Current: Beta - Release Candidate 15, version 188.8.131.52
Latest Beta - Release Candidate 15 Download Link
184.108.40.206 (64-bit) | 220.127.116.11 (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.)
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.
Fixes and Resolved Items
- Refine Go To Enclosing Group behaviour [#1301]
- Retain style information when exporting/syncing/importing [#2534]
- Loading special folder metadata should not switch bookmark view [#2846]
- Project Replace should affect custom metadata, snapshots [#2985]
- Missing shortcuts for switching bookmark and synopsis modes [#3391]
- Minor list of adjustments to Navigation menu [#3656]
- Document Find & Replace should operate on inspector notes as well [#3738]
- Pandoc→ePub should support ToC generation [#3870]
- Implement tables compile format pane [#3928]
- Compile - Document Title Links - should only appear when relevant [#4001]
- Snapshots and Daylight Saving Time [#4034]
- Compile: No header and footer on single pages [#4153]
- Implement KindleGen location reset and Previewer usage [#4555]
- Export settings: html type, spacing and css [#4711]
- Compiling to PDF - reduce the size of images wider than the page width [#4792]
- Footnote/Endnote formatting applied only to front matter in compile [#4793]
- Imported files can be created as child items [#4795]
- Pandoc - DOCX output should support ToC generation [#4799]
- Compiling to ePub 2 causes ePub validator errors [#4801]
- Documents in Front Matter folder incorrectly assigned Front Matter section type [#4804]
- Editor Pane context menu location is incorrect [#4805]
- Date Time meta data is sorted alphabetically in the Outliner and add Inspector calendar popup icon. [#4806]
- Some items (Images/Folders) after the Trash folder might not appear in some GUIs [#4807]
- NOTE: If you use Front/Back Matter in your project, some documents in your "Front/Back Matter" folders may no longer be auto-formatted with the "Front/Back Matter" named sections, as these section types were previously being assigned based on incorrect triggers which affected Mac.Windows project compatibility. You can easily fix this by right-clicking the Front or Back Matter folder in the binder and assigning a Default Subdocument Type from the Section Type submenu. All items within the folder will use that default subdocument type as their section type if they are set to use structure-based types (as are those that were previously being auto-assigned the Front/Back Matter type). For instance, if you right-click the Front Matter folder, open the Section Type menu and tick the "Front Matter" option under the Default Subdocument Type list, everything within the Front Matter folder will automatically use the Front Matter section type unless you manually set it to something else. Any items that already had a specific type applied will not be affected.
- NOTE: We are aware that a few users may still experience a crash upon manual or automatic-update when using the Qt 5.15.2 64bit build. This is a Qt bug (QTBUG-86991) and has been reported - we are waiting a fix from the Qt team.
If you would like to use the deprecated Non-HiDPI version of RC15 you can download it here: 18.104.22.168 (64-bit Non-HiDPI) | 22.214.171.124 (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 15 expires 10th Feb 2021.
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
Jan 19th 2021