BETA TESTING FINISHED FOR 1.7.1 - 27th May 2014

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Tue May 27, 2014 10:56 am Post

Dear Beta Testers,

Tiho and I, released Scrivener for Windows 1.7.1.0 as another free update this morning. I would like to thank all beta testers for all the feedback pertaining to this release - you have all contributed to making Scrivener for Windows a far superior writing tool than it was previously. Thank you again.

As a recap, we made well over 500 bug fixes and improvements in this release and introduced many more features. Here are some highlights of the new features and improvements for 1.7.

Import/Export
- Scrivener can now import OpenOffice ODT files and the import/export options for PDF, ODT, DOC and DOCX have been revised with improved converters.
- Webpage import has been overhauled to use the open standard MHT format, better preserving the complete webpage in a single file. MHT pages can be opened externally or converted on import to PDF for viewing in Scrivener. Webpages can also be imported as plain-text files.
- Copying and pasting from webpages has been improved to include embedded images and produces cleaner, more consistent results across popular browsers.

Compile
- You can select a folder or document from anywhere outside the Draft folder to include as front matter in the compile contents.
- Scrivener links now compile as internal links for RTF and, if Microsoft Word is installed, for PDF, DOC and DOCX when "Include in RTF bookmarks" is checked for the document type and level in compile formatting.
- New project properties in the Meta-Data Settings allow you to use placeholder tags throughout the project and compile settings to be replaced with the project title and author name during compile. <$projecttitle> and <$fullname> are used by default for title and author meta-data when compiling to ebook formats.
- Compile formatting is now modified directly in the preview area without needing to open a separate window.

Formatting
- You can now create and apply formatting presets to document text via the Format > Formatting menu or from the format bar. (If you've customised the format bar, you can add the Preset Selector from the Customize Toolbars dialog.)
- Ranges of text can now be marked with Preserve Formatting to prevent their formatting being overwritten during compile when the rest of the text is standardised.

Scrivener Links
- New options in Edit > Copy Special let you copy a selection of documents from the binder, outliner, or corkboard as a list of Scrivener links or as a Table of Contents
- Scrivener Link > New Link... (Ctrl+G, Ctrl+D) opens a dialog to easily create Scrivener links to new or existing documents
- Holding the Alt key while dragging and dropping items from the binder to document text or notes inserts a Scrivener link. Dragging and dropping images or text documents without the modifier key will insert the image or text
- You can now set the default location (current or other editor) for opening clicked Scrivener links from the editor. New context menu options also let you choose the target editor for opening a link

Custom Meta-Data
- You can now create custom meta-data, which can be viewed in the new custom meta-data tab of the inspector and as columns in the outliner

Document Templates
- Project > Set Selection as Templates Folder lets you use subdocuments of the selected binder item as templates for new documents via Project > New from Template. The top item in the folder is assigned a shortcut for quick access

Custom Document Icons
- You can now assign documents a custom icon through the Documents > Change Icon menu (also available in the binder, outliner, and corkboard context menus). Hold the Alt key while right-clicking the item to go directly to the icon submenu

Full Screen Backdrop
- View > Full Screen Backdrop lets you select an image from the project or hard drive to use as a project-specific backdrop in Full Screen mode

PDF Improvements
- PDF import and display has been improved and offers many new options including text extraction via the context menu, finer zoom control and rendering crispness and clarity, single-page view, find, rotation, print support, link support, password protected PDF support, keyboard and outline navigation

Favorites
- Documents can be added to a Favorites list via the context menu or Documents > Favorites > Add to Favorites, allowing quick access from menus such as Go To, Move, and Append Selection to Document. You can adjust the order of the items, add or remove documents, or open items directly from the Favorites Manager (Documents > Favorites > Favorites Manager…)

Multiple Project Notes

- Scrivener now supports multiple project notes, which can be viewed in the inspector or opened in a separate window from Project > Project Notes.... The notes window can be set to always remain in front of the main project window via a checkbox in the General options

More Custom Shortcuts
- More menu commands have been given keyboard shortcuts and additional items have been made available for user-defined shortcuts in the Options: Keyboard pane

Revised Templates and Compile Settings
- Project templates and compile presets have been redone and make use of new features such as document templates and revised compile settings

For Linux beta users, we will be looking to release Linux 1.7 beta once we have completed the Windows update release. We will provide a stand-alone zip, Debian and hopefully an RPM build.


For a detailed list of new features and bug fixes throughout the 1.7 betas see the following posts:
Beta 1 fixes
Beta 2 fixes
Beta 3 fixes
Beta 4 fixes
Beta 5 fixes


Bug fixes in Beta 6 include the following:
- Edit > Complete Document Title does not use all Binder titles
- Shift+Del Crash from Corkboard
- Crash adding to empty project auto-complete list
- Duplicating a group of text documents shows the previous/old document with empty icons
- Document lists on fly-out menus not releasing memory
- Images inserted after MathType are treated as MT and cannot be edited
- README text isn't shown until after installing
- Check for Updates dialog text
- Compiler Dialog is not translated
- Editor text appearance colour is actually colouring text
- Placeholder tags do not compile for ebook TOC
- Append Selection to Document > New does nothing
- Paragraph disappears when typing quote with smart quotes enabled
- Word-compatible highlights cannot be removed in Word
- Scrivener links in ebook compiles broken and cause errors
- "Remove all hyperlinks" breaks footnote links in ebook compile
- Can't drag & drop URLs or paste from Chrome's address bar
- Highlights on annotations and comments extend on RTF/DOC/DOCX compile
- Editor History incorrect after creating a new document with Ctrl+N
- Mac MathType equations missing on Windows
- RTF Text Highlight is not displayed in Word
- Page number placeholder not working in copied TOC
- Merging documents increases Project Targets word count
- Adjacent linked footnotes and comments lost in RTF compile
- Images before page breaks lost on ebook compile
- Scrivener-linked <$p> tags should use linked document's page number
- TOC page numbers do not compile when Remove all hyperlinks is selected
- Searching Binder Selection does not update automatically
- Custom shortcuts not working in Project Notes or Scratch Pad
- Creating custom meta-data fields breaks Outliner Columns menu
- Remove OTT from Import settings
- Inaccessible error messages on web paste
- Lead italics of inline footnote affect marker in RTF/DOC/DOCX compile
- Placeholder tags do not compile correctly in TOC when item has no text
- Fonts change working cross-platform
- New items created with Draft or Research selected should be children
- "No Template Folder" should be greyed out
- Incorrect infotips in Import/Export Options
- Add "Remove Highlighting" to compile Transformation options


Lee & Tiho

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Tue May 27, 2014 11:25 am Post

I'm getting this error when using Auto-Update:

Scrivener is not currently running from its last installed location.


Strangely enough, the locations look the same to me but the setup program still detects a mismatch.

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I have only one instance of version 1.6.1.0 installed on my system, and I haven't installed any of the 1.7 betas.

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Tue May 27, 2014 11:35 am Post

Good job!

LAP, could you list bugs which was fixed since 1.7.0.6 beta?

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Tue May 27, 2014 12:01 pm Post

I get the error message above when I try to Auto-Update Scrivener 1.6.1.0 on my desktop PC and on my netbook, both running on Windows 7 Home Premium. I tried auto-updating Scrivener 1.6.1.0 on my old notebook, which runs on Windows Vista SP2 and which I almost don't use anymore, and the update ran smoothly.
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Tue May 27, 2014 12:29 pm Post

paulobrabo wrote:I get the error message above when I try to Auto-Update Scrivener 1.6.1.0 on my desktop PC and on my netbook, both running on Windows 7 Home Premium. I tried auto-updating Scrivener 1.6.1.0 on my old notebook, which runs on Windows Vista SP2 and which I almost don't use anymore, and the update ran smoothly.


Thanks Paulo, we are uploading a fix now (please wait 15mins and try again). The problem is with the initial drive letter. The comparison is case sensitive and breaks the path matching on some operating systems.
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Tue May 27, 2014 12:43 pm Post

The installer fix is in place now.

Some versions of Windows report the drive letter internally in uppercase and others in lowercase - you'd think it would be consistent, but it's not. This was the cause of the error. All fixed now.

Lee

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Tue May 27, 2014 12:59 pm Post

Thank you Lee for the prompt response, but I still get the same error. I have cleaned all temporary files... and I still get the error when I try to update from Scrivener.

Maybe the fixed setup file is still populating somehow/somewhere? I will try again in one hour and will get back to you!

Cheers

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Tue May 27, 2014 1:03 pm Post

Sorry to read that you still have issues, Paulo. Until we sort it all out, you can download the full installer via:
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... taller.exe

Run the full installer manually and update your installation.

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Tue May 27, 2014 1:12 pm Post

Flex Ferrum wrote:Good job!

LAP, could you list bugs which was fixed since 1.7.0.6 beta?


Hi Flex, I have now updated my initial post to show all the beta fixes - including beta 6 fixes.

Lee

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Tue May 27, 2014 1:15 pm Post

LAP wrote:Hi Flex, I have now updated my initial post to show all the beta fixes - including beta 6 fixes.

Lee

Thank you!

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Tue May 27, 2014 1:22 pm Post

tiho_d wrote:Sorry to read that you still have issues, Paulo. Until we sort it all out, you can download the full installer


Tiho! Lee! I have just updated my netbook with the full installer and it all went well. I am happy 8)

I may leave my desktop PC without updating if you wish to test another fix later, as very rarely use Scrivener in it. Please let me know if I can help you with this!

Paulo
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Tue May 27, 2014 1:58 pm Post

paulobrabo wrote:
tiho_d wrote:Sorry to read that you still have issues, Paulo. Until we sort it all out, you can download the full installer


Tiho! Lee! I have just updated my netbook with the full installer and it all went well. I am happy 8)

I may leave my desktop PC without updating if you wish to test another fix later, as very rarely use Scrivener in it. Please let me know if I can help you with this!

Paulo



Hi Paulo, could you please try again. We've just uploaded a new set of update installers.

Lee

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Tue May 27, 2014 1:59 pm Post

Thanks, Paulo and thanks for the kind proposal. It will help a lot.
Before performing the next update, can you please tell us the value of the following registry value:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Scrivener\Scrivener\Location

It should point to your existing Scrivener installation.

Thanks in advance!

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Tue May 27, 2014 2:28 pm Post

Lee! Tiho!

The value for
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Scrivener\Scrivener\Location

in the registry is:

C:\Program Files\Scrivener\Scrivener.exe

I have just tried to Auto-Update and it still doesn't work :cry:

Please let me know if I can be of any help with later fixes/experiments!

Paulo
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Tue May 27, 2014 2:36 pm Post

Thanks, Paulo!
Indeed the expected value is:
C:\Program Files\Scrivener

We just uploaded another fix for the update installer.
Can you please give it another try, Paulo.

If the update installer does not work again, please change the "Location" string into:
C:\Program Files\Scrivener

and try to update one more time.

Thanks Paulo!