Windows 1.2.5 Released 14th Aug 2012

Hi All,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Scrivener for Windows 1.2.5. Here are the details:

• Scrivener translated to Italian.
• Scrivener translated to Sci-Fi
• Bulgarian translation updates.
• Added Replacements panel in compile.
• Added FDX Export.
• Updates to Tutorial and Manual.

Addional <$> fields:
• <$compilegroup>
• <$projecttitle>
• <$shortdate>
• <$longdate>
• <$shorttime>
• <$Longtime>

Bug fixes
• A rather nasty bug to do with Aspell and foreign dictionaries caused a configuration error that prevented some users opening and creating Scrivener projects.
• Another very nasty bug came to light where side-by-side assemblies for the Microsoft 2008 C++ redistributable broke for certain users. Scrivener has been entirely updated and now compiled with the Microsoft 2010 C++ Redistributable to overcome this issue.
• Prefix and suffix not included in compile when ‘Title’ was unchecked in Compile Formatting pane.
• Compile using the <$n> auto-numbering code in a title prefix, the first instance comes out blank, then the second instance starts at 1 and increments after that. The same occurs with <$t> and <$r>.
• TAB key does not expand table when in last cell.
• Image Drag & Drop Replication.
• Delete Collection Icon should be disabled for Search tab.
• The Grab Screen dialog should automatically hide when a grab action is triggered.
• If the same document is open in both editor splits and text is selected in one and dragged to the other, if it is dropped in the same location where it came from (at the end of the selection), the text is entirely deleted. “Undo” will correct this but needs to be hit twice, as the first undo gives a duplicate copy of the dragged text.
• Using the export function with “Draft” folder selected results in an error i.e. Export failed, or Export with errors.
• Merging two files with snapshots only keeps final file snapshot.
• Keep Up to Date menu item broken.
• Binder editing font does not match display font.
• BBCode fixes to bullet lists and added support for quotes and code block inserts using > and {.
• Scratch Pad screen split icons were reversed for horizontal and vertical.
• Text missing from ODT paste.
• Synopsis deletion & crash on dragging text.
• Project Search always uses “Excluded”.
• Fail to open Scrivener projects with double click via Explorer when Scrivener closed.
• E-pub: Text justification CSS are overridden by wrapping style.
• MathType toolbar button needed in Customize Toolbars dialog.
• Over-aggressive substitions has been given a sedative.
• Splitting a document does not carry over meta-data.
• Em-dashes are converted to double-hyphens in MMD.
• RTF export via export or drag and drop from binder resulted in corrupt annotations and footnotes in text.

Work in Progress
I’m very excited to announce that we currently have volunteers translating Scrivener into:- German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Chinese. We are about to dive into another major development phase for Scrivener - all very exciting with lots of good things coming.

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Any idea when the next update is being released? Seeing the date I realise its only been 2.5 months since the last one, but it seems awfully quiet on the Windows side, communication wise.

What are you guys working on? Hints on what may await us in the next update? :smiley:

Oh…a little of this and that…heh heh heh…[cue mad scientist laughter]

Lee’s looking to have something new in December; we’re working on internal testing now and keeping him busy. He’s got a number of added features that will make this a fairy impressive update, I think, including the long-awaited OPML support and ability to export the outliner to a couple formats for spreadsheets. :slight_smile:

I’m a very recent Scrivener user. Bought the program on Mac, still on the trial version on Windows (which is the platform I usually use at work).

I’m working on a dissertation with lots of footnotes, sometimes large ones. So inline footnotes quickly get very distracting. In the Windows version, footnotes can’t be held within the Inspector, as far as I can see. Will the new Windows update allow this, so that the document text can stay clean while footnotes (and comments!) remain in the inspector window?

In that case, I’m sold!


They don’t usually provide solid guarantees of when any particular feature will be available, but word on the forums recently has been that non-inline footnotes are coming “soon :wink:”. Whether that’s the next release or the one after… or even the one after that doesn’t seem to have been confirmed anywhere, but it doe seem to be slated to a 1.x update rather than waiting for 2.0. So. Should be on the way!

In the meantime, I’ve found it helpful to adjust the colours of the inline footnote in the options to a more “greyed out” look, which makes them pretty easy to skim past when reading. :slight_smile:

That sounds good. And thanks for the advice, it did help to grey out the inline footnote text.

As temporalranger said, “soon”! :slight_smile: But meanwhile, try Format > Options > Ghost Notes Mode. This lets you have the inline notes in muted colors until you click into them, at which point they’ll brighten to allow for easier reading, and fade again when you remove the focus.

I know you probably can’t/won’t say when the next update will be coming, but any ideas if it’ll be more of an upgrade (meaning those who have it already won’t have to pay for it again), or if it’ll be a new version that will have to be paid for?

We’re hoping to have the next update out before the end of the year; it will be a 1.x upgrade, not a new paid release.

Okay! Thanks for answering, and for the quick reply! :smiley:


I’m sorry to repeat this issue here, but I wonder whether the developers could post information in this thread when the bought version of Scrivener for Windows includes the ability to use footnotes? I won’t be purchasing it until that is possible. I write non-fiction and use footnotes extensively. I really, really want to use the software, so will keep checking in here for the answer I’m looking for.

I would also like to know whether, once the footnotes are available and I purchase version 1…, approximately how much will it cost to upgrade to version 2.0 when it is released?

Many thanks


You can already use footnotes v1.2.5. They’re simply inline with your text until you compile, when they get inserted into the correct place.

The 1.5 beta which is currently available in the appropriate beta forum adds the ability to add footnotes that appear in the inspector frame rather than in your text editor.

tl;dr: Scrivener already has the ‘ability to use footnotes’. In 1.5, it gets improved.