I am once again trying to get into using a ScrivQ workflow. I’m doing it for two reasons:
My Chinese friend and collaborator is coming over here to do a (taught) MPhil in Linguistics, with a view of perhaps continuing to a PhD if possible, so I can imagine that she is going to be needing help with dissertation and perhaps papers for submission. Although she has been using Scrivener for years for translations compiled to DOCX, she might have to produce work with more complex academic elements. I want to get to grips the basics of Scrivener + Quarto in case she might have to use such a workflow. The fact that she is a Windows user is a slight added complication.
I’m getting old, and one of the things we are encouraged to do to keep our brains in good working order, is to learn something new… so I have decided that one of those should be a Scrivener + Quarto workflow.
All that said, I installed Quarto; having scanned the ScrivQ template, I thought the best thing would be tp try Compiling it to PDF to give me a fair copy. A ScrivQ.md folder was created and a pane came up saying it was downloading something, though I didn’t clock what. But no PDF was created.
I checked the log file, which said I needed to install Cromium, so I duly did what it said, using terminal
quarto install chromium. It seemed to install fine.
I ran the compile again, and half way through Chromium crashed and Scrivener hung. I shut down and today I tried again. Cromium crashed again; I clicked Reload; the crash came up again; I clicked Reload; the crash came up again; I clicked Reload. This time, a (presumably Chromium) window opened onto Google offering me a choice of desktops. I closed it and a few minutes later Preview opened with the PDF saved in the ScrivQ.md folder. Scrivener was hung.
Can any of you help me as to why Chromium might be crashing? I attach the Quarto.log. In it, the only thing that makes any sense to me is that it was looking for the Allegrya font, which I don’t have on my machine. Is that enough to be the cause of the crashing (I don’t know what the font is in the final PDF)?
Quarto.log.zip (2.4 KB)