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 23, version 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124 (64-bit) | 126.96.36.199 (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 23. 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 will run through to end of September 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 22 to Beta 23 are listed below.
- Compile - author names lost
- Compile format enumerated outline now matches Mac
- Compile full indented outline now mactches Mac
- Compile - Font changes now reflected in Section Layout
- Compile - MultiMarkdown was out of date - upgraded MMD to latest v6.4 
- Compile - Can now compile to all MMD varieties:- Markdown, Latex, Open Office, Web Page & Flat XML
- Compile - Updated all MMD boiler plate templates
- Compile - Added for MMD: Footnotes become scriv links 
- Compile - Fixed issue where text in MMD does not in compiled output
- Compile - Inspector Footnotes now compiles as expected in MMD
- Compile - Inspector footnotes compile as End Notes (as they always have on Windows)
- Compile - Enabled Inline footnote options as End Notes or Inline
- Compile option "Book begins after front matter" was nonfunctional 
- Compile - Ebook cover page setting fails to function unless HTML cover page added 
- Compile - Flatten footnotes and comments into regular rtf text Compile format option enable - (output is there, but decoration needs to be added)
- Compile - Global font override missing for Print, OpenOffice, and Final Draft file formats 
- Compile - Convert Smart Quotes to Dumb Quotes does not work in Compile 
- Compile - Convert "smart" punctuation to "dumb" punctuation reverted 
- Compile formats cannot have save point changed after creation 
- Compile - CSS Class Name not saving in Compile Format 
- Compile - Existing installations of MMD/Pandoc not detected and used by Scrivener 
- Compile - Lines beginning with inch marks are erased on compile 
- Compile - Add indent per outline level Transformations compile option is nonfunctional 
- Footnote in inspector now can type immediately
- Footnote in inspector copy and paste now enabled
- Selection of multiple comments and footnote in inspector and delete fixed and undo
- Custom Binder background color lost when in Dark Mode upon re-start
- Inspector & Binder now changes as you move your scrolling and cursor through Scrivenings 
- Enabled DPI scaling for installer dialog
- Treat as Raw Markup not saving 
- Project Assistant dialog and creation process changed to match Mac
- Added tooltip to font style dropdown to make it possible to see long names
- Project compile formats should be included when saving as project template 
- Scrollbar vertical stripe is visible in the editor when using fixed width editor 
- Context menu does not open after changing docs in composition mode 
- Comment and annotation removal settings revert after each compile 
- Paste And Match Style shortcut does not work in newly create Inspector Footnotes 
- Binder loses its custom color 
- Export/Import the toolbar state with the Options Export/Import 
- Fixed width should scale along with zoom, to preserve intended line width 
- Crash when running project search due to legacy Mac 1.9 TypeID tags found in cross platform projects 
- UI: Loading Search Index error text isn't wrapping 
- Adjust search in PDFs 
- Verify that Sitka font face variants appear properly under iOS 
- It is possible to create a project without a name 
- PDF compile loses footnotes 
- Keyboard navigation in Scrivenings mode will cause jumps 
- Courier font incorrectly available for header/footer 
- Adjust Scrivener default Options 
- Default subdocument templates do not work past the first use 
- Global font override not affecting headers/footers in PDF compile 
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!
Sep 9th 2019