I had typed a block of text in a Word document. I then copied and pasted it (Paste and Match Style) into one of the text documents in my Scrivener draft. I had done this plenty of times before with no problems. This time, I pasted part of the text at the end of one document that already had text in it (let’s call it document C), then copied and pasted the rest into a new document (document D) in the same folder.
I left Scrivener in the background while I did other things. Then when I came back to it, I noticed that the new text I had pasted into document C was missing. I assumed I had made a mistake somewhere and accidentally erased it; so I copied and pasted it again. But when I switched to document D and then back to C, the text had disappeared again. But the word count didn’t go down. When I compiled the draft as an rtf and opened it in Word, the text was there and was repeated several times (presumably as many times as I had pasted it). But in Scrivener it didn’t register at all, except in the word count.
Hope this isn’t too confusing.