Current: Beta - Release Candidate 12, version 220.127.116.11
Latest Beta - Release Candidate 12 Download Link
18.104.22.168 (64-bit) | 22.214.171.124 (32-bit)
(The 32-bit version installs by default to C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener on administrator accounts; the 64-bit version installs to C:\Program Files\Scrivener. Please be sure to uninstall previous betas before installing this Beta. If you wish, your program preferences can be saved first via the "Manage..." button in File > Options, then reloaded after the fresh installation. Bear in mind that changes between betas may affect restoring settings, and if you are experiencing oddities, please try resetting to the defaults.)
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You can also use Help > Check for Updates in beta releases to download the latest beta.
System Requirements and Compatibility
- Scrivener 3 requires Windows 7 or above with .NET v4.6.2 or higher.
- Scrivener 3's file format has been updated and is not backwards-compatible with Scrivener 1 (or Scrivener 2 on macOS). When you open a Scrivener 1 project in Scrivener 3, you will be prompted to update the project, after which you will not be able to open it in Scrivener 1 (although a backup will be made before the update).
Installing 1.9.9 and 3.0 Beta Side by Side
It is possible to have both 1.9.9 and the Scrivener 3.0 beta installed simultaneously, but you will need to choose a different location during the installation process (e.g. change the default "Scrivener" folder name to "Scrivener3"). We suggest also changing the name of 1.9.9 shortcuts before installing Scrivener 3 to prevent the new installation overwriting them.
Please note that at this time, only the most recently installed Scrivener version will appear in the Windows Programs list, and double-clicking a project file will attempt to open it in that version. You can instead drag the project file icon onto the appropriate app icon for the version you want or use File > Open... within Scrivener to access the project.
Fixes and Resolved Items
- Courier Prime fonts no longer auto-installed within the Windows/Fonts folder 
- Core Compiler Metadata Bugs Remaining 
- Editor margins (padding) in Scrivenings 
- Footnote marker's "Make Default" button is non-functional; settings not written correctly 
- Read/Write "projectpreferences.xml" for Mac compatibility 
- Bookish scrivenings separator doesn't work correctly 
- Scrivenings single editor margins and standalone editors have the same margins 
- Split Editor Scrivenings Scroll Issue 
- Empty Lines Across Page Breaks is replacing all blank lines 
- Add pages option for Draft target 
- First pages counted incorrectly for PDF compile 
- Zoom to Fit Page and Fit Width in Page View 
- Document Move actions are disabled after Left/Right Binder move 
- Quick References: Page View mode has wrong page size 
- Removing text colour or highlighting in table affects other formatting 
- Compile to RTF output fails to print first page number 
- Line height is off by small amount in PDF output 
- Include binder and inspector width in project templates 
- Add main editor top/bottom margin in non fixed editor mode. 
- First page header/footer missing for RTF/DOC/DOCX compile 
- Compile - Footnotes - footnote numbering restart nonfunctional 
- Add Help > Reset Tutorial menu 
- Certain images rotated on import/insert 
- Compiling tables is very, very slow and might be cut off 
- Compile: Compiling to PDF Inline footnotes might be fully missing 
- Compile: Add compile content table context menu 
- Compile: PDF end of page footnotes are not rendered properly with some fonts 
- Compile: Compiling to PDF Inline footnotes might not be moved backwards 
- Compile: Centered Footnotes centers all footnotes, instead of single footnote on page case 
- Compile to Print/PDF inconsistent based on screen resolution 
- Compile: Inspector note anchors are decorated as links compiling to PDF. 
- Default Subdocument Template lost between platforms 
- Add "Verse" style to the default blank project template 
- Data retention when copying items between projects 
- Words with hyphens are counted as two words instead of one 
- Add Text Custom MetaData Alignment attribute 
- Drag and drop between projects' settings 
- Redefining paragraph style loses font and character formatting 
- Section layout formatting not applied immediately 
- Show the Style combo box popup upon clicking the style icon 
- Create Tutorial for Scrivener for windows 3 
- Placeholder Fixes 
- Implement Documents > "Copy To" and "Copy To Project" menus. 
- Adjust Binder/Outliner indent options 
- Editor footer too short for no selection and special folder text view 
- Add Edit... context menu to Outliner: status, label and section type row entries 
- Compile format designer not saving formatting changes 
- Imported Docs/Project loses section type 
- Writing History affected by Project Targets, include in compile, binder changes 
- Options > Editing > "Insert date time ..." help button info shows outside of the screen 
- Moving Up/Down text within a table cell might causes a crash 
- All Section Layout names change to the first Section Layout Name upon Alt+Click. 
- Styles might end up containing Links or Inspector Notes 
If you would like to use the deprecated Non-HiDPI version of RC12 you can download it here: 126.96.36.199 (64-bit Non-HiDPI) | 188.8.131.52 (32-bit Non-HiDPI). The Non-HiDPI version is the same Scrivener code, but compiled with an earlier version of the Qt C++ framework (Qt 5.9.12) - this earlier version has issues with multi-monitors and Windows scaling, so it is not intended for the final release.
Beta Release Candidate 12 expires 31st Dec 2020.
A Note on Suggestions
To help resolve remaining bugs, we'd appreciate keeping the beta forum posts dedicated to bug reports or questions on working with the beta. Suggestions for the interface or functionality should instead be posted in Scrivener's general wishlist forum, since most of these affect the design for both Windows and macOS. Thank you!
Lee & Tiho
Nov 25th 2020