Lectora has encountered a problem

Lectora has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Sometimes when I come across an issue with Lectora Inspire, I don’t know what to do. Perhaps it’s to do with the fact that it’s proprietary software, or perhaps just not many people use it in the way that I do. Nonetheless, in a world where developers often find friends online while they are searching for others with similar problems, I often feel very alone using Lectora.

One such issue was today, when a network failure at work meant that this particular error message continuously popped up. A colleague hypothesised that it must be trying to check for updates, and because the internet was down and it was unable to check for these updates, instead it was throwing me an error and refusing to let me open the program — delaying my productivity by an hour and a half this morning.

Predictably, once the internet returned, I was able to open the program again without problems and work in it throughout the day.

In the first place it seems kind of strange that a program’s functionality can be affected just by the fact it is or is not connected to the internet, as most programs that require registration still let you use them offline. But sometimes it’s a reminder of what we take for granted, I suppose.