Scriptwriting – automatic switching between modes erratic behaviour

Jolanth Szatmary
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Location: Berlin, Germany

Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:25 pm Post

Dear fellow writers,

enjoying Scrivener 3 so far. Great work Keith & team!

I stumbled onto a minor bug while writing a play (theatre) in Scriptwriting -> Script Mode -> Stage Play (UK).

How it should (and used to) work: I write a passage of scene action. I press enter, the mode goes back to character and dialogue, I write the next line of dialogue.

In Scrivener 3, this still works, but not always. After some writing I'll always get to the point, where hitting enter leaves me still in scene action instead of switching to character & dialoque. I can switch to character & dialogue manually, but I'm so used to my usual workflow that this stops my writing flow.

Quitting and restarting Scrivener always solves the problem.

It's a very minor thing, but I thought I'd report it nonetheless.

Looking forward to trying out all the new features of Scriv 3 once the play is finished and I have some time on my hands.

All the best,