Before proceeding, please see the general notes about the Windows 3.0 beta and reporting bugs in the first reply to this thread. Please do not download the current beta or post reports until you have read that information.
Current: Beta 30, version 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 (64-bit) | 184.108.40.206 (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 Beta 30. 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.)
This beta expires end of December 2019. New interim betas will be posted here; please check Help > About Scrivener to ensure you are using the most recent version. You can subscribe to this topic to get notifications when new betas are released.
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.
The fixes and changes from Beta 29 to Beta 30 are listed below.
- Updates to Manual
- Updates to Tutorial project default UI states 
- Auto-save idle counter should be reset by passive activity 
- Compile Formatter wrong CSS icon 
- Adjustments to expansion/collapse in binder outliner 
- Inserted page breaks can cause blank page in compile 
- Project "Identifier" tag is not loaded from the SCRIVX file 
- Courier font incorrectly available in compile & used in cross-platform projects 
- Failure to save tutorial prevents Scrivener opening 
- Document Template Folder shouldn't have to be named "Templates" 
- Template Folder should not be able to move to draft 
- Add Display and Print font hinting preferences 
- "Scrivener needs to be restarted" shown unnecessarily from some Options changes 
- RTF Section prefixes and suffixes lost when closing project
- eBook Back Matter fixes
- eBook add eBookStart placeholder
- eBook add dedidicated CSS separator styles between sections
- Merging projects on Mac now seemless when sharing projects
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 28th 2019