Scrivener 1.51 now available

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Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:30 pm Post

Hello all,

Scrivener 1.51 is now available. This is a minor update to Scrivener 1.50, mainly a bug-fix release. The major new feature, however, is that Scrivener can now import and export the new FDX format of Final Draft 8, which was also released today.

The full change list is as follows:

New Features
• Scrivener supports Final Draft 8’s FDX format, which is now Final Draft’s default file format. This is by far the best way of transferring scripts between Scrivener and Final Draft.

Bugs Fixed
• Underlining bug in full screen: in certain circumstances underlines and strike throughs in full screen would not respect the full screen font colour.
• Highlight bug: when creating a new document after using arbitrary highlight, text typed into the new document would be highlighted too.
• Crash on close Tiger bug: certain projects would crash when closed on Tiger.
• Fixed bug whereby if preferences had straight quotes set for typographer's quotes Compile Draft would crash if "Straighten Typographer's Quotes" was selected.
• Fixed bug where edits to items in corkboard or outliner would not be saved if the project was closed while an item was being edited.
• Fixed bug whereby dragging list of keywords from document keywords list to editor would create a list of the first keyword repeated over and over again.
• Trial period less unintentionally generous. Previously, the trial gave 30 x 24 hours of use, which meant at a few hours a day it could last for months. Now it should hopefully only last thirty non-consecutive days (thirty days of actual use) as intended!

All the best,

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Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:35 am Post

Great job, Keith! Thank you very much!
Now, I can close all my 1.50 documents (that I keep all cleanly saved in the Tutorial), and go on updating. No need to backup, I bet... ;-)


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Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:02 pm Post

Seconded. I've downloaded this and the FD8 demo and everything is working perfectly in my round-trip testing. I particularly enjoyed seeing FDs ScriptNotes coming in as annotations. Maybe they did before but I never noticed. This is now a really solid and robust workflow. Thanks for all the hard work!

Hrmph now I have to fork out £50 for FinalDraft 8. Rats.



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Mon May 04, 2009 12:33 am Post

Ummmmm....and where would we find this update?

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Mon May 04, 2009 1:00 am Post

You can download it from here:
(Download Now link on the right).

Or there will be a menu option from within the program itself.

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Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:44 pm Post

Idly scrolling through the downloads pages on the Apple web site, I noticed that Scrivener is still shown as being version 1.1 (August 2008), although I haven't checked to see what version is actually downloaded. Maybe Apple is just a bit slow to update their pages, but I thought I'd mention it just in case Keith and the shadowy David need to wield their superpowers.

I don't know how static the order of apps on the page is, but I found the listing at: ... dex15.html
and the download page is at: ... vener.html