Table not supported?

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Randall Lee Reetz
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:35 am Post

Scrivener crashed this evening when trying to insert and edit a table. On second try, table wouldn't allow me to click into a cell to add text. Tried using arrow keys but that caused scrivener to crash. This is not confidence building.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:22 pm Post

Have you restarted your Mac recently
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running Mojave.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Randall Lee Reetz
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:28 pm Post

After trying to insert a table, after scrivener crashed, after restarting scrivener, after scrivener telling me it was rebuilding the data of my project, after several more crashes involving tables in scrivener (trying to insert one, trying to edit the number of rows and columns, trying to click into a cell in a table (the cursor goes to the cell above the one I am clicking into)… it is suggested that I restart my computer?

I restart my computer at least once every day.

All of this has me very worried. Something odd must be going on. Something very wrong. If scrivener is calling tables from an apple library (as has been suggested in other posts), the handoff should be simple and direct. A great many applications do the same. Tables are essential for me, for anyone writing anything non-fiction, papers, reports, proposals, grant applications, blogs, reporting field and lab data, complex lists, importing and exporting data from and to external apps and sensors, composing procedures, exposing multidimensional relations and logic, etc. Same I am sure is true of non-fiction. What better way of cataloging and describing and keeping track of characters, scenes, locations, plot arcs, events, interactions? Well, I am sure I don't have to go into detail about how effective and efficient and compact are tables.

Anyone know of a way to fix this? I am not interested in solutions that involve building my tables in another application and importing them into scrivener as dead objects with non-editable or searchable text .

Thank you, Randall Lee Reetz
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:37 pm Post

I don't know how complicated your tables are, but from your various recent posts, it seems to me that you have a problem somewhere in your computer.

I'd start by shutting down, and then before you do anything else, run a maintenance suite over your HD/SSID. Many people use Onyx, which is free; I couldn't get on with Onyx, so I use Cocktail, which costs around $35. For in depth checks, TechTool Pro, quite a bit more expensive, can check the hardware side.

It might also be worth booting in Safe Mode, and running Scrivener with none of the other automatically installed programs etc. opened, to see if you've got a conflict with an auto-installed app/kext/whatever.

HTH

Mark
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