Legacy Scrivener 1 for Windows - Change List

This version of Scrivener is no longer under development and the following is an archive of its development history.

Scrivener 1.9.16 Change List

Version released: 2019-11-14

Note: a separate release, with version number 1.9.17, was created to address further issues with activations being lost. It was never officially released as it did not universally resolve the problem.


Bug Fixes

This update resolves a critical issue with our 3rd party Paddle software. Unfortunately, it again has to do with automatic re-activation preventing continued use of Scrivener. We sincerely apologise and hope this is the last we see of Paddle-specific issues within Scrivener.

Scrivener 1.9.15 Change List

Version released: 2019-10-10

Bug Fixes

This update resolves another critical issue with our 3rd party Paddle software, introduced end of June 2019, principally with automatic re-activation preventing users continued use of Scrivener.

Scrivener 1.9.14 Change List

Version released: 2019-09-17

Bug Fixes

This update resolves a critical issue with the Paddle software, introduced end of June 2019, principally with automatic re-activation.

Scrivener 1.9.13 Change List

Version released: 2019-07-27

Hotfix 1.9.13

  • Resolves outstanding licensing and activation issues introduced by the switch to Paddle.
  • IMPORTANT: Activation through the new Paddle system requires Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 or higher. The latest .NET Framework for your system can be installed via Windows Update under optional recommended updates. After installing, please be sure to run a new check for updates to ensure all follow-up security patches are installed.
  • Vista users: Following further investigation and adjustments to Paddle's minimum requirements (previously given as .NET Framework 4.0 but now determined to require the TLS 1.2 security protocol, which is not available on older systems or enabled prior to .NET Framework 4.6.2), Scrivener now forces the use of TLS 1.2 in the .NET Framework 4.5 on Windows Vista. This should allow Vista users to activate and continue using Scrivener 1. (Requires Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher. Run Windows Update with recommended updates to ensure your system is up to date.)
  • XP users: As Microsoft ended support for Windows XP without implementing support for TLS 1.2 or .NET Framework 4.5, XP does not support the minimum requirements for activation through our new licensing provider. XP users should not install Scrivneer 1.9.13.

Refinements and Changes

Licensing and Activation

  • Scrivener’s licensing and activation system has been updated to work with our new e-commerce provider, Paddle.

Scrivener 1.9.9 Change List

Version released: 2018-10-08

Refinements and Changes

These changes focus on making Scrivener more resilient and robust:

  • We have introduced the safer Windows Scrivener 3.0 save mechanism as an option for saving Scrivener project files in version 1.9.9 (not enabled by default). You can switch this on/off via the menu Tools -> Options... then check the checkbox titled: Use safe document saving mechanism. Checking this option protects against losing data during a system crash such as a power failure, unexpected Windows shutdown etc. You can switch back and forth between this new save mechanism and the old. For more detailed information about the differences between these two save options go ahead and change the setting and read the dialog that displays
  • Implemented an automatic recovery mechanism for corrupted project (.scrivx) files. Previously, if a project file became corrupted due to a power loss, Windows or Scrivener crash, etc., then Scrivener would not start
  • Implemented protection against saving of projects within the Scrivener installation folder. This is to prevent any potential loss of data during future upgrades or uninstallations of Scrivener

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug in Scratch Pad when creating a new note using the '+' icon which caused an error message to display

Scrivener 1.9.8 Change List

Version released: 2018-06-15

Hotfix (Updated 1.9.8 Release)

  • Fixed the method of detecting corrupt fonts, which caused the initial 12 June 1.9.8 release to lag significantly or freeze on some systems.
  • Fixed a bug whereby items could not be promoted (moved left) in the binder via the Move menu command or shortcut.

Refinements and Changes

  • Updated several libraries in third-party import and export converters.
  • Worked around an issue that could prevent Scrivener from opening if an installed font crashed the font parser. If this happens, Scrivener will now skip the font on subsequent launches, with an initial message to the user.
  • Added a check to prevent saving or opening projects within Scrivener's installation folder.
  • Minor edits to the tutorial project.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that caused the query mark character to be lost from documents created or edited on the iOS or macOS versions of Scrivener using Cyrillic.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the \Mobile folder structure within a project might not be properly deleted after syncing iOS changes to Windows if Dropbox had created hidden files within the folder, resulting in changes being lost when syncing back to iOS.
  • Fixed a bug whereby projects with many identically-named images (such as images pasted from the clipboard) failed to compile to ebook formats because the auto-generated unique names grew too long.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a project with certain UI configurations using the outliner group view mode.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the text of imported documents might not be saved within the search index until the document was edited.
  • Fixed a bug whereby significant delays could occur the first time a project was searched or saved after opening. Projects experiencing this issue will have a slow initial save/search when first opened in 1.9.8 but should then run more speedily even after being closed and reopened.
  • Fixed a bug whereby auto-completions were not properly capitalised when used in all-caps script elements.
  • Fixed a bug whereby document groups with a synopsis but no main text did not show as a group icon.
  • Corrected a typo in the Dutch translation.

Scrivener 1.9.7 Change List

Version released: 2016-10-06

Refinements and Changes

  • Improved the font parser to ignore faulty values within font fields, which previously could prevent Scrivener from opening while fonts with incorrect values were installed. (Any fonts removed in order to run Scrivener 1.9.6 can be reinstalled.)
  • Added support for Microsoft Office 2016 in the import and export converter options.
  • When selecting formatting levels in the Compile “Formatting” pane, affected documents are now highlighted in the binder.
  • Improved conflict resolution when syncing mobile changes to reduce unnecessary conflicted copies being created when a document is edited only on iOS.
  • Scrivener now detects and prompts to sync mobile changes even when a project is the active (frontmost) window. Be sure Dropbox has completed downloading before choosing to sync.
  • When syncing from mobile devices, black text colour (used on iOS for “no colour”) is converted to a true “no colour” on Windows, allowing the text to display in the default text colour for the editor (set in Tools > Options > Appearance).
  • Added a prompt message to simplify showing changed documents after syncing from iOS.
  • The selection highlight in the binder has been extended to the full binder width, making it easier to distinguish from label colours and compile format highlighting.
  • “Split with Selection as Title” and “Set Selected Text as Title” now convert carriage returns and line breaks within the selection to spaces in the title.
  • Selecting “Open File Location” from the references context menu now selects the item within the containing folder in the file browser.
  • Added a more informative message when choosing File > Sync > with Mobile Devices… when there are no changes in the project.
  • Updated the collection tab appearance and added a right-click option to the colour icon to show the collection colour context menu.
  • Improved the internal handling of document icons in the binder.
  • Updated the version of 7-zip included in the Doc2Any conversion tools Scrivener uses.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug whereby external plain-text files did not import correctly using the Sync with External Folder option with extensions other than .txt.
  • Fixed a bug whereby advanced compile replacements using the $@ tag did not work.
  • Fixed a bug whereby compile replacements did not affect titles in the auto-generated table of contents for ebooks or in the page title of webpage formats.
  • Fixed a bug whereby pasting rich-text into the Project Replace “replace” field pasted the RTF syntax.
  • Fixed a bug whereby conflicted copies of documents following a mobile sync displayed initially with a blank document icon and a 0 word and character count in the editor footer.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the text selection and cursor position were not always saved if no other changes were made in a document.
  • Fixed a bug whereby some unicode characters might be duplicated when pasting or importing 2-byte character text into Scrivener from Microsoft Word.
  • Removed code attempting to clean up styles from HTML on the clipboard when pasting into Scrivener, as doing so could lose parts of the original text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby it was possible to use “Move to Selection” on an inspector comment or footnote when only carriage returns were selected, causing the note to disappear. The New Comment/Footnote commands are now also disabled when only carriage returns are selected (comments would not previously be created, but the commands appeared available).
  • Restored missing error when attempting to save one project into another project’s .scriv folder.
  • Fixed a typo in the Spanish translation files.

Scrivener 1.9.6 Change List

Version released: 2016-08-04

Scrivener allows Windows to scale its display on high resolution monitors. If it appears blurry, you can disable the display scaling by right-clicking the Scrivener.exe or its desktop shortcut, choosing Properties > Compatibility, and selecting “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”.

Refinements and Changes

  • Added basic bold and italic MultiMarkdown conversion options in the editor (Format > Convert > Bold and Italics to MultiMarkdown Syntax) and in compile Transformation settings.
  • Improved the project replacements to allow using carriage returns (Ctrl+Enter), tabs (Ctrl+Tab), and line breaks (Shift+Enter).
  • Added a “Move to Selection” context menu option to inspector comments and footnotes to reassign linked notes to selected document text.
  • Refined the list behaviour so that ending a list resets the following paragraph to the default editor formatting rather than retaining the list indentation.
  • Updated the Spanish and Catalan translations.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug whereby older projects updated to the new file format might be converted such that they worked in Scrivener for Windows but remained incompatible with the iOS version.
  • Fixed a bug whereby label and status were not included in project search.
  • Fixed a bug whereby certain fonts (those without available PostScript names) were removed from documents, causing the text to switch to unusual fallback fonts. This fix ensures the fonts are no longer removed; text that has already been converted will need to be reset to its proper font.
    Note to Helvetica Users: If you experienced this bug when using “Helvetica”, it means the font is not installed, and Windows was previously substituting Arial. “Helvetica” text will now be named correctly as “Arial”. We recommend checking that Helvetica is not set as a default font in the Editor or Appearance sections of Tools > Options.
  • Fixed a bug whereby e-book font sizes did not compile correctly if the main body size was not 12pt.
  • Fixed a bug, introduced by the Qt framework update, causing multi-column menus to display incorrectly with missing text.
  • Fixed a bug preventing text replacements in compile.
  • Fixed a bug in word and character count calculations that slowed the first save after opening a project.
  • Fixed a bug whereby paragraph indentation was included when pasting text into inspector comments and footnotes.

Scrivener 1.9.5 Change List

Version released: 2016-07-19

Important Update for iOS Support: Added support for reading and working with Scrivener for iOS. (You must download this version of Scrivener for Windows if you plan to use our iOS version, sold separately.)

Refinements and Changes

  • Added support for syncing text documents with an external folder, for editing outside Scrivener.
  • Added automatic support for Windows scaling on high-resolution displays running Windows 8.1 and 10. (Scaling can be disabled by right-clicking the Scrivener.exe and choosing Properties > Compatibility > Disable Display Scaling.)
  • Updated Scrivener’s script formats to use Courier Prime by default. (The font is included for use in Scrivener and also installed to Windows’s system fonts folder if possible.)
  • Improved font recognition for imported documents and projects shared cross-platform with macOS.
  • Improved default formatting for new lists when working cross-platform with macOS and iOS.
  • Improved handling invalid filename characters in document export.
  • Added a recovery failsafe if Scrivener detects an open project has been deleted from the disk (e.g. if a project saved in Dropbox is deleted on a synced machine while running).
  • Added a link to our YouTube channel of video tutorials to the Getting Started category of the New Project window.
  • Available translations are now listed in their native language.
  • Improved cleaning up the registry when uninstalling Scrivener.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when quitting Scrivener by clicking “Cancel” in the New Project window.
  • Fixed an issue whereby a new project from a template could have an incorrect internal structure when created in a synced or mirrored location like Dropbox or Google Drive, which could cause the new project to open with blank documents or other files missing.
  • Fixed a bug in the project update process to the 1.9 format that prevented the update if files within the original project were corrupted. This also addresses the problem of corrupted files within the project hanging the program when using Save and Rebuild Search Indexes.
  • Fixed an issue whereby an updated Tutorial project could be merged with an older version when installing over an existing Scrivener installation.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented creating a project in an empty folder and deleted the folder (and its ancestors, if also otherwise empty) if that folder was selected in Windows Explorer when creating the project.
  • Fixed a bug whereby selecting “Remove Links” to clear hyperlinks would also remove links to inspector comments and footnotes in the selected text, causing the notes to disappear when the project next reopened.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed external and Scrivener links to be applied to text already linked to inspector comments or footnotes, which caused the comment or footnote to be deleted, though it stayed in memory until the project was next loaded.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Edit > Link treated inspector comment and footnote links and Scrivener links as though they were external weblinks.
  • Fixed a bug that caused repeated replacements in many compile formats when carriage returns were used in both the “Replace” and “With” fields of compile Replacements.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented linked graphics and PDFs from being exported when compiling to MMD formats.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented compile transformations, such as smart quotes conversion, from applying to inspector comments and footnotes.
  • Corrected the media-type value of embedded .jpg images in compiled epub files from “image/jpg” to the standard “image/jpeg”.
  • Fixed a bug in ebook compile that set font size percentages relative to 12pt as 100%. Scrivener now uses the most common body font size as the 100% default and calculates other sizes from that.
  • Adjusted the behaviour of Save dialogs to prevent them from defaulting to saving inside a project’s .scriv folder (which would provoke an error message) after that project had just been opened through Scrivener’s menu.
  • Fixed a bug whereby clicking in the editor scrollbar in a Scrivenings session caused the inspector focus to switch to the top document of the session.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the editor would not scroll to display the misspelled word when using Check Spelling on a document in a Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a bug whereby View > Inspect > Synopsis moved focus without expanding the synopsis if it was collapsed.
  • Fixed a bug causing the “Center” alignment to be lost from script settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented saving tab stops within list items.
  • Fixed a bug preventing drag and drop import of Scapple notes into a Scrivener project’s Draft folder.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the user.lock file was not removed from uncompressed backups created via Scrivener’s automatic backup procedure or manually via File > Back Up > Back Up To….
  • Fixed a bug whereby Save As would trigger an automatic backup of the newly saved project when “Back up with each manual save” was enabled in Options.
  • Fixed a bug with encoding Scrivener links to ensure compatibility with macOS and iOS.
  • Added missing translation files for the Simplified Chinese translation.
  • Ensured the Help > Check for Updates menu entry uses the chosen display language.
  • Removed the “Preview” status from the completed Russian interface translation.
  • Updated the thesaurus link under Writing Tools in the Spanish translation, as the previously linked site is no longer active.
  • Fixed several typos in translation files and error messages.

Scrivener 1.9.0 Change List

Version released: 2015-10-06

Refinements and Changes

  • Scrivener’s file format has been updated for compatibility with future mobile versions. Upon opening projects, you will be asked to update them. (Please note that you will not be able to open 1.9 projects in earlier versions of Scrivener, and must update to version 2.7 on Mac OS X when working cross-platform.)
  • Scrivener’s “project.scrivx” file (the file with the yellow Scrivener icon, used to open the project) now uses the project folder name rather than the generic “project”.
  • The UI has been updated slightly, including moving the inspector buttons to the top of the inspector.
  • A View > Inspect submenu has been added for menu (and keyboard) access to the different inspector tabs. The menu will switch the inspector to the selected tab, opening the inspector if necessary, and will move focus to the selected area if it is already visible. (Keyboard shortcuts can be added for the menu items in Tools > Options.)
  • Multiple inspector comments and footnotes can be expanded and collapsed using the View > Outline commands or the Left/Right Arrow keys. The appearance of comments and footnotes within the text has also been slightly refined.
  • Compile replacements now allow tabs and carriage returns. Type Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Enter to enter the character into the replacement field.
  • When set to automatically check for updates, Scrivener will do so immediately when the program is opened, without needing a project open.
  • Tooltips on Scrivener links now show the document’s full binder path.
  • The Script Settings dialog has been enlarged and made resizable to better accommodate Windows 10.
  • The tutorial project has been updated and now includes a new “Quick Start” collection.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that allowed tables to be inserted into inspector comments and footnotes, which could cause Scrivener to crash.
  • Fixed a bug causing the document templates folder assignment to switch to other items in the binder.
  • Fixed a bug that incorrectly re-encoded Mac-created document and project reference links when the project was opened on Windows, breaking links that contained a space.
  • Fixed a bug whereby newly added comments and footnotes were not included in project search until after reopening the project or running Save and Rebuild Search Indexes.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Scrivener silently failed to open a project containing multiple .scrivx project files (as from a synchronisation glitch). Scrivener will open the project using the file that matches the project folder’s name, or the most recent project file if none match.
  • Fixed a bug whereby closing a collection could cause the editor to reload the binder selection rather than to continue displaying the item loaded from the collection. This also corrects a bug that caused multiple items loaded via a collection to revert to binder order in the editor when switching back to the binder.
  • Fixed a bug that added an additional suffix each time an item was duplicated with a unique title; the appended integer is now incremented in each duplication (title–1, title–2, title–3, etc.).
  • Fixed a bug that caused header and footer text to switch to Courier New following multi-byte characters for some compile formats.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Scrivener links to documents not included in the compile group were not removed when compiling to formats that convert the links to RTF bookmarks, resulting in broken links.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Scrivener links were not removed when using File > Export, leaving broken links in the exported document.
  • Fixed a bug whereby tables did not compile if they immediately followed a forced page break or were preceded only by blank lines.
  • Fixed a bug that stripped character formatting when applying a paragraph-only formatting preset.
  • Fixed a bug that could potentially allow the auto-update to run while a project was saving and might result in project corruption.
  • Fixed a bug whereby newly created Scratch Pad notes sent to a project imported with their original title (e.g. “Untitled note”) if the focus was not changed to another note and back before sending.
  • Fixed a bug that placed documents in their creation order rather than binder order when using the Documents > Move > To menu command.
  • Fixed a bug whereby items moved via the Move To command were placed at the top of the selected folder’s contents rather than at the bottom, as is done when dragging and dropping onto the folder.
  • Fixed a bug causing compile replacements with an empty “With” field to be ignored and deleted from the settings.
  • Corrected the File > Export behaviour to keep document notes in RTF format when exporting the main text as FDX.
  • Fixed plain-text compile to add fifteen empty lines between sections separated with a “page break” separator or with “page break before”.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some Mac-only auto-complete script settings to be lost if the settings were viewed on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an error when using “Save As Template” from a project created from the “blank” template.
  • Fixed a bug whereby auto-titling did not apply to documents with fewer than fifty characters or to documents titled “Untitled” (as might occur in a Mac-created template).
  • Fixed a bug causing inspector comments and footnotes to always open expanded when switching documents or reopening the project.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Mac compiled footnote numbers were lost after working in the project on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Scrivener links could be pasted into the Scratch Pad, resulting in broken links (since Scrivener links apply only within the project).
  • Fixed a bug whereby clicking a broken Scrivener link (as to a deleted document) brought up a prompt to search the Microsoft Store for an application to open the linked file.
  • Fixed a bug causing the View Collections shortcut not to work when the main toolbar was hidden if the View > Collections menu had not previously been opened during the session.
  • Fixed a re-introduced bug whereby selecting certain fonts such as Bookman Old Style from the format bar applied an unexpected variant of the font (e.g. Demi Bold vs. Light when there is no “Normal” variant).
  • Fixed a bug whereby the alignment format controls did not properly update for centred text or immediately after applying a paragraph formatting preset that did not also apply font or font size.
  • Fixed a bug whereby text linked to an inspector comment or footnote did not appear formatted as a link if the comments and footnotes could not load.
  • Fixed a bug whereby inspector comments and footnotes were returned in when using Find by Formatting to search for for “All Links”.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the magnifying glass icon remained in the collection header after converting a search collection to a standard collection.
  • Fixed a bug that misaligned collection titles in the binder header.
  • Corrected several typos in translations.

Scrivener 1.8.6 Change List

Version released: 2015-03-11


  • Fixed bug whereby the cover image was omitted when compiling to ePub and Mobi formats. This bug also prevented binder images from displaying as the Full Screen backdrop.

Refinements and Changes

  • Synopsis images are now cached as 640x480 px thumbnails to reduce memory usage, addressing an issue whereby Scrivener would stop displaying imported images and image synopses in projects with numerous large image files.
  • Scrivener’s project window now shows the project name first in the title bar, making it easier to identify projects in the Windows taskbar.
  • Project and document references and all project notes are now included when importing a Scrivener project. Scrivener links within the imported project now remain functional, pointing to the imported copy of the original item.
  • The “Exclude from Automatic Backups” setting is now preserved when moving between Mac and Windows.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when pasting web content if Scrivener could not download the selected images.
  • Fixed a bug causing Scrivener to set all items to use the freeform corkboard when opened in the Mac version of Scrivener. The fix will prevent this happening for new documents but will not affect existing documents, which can be toggled back to the regular corkboard view in the Mac version.
  • Fixed a bug whereby JPG files dragged from the binder to the editor were converted to PNG files within the text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the project search criteria preview did not update until after running the search.
  • Fixed a bug causing the project search criteria to reset each time the project closed.
  • Fixed a bug that exported document notes in place of meta-data and vice versa when using File > Export > Files….
  • Fixed a bug in File > Export that created a 0KB file for containers with no text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby exporting document notes created an empty notes file for items that did not have document notes.
  • Fixed a bug causing referenced PDF files not to load correctly in the editor when the file extension was uppercase.
  • Fixed a bug whereby document notes always exported as RTF files regardless of the export settings.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause script elements with custom settings to be misidentified as “General Text” after closing and reopening the project. (This will only affect new text; elements that have previously been switched to “General Text” will need to be manually restored to the proper element.)
  • Fixed a bug causing Scrivener links within the project notes window to always open in the second editor, regardless of the navigation settings.
  • Fixed a bug whereby inspector comments and footnotes deleted en masse were restored one by one via Undo. The notes are now all restored together.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the resize rectangle around an image to appear in the wrong location when clicking into the empty space above an inserted image.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Spelling command was disabled when accessed via the Alt accelerator keys.
  • Fixed a bug whereby hyperlinks attached to inserted images were lost on project close. The image links now persist and can be compiled to RTF, DOC, HTML/XHTML, and ebook formats, and to DOCX and PDF when using the Microsoft Office converters.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Tab key did not move focus from the editor header to the editor when in Scrivenings mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause text formatted with an unavailable font (such as text in a Mac project opened on Windows) to default to MS Shell Dlg 2 when pasted in Scrivener’s editor despite initially appearing in the editor as a different fallback font.
  • Tweaked saving and reading the templateinfo.xml file (used to auto-populate the fields in the Save As Template dialog), which should reduce cases of the file causing an innocuous error message when loading the project.
  • Fixed several typos and translations.
  • Adjusted accelerator keys in the Format menu to ensure Font, Formatting, and Footnote have unique keys. Also changed the Scratch Pad to use the ‘p’ accelerator key to avoid duplicate keys in the Tools menu.

Scrivener 1.8.5 Change List

Version released: 2015-01-27

Refinements and Changes

  • Scrivener no longer includes HTML data on the clipboard when copying text, forcing Word and other programs that read both to paste the RTF contents. Pasting into Word thus now preserves paragraph formatting and inline images as well as comments and footnotes. Programs that do not read RTF data will paste as plain-text.
  • Added an option to the File > Export > Files… dialog to exclude a container’s subdocuments.
  • Adjusted the menu entry for Duplicate > with Subdocuments to the more explicit Duplicate > with Subdocuments and Unique Title.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a crash when switching focus from an inspector footnote to another document in a composite Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a memory leak.
  • Fixed a bug whereby invalid RTF characters within a project could cause significant lag on the initial project search of a session. After upgrading to 1.8.5, Scrivener will rebuild a project’s search file as part of the first search, correcting the problem for subsequent loads. Alternatively, you can use Tools > Save and Rebuild Search Indexes on any project to update its search file and correct the problem before running a search.
  • Fixed a bug with the trial timer.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the wrong text to be changed when converting inline annotations to inspector comments within a table.
  • Fixed a bug causing File > Export > Files… to omit inspector comments and not bracket inline annotations when exporting to plain-text.
  • Fixed a bug preventing MathType equations created on a Mac from compiling on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the paragraph formatting of text marked with Preserve Formatting to extend to the end of the document when an inspector footnote immediately followed the preserved text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the initial character formatting of inspector footnotes could also affect the footnote reference in some compile formats such as PDF and ODT. References now all use the font of the initial footnote, taken from the main text wherein the footnote falls.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause character formatting in the anchor text to extend to the remainder of the paragraph when compiling comments as footnotes or endnotes or compiling inspector footnotes as endnotes.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause inspector comments and footnotes in copied text to be offset when pasting over existing text.
  • Fixed a bug that created an extra blank document when using the Document Split command within a composite Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the editor focus was lost when using the Document Split command in a Scrivenings session. Focus now moves to the start of the newly-split document.
  • Fixed a bug causing character formatting such as highlighting and bold not to toggle correctly.
  • Fixed a bug in scriptwriting mode whereby Enter did not correctly change elements from a parenthetical.
  • Fixed a bug in scriptwriting mode that prevented the font from updating when switching the script element of selected text.
  • Fixed a bug preventing script elements in imported FDX files from being recognised.
  • Fixed a bug that returned both double and single quote marks when searching for double.
  • Fixed a bug with Import and Split that added an empty line to each document when stripping out a separator character that sat on its own line.
  • Fixed a bug preventing DOC, DOCX, and ODT files from correctly importing when the file path contained certain special characters.
  • Fixed a bug whereby zipped backups with special characters in the filename could be inaccessible via WinRAR.
  • Fixed a bug causing compiled footnote references to revert to Courier New when followed by an empty line.
  • Fixed a bug that gave an incorrect contents list in Compile if the saved compile group was no longer in the Draft.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented using the Tab key to move focus from an index card’s title to its synopsis on the corkboard.
  • Fixed a bug causing the editor not to scroll to Find by Formatting results within a document in a Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the progress bar in the editor footer to not update immediately when switching documents.
  • Fixed a bug preventing project auto-completions working when immediately preceded by a quote or punctuation mark.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause formatting problems when importing or pasting text that had “Keep lines together” set in an external program.
  • Fixed a bug causing the disclosure triangle not to appear after using Import & Split with a single document or empty folder selected.
  • Fixed a bug causing Scrivener’s default DOC importer to fail when importing an RTF-Based DOC file.
  • Fixed a bug preventing drag-and-drop webpage import from Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug whereby clicking a Scrivener link within a document also selected it when the navigation options were set to open links in the current editor.
  • Fixed a bug causing Find by Formatting to search only the container document of a composite Scrivenings session when set to search in selected documents.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the editor to scroll too quickly when selecting text with the mouse in a Scrivenings session with Typewriter scrolling enabled.
  • Fixed a bug with some Ctrl key shortcuts in the binder, such as Ctrl+Shift+N, that could cause the following action (Import, rename) to apply to the previously selected folder.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the title column of the outliner to expand to the full width of the editor after viewing a single document in group view mode.
  • Fixed a bug causing Export > Outliner Contents as CSV not to work when the focus was outside the editor.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Alt-clicking a checkbox in the outliner did not apply the setting to all the items when a multiple selection was loaded.
  • Fixed a bug whereby text highlighting obscured the project search results highlight.
  • Fixed a bug that could allow negative line spacing in pasted text, causing the text to appear scrambled.
  • Fixed a bug causing images in the Trash folder to appear in the list of available cover images for ebook compile.
  • Fixed a bug whereby “Save As Collection” was not properly disabled when the project search was limited to the binder selection, causing inconsistent results.
  • Fixed several bugs with the “Capitalize ‘i’” auto-correction.
  • Fixed a bug that caused words connected with an en dash, em dash, or ellipsis to be treated as one when using Ctrl+Left/Right to navigate through the text.
  • Fixed a bug causing any template with “NaNoWriMo Novel” in the name not to appear in the New Project window.
  • Fixed accelerator key conflicts in the Tools > Writing Tools submenu.
  • Fixed a display bug showing both the C and S underlined in View > Collections > Collections when using the Alt accessibility keys.
  • Tweaked the WordNet tool to display the database entry for “to be” for most tenses of the verb.

Scrivener 1.8.0 Change List

Version released: 2014-12-02

Refinements and Changes

  • Scrivener no longer defaults to using Microsoft Office for DOC, DOCX, and PDF conversions when Word is installed. These converters can be selected from the Import/Export tab of Tools > Options (supported for installations of Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013).
  • The Enter key now creates new lines rather than ending editing in custom meta-data in the inspector when the meta-data field is set to wrap text.
  • Overtype mode now toggles only when the Insert key is pressed within Scrivener, rather than keeping the insert state persistent between applications.
  • The Convert to Standard Collection command now uses ’s’ rather than ‘c’ as the accelerator key to avoid conflicts.

Bugs Fixed

Major (Stability)

  • Fixed a critical bug with version detection that could allow incompatible projects to open, potentially corrupting the project.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Scrivener to crash when moving items in the outliner or corkboard while the spilt editors were linked.
  • Fixed a bug whereby new text could be lost from the corkboard when changing the editor view while editing a synopsis.

Minor (Usability)

  • Fixed a bug that could cause inline annotations and footnotes to convert to regular text when using the convert to inspector comment or to inspector footnote commands on other selected text in the document. This bug could also cause inspector footnotes to convert to inspector comments and cause anchor highlighting on linked notes not to display until the project was reloaded after converting selected inspector notes to inline.
  • Fixed a bug whereby selecting only part of an inline annotation and choosing Convert > Inline Annotations to Inspector Comments lost the annotation formatting without converting the selection.
  • Fixed a bug causing comments and footnotes converted to the default formatting to revert to their previous formatting if not edited after the conversion.
  • Fixed a bug whereby inline annotations within a table did not convert correctly to inspector comments or compile properly as comments to RTF, DOC, or DOCX.
  • Fixed a bug whereby using the Undo command in the inspector synopsis could replace it with a duplicate of the previously viewed document’s synopsis.
  • Fixed a bug whereby dragging and dropping between project binders could copy subdocuments more than once if they were selected with their parent container.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Undo history was cleared whenever clicking OK or Apply in Options. Undo history is now cleared only when the editor margin has been changed, currently still necessary to avoid document layout and print problems.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Redo stack to break when using Ctrl+Shift+Z rather than the Edit > Redo menu command or assigned shortcut.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause initial formatting in an inline footnote to extend to the entire footnote when compiled to RTF, DOC, and DOCX.
  • Fixed a compile bug preventing placeholder tags preceded by the <$rst> tag from being replaced correctly in an ebook’s automatically-generated table of contents.
  • Fixed a bug whereby a duplicated container’s subdocuments had a 0 word/character count until the documents were edited.
  • Fixed a bug causing footnote references to always use Courier New when compiling to RTF, DOC, and DOCX.
  • Fixed a bug preventing script mode in Scrivenings. Script documents now remain in script mode when loaded in a Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a bug whereby custom icons were not included when using Save As Template.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the automatic check for updates from running.


  • Fixed a bug causing expanded containers in the outliner to collapse when a document was moved out of the outliner.
  • Fixed a bug in Full Screen that locked the inspector to the top document in a Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a bug in Full Screen that disabled the comment & footnote buttons in the inspector.
  • Fixed a bug that switched the inspector in the main window to displaying comments & footnotes whenever inspector notes were added in Full Screen mode.
  • Fixed a bug preventing keyboard shortcuts for Highlight and Text Color from working in Full Screen.
  • Fixed a bug causing the “Define” and “Synonym” options not to appear in the contextual menu when text was selected.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Purchase Scrivener option did not appear in the Help menu when Scrivener was not registered.
  • Corrected a typo in the project replacement dialog.
  • Fixed several typos in the French interface translation.
  • Removed an outdated Camp NaNoWriMo project template.

Scrivener 1.7.3 Change List

Version released: 2014-08-19

Refinements and Changes

  • Added “Define…” and “Synonyms” to the editor context menu to look up English definitions and synonyms in Scrivener using WordNet’s database. “Define…” can be added to the main toolbar using Tools > Customize Toolbars… and is also available from the Tools > Writing Tools menu and via keyboard shortcut.
  • Updated the German interface translation.
  • Added digital signatures to executables within the installer to avoid Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 causing an error when trying to launch new releases of Scrivener.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that could cause text of inspector comments and footnotes not to save properly in certain cases.
  • Fixed a bug whereby changes since the last save were not included in backups created via File > Back Up > Back Up To… or Back Up Now.
  • Fixed a bug whereby edits made to Project Notes between the last save and running Back Up To… or Back Up Now were lost if the notes were not edited again before closing the project.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the inspector synopsis or title updating when it had focus while changing documents, which could also cause the title to be overwritten.
  • Fixed a bug that could insert “Linked Footnote” anchor text unnecessarily when repeatedly converting between inline and inspector footnotes during a session.
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the spell check for all projects after opening compile or Project Statistics (which runs compile in the background).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause custom meta-data not to be found in a search.
  • Fixed a bug causing Export > Comments & Annotations… to export only the selected documents regardless of the related setting.
  • Fixed a bug causing the session word count in Project Targets to jump erratically in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug causing lag when typing in Thai.
  • Fixed a bug with drag and drop from the binder that could cause the editor to switch documents if the document was already selected in the binder before dragging.
  • Fixed a bug that caused containers to collapse when moving items in the outliner.
  • Fixed a bug in the outliner that caused the selection to expand when moving items using a Ctrl+Arrow shortcut.
  • Fixed a bug in Scrivenings mode that prevented the inspector updating with the correct meta-data when returning focus to the container document.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Scrivener links were compiled as broken links in formats that did not support them. The internal links are now removed for these formats during compile (external links remain).
  • Fixed a bug causing the Go To menu in Full Screen to display only when the mouse button was held down.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented opening the script element menu in Full Screen’s control panel and could cause it to appear blank.
  • Fixed a bug that added padding to each cell in a subdocument row when exporting the outliner to CSV.
  • Fixed a bug preventing closing Full Screen with the Escape key when the insertion point was in certain script elements.
  • Improved list handling when working cross-platform with Mac.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the asterisk in the titlebar indicating the project’s unsaved state did not appear until after the first save.
  • Improved the load time for projects and Scrivenings sessions.
  • Corrected the Interactive Tutorial’s instructions for creating new root-level folders.
  • Corrected a typo in the auto-numbering menu.

Scrivener 1.7.2 Change List

Version released: 2014-07-02

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug preventing Import and Split working for some file types, including RTF and DOC.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the UpArrow and DownArrow keys scrolled PDFs in the opposite direction.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Auto-Generate Synopsis button in the inspector did not work when the editor was in outliner or corkboard view.
  • Fixed bugs whereby the “Spell check complete” dialog was always disabled and closing it did not close the spell check window.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the word count in the editor footer included inspector footnotes and comments.
  • Fixed a bug whereby selecting a child document from New from Template also created its parent container.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the label colour did not always show in outliner rows when the option was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the label colour used in outliner rows did not appear in custom meta-data columns.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the “Starts with” and “Ends with” Find options were not working properly.
  • Fixed a bug whereby splitting a document continually appended –1 to the title rather than incrementing the number.
  • Addressed a bug whereby bold formatting could be lost during compile when using a translated interface because not all font variants are available in all languages. Scrivener now checks the font weight and attempts to find the closest match.
  • Changed the default font for inspector comments and footnotes to Arial to ensure compatibility across Windows versions. Also updated the default templates to use system fonts throughout.
  • Fixed a bug whereby multiple project notes did not remain in the correct order after closing and reopening a project.
  • Fixed a bug whereby running the project search did not reveal the binder if it was hidden.
  • Fixed a bug whereby deleting the source text after dragging and dropping from the editor or document notes to the inspector synopsis could also delete the dropped text.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Import & Split did not work for certain file types, including RTF and DOC. Also fixed a bug where the Import & Split could hang when importing with Scrivenings mode enabled.
  • Fixed a bug whereby repeatedly converting between inline and inspector notes could insert “Linked Comment” anchor text unnecessarily.
  • Fixed a bug whereby Scrivener links within and following a table did not work when compiled to supported formats.
  • Fixed a bug whereby an RTF bookmark could be applied to an incorrect range in the document if it did not include a title, prefix, or suffix.
  • Fixed a bug whereby editor text did not always initially display when creating a new document via New From Template while in Scrivenings mode.
  • Changed the default PDF exporter to “Microsoft Office” when Office 2007–2013 is installed, as this supports some additional features. Also changed the default DOC exporter to “RTF-Based” when Microsoft Office is not available, matching the previous 1.6.1 settings.
  • Invalid hyperlink characters are now percent-encoded when the link is added in Scrivener’s editor rather than during compile, ensuring the link works directly from Scrivener. Backslashes in linked file paths are also escaped (appearing as a double backslash) to ensure the links work after compile.
  • Fixed a bug whereby deleting a custom meta-data field that was visible in the outliner and had been reordered could cause all the outliner columns to display and overlap one another.
  • Fixed a freeze and occasional crash that could occur when sorting documents after they had been loaded in a Scrivenings session.
  • Fixed a bug whereby formatting options were not available when accessed via the accelerator keys rather than the mouse. This fix may also address the problem some users experienced of being unable to rename binder documents via the right-click context menu.
  • Fixed a bug whereby inspector footnote and comment formatting reverted after using “Convert to Default Formatting” in the note context menu.
  • Fixed a compile bug whereby overriding formatting in tables that originated outside of Scrivener could freeze Scrivener or introduce bizarre formatting errors and additional pages in the compiled document.
  • Optimised the code to avoid creating .links files unnecessarily and to clean up empty .links files on project close.
  • Fixed a bug whereby ebooks always used English as the content language regardless of the setting in compile’s Meta-Data.
  • Fixed a bug whereby selecting a binder item that formed part of a locked Scrivenings session switched focus to the editor.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the <$hn> tag was not properly replaced in linked titles in the text when used as a title prefix or suffix. Also refined the algorithm for hierarchical counting.
  • Fixed a bug whereby the Project Statistics Draft “Pages (printed)” count did not calculate.
  • Fixed a bug whereby centred and right-aligned text aligned to the edge of the editor regardless of the right-indent.
  • Adjusted the code for images to better ensure that compiled images use the same dimensions in Word as in Scrivener.

Scrivener 1.7.1 Change List

Version released: 2014-05-27

Refinements and Changes


  • You can now create and apply formatting presets to document text via the Format > Formatting menu or from the format bar. (If you’ve customised the format bar, you can add the Preset Selector from the Customize Toolbars dialog.)
  • Ranges of text can now be marked with Preserve Formatting to prevent their formatting being overwritten during compile when the rest of the text is standardised.
  • Added the option to toggle Small Caps from Format > Font.


  • Standard collections now have a “Remove from Collection” button in the header, which will remove the selected documents from the collection without impacting their placement in the binder. The Delete key alone will do the same.
  • Updated the “Save Search…” text from the search menu to more explicitly state “Save Search as Collection…”


  • You can select a folder or document from anywhere outside the Draft folder to include as front matter in the compile contents.
  • Scrivener links now compile as internal links for RTF and, if Microsoft Word is installed, for PDF, DOC and DOCX when “Include in RTF bookmarks” is checked for the document type and level in compile formatting.
  • New project properties in the Meta-Data Settings allow you to use placeholder tags throughout the project and compile settings to be replaced with the project title and author name during compile. <$projecttitle> and <$fullname> are used by default for title and author meta-data when compiling to ebook formats.
  • Compile formatting is now modified directly in the preview area without needing to open a separate window.
  • Import/Export options for PDF, ODT, DOC and DOCX have been revised with improved converters.
  • Compiled ebooks include only one copy of each unique image in the epub or mobi package, reducing file size.
  • Scrivener-linked document titles compile using the document’s prefix and suffix settings. For example, if a document is set to compile with just a “Chapter 1” prefix and no title, a link to that document within the compiled text will use its “Chapter” and number rather than the binder title.
  • Added new placeholder tags for use in compile: <$pagecount><$projecttitle><$abbr_title><$fullname><$forename><$surname>. (Title and name replacements are set in Project > Meta-Data Settings….)
  • Added new options to the compile Transformations pane to “Remove highlighting” and “Remove all hyperlinks” and extra RTF compatibility options to ensure link formatting and highlights appear correctly in Microsoft Word.
  • Compile’s “Print” option is now based on the PDF compile, taking advantage of the better formatting available, particularly when Microsoft Office is installed.

Scrivener Links

  • Scrivener Link > New Link… (Ctrl+G, Ctrl+D) opens a dialog to easily create Scrivener links to new or existing documents.
  • Holding the Alt key while dragging and dropping items from the binder to document text or notes inserts a Scrivener link. Dragging and dropping images or text documents without the modifier key will insert the image or text.
  • New options in Edit > Copy Special let you copy a selection of documents from the binder, outliner, or corkboard as a list of Scrivener links or as a Table of Contents.
  • You can now set the default location (current or other editor) for opening clicked Scrivener links from the editor. New context menu options also let you choose the target editor for opening a link.
  • Existing Scrivener Links can be updated by right-clicking in the linked text and choosing a new item from the Scrivener Link option in the context menu or by selecting the linked text and using Edit > Scrivener Link.


  • Inserted images can be resized by clicking and dragging the lower right corner (press Shift while clicking to resize without ratio constraint).
  • Right-clicking on an inserted image now offers “Save as Picture…” to save a copy of the image outside the project.
  • You can now drag a synopsis image to the editor to copy it into a document’s text.
  • Inserted JPG images now retain their format rather than being converted to PNG.
  • In addition to sorting documents in the binder, corkboard, and outliner, you can now sort selected paragraphs within a document in ascending or descending alphabetical order.
  • The context menu in the editor has been reordered slightly and now includes options to insert an image or to create and insert a screen capture.
  • Pressing the RightArrow or LeftArrow key now moves the insertion point to the beginning or end of the text selection within the editor.
  • There is now an option (in the Editor settings) for the Insert key to toggle overwrite mode in the editor and in document and project notes (off by default).


  • Scrivener can now import OpenOffice ODT files.
  • Webpage import has been overhauled to use the open standard MHT format, better preserving the complete webpage in a single file. MHT pages can be opened externally or converted on import to PDF for viewing in Scrivener. Webpages can also be imported as plain-text files.
  • You can import local external files from the project and document references by dragging and dropping from the inspector to the binder.
  • OPML and mindmap files are now included in the standard File > Import > Files… command, with preferences set in the Import/Export Options.
  • Copying and pasting from webpages has been improved to include embedded images and produces cleaner, more consistent results across popular browsers.
  • Images imported as part of a Word document are now named in Scrivener following the pattern “Image1”, “Image2”, etc.


  • The Move > Up/Down/Right/Left commands and keyboard shortcuts can be used to move cards on the corkboard.

Menus & UI

  • More menu commands have been given keyboard shortcuts and additional items have been made available for user-defined shortcuts in the Options: Keyboard pane.
  • Moved the Layout controls to a new “Window” menu, along with new window management options.
  • Cleaned up the Documents > Move menu to make it easier to navigate.
  • Added an option to customise the number of recent projects shown in the menu, up to 40.
  • Hovering over items in the format bar spacing menu displays the associated indentation settings.
  • The Tools menu now offers the option to Save and Rebuild Search Indexes to restore an out-of-date index and improve search results.
  • The Name Generator window can now remain open while you work in Scrivener and can be minimised or maximised.
  • The highlight and text colour format bar buttons now use a popover style for colour selection; right-click or click and hold the button to bring up the colour options.
  • The colour of the spell check underline can be customised under the editor Appearance options.
  • Added a Reset All Warnings button to the General options and moved a few formatting items from the General pane to the more appropriate Editor options. Also removed “Show ‘Change indentation with spacing’ message” from the Editor options and “Show warnings for import restrictions” from Import/Export options as they are now better covered under the new Reset option.
  • Added “Back Up Now” and “Project Notes” to the available options for the main toolbar icons and added “Copy” to the format bar options.
  • The colour selection dialog now shows the current colour when applicable.
  • Renamed the “Manage Layouts” menu item and dialog to “Layout Manager” for better consistency with the Windows design and moved this to the new “Window” menu.
  • Updated the instructions for importing files into the name generator.
  • Updated a few cases of the warning that displays when opening a project that may already be open to provide more specific information.
  • Cleaned up various aspects of the interface, including revising text, using status checkmarks in menus, and clarifying fuzzy icons.
  • The border and gradient of the label colour in the binder uses softer shading.
  • The tooltip for the options button in the corkboard footer now uses “Corkboard Options” rather than “Layout Options”.
  • Saved layouts are now alphabetised (ignoring case) in the Layout Manager and the All Layouts menu.
  • The installer and uninstaller now include the Scrivener version number for easy identification.
  • Various interface elements have been slightly resized to optimise space.
  • “Choose Texture” has been removed from Appearance options where unavailable.
  • The Highlight menu has been adjusted slightly to accommodate corrected submenu behaviour; use Highlight > Highlight Text to toggle highlight formatting.
  • The Corkboard Options to Show Pins and Show Stamps have been clarified as “Label Pins” and “Status Stamps”.
  • When the editor is not in text mode, the Comments & Footnotes pane in the inspector now displays “No text loaded” to clarify why notes are not shown.


  • You can now create custom meta-data, which can be viewed in the new custom meta-data tab of the inspector and as columns in the outliner.
  • Project > Set Selection as Templates Folder lets you use subdocuments of the selected binder item as templates for new documents via Project > New from Template. The top item in the folder is assigned a shortcut for quick access.
  • Documents can be added to a Favorites list via the context menu or Documents > Favorites > Add to Favorites, allowing quick access from menus such as Go To, Move, and Append Selection to Document. You can adjust the order of the items, add or remove documents, or open items directly from the Favorites Manager (Documents > Favorites > Favorites Manager…).
  • PDF import and display has been improved and offers many new options including text extraction via the context menu, finer zoom control and rendering crispness and clarity, single-page view, find, rotation, print support, link support, password protected PDF support, keyboard and outline navigation.
  • Scrivener now supports multiple project notes, which can be viewed in the inspector or opened in a separate window from Project > Project Notes…. The notes window can be set to always remain in front of the main project window via a checkbox in the General options.
  • You can now assign documents a custom icon through the Documents > Change Icon menu (also available in the binder, outliner, and corkboard context menus). Hold the Alt key while right-clicking the item to go directly to the icon submenu.
  • Project templates and compile presets have been redone and make use of new features such as document templates and revised compile settings.
  • View > Full Screen Backdrop lets you select an image from the project or hard drive to use as a project-specific backdrop in Full Screen mode.
  • Project Search options now let you limit a search to only the selected Binder items and to exclude items in the Trash folder from the search results.
  • Custom substitutions (added from the Corrections options) are now included when saving preferences and are also retained when resetting the default Options.
  • Creating new documents or splitting documents in a Scrivenings session now adds the documents to the existing session.
  • The version information in the About dialog can be selected and copied for easier inclusion with feedback.
  • New items created when the Draft or Research folder are selected are now always made children of those special folders, to help avoid cases where users accidentally create their manuscript content outside the Draft. Items can still be moved to root level via drag and drop or the Move commands, and can be created at root level by clearing the binder selection first.

Bugs Fixed

Major (Stability)

  • Improved the Documents > Merge process to avoid possible crash scenarios related to the order of the selection.
  • Adjusted deactivation to work around an eSellerate crash when attempting to deactivate Scrivener while offline.
  • Fixed a bug when converting inline notation to inspector notes that could freeze Scrivener if anchor text could not be found (e.g when all text in a table was set as an annotation).
  • Fixed a bug when dragging and dropping lengthy texts that could cause Scrivener to crash.
  • Fixed a memory leak when a running compilation was cancelled via the progress dialog.
  • Fixed a crash when emptying the trash while any of its contents was loaded in the editor.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when changing the colour of selected text immediately after merging table cells.

Minor (Usability)

  • Fixed a bug in Export > Comments & Annotations when exporting “Selected documents only” that listed comments according to their document’s internal ID rather than their binder order.
  • Fixed a bug causing different images with the same name to be replaced with the same image during compile.
  • Fixed a bug where typing in the editor lagged when Project Targets were open.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging and dropping text between the split editors when the same document was open in each could delete the dragged text if it was dropped in the same location it began.
  • Fixed a bug where cutting or copying a text selection that abutted an image would then paste a copy of the image rather than the selected text.
  • Fixed a bug that converted embedded images to gibberish text when compiling to plain-text or exporting to OPML or MindMap formats; the image is now cleanly removed.
  • Fixed a bug that prompted with a warning message when exporting an image or PDF file with the same name as an existing file in another format at the save location, even though saving would not overwrite the existing file.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the title prefix from being formatted separately from the title during compile if they were on separate lines.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the Draft, Research and Trash folders from being copied between projects via drag and drop.
  • Fixed a bug where Save As Template would fail silently if the template title contained characters invalid for filenames.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause significant lag when working in a document with an image synopsis.
  • Fixed a bug where deleting a parent of a keyword used in a document did not require confirmation, thus removing the child keyword without warning.
  • Fixed a bug causing typing lag when working with the Project Targets open.
  • Fixed a bug in DOCX compile that always exported footnotes as footnotes, regardless of the option selected.
  • Fixed a bug in RTF, DOC and DOCX export that numbered subitems incorrectly when compiling hierarchical lists.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a multiple selection accidentally dragged and dropped back onto itself to scramble the order of the documents rather than simply cancelling the action.
  • Updated file caching to preserve a document’s undo history until the project is closed, so that changes can be reverted after switching documents.
  • Fixed a bug allowing tables to be created or copied into inspector comments and footnotes, as compiling these could cause corrupt documents.
  • Fixed a bug in ebook compile that created invalid IDs for hyperlinks within the text.
  • Adjusted ebook compile to use image names in the compiled package rather than random numbers.
  • Fixed a bug preventing multiple documents with the same title from exporting correctly.
  • Fixed a bug giving an “Access denied” error when exporting an empty document.
  • Ensured the UserProjectData metadata is preserved when editing a Mac project on Windows (affecting integration with third-party programs like Aeon Timeline).
  • Fixed a bug causing arbitrary collections to revert to their previous order on reopening the project if they had been rearranged using the Move Up/Down menu commands or keyboard shortcuts. This bug also affected compiling collections, causing the documents to be listed in the original order.
  • Fixed a bug where non-text files could be brought into the Draft folder if their parent text item was dragged into the Draft.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging and dropping an external link from document or project references to Windows Explorer would move the original file and break the link.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging an externally referenced image from the inspector to the text editor inserted the image correctly but deleted the reference.
  • Tweaked code for saving the search indexes, hopefully fixing a bug where text could go missing from the index, causing inaccurate search results. To rebuild the complete index, choose Save and Rebuild Search Indexes from the Tools menu.
  • Fixed a bug where page padding settings for other formats were included when compiling to Final Draft.
  • Enabled auto-corrections, including smart quotes, in inspector comments and footnotes.
  • Fixed a bug where title prefixes and suffixes were ignored when generating the table of contents for ebooks.
  • Fixed a compile bug causing the word count tokens to only count per section in ebook formats.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting an image into a document containing an image with the same name altered the original image.
  • Fixed a bug where running a new search while viewing a saved search collection changed the collection rather than updating the Search Results.
  • Redesigned new item creation for consistent behaviour across the binder, corkboard, and outliner.
  • Fixed a bug where an image file could be duplicated as it own synopsis image, creating an unnecessary extra file in the project folder.
  • Changed the accelerator key for “Save As” to the standard ‘a’ and changed “File > Close All” to “Close All Projects”, using the ‘j’ accelerator.
  • Fixed a bug where the compile group was not saved after closing and reopening the project.
  • Fixed a bug where imported images and PDFs could not be printed.
  • Adjusted the CSS output for ebooks to ensure bold text appears correctly on the Kindle Fire.
  • Fixed a bug where merging documents could result in duplicate document references.
  • Fixed a bug where the main document font size changed to match the footnote size following inline annotations when compiled to RTF, DOC, and DOCX formats.
  • Fixed a bug where deselecting “Automatically check for updates” did not disable the associated pop-up menu.
  • Fixed the Scratch Pad hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+0) to toggle the Scratch Pad rather than only working to open the window.
  • Fixed a bug where navigating the corkboard with the Right and LeftArrow keys did not wrap at the end of a row.
  • Fixed a bug where it was necessary to select “Undo” twice to undo creating an empty inspector comment or footnote.
  • Fixed a bug where exporting comments and annotations as footnotes or endnotes in the DOCX format instead exported them as margin comments.
  • Fixed a compile bug where titles were not properly wrapped in hashes according to the outliner depth for MMD formats.
  • Fixed a bug where an inline annotation ending a paragraph and a later annotation beginning a paragraph would merge into a single comment on export or conversion to inspector comments, including all text between them.
  • Worked around a bug in the DOCX converters to properly export folders and files with special characters in the titles.
  • Fixed a bug where the cell background colour was not properly saved in tables.
  • Fixed a bug in Full Screen where Scrivener links did not open. Linked text documents now open correctly when clicked in Full Screen (regardless of the “Open clicked Scrivener links in” navigation preference, which only applies to the main project window).
  • Fixed a bug where it was possible to use “Undo” in a locked editor after splitting a document, causing the split text to be duplicated in the original document.
  • Fixed a bug where synopsis images were not properly deleted from the project folder when their associated document was deleted.
  • Fixed a bug in RTF/DOC/DOCX compile where footnotes followed by inline annotations exporting as margin comments caused the final word of the footnote to be part of the main text. This also fixes the same problem when converting inline annotations to inspector comments.
  • Fixed several compatibility bugs where Mac settings were not remembered correctly after opening or editing a project in Windows, including some Mac-only Project Targets settings and Auto-Complete List scopes.
  • Fixed a bug where copying and pasting a linked image pasted a static copy.
  • Fixed a bug where the image name for linked images was corrupted after closing and reopening the project.
  • Fixed a bug where references and hyperlinks to files on a networked drive did not open.
  • Fixed a bug where footnotes incorrectly affected the compiled word and character counts for some formats.
  • Fixed a bug where comments, footnotes, and inline annotations were not correctly included as script notes when compiling or exporting to the FDX format with notes included.
  • Fixed a bug where an additional bulleted line could appear at the top of a list when compiling to PDF or Print.
  • Fixed a bug where inline footnotes within lists were formatted as lists themselves when compiled to certain formats such as Print and PDF.
  • Fixed a bug where one of two adjacent footnotes or a comment followed by an inline annotation could be lost from the compiled document.
  • Fixed a bug where lists beginning a document compiled incorrectly (e.g. missing the initial bullet or with an extra empty bulleted line).
  • Fixed a bug where dragging and dropping or copying and pasting a MathType equation dropped the equation data, leaving it as just an inserted image.
  • Fixed a bug where editing a MathType equation without selecting it could instead insert a new equation in the document.
  • Adjusted MathType equations to use a white background as a workaround to the bug where they would instead use the editor background colour (which could result in compiling with coloured backgrounds). We will continue looking for a way to make the background transparent.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking “Cancel” in the compile dialog did not cancel switching compile presets.
  • Dragging and dropping documents between projects now includes the label and status.
  • Fixed a bug where images imported as part of an RTF did not always scale as expected because of missing RTF data in the original document.
  • Fixed a compile formatting bug where a placeholder tag beginning a title suffix with no space before it could not be selected and formatted separately from any preceding prefix or title text.
  • Improved the baseline alignment of inserted MathType equations.
  • Fixed memory leaks in several dynamic menus across the interface.


  • Corrected minor typos and font size problems in menus and dialogs for English and several translations.
  • Fixed a bug causing fonts with no “regular” variant (such as Bookman Old Style) to revert to another variant such as “Bold” rather than the expected “Light”.
  • Fixed a bug causing text cut and pasted following an inserted image to lose its formatting and paste as MS Shell Dlg 2. This may correct the reversion to MS Shell Dlg 2 in other scenarios as well.
  • Fixed a compatibility bug where the smart quote style would not appear properly when opened on the Mac.
  • Fixed a bug causing resized images to revert to their original size when dragged and dropped or cut and pasted in a document.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking “Cancel” in the Print dialog from compile closed the compile dialog as well.
  • Fixed the formatting in compiled placeholder tags to hyphenate compound numbers (e.g. “twenty-two”).
  • Fixed bugs that exported “Untitled” documents with an empty title in OPML outlines and with no title in compiled documents (when including the “Title” element).
  • Removed several extraneous items from the toolbar options which did not have unique icons. (All functions are still available via the menus and keyboard shortcuts.)
  • Disabled the screen capture option in Scratch Pad when no note is selected to receive the image.
  • Refined the numbering for new untitled Scratch Pad notes.
  • Single quotes are now escaped in OPML export.
  • Browsing for files to import to the Name Generator defaults now to the user Documents and remembers the last location selected in the session.
  • The Import and Export OPML and Mindmap options remember their last-used settings.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the Scratch Pad keyboard shortcut from working after all projects were closed and only the New Project window remained open.
  • Fixed a bug where adjusting paragraph formatting for a triple-clicked paragraph also applied the formatting to the following paragraph.
  • Fixed a bug where triple-clicking a paragraph and adjusting its formatting then applied that formatting to a new paragraph inserted by pressing Enter at the beginning of the following paragraph.
  • Fixed a bug calculating the width of the script elements menu, which caused the menu to be cut off when working in a narrow editor.
  • Fixed a bug where the auto-title feature for untitled documents could replace a user’s custom title if the auto-save ran while the title was being edited.
  • Fixed a delay in generating titles when using Document Split, causing the automatic title to sometimes overwrite a user’s custom title.
  • Fixed an update delay when editing a document title or synopsis that could cause newly entered text to be overwritten.
  • Fixed a bug in the outliner causing the Total Word Count column to display a running total for a multiple selection instead of the correct total word count for each selected item.
  • Corrected the help text for importing files to the Name Generator.
  • Clarified the error message to indicate the invalid character when attempting to export a document with a double quote in the filename.
  • Fixed a bug that could replace your custom title immediately after splitting a document with the default title.
  • Fixed a bug where pressing Enter at the beginning or middle of a line of text in script mode would select all the following text on the line and move the insertion point after creating the new line. Pressing Enter repeatedly in this case now inserts multiple new lines.
  • Adjusted the line wrapping in the licence text for the update installer to avoid horizontal scrolling.
  • Fixed a bug in Export > Comments and Annotations that incorrectly separated the notations rather than ordering them according to their occurrence in the document.
  • Fixed a bug preventing dragging and dropping items above the Draft folder if it was at the top of the binder or below the Trash if it was at the bottom.
  • Fixed a bug in Full Screen causing some keyboard shortcuts such as Paste and Undo to affect the main text even when the focus was in the project or document notes.
  • Adjusted the behaviour when closing a project to prevent the editor display blanking.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the group view mode in one editor split affected the second split; view modes are now properly persistent per editor.
  • Fixed a bug with Copy Ruler and Paste Ruler that excluded the before and after paragraph spacing from the copied formatting.
  • Fixed a bug preventing before- and after-paragraph spacing from applying correctly when selected from the format bar drop-down menu.
  • Fixed a display bug causing plain-text files to initially appear blank when imported via File > Import.
  • Fixed a bug when typing CJK glyphs using the Microsoft IME that caused the input text to be selected using the default text colour without contrasting the text, rendering the characters illegible in some cases. The IME now underlines rather than selecting the characters.
  • Fixed a bug that caused many landscape-oriented PDFs to import as portrait, cutting off the right edge of the document.
  • Fixed several bugs with placeholder tag replacements, including proper rounding for word and character count tags when used in the header or footer and replacing the <$compilegroup> tag with the title of the selected group rather than the title of the Draft folder.
  • Fixed a bug where the Save As dialog did not show other XML files in the directory when saving script settings.
  • Fixed a bug preventing invisible characters from displaying in a custom colour.
  • Fixed a bug in PDF display where highlights were drawn incorrectly, obscuring the text.
  • Fixed a bug where items loaded in the editor from a collection would revert to binder order when closing the collection.
  • Corrected the behaviour of the Layout Manager to ensure it floats and does not get lost behind other windows.
  • Fixed a bug where project keywords could not be rearranged in the floating window after exiting Full Screen.
  • Fixed the project keyword panel behaviour to stay open when switching into and out of Full Screen. The project keywords now use the same shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+O) in the regular window and in Full Screen.
  • Fixed a bug that could create duplicate entries in the spacing drop-down menu. (Note that identical line and paragraph spacing with different indentation will create separate entries; hover over the entry to view the complete settings.)
  • Fixed a bug affecting Typewriter Scrolling in Scrivenings mode that caused the text to scroll when moving the insertion point rather than only when typing.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging and dropping multiple items within a collection could drop the items in the wrong order.
  • Fixed import behaviour for OPML and Mindmap files to follow the standard new item rules for binder placement, and added drag and drop import for these file types.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause fonts to change when working cross-platform with Windows and Mac. As much as possible, Scrivener attempts to use the same font variant or substitute a similar font for one that is unavailable.
  • Fixed a bug causing new blank projects to open maximised on certain screen resolutions.
  • Adjusted smart quote behaviour to allow for multiple styles within the same project; use Format > Convert > Quotes to Smart Quotes in the editor to update text to the current style set in Options: Corrections.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting items in a collection and choosing Move To could drop them in the binder out of order.
  • Fixed a display bug where closing the project cleared the editor, potentially appearing as though text had gone missing during the closing sequence.
  • Fixed a bug in Scrivenings mode where the View > Go To menu mimicked the special Table of Contents behaviour of the editor header Go To menu and showed only the contents of the Scrivenings session rather than the complete project hierarchy.
  • Fixed a bug in CSV export where fields with commas or double-quotes were not properly escaped.
  • Added the Move option to the context menu on the corkboard and outliner.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Rename” context menu option did not work when in a collection.
  • Fixed a bug where the Full Screen option was sometimes disabled for the Draft, Research, and Trash folders.
  • Fixed a bug where the file format and filter settings for included documents were not saved as part of a compile preset.
  • Fixed a bug where special characters were not passed correctly to the search engines in the Writing Tools menu.
  • Fixed a bug where the image synopsis of image files could be temporarily cleared (reappearing when the project next loaded).
  • Fixed a bug where annotations, footnotes, inspector comments and highlighting and strikethrough formatting were lost when converting script elements or when splitting an element into multiple paragraphs.
  • Fixed a minor bug where directional move commands were listed as available for outliner items even when they did not apply.
  • Improved error reporting to display and make selectable the KindleGen errors and warnings if any are generated during compile to the .mobi format.
  • Changed drag and drop across editor splits to always perform a copy action rather than a move, fixing several bugs.
  • Fixed a typo in the Save Compile Settings dialog and made the folder path selectable for copy/paste.
  • Fixed a bug where the full trash icon in the editor header did not immediately update when the trash was emptied.
  • Updated the keyboard behaviour to allow Alt+RightArrow/LeftArrow to fully expand or collapse an outliner node (just as holding Alt and clicking the disclosure triangle does). The Alt+RightArrow and Alt+LeftArrow shortcuts no longer toggle the Format bar and main toolbar.
  • Updated the menu text and link for the thesaurus lookup in the German translation; this now uses OpenThesuarus.de.
  • Pared down the conversion options in the Format menu for easier navigation.
  • Fixed several bugs with the focus and selection appearance of inspector comments and footnotes.
  • Fixed a bug where pressing Escape when an inspector comment or footnote was selected but not in editing mode did not return the focus to the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where adjacent inspector comments always used the default comment colour in the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking into the top item in a Scrivenings session that did not include the container document would still show the container’s information in the inspector rather than the subdocument’s.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the group view mode also moved the focus to the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the group view mode would sometimes lose the editor selection.
  • Fixed a bug where Scrivener links to untitled documents used the document ID number rather than “Untitled” as the link text when no text was selected.
  • Fixed a bug where the add inspector comment and footnote options were not properly disabled when the selected text included an inline notation.
  • Refined the behaviour when selecting an inspector comment or footnote to scroll the editor to display the linked text more prominently.
  • Fixed loading webarchive files imported on the Mac to display as unsupported files with the original URL in the footer when possible.
  • Fixed a bug where the synopsis text in the inspector did not update when changing documents if any of the synopsis text was selected.
  • Refined the spell check behaviour to begin at the insertion point rather than from the top of the document, and tweaked the dialog appearance to closer resemble Word’s spell check.
  • Fixed a bug where exporting a script to FDX format via File > Export include the editor page colour as a text background colour.
  • Fixed a bug where external links in inspector comments and footnotes could not be opened.
  • Fixed a bug where Ctrl+ or Shift+clicking inspector comments and footnotes did not always correctly select multiple notes. Ctrl+A and the “Select All” option from the inspector comment and footnote context menu also now select all notes rather than the current note’s text unless the note is in editing mode.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting multiple inspector comments or footnotes and copying them did not correctly copy the text of all the selected notes.
  • Fixed a bug where text pasted from Google Docs appeared with a black highlight after closing and reopening the project.
  • Fixed several formatting problems when pasting from the Chrome browser, including text using hyperlink formatting and negative font sizes and spacing, so the text appeared scrambled on top of itself.
  • Fixed a bug where some inapplicable menu commands were not properly disabled when editing inspector comments and footnotes.
  • Fixed a bug where the import warning did not display on drag and drop when the Scrivener project window did not have focus.
  • Fixed a bug where the Label and Status titles could be left blank, causing them to appear without names in the project search menu. “Label” and “Status” are now reset as the titles if the fields are left blank. (This does not affect older projects with a blank Label or Status title.)
  • Fixed a bug where the Format > Convert options for quotes did not work without a selection. The quote conversions now apply to the entire document if there is no selection or to only the selected text if there is a selection. Uppercase, Lowercase, and Title Case conversions apply to the selected text or to the single word where the insertion point is placed if there is no selection.
  • Removed inapplicable compile formatting options for plain-text formats.
  • Fixed a bug where using the arrow keys to navigate the View > Outline submenu disabled the menu commands.
  • Fixed a bug in Full Screen mode where using either of the Document > Split commands did not switch the view to the newly split document.
  • Fixed a bug where moving the Binder collection tab coloured all tabs beneath it black.
  • Fixed a bug where View > Move Focus To > Binder (including the Ctrl+Tab cycle between binder and editors) did not work when a collection was open in the binder. These menu items now correctly update to indicate when a standard or search
  • Fixed a bug where lengthy paths to images in the binder could widen the compile dialog by resizing the cover image menu even when not compiling to an ebook format.
  • Fixed a bug where mousing over a hyperlink changed the cursor from an I-beam to a pointer.
  • Fixed a bug where undoing a text colour change caused the editor to scroll to the top of the document.
  • Fixed a bug where it was necessary to return focus to the editor after changing an inspector comment’s background colour before using Ctrl+Z to undo the colour change.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking into items in a Scrivenings session would load them in the second split if the auto-load feature had been toggled for the editor while in corkboard or outliner mode.
  • Fixed a bug where Save As Template did not save the group view mode or inspector view.
  • Fixed a bug where using Go To > Enclosing Group in Full Screen loaded the enclosing group in the main editor rather than Full Screen.
  • Fixed a bug where space and tab characters were not visible when modifying the title prefix and suffix in compile.
  • Adjusted the behaviour of the Edit > Append Selection To Document, Edit > Scrivener Link, and View > Go To menus to allow the Enter key to select a container as the destination rather than opening the submenu, matching behaviour of the Documents > Move > To and Project > New From Template menus.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a document to a standard collection when the collection was visible in the binder could change the document loaded in the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where duplicating an item on the corkboard or outliner did not update the linked editor.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking OK or Apply in the Options caused the editor to reload the selected binder document.
  • Fixed a bug in Full Screen mode where using Alt+Tab to cycle between programs did not correctly return focus to the Full Screen editor.
  • Fixed a bug where the Binder Affects setting did not persist through closing and reopening the project and was not included in saved layouts.
  • Fixed a bug where duplicated items’ meta-data was not found in a project search until the data had been edited or the project had been reopened.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging and dropping text from the synopsis in the corkboard or outliner extended the selection to the entire synopsis and cleared any newly entered text.
  • Fixed a bug where the inspector remained showing a single document’s meta-data rather than switching to Project Notes or Project References when there was a multiple selection.
  • Redesigned the spellcheck dialog and hopefully fixed a bug where the dialog occasionally went blank and unusable.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Add Selection” button in the Name Generator would be available even when there was no selection.
  • Fixed a bug where the Document > Move directional commands were disabled when using the Alt accelerator keys.
  • Disabled the format bar in compile for document and note text when “Override formatting” is not selected, and removed the warning that previously appeared when the formatting may have been altered (but would not apply).
  • Fixed a bug where clicking and dragging in the binder when there was no existing selection created an extended selection rather than dragging and dropping the clicked item.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the script element menu hotkeys from working when the editor footer bar was hidden.
  • Fixed a bug where splitting a container placed the split document at the wrong level and moved the existing child documents.
  • Fixed a bug where Alt-clicking a checkbox in the compile formatting elements did not update all checkboxes in the column.
  • Fixed a bug where toggling the annotation or inline footnote formatting within an inline note removed the note formatting.
  • Fixed a bug where applying a saved maximised window layout to a project already maximised would shrink the window.
  • Fixed a bug where new projects opened with the inspector view of the last closed project.
  • Fixed a bug where splitting a document did not properly copy the relevant meta-data from the original document.
  • Fixed a bug where a referenced plain-text file could be opened in Scrivener’s editor (though would not load correctly).
  • Fixed a bug where selecting “Save outliner and corkboard settings” or “Preserve all meta-data appearance options” in the Manage Layouts dialog did not work when applying the layout.
  • Fixed a but where the text in the “About” dialog could be edited (though changes reverted on closing the dialog).
  • Fixed a bug where text highlighting obscured the note formatting of inline footnotes and annotations and of linked comments and footnotes.
  • Fixed a bug where highlighting did not appear when opening compiled RTF, DOC and DOCX files in Word or when importing highlighted Word documents. Also added the compile option “Microsoft Word highlighting with exact background colors” to the Transformations pane to ensure the highlight colours appearing in Word match those used in Scrivener by converting them to paragraph shading colours.
  • Fixed a bug where merging documents could increase the project’s session target word count.
  • Fixed a bug where incorrect hover text appeared for items in the Import/Export Options.
  • Revised the readme text to remove references to pre-installation, since this is shown after the installation completes.