I have been using Scrivener 2 as script writing tool and I am loving the flexibility of Scrivener to adapt to my work flow as opposed to bring locked into the way the software works… lovely.
My current work flow is to maximize the onscreen real-estate in index card view then use the index cards to move through the script and use the keyboard short cut to jump to full screen when I want to work on a scene. This is working well for me for the most part but, for some reason I have a scene that this doesn’t work with. Now this is not necessarily a big deal, there are other ways for me to get into full screen mode, but it seems strange that it doesn’t work with this particular card.
I’ve look at differences between this scene and others in the inspector and can’t find any. I’ve looked in the user manual to see if there is a setting that would cause this but haven’t found anything. Weirdly, if I am in scrivening mode, I can jump to full screen for this scene. Its just from the index card view that this doesn’t seem to be work. Like I said its not really a big deal but I’m curious… anything specific settings wise that would be causing this? Thanks.
To ask the obvious first (which you’ve essentially already answered but I have to check): is the scene definitely a text document and not an image, PDF or web file or suchlike? Also, is the card selected and does the corkboard have the focus? (Like I say, it sounds as though you’ve checked all of that but I have to ask.)
Ruling that out, when you select this card, if you go to the “View” menu, is “Enter Full Screen” completely greyed out? And if so, could you please post a screenshot so that I can see the corkboard when this option isn’t available?
Yes the scene is definite a text doc, which is in script format mode. The card is selected, but I don’t quite know what you mean by the card having focus… If you are asking whether the card is selected within the corkboard as opposed to the binder then yes, the corkboard has focus.
With the card selected, in the “View” menu, “Enter Full Screen” not greyed out, it is black. When I try to use the command via the menu nothing happens. When I use the short cut keys to go to full screen mode the view menu highlights the way it normally would, but then nothing happens. Now if I switch to scrivening mode the command works fine. I’ve now found 2 cards out of 70, that are exhibiting this behavior. The mystery continues
Which version of Scrivener are you using? Is it the latest (2.0.5)? You can check by going to the Scrivener menu and choosing “About Scrivener”. If it’s not 2.0.5, please go to Scrivener > Check For Updates… And update to the latest version.
Next, go to View > Enter Full Screen with a problematic card selected again so that nothing happens, then switch to the Finder and go to ~/Library/Application Support/Scrivener/Logs (where ~ represents your home folder). You should find a file entitled Console.log in that folder - please either attach it to your reply or open it in a plain text editor such as TextEdit and copy and paste it into your reply. My guess is that an error is getting thrown in the background, and that should be reported in this log file. If the …/Logs folder doesn’t exist and there is no Console.log file, please open Console.app from /Applications/Utilities and see if you can see any error messages pertaining to Scrivener there.
There’s your problem - an error is being thrown. Which version are you using, did you check? A problem similar to this one was fixed a couple of updates back, but if you are using the most up-to-date version (2.0.5) then I will need to investigate this. So, please confirm that you are using the latest version;I assume that you are as it sounds as though you found the Console.log file, which is only generated by 2.0.5.
If so, could you please zip up your project and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org along with instructions on how I can see this bug for myself? I can then investigate and fix it.