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Fri May 15, 2020 5:39 am Post
rscottfarrell wrote:What a fiasco this product is. I asked earlier if content is safe using the beta. I was told it was. It is not. I converted a 1.9 file to the 3.0 beta. This was a complete first draft of a novel. Three scenes vanished. I did a global search. The content gone. Two dozen scenes jumbled. Some placed in wrong chapters, Several showed up in the front matter section. The front matter files appear under research. Some scene content was loaded into a chapter synopsis, but not others. What else? Duplication. 15 or more scenes were duped and scattered all over the manuscript. this is a F(&*(** mess.
No wonder it has taken years to get a 3 windows version. The software, at least if you want to convert a file is not usable.
Fri May 15, 2020 12:46 pm Post
rscottfarrell wrote:Thanks Jim. Yes I have a 1.9 backup plus the word doc that was compiled from it so the original work is intact but not in the 3.0 version. I have been so anxious to get out of a years old version I thought I'd try it for the rewrite. I asked about data integrity prior. I converted from the lastest 1.9.
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Fri May 15, 2020 4:24 pm Post
Yes, this is the same process I've been using for converting v1.9 projects into the beta. Mostly short stories but did do one massive novel-in-progress. I've never had issues with content being incorrectly converted. BTW, I haven't messed with importing at all--haven't needed torscottfarrell wrote:The process used was as simple as I could think of. I opened Win 3.0 beta. Did not have Win 1.9 open. I opened the Win 1.9 novel (scriv file) in 3.0. I was prompted to update. I did. That's it.
Fri May 15, 2020 9:31 pm Post
rscottfarrell wrote:I am on windows 10 BTW. Not that should matter. I may try to repeat this with old content just to see. Not sure what caused this odd result.
Katherine, what is the safest way to open old 1.9 files in Win 3.0 beta?
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