Problem: Can’t print a page with Scrivener 1.5.3 upgrade for Windows 7.
Problem: Print Preview is blank in dark grey without text.
When I initially upgraded to the new post-beta version of Scrivener 1.5.3 for Windows 7 recently, I was dismayed that I couldn’t print a single page of my manuscript (Novel format). I also noticed that the Print Preview box was dark grey and empty of text. There was nothing wrong with my printer since it easily printed from Notepad, Word, etc. and in all other areas Scrivener continues to function superbly - easily my favorite writing software.
So, I uninstalled the new version, rebooted, and returned to using Scrivener 1.2.5. My manuscript once again printed OK.
Then, thinking that having both versions in separate folders on my computer at the same time was causing the prior conflict, I uninstalled 1.2.5 and rebooted. Then I only installed the new 1.5.3 version. Once again, I couldn’t print a page or see any manuscript text in the Print Preview box.
Finally, I uninstalled 1.5.3, rebooted, and re-installed the earlier version 1.2.5. Printed OK.
Two days ago, searching your technical support forums, etc., I eventually came across a post by “Leon” who described having a similar problem. Replies suggested that he had a problem with his computer/ printer outside of the Scrivener software upgrade 1.5.3. I can no longer find his post or I would have replied to it. I still feel that Scrivener tech support was passing the buck of responsibility for missing or incorrect code for printing in a premature upgrade version of Scrivener.
So, for now I will continue productively using the earlier 1.2.5 version - it allows me to print - until a revised upgrade is available. I hope one day to be able to make use of the great features offered in the 1.5.3 upgrade - and be able to print a page.
If anyone has a solution to this frustrating problem, I certainly welcome your advice.