I am finding this latest version of Scrivener for PC very flakey and buggy when it comes to duplicating folders.
Even when I right click on a folder and click on “Duplicate”, the results are not predictable.
The folder “appears” to have duplicated ok. But closer examination of the file reveals that old images have been used in various places.
I noticed this because I am working on a book and happen to use a pen name image. At the last minute I decided to use a different name, and so was surprised to see that when I duplicated the file over it was using the old image (with a different name!)
Having used the file (assuming it was a duplicate) in Smashwords, I am now going to have to spend the rest of the day remedying files in various places.
This needs to be urgently fixed.
Also the way this thing compiles .mobi files is all over the place. I optimized a file in Photoshop and then brought it back in (300kb smaller), and the file size went up!
The .mobi files that the windows version produces are VERY bloated.
My book file is 2300kb when saved as a .mobi from Scrivener.
If however I import that same .mobi file into Calibre and then convert it to .mobi (sounds odd I know, but Calibre must run its own conversion algorithms); then it will convert it into a 500kb .mobi file that looks the same.
So, presumably, Calibre is able to cut down the file size by over 75%, simply by removing the bloat that Scrivener is saving with it.
Can you have a look at what Calibre is doing to produce .mobi files that are so much smaller?
I have also noticed that the saving is eratic. it doesn’t always save the latest version.
This program is very buggy for me, and I am starting to lose faith in using it, because I am never sure what the final outputted version of the file will be. The final one that I “think” I am using, or some other “older” version that Scrivener randomly pulls up.