Updating from Scrivener 2 to Scrivener 3: A Guide

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Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:26 pm Post

I've put together a guide for Scrivener 2 users on updating to Scrivener 2. This is aimed purely at Scrivener 2 users who are running into issues bringing across Preferences and Compile presets into Scrivener 3. You don't need to read this if you are new to Scrivener or experienced no friction with the new approaches taken by Scrivener 3.

You can find the guide here:

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... date-guide

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Keith
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:41 pm Post

Keith,

First off, I think this is a great idea: it's a really helpful guide.

But I think there's a slight issue in the document: Sharing Your Formats at bullet point 4 in the third list of this document.

It currently reads Select “Chapter Title” on the left and “Chapter Heading” on the right.

Shouldn't it be the other way round? You previously set up Chapter Heading as the Section Type (left), while Chapter Title was the Section Layout (right).

A minor detail, but just in case it confuses anyone.

Thanks again for the guide!

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 pm Post

Thanks, brookter, this should now be fixed.
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:35 pm Post

Today I upgraded from scrivener 2 to 3 and lost ALL recent work! I mean all of it. Why does that happen? I don't want to repeat this mistake. It automatically saves every 2 seconds of pause, and I deliberately save it, too. But it's not in Scrivener or iCloud or TimeMachine. What do you think could have gone wrong with all these saves? Was the new version NOT supposed to replace the old version?

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:18 am Post

Cat4 wrote:Today I upgraded from scrivener 2 to 3 and lost ALL recent work! I mean all of it. Why does that happen? I don't want to repeat this mistake. It automatically saves every 2 seconds of pause, and I deliberately save it, too. But it's not in Scrivener or iCloud or TimeMachine. What do you think could have gone wrong with all these saves? Was the new version NOT supposed to replace the old version?


Have you searched for .scriv projects in Finder?

It is normal for Scrivener 3's Recent Projects menu to be empty when it first launches. That doesn't mean your work is "lost," it just means Scrivener 3 hasn't opened the projects yet.

Katherine
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