LEE'S UPDATE - BETA 026

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Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:09 am Post

Hi Beta Testers,

This beta addresses bugs found in 025 - it is more remedial than a major release; However, it does have a few added features.

Note also that using the Help menu>Check for Updates in Scrivener will always return "Scrivener is up to date" - this is a known issue as we are currently refining the update feature. So, it not available currently in 025 or 026.

Bugs addressed in this release include:

1. Ability to reset the trial.

2. Compile bugs fixed:
-exporting titles to doc and rtf
-titles and text split randomly over multi lines
-crash when modifying text right indent

3. Several shortcuts posed issues for users and have thus been changed. This has always been a challenge given that we have: Word, Windows, Linux and Mac users all expecting certain combinations. Plus, we just got some plain wrong. This has been fruitful though as we have now managed to figure a way to allow users to customize any shortcut and assign their own. A user will be able to save, load and even search shortcuts in the next release. However, for now all you'll see is the basic interface for this in the Options>Keyboard tab. It's non functional, but will give you an idea.

Shortcut keys changed in this release:
-Show/Hide Toolbar to Alt+Up
-Show/Hide Format bar to Alt+Right
-Show/Hide Footer bar to Alt+Down
-Show/Hide Header bar to Alt+Left
-Paste & Match Style to Ctrl+Shift+V
-Delete document to Shift+Delete

4. Right clicking formatting pane in the Options>Editor tab crashed Scrivener.

5. The crash on emptying trash

6. Corkboard pattern now uses same image as the Mac by default.

7. Corkboard index card headers are now shorter and inline with the Mac version allowing more space on the index cards.

8. Images are now loaded from the Research in the binder for use within the Compile eBook Cover Page drop down list. Previously this was only displaying images that existed within text for new projects only.

9. 'Keyword' search in the toolbar search bar now functions as expected when searching on Keywords.

10. Crash with text lists pasted from Google Chrome has been remediated but not fixed entirely. More work here, but the crash no longer occurs.


NEW FEATURES:

1. The ability to show keyword colors on index cards via View>Corkboard>Show Keyword Colors.

1.1 Keyword colors are now visible in keywords section of inspector.

2. Refined 'New Project' start-up dialog.

3. Single click now reveals popup menus for updating label and status in outliner.

4. Clicking on the icon in the outliner will now open the document in the editor.


RELEASE NOTE REGARDING PDF:
PDF preview is broken currently in Scrivener, we are aware of the issue and how to fix it. In the interim, you can either right-click on a PDF in the binder and open it in an external editor or you can download the updated PDF dll file for PDF to your Scrivener install directory. Once copied to the Scrivener directory restart Scrivener and PDF will now function as expected. PDF dll file is here http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/QuickPDFDLL0725.dll


Note, you may get some warnings from some virus detection or firewall software which you can safely ignore.

Well, hopefully this will provide a more stable release whilst we get back to our outstanding bugs prior to release 025.

You can download the 026 release here: http://www.scrivenerforwindows.com
Note: If you still see beta 025 on the web site don't forget to refresh your browser page.

Lee

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Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:35 am Post

Hi Lee, thanks for the update. I've updated my previous post re compile to Word, but I'll post here as well.

LinnyP wrote:Ok, 026 has helped things along, but a couple of things:

1. I just noticed that all my italic text has become underlined text

2. Could we not have the same formatting we set in scrivener be compiled through to Word? My preferred Times Roman default came out as courier....maybe this is a template thing, which I haven't really gotten into...

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Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:51 am Post

Thank you, Lee, for such a prompt fix release.

Customizable shortcuts >>> heaven.

Should I shut up already about my lust for navigational shortcuts? Should I wait for the final release and for a proper "wishlist" thread?

Because... the one thing that could enhance my Scrivener experience are navigational shortcuts. I don't mind using the mouse to move things around, but I hate having to touch it just to actually *go* somewhere.

Specifically, I would love to be able to navigate to the next (or previous) item in the outline without leaving full screen mode. For instance:

IN FULL SCREEN MODE
CTRL + ALT + ARROWS UP AND DOWN - Without leaving Full Screen editing mode, open the next/previous document from the outline

While using the main editor, as well, it would be great to navigate up and down the documents in the binder without having to touch the mouse. I tried the mapped SHIFT + ALT + SIDE ARROWS (as mentioned in the 025 Shortcuts PDF) but it doesn't seem to work for me.
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Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:59 am Post

LinnyP wrote:Hi Lee, thanks for the update. I've updated my previous post re compile to Word, but I'll post here as well.

LinnyP wrote:Ok, 026 has helped things along, but a couple of things:

1. I just noticed that all my italic text has become underlined text

2. Could we not have the same formatting we set in scrivener be compiled through to Word? My preferred Times Roman default came out as courier....maybe this is a template thing, which I haven't really gotten into...


OK, got off my lazy ass and actually played around with the custom templates and seem to get what I need. I don't know about that predefined template that give courier text with underlines, but don't matter. I will just ignore it. I'll continue my complaining back in my original post.

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Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:47 pm Post

Haven't tried it yet but just wanted to say thanks. That is an AMAZING amount of work in a short time.

Very impressed but don't kill yourself.

Much Aloha

Steve
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Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:02 am Post

Bug:
Step 1. bypassed serial registration with the reset trial, but could enter any serial and then press cancel when the error came up and still let me use the software (don't think this matters though).

Step 2. Created APA nonfiction project randomly named

Step 3. Without typing into anything went under Research> Paper (APA) PDF and double clicked on the blank background.

This crashes 0026. Sometimes it requires you to right click on Paper (APA) PDF and then double click into the whitespace in the main part of the screen.

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Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:08 am Post

Added a PDF file for the notecards page. When I double clicked the PDF name under the research panel on the left, and then clicked the background, it crashed.

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Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:54 pm Post

peteypete wrote:Added a PDF file for the notecards page. When I double clicked the PDF name under the research panel on the left, and then clicked the background, it crashed.


This is a known bug but thanks for taking the time to report it.
Blessings, Stacey

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Scrivener 1.9.7 / 2.8 /3.0.3/1.1.5 (1301)
Scapple 1.0.0.0
Windows 2.9.9.17 Beta

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Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:21 pm Post

IN FULL SCREEN MODE
CTRL + ALT + ARROWS UP AND DOWN - Without leaving Full Screen editing mode, open the next/previous document from the outline

While using the main editor, as well, it would be great to navigate up and down the documents in the binder without having to touch the mouse. I tried the mapped SHIFT + ALT + SIDE ARROWS (as mentioned in the 025 Shortcuts PDF) but it doesn't seem to work for me.


This is a good suggestion. I have implemented a short-cut in fullscreen: Ctrl+Alt+5 which now activates the "Go To" menu. From there you can use the accelerator and arrow keys to jump directly to documents in the binder. In the main editor today the accelerator sequence: Alt+V, G will work.

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Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:27 pm Post

Added a PDF file for the notecards page. When I double clicked the PDF name under the research panel on the left, and then clicked the background, it crashed.


PDF preview is broken currently in Scrivener, we are aware of the issue and how to fix it. In the interim, you can either right-click on a PDF in the binder and open it in an external editor. See the screenshot below, or you can download the updated PDF dll file to your Scrivener install directory. Once copied to the Scrivener directory restart Scrivener and PDF will now function as expected. PDF dll file is here http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/QuickPDFDLL0725.dll

Note, you may get some warnings from some virus detection or firewall software which you can safely ignore.

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Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:50 pm Post

Hi Lee

Do you have an eta on completing the File Import module for screenwriting scripts (eg: fdx)? Neither .fdx of .fcf import is currently supported.

At the moment I can only import these files as RTF which brings the script in as "general" text. I then have to go through and select the various elements for reformatting (a bit of a painful process).

I also noticed here that I have to select multiple paragraphs of the same element individually otherwise the refomatting does not work correctly. For example if I have several paragraphs of "general" text that should be "action" I must select each paragraph separately, then format as "action". If I select all the paragraphs together and format as "action", only the very last paragraph is formatted correctly. All the rest are left as "general" text. This should probably be fixed at some point...

Cheers

Rob

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Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:10 am Post

Do you have an eta on completing the File Import module for screenwriting scripts (eg: fdx)? Neither .fdx of .fcf import is currently supported.


Good question Rob. This is most likely to be in 1.1, and likely to be delivered 6-8 weeks after 1.0 release. We are in the process of reviewing potential release dates for 1.0 currently so I can't provide accurate dates. However, depending on the time frame to release we may or may not have time to implement this. The work is trivial but time consuming we're estimating 4 weeks effort to implement the XML reader and writer for FDX.

Hope this helps and I will not regret this post :)

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Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:49 am Post

Hi Lee

No regrets necessary... I use a number of apps for screenwriting and will hopefully be able to reduce these to one once Scrivener is sorted.

It would be nice if you could take a look at the reformatting issue though as this would save some time after an RTF import. If not, no problems. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.

Cheers

Rob

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Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:09 pm Post

LAP wrote:Once copied to the Scrivener directory restart Scrivener and PDF will now function as expected.


Just to be clear, after doing this, I should have two PDF files, correct?

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C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener>dir *pdf*
 Volume in drive C is Acer
 Volume Serial Number is 6287-FFAB

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener

11/25/2010  01:22 PM         1,779,712 QuickPDFDLL0722.dll
07/09/2011  03:03 PM         1,832,448 QuickPDFDLL0725.dll
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Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:11 pm Post

I moved the old one (QuickPDFDLL0722.dll) out of that directory somewhere else, just in case, and it worked fine without it.
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