ENVIRONMENT: Currently I am using Scrivener For Windows version 22.214.171.124 on a Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium desktop.
The problem I am experiencing is as follows:
- I am creating a new chapter in my novel using Scrivener’s editor.
- I then export it in .doc format to my harddrive.
- At this point I continue working on my file in MS Word 2007 and save my completed work.
BUT, when I IMPORT the changed file into Scrivener - I get an error telling me the document I am trying to import is NOT a .doc file. Then, I get a File conversion error.
The final result is a new chapter in Scrivener with nothing but a chapter title.
One workaround to this problem has been to go back into MS Word 2007, copy the chapter’s content into a new blank Word document and do a Paste Special (using the Format Text (RFT) option), and then SAVE the new document.
Scrivener is then able to properly import the newly saved document.
It would seem like when I export a .doc chapter or document - that somewhere/somehow something is going wrong that MS Word does not detect, but Scrivener does when it tries to import and convert the file.