xiamenese wrote:Hmm … interesting. I thought I would... ... [run] under Crossover... [to] ...reproduce your problem in this somewhat different environment, and if so, I would open it in Mac-Scriv, run "Zap Gremlins" and see if that made any differenceI
xiamenese wrote:First problem: ...because it has the .scriv extension, the Mac interface treats it quite rightly as a project package and when double clicked, Scrivener opens and gives an error,.. ...it contained 2 folders, ScriveningsTest.scriv and Test.scriv.
Yes. I tried to make that clear by listing the two project folder. But I was targeting Windows users, though a Mac test is a good idea.
xiamenese wrote:In other words, the top-level ScriveningsTest.scriv is not actually a project package. but removing the .scriv extension resolved that and reverted it to a normal folder giving access to the two projects. I tell you this, just in case you ever need to share projects with a Mac-user. If a folder has a .scriv extension, to the Mac it is a Scrivener package and that must only contain the project.scrivx and associated folders and files.
Hmmm... that makes me wonder how people use DropBox to share among their Windows and Mac computers. I had the impression they worked easily. Do they need some conversion or folder renaming before that's possible? (I ask IN PART because I have an older iPad with a high res screen that I'll likely use as my portable Scrivener quite soon.)
xiamenese wrote:Before I had a look at it using the normal Mac UI, I ran Crossover-Scrivener and navigated to the internal ScriveningsTest.scriv. It opened without problem … and I could scroll across document boundaries, just as I can using Mac-Scrivener. I do not have to run the little Test.scriv for this to happen. Just to make sure, I closed the Crossover-Scrivener and Crossover itself, then re-opened them both … and I can still cursor across boundaries, when looking at the editor from both the search results and the binder.
I can only assume that in this, Crossover makes use of some of the MacOS-native code that is not available in Windows.
Interesting. Good to know. Thanks for the update Mark (xiamenese).