor has gone!
Long black cursor has been fixed.
Line spacing has been implemented and added to the format bar 1, 1.5, 2, 3 or custom i.e. whatever spacing you desire.
When all text in the currently opened text item is selected and deleted, it should disappear. All margin and font settings should remain the same - fixed.
Lists often disappear off of left side of screen partially visible. Also spacing between list items changes between single and double spaced - fixed.
Ruler added to full-screen CTRL+R to toggle on/off.
When changing the paper width, sometimes the text is shunted to the left hand side of the paper, rather like in a word document when you increase the indentation on the right - fixed.
File name checking
At the opening screen Scrivener allows you to open a new project with a file name containing a question mark (’?’). However, the file does not save and no warning is given of it not having done so. File names do not contain the following characters: " * : / \ ? < > | = ; , ^ % - fixed.
Non-Fiction, Poetry & Lyrics, or Miscellaneous templates are no longer disabled.