Unable to compile my UK Stage Play

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Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:59 am Post


I'm trying to compile my stage play into Print or PDF and it simply fails.

The progress bar reaches the right side and then nothing happens and if I click elsewhere in Scrivener and I get the spinning beach ball. I've tried leaving this for a few minutes before 'force quitting' the app and restarting my machine.

I can compile to Rich Text and Word (.docx),

Anyone got an insight into what may be causing this and how to fix it?

I'm working on the latest version of Scrivener 3.13 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.5

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:39 am Post

Hi - I've written UK stage plays. Compiling my final draft wasn't satisfactory for me so I copied it and pasted the script into Word. Works well for me.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 am Post

Bibliofear wrote:I can compile to Rich Text and Word (.docx),
Why not compile to rtf or Word, open it in Pages and let Pages export to pdf?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
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* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS