Up at this hour, I’ll make it short, and as I don’t find any mention of the problem (or it’s solution) I’ve just seen.
I have a project which is a combination of notes towards a story and just fooling around with Scrivener iPad and with Beta Scrivener Windows 3 once it appeared on the table.
It looks fine in both. Tonight, since I’m warming up to do something more serious with the notes anyway, I compiled it to RTF on Windows. Then I placed this RTF in an ordinary text frame in InDesign, which is how you import.
Which led to a big surprise. Instead of my toying-around paragraphs coming out nicely, I got runs of pink crossed boxes in Indesign, randomly scattered through the text. No order to it – the same paragraph could be partly unreadable this way, and partly fine.
Usually pink boxes mean missing fonts in InDesign, but no amount of setting fonts fixed these.
Here’s the cropper. I did fix the Scrivener-compiled rtf. Two related ways. I opened it in Word (2013) and it looked fine, what I would expect. I saved as to produce a new rtf and a docx file. Both of these placed/imported perfectly into InDesign, text as it should be in fonts, sizes, bold, etc., and no pink boxes.
So, I know how to save this, and can offer that to others, but I’m a bit flummoxed at what’s happened. I’m pretty au fait with the software side of things, could imagine all kinds of things creeping into formatting, but that Word just automatically untangles it surprises.
The InDesign is CS6, the kind you don’t have to replace which in all other uses continues to work perfectly, which is saying something for the abilities it offers, and I have a shiny new Affinity Serif Publisher Beta waiting in the wings should Adobe completely do us in.
I should try this Scrivener compiled RTF on that to see what it does, but it is just far too late…
But of course i’m wondering if you know anything which could explain the issue, and thus whether it will stop happening on projects that are begun from a certain maturity of Scrivener 3 Betas (or iPad Scriveners) ?