Scrivener 3 for Windows released today! It looks great, and suddenly all my blog posts from the last three years are more relevant to everyone, lol. 😉
The update is not just good news for Windows users, but also those who’ve been working between Mac and OS, or Windows and iOS, because your files are compatible on both systems again.
If you purchased Scrivener 1 for Windows after November 20, 2017, then the upgrade is free. If you purchased it on or before that date, it’s half price.
If you’re ready to upgrade (Windows 7 SP1+ with .NET Framework 4.6.2+ required), here’s a quick overview of how it’s done.
- Go to https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/download and click the Download button under the Windows x64 heading.
2. Once it’s finished downloading, you can choose to Run the installer from your browser, or double-click the Scrivener-installer file in the Downloads folder on your hard drive.
3. Once Scrivener opens, you’ll be prompted to Buy Now. If you already have Scrivener, you want to ensure you get your discount, so click the “Upgrade from an older version” link.
4. You’ll be prompted to enter the email you used when you registered the old version, and the license code you received when you bought the old version. NOTE: If you can’t find the license, go to Literature & Latte’s “Lost License Recovery” page.
5. Once you've entered the requested info, click Check for Discount.
6. If Scrivener informs you that you’re eligible for a discount, click Get Coupon. (I believe this step is necessary because they changed licensing providers a few years back.)
7. The coupon code will appear. Copy it, just in case, but it should be automatically entered at the retail site when you click Buy Now.
8. Enter your payment information. Within a few minutes, your Scrivener version should be activated. You’ll receive an email with the license number, which you should keep in a safe place in case you ever need to reactivate your software, or for when you install it on another computer in your household.
I’ll have news on updated courses soon. Until then, you can always find help on my Scrivener Articles page.
Are you excited?