License manager ended unexpectedly

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roughhead
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Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:37 am
Platform: Windows

Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:51 am Post

I am also getting a similar error on Windows 10, but scrivener works in safe mode.
The end of my log has the following.
In safe mode I do not get the QWin32PrintEngine error.

This was working in September and started failing in late October, but from a Windows or Scrivener update or change I cannot say. Is there a fix or update for this?

Debug: No PostScript name for family: "Bahnschrift SemiBold SemiConden"
Critical: QWin32PrintEngine::initialize: OpenPrinter failed (The RPC server is unavailable.)
Critical: QWin32PrintEngine::initialize: OpenPrinter failed (The RPC server is unavailable.)
Critical: QWin32PrintEngine::initialize: OpenPrinter failed (The RPC server is unavailable.)
Critical: QWin32PrintEngine::initialize: OpenPrinter failed (The RPC server is unavailable.)
Debug: Scrivener: loading document ID: 25 : "Lou Pleads His Case"
Debug: Scrivener: loading document ID: 22 : "Operation Santa Claus Day 1"

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vivianlie22
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Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Platform: Windows

Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:11 pm Post

I got the same threatening message. Did anyone get this problem fixed?

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AndyJ4077a
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Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Platform: Mac + Windows

Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:09 pm Post

I've had the License problem for months, finally got onto this forum... it says earlier that Version: 1.9.14.0 had fixed this... has it broken again?

Since 1.9.16 still has the problem, even after re-installing. sadly, the earlier Dropbox download from page 4 is gone.

This problem really breaks one's concentration!
"Please enable TLS 1.2 on this machine."
Like I know how to do that!
I have lost track of how many writing notes I was trying to add to my current project but forgotten by the time I get past this - of course, I do write those by hand first these days, but have lost some anyway. I have started looking for alternative software. Possibly I might just use Scrivener as a just-before-publishing formatter in future - unless I can get this software - which I have paid for - working soon.

I have exported my Scrivener projects to Word ready to junk Scrivener. Clock now ticking...

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DavidR
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Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:21 am
Platform: Windows

Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:14 pm Post

AndyJ4077a, no solution to the license manager issue (which I hope the Scrivener folks will sort out once Windows v. 3 is finished). I will say that I never updated from v. 1.9.9, even though it asks me to every time I start the program, and I have never gotten a license notification. Maybe because I'm just lucky, maybe because I don't use Scrivener every day.

Anyway, WRT your needing to add some notes quickly and being stymied by the license problem, before abandoning Scrivener let me suggest you look at Evernote. A basic account is free, and instead of paper you can make quick notes on your Windows computer with the Evernote program, on your mobile device with an app, or any other computer that's at hand using a browser. Once you've got enough notes to make it worthwhile, then on your Windows machine you can copy them into Scrivener, without forgetting anything.
David
Scrivener for Windows Version 1.9.9
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

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