Problems when converting a large rtf file into Scrivener

I moved a sixty thousand word RTF file into Scrivener, and the file converted but it turned dark. Also, if I try to use the page or edit it, then it takes a few seconds to respond.

do you import and split file up ( can designate symbol to cause a split of file like#
or bring as one 60,000 word file?

There’s no “conversion” involved, as RTF is Scrivener’s native format.

Yes, I would expect mediocre response time, as Scrivener is designed to work best with smaller chunks.

When you say the file “turned dark,” do you see the same in other documents? That is, is the issue formatting of the file itself, or Scrivener’s Appearance settings?

If you haven’t already, I’d recommend taking a look at our Interactive Tutorial, available from the Help menu. It’s a good introduction to Scrivener’s fundamental operations.