Question regarding Percentage bar suddenly appearing

I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct place, apologies if I am not.

I have been using Scrivener for Windows since November last year on a regular basis. Today when I opened up the project I am working on, I noticed a green percentage bar on the editor in the top right hand corner of the screen. Next to it, it said 54%.

This has never shown up before and so I would like to know:
a) Why has this suddenly appeared?
b) What is it? What does it relate to? 54% of what?
c) Is it a problem?

The project opened up automatically to the editor and the piece I was working on when I last saved (yesterday). If I click on another text item within the folder it disappears, but if I close Scrivener down again and reopen it it reappears. I am really just curious with a mild amount of concern because I have never seen it before.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

The percentage bar in the top right of the editor is just the “progress” as Scrivener loads your document in the editor. You shouldn’t usually be seeing it, although in lengthy documents or long Scrivenings sessions it will sometimes appear. When it just zips through to 100% and disappears, that’s pretty normal; when it hangs around, it’s part of a display bug that should hopefully be fixed in the next release. It’s nothing harmful and it has nothing to do with whether your text is there, it’s just Scrivener having a problem drawing the complete text and knowing that it’s done. Usually you can get the bar to disappear by clicking into the editor or dragging the scroller all the way to the bottom.

Thank you for your reply. That explained it. :smiley:

I’m also getting a similar problem occasionally-- though mine is not green, but blue. The only way I can get it to go away is by closing Scrivener

winxp sp3

Marta, I have a feeling that the colour difference is down to the operating system you are using.