Windows Scrivener Released - 11th March 2015

Hi folks,

We are pleased to announce the released of Scrivener for Windows today. Here are the highlights:

Refinements and Changes

  • Synopsis images are now cached as 640x480 px thumbnails to reduce memory usage, addressing an issue whereby Scrivener would stop displaying imported images and image synopses in projects with numerous large image files.
  • Scrivener’s project window now shows the project name first in the title bar, making it easier to identify projects in the Windows taskbar.
  • Project and document references and all project notes are now included when importing a Scrivener project. Scrivener links within the imported project now remain functional, pointing to the imported copy of the original item.
  • The “Exclude from Automatic Backups” setting is now preserved when moving between Mac and Windows.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when pasting web content if Scrivener could not download the selected images.
  • Fixed a bug causing Scrivener to set all items to use the freeform corkboard when opened in the Mac version of Scrivener. The fix will prevent this happening for new documents but will not affect existing documents, which can be toggled back to the regular corkboard view in the Mac version.
  • Fixed a bug whereby JPG files dragged from the binder to the editor were converted to PNG files within the text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the project search criteria preview did not update until after running the search.
  • Fixed a bug causing the project search criteria to reset each time the project closed.
  • Fixed a bug that exported document notes in place of meta-data and vice versa when using File > Export > Files…
  • Fixed a bug in File > Export that created a 0KB file for containers with no text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby exporting document notes created an empty notes file for items that did not have document notes.
  • Fixed a bug causing referenced PDF files not to load correctly in the editor when the file extension was uppercase.
  • Fixed a bug whereby document notes always exported as RTF files regardless of the export settings.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause script elements with custom settings to be misidentified as “General Text” after closing and reopening the project. (This will only affect new text; elements that have previously been switched to “General Text” will need to be manually restored to the proper element.)
  • Fixed a bug causing Scrivener links within the project notes window to always open in the second editor, regardless of the navigation settings.
  • Fixed a bug whereby inspector comments and footnotes deleted en masse were restored one by one via Undo. The notes are now all restored together.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the resize rectangle around an image to appear in the wrong location when clicking into the empty space above an inserted image.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Spelling command was disabled when accessed via the Alt accelerator keys.
  • Fixed a bug whereby hyperlinks attached to inserted images were lost on project close. The image links now persist and can be compiled to RTF, DOC, HTML/XHTML, and ebook formats, and to DOCX and PDF when using the Microsoft Office converters.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Tab key did not move focus from the editor header to the editor when in Scrivenings mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause text formatted with an unavailable font (such as text in a Mac project opened on Windows) to default to MS Shell Dlg 2 when pasted in Scrivener’s editor despite initially appearing in the editor as a different fallback font.
  • Tweaked saving and reading the templateinfo.xml file (used to auto-populate the fields in the Save As Template dialog), which should reduce cases of the file causing an innocuous error message when loading the project.
  • Fixed several typos and translations.
  • Adjusted accelerator keys in the Format menu to ensure Font, Formatting, and Footnote have unique keys. Also changed the Scratch Pad to use the ‘p’ accelerator key to avoid duplicate keys in the Tools menu.

Lee & Tiho & Jennifer