Scrivener 2.3 is now available as a free update for registered users of Scrivener 2.x who purchased directly from our site (or from a reseller that sells serial numbers such as Amazon.com). It's also with Apple's Mac App Store reviewers, awaiting review, so should be with our Mac App Store users in the next week or two.
This is a free update for all registered users of Scrivener 2. It is recommended that you update from whatever version of Scrivener you are using because many bugs have been fixed and 2.3 contains many refinements, including:
- Vastly improved support for importing and exporting .doc, .docx and .odt files (note that the improved converters require Java to be installed; if Java isn't installed, the older, regular converters are used instead).
- In Lion’s full screen mode, if the binder or inspector are hidden, they will now slide out when you place the cursor at the edge of the screen (and there is a new option in the "Appearance" pane of the Preferences to hide the binder and inspector automatically upon entering full screen mode).
- Support for MultiMarkdown 3.0.
- Exported PDFs now support internal links (e.g. for tables of contents) and navigable outlines.
- Many improvements to Compile.
- Memory usage optimisations.
- Hundreds of other minor refinements and bug-fixes.
You can find a full list of changes here:
-- Note to Mac App Store Users --
You may have noticed a slight policy change here. In the past we have waited for updates to pass review with Apple and only then updated the version on our site - in other words, previously we have artificially held back updates from our direct customers until the Mac App Store version passed review with Apple, just so that the update was simultaneous for all users. From now on, however, we will usually be releasing updates via our site at the same time as submitting them to the Mac App Store for review, rather than waiting. Although this might seem, as a Mac App Store user, that you're at a disadvantage, the truth is that this change benefits everybody. First, it's not that you're having to wait any longer than before for updates once they are ready - they have always had to go through the App Store review process - rather, our other customers are no longer being made to wait unnecessarily. More importantly, although we work very hard to ensure no nasty bugs creep through, and although we allow all users to publicly beta-test upcoming minor updates (via viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11692 ), bugs do still occasionally creep through. When this happens with the App Store version, we have to re-submit an update and it can take another week or two for the bug-fix to reach our Mac App Store customers. But if a bug gets through into an update to the version we place on our site, we can fix that and upload the bug-fix immediately. Thus, by releasing the update to our direct customers on the same day as submitting the update to the App Store for review, if any bugs do get through and present themselves immediately, we can pull the App Store version and re-submit a fixed version before it gets to review, ensuring that updates go as smoothly as possible for everyone.
-- End Note to Mac App Store Users --
To download Scrivener 2.2, follow the instructions below - please note that the instructions differ depending on whether you bought directly from our site or from the Mac App Store.
#### 1. UPDATING TO 2.2 FOR THOSE WHO BOUGHT DIRECTLY FROM OUR SITE ####
- Select "Check for Updates..." from the Scrivener menu within Scrivener itself and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Go to http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... atform=mac and click on "Download for Mac" to download and re-install Scrivener.
If you have already seen the update notification and followed the on-screen instructions to update, you don't need to do anything else.
#### 2. UPDATING TO 2.2 FOR THOSE WHO BOUGHT FROM THE MAC APP STORE ####
The 2.3 update for the Mac App Store version is currently with Apple for review, so won't be available until Apple's reviewers clear it. This usually takes between a few days and a fortnight. We won't know the exact date - it will appear on the Mac App Store as soon as the Apple reviewer presses the button. The Mac App Store application icon in the Dock shows a little red badge with a number in it, telling you how many applications you own have updates available, so look out for this badge. When you have an update available, follow these instructions:
- Open up the Mac App Store.
- Click on the "Updates" button in the toolbar.
- When 2.3 has passed the review process, you should see Scrivener listed with an "UPDATE" button next to it. Just click on "UPDATE" to update to Scrivener 2.3.
(Note that if you have used the public beta version from our forums, you should delete that before trying to update from the Mac App Store.)
I will post here when the Mac App Store passes review and is made available.
All the best,