I just down loaded the trial scrivener yet every time I try to work in it I get the spinning beach ball. If I am writing I will be able to type up half sentence and then it will beach ball for a couple of minutes then i will write again a couple of sentences and the same happens. It is very frustrating. It happens as well when I try to navigate the binder. What should I do? I have a new i mac so I do not think is a memory problem. Please help!!!
This certainly shouldn’t be happening. Can you give more details? For instance, what other programs do you have running? Do you have any typing aids (typeIt4Me or whatever) running?
One other question: Is your project file on a thumb drive or a server drive like iDisk? It almost sounds like the auto-save function is kicking in and taking far too long to complete. Something to experiment with is the auto-save interval in Preferences (it’s on the first tab). Set that to something high and see if the problem goes away. I’d say this isn’t a solution but a method to check for a deeper problem. If your project file is on the internal hard disk and it is taking that long to save—that could be indicative of a faulty drive. Fortunately, if that is the case, you are still under warranty.
Ok my husband changed the auto-saved interval and now it seems to be working fine for now, although I still have to use it a bit more to know if that is the problem. Thanks for the suggestion and will keep you posted in casethe 'beach ball"t comes back again !!!
If you are saving to an iDisk or a thumb drive, I would definitely recommend saving to the local hard drive instead, which is much, much faster.