Since you asked, I can replicate in my fiction theme manuscript. I cannot replicate using the interactive tutorial.
In both I have a document open in Scrivener and the scratchpad open highlighted a portion of text and drag to the scratchpad with both the fiction manuscript andthe Interactive Tutorial open if I drag from the Interactive Tutorial it copies the text into the scratchpad if I highlight text in the fiction theme manuscript and drag to the scratchpad both Scrivener projects and the scratchpad disappear from the screen.
I’ve also tried having just one project open and Interactive Tutorial works perfectly fine but when I close it and open my manuscript and attempt the above it will crash both the scrivener project in the scratchpad.
Hopefully that is clear enough and specific enough. It would seem there is something wrong, corrupted within my manuscript project. Is there some way to reconstitute a scrivener project?
That helped. I duplicated it, and it’s a little strange.
I opened a project AND the Tutorial (this might be a problem in the Tutorial). Dragged text from project to Scratch pad, nothing. 2x more, still nothing.
Dragged text from Tutorial to Scratch pad, crash.
Minidump file, 298k.
Tried again. Copied from Tutorial to Scratch pad, one other project open (VERY short project, a test to check on screenplay formatting).
Crash. Minidump file, 163k.
What I’m dragging is
There are several different styles in there, and dragging multiple styles may be the issue.
I checked this hypothesis with another document having several styles in the text (NOT a production document), and dragging a selection containing multiple styles caused the whole mess to crash.
Created a new blank document with two unformatted short lines.
Dragged both lines to Scratch pad. No issues.
Restyle one line to “Attribution.”
Select both lines, drag n drop.