Losing text with vers. 2.0.2

Scrivener has been losing my text when I change views or close and then re-open a project. The latest incident happened just now, as I was adding items to the corkboard. I added an item in corkboard view, then added text in both the title and body areas. I added another item, with text. I then switched to scrivenings and outliner views in the Group Mode switcher, to see what the items would look like in these views (I am a newbie with Scrivener). When I switched back to corkboard view, my first item was there, but the text inside it had disappeared.

This had also happened to me previously, when I quit the program and then relaunched it later. I started doing manual saves and thought this had fixed things, but then I had this problem today.

The really frustrating thing about this is that it happens intermittently.

I’m using Vers. 2.0.2 with Mac OS 10.4.11.

The program looks versatile and fun to use . I’m looking forward to using it when I can get this problem fixed. Any help/suggestions would be most appreciated.


Hi Roca, and welcome to Scrivener!

I’m sorry you’ve had this problem, but I’m happy to say that the bug has been fixed since 2.0.2, along with some other bugs and feature updates. You should download the latest version (2.0.4) by clicking Scrivener>Check for Updates…if you’re in Scrivener or by going to literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php and clicking “download Scrivener”.

Theaks for the welcome MM. I’m using this version because I was advised that this was the latest that would work with 10.4.11. For a number of reasons, I don’t want to upgrade my OS. Am I out of luck?

I’m not sure who told you that - all versions of Scrivener work with 10.4.11 and will do for the foreseeable future. There is a bug in 2.0.4 that affects Tiger, though, but I’ve fixed it and uploaded a bug fix in the Beta Testing forum, so please download the version in this thread:


All the best,

Thanks a lot Keith. I’m not sure who told me this either, but the new version works and I am looking forward to it.