I have been a happy user of Scrivener for a very long time, and have always been impressed with its stability–until this week. I’m using Scrivener 2.6 on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, running Yosemite (10.10), and even since the switch to Yosemite a few months ago, it’s been fine. What’s happening now, though, is that I have a lot of PDFs in one Scrivener project, and now when I try to read any of them Scrivener crashes. ( I sent the crash logs in the first two times, and then I stopped. )
I’ve also stopped adding PDFs, but just now I was trying to read an older one, and although it didn’t crash, I was unable to switch that pane of the editor to anything else. Fortunately, I had two panes open, so I switched to the other one, then to a one-pane view, thus closing the troublesome PDF. But it seems as though the problems are growing. Is it possible that I have too many PDFs in the project–is there an effective limit? Right now I have 17; they’re all journal articles, so roughly the same size.
Any ideas? I haven’t actually lost any work yet, but the possibility is making me very nervous.