29th Oct 2010
Firstly, an apology, I’m only new to this forum myself and am still struggling to navigate my way around. I accidently deleted my announcement from 27th Oct when trying to move it in the posts section. So for all those folks searching for it blame me. Sorry!
Today, we tried to focus mainly on actually fixing some bugs and didn’t spend a huge amount of time on the forums.
I’ve upload a new Scrivener.exe to with all the bug fixes listed below for those that would like it here http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/Scrivener.zip
If you don’t have winzip you can download the .exe file directly from
However, if you have an anti- virus or internet protection software switched on it will most likely complain, or even quarantine the file, as it is an executable file - however, it’s perfectly safe.
This is not a new install, rather a ‘hot fix’. What’s involved is simply unzipping the Scrivener.zip file onto your desktop. Inside the zip is a Scrivener.exe file. Next close down Scrivener if it’s running, then delete a single file called ‘Scrivener.exe’ from the directory where you installed Scrivener i.e. C:\Program Files\Scrivener. Then you simply copy the downloaded Scrivener.exe into this same directory where you deleted the other one from. That’s it. Fire up Scrivener and you’re away. You will not loose any of your text in your Scrivener projects as these are stored in completely separate folders.
Here is a list of the bugs we fixed today:
Double clicking corkboard index card text selects it. Right clicking now displays context menus + shortcut keys are enabled for copy, paste etc.
Clicking on the corkboard tools icon (shown in figure 1) now allows all customizations to be saved: the size of index cards, their ratio and spacing etc. See Figure below:
Now you can drop index cards on top of each other to nest them the same way you can in outliner and binder. This is a Mac 2.0 feature. However by default you can’t drag onto corkboard index cards, but you can now change a setting in the Edit>Options to allow this. See figure below change # 1:
Many Windows users requested, “Please add an Ok button to Options dialog” to make the application behave more like a Windows app rather than a Mac. So, we have. We added 'Okay", ‘Cancel’ and ‘Apply’ buttons. See figure below change # 2:
DUAL SCREEN FIXES:
- Scrivener now no longer defaults only to the primary screen. Multi-monitor users can now expect the full screen to appear in the monitor where the original window is currently located thus catering fully to extended displays.
- “total word count” is now operational.
- All buttons now give me a hover over popup to assist identify what they are.
- CTRL+M to toggle scriptwriting mode has been fixed.
PROJECT TARGET WORD COUNT:
- Switching between documents maintains correct target word count to one that does not.
SNAPSHOT (Multiple Bugs):
- Creating and deleting snapshots now functions as expected.
- Clicking the auto-synopsis on a blank document no longer hangs Scrivener
- The Bold, Italic, and Underline formatting tools are now working properly in full screen mode when using the hotkeys.
- If you double-click on an image that is displayed in the EDITOR, the ‘Image Tools’ popup appears. On the Scale Slider option there are two buttons either side (Left for Small - Right for Large). Clicking these buttons buttons now works as expected.
Early next week we will be doing a deep dive on the core rich text engine of Scrivener to fix some of the more sinister bugs like changing fonts, imports, and XP issues etc. The frequency of the hot fixes will vary, I certainly don’t want people to expect one daily, weekly etc. I’ll just release them as and when there’s significant benefit to you all. As we progress the product will become increasing robust and the bugs generally become less significant, therefore release cycles grow further apart. We will see how we go - software development is not an exact science - that’s why so many corporate IT projects are late, fail or go way over budget.
LINUX users. Apologies to my bearded friends, we didn’t manage to get time to do a build of Scrivener for LINUX today. It’s just after midnight now Aussie time and I’m downing tools for the day. We don’t want to rush this when tired. We’ll do a build tomorrow when we’re fresh and don’t make any silly mistakes, plus I need to fork out a new platform licence and get that squared away with the Qt folks - I forgot about that.
Time for bed. I’ll post a daily update again on Monday.