I tried the previous beta (0.2.4) for a couple of days and being impressed with the functionality and ease of use decided to import my current projects into Scrivener. Easy enough and a good result. Productivity up, one happy puppy.
Bummer, the beta expired after a week of use. No problem I downloaded the tgz file and installed the latest beta (0.2.5). Simple and I was soon ready to see what the differences were.
Everything was there, my current project with the research, notes etc. However when I went into the editor, nothing was visible. On the corkboard, everything was visible. Where the hell did my text go ? I checked the project file directory and the text files were there. I checked to see if there was a problem with permissions, with a path variable being changed. Was the version correct? In all I spent a worrying 50 minutes or so checking all sorts of things, reading all the posts here for similar issues.
Sometimes it’s the simple things you should check first.
Somehow, after upgrading, the text colour option had changed from black to white. A simple thing to correct. And behold, my text is back.
I swallow my pride in telling this here, as a computer professional and experience linux user, but sometimes, just sometimes an issue has a very simple solution. So should anyone else suffer the same fate, first thing, check the text colour in the options. You may just save yourself 45 minutes of worry.