I am having a problem that force quitting Scrivener will likely get me out of. But, I am not sure what else can be done,I am not sure how it came to this, and I am not sure how to proceed to do what I am trying to do.
I am now taking some of my outlines in Scrivener and putting then in Curio. Curio is a whole other topic. All I am doing here is using Curios mind mapping capabilities to quickly create a visual reference from my written outline in Scrivener. To that end, I can copy the mind map from Curio in various formats, I like PNG.
I tried copying the document into Acorn, my image editor, to erase the white background in the PNG and save it as a graphics file. When I drop this mind map image into my Scrivener document, the image is about a third wider than it needs to be to show on my page fully.
When I use my contextual menu in Scrivener, there is an option to resize the graphic. When I do this, nothing happens. Except that, now, anywhere I click in Scrivener, I get an error sound and no action can be done anywhere in scrivener. I hit control Z to back out of this. This does go back to before the graphic was dragged into Scrivener. But, the error chime returns for any other actions in Scrivener. That is why, I have to force quit now. There is nothing else to do as Scrivener is complexly unresponsive. Scrivener is not frozen but it may as well be. Every click of the mouse anywhere yields an error tone and no actin can be taken.
I didn’t want to spend a great deal of time on this as I have to get back to my writing. But it appears that I do not completely understand everything about how to drop or paste images into a scrivener file yet.
Any tips on this would be appreciated.
PS: I am adding a screen shot to show that the quit menu is now grayed out. I have to force quit.
ADDED: After restarting Scrivener, Scrivener added the message that it had to rebuild all the document’s search indexes. This only took a few seconds. Then Scrivener opened with the new graphic sized and proportioned to the visible screen. This is good. This is what I thought it would have done in the first place. Also, double clicking on the graphic now gives me a popup menu to resize the graphic. This also works as it should. But again, I am not sure what I did that got Scrivener frozen so I had to force quit and then restart Scrivener to get to this point? The last time I used the contextual menu to resize the graphic. This time I double clicked on the graphic and I got the correct resizing sliders. And, I was thinking this new graphic really should have appeared in Scrivener at least within visible bounds in the first place.