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  2. Hi Marguerite, That did the trick! Thank you very much. One note though, the "T" button is hard to see in the dark app theme. I've attached a screenshot. Thanks again, James
  3. Yesterday
  4. Hi, James011, Did you try altering the text size in the Appearance Panel. Go to Storyist, Preferences, Appearance, then click on Outline View Heading Font and/or Outline View Summary Font and adjust the size by clicking the T button at bottom right. Best, Marguerite
  5. I have been using the outline view more in preparation for writing a new manuscript. It would be nice if we could make the text larger in the outline view, especially with the summary text which is tiny. I think that it would make this feature/tool more usable. Would anyone else find this helpful?
  6. Earlier
  7. I'm not write English. So, word count isn't have means. But characters count is effective. I want choose characters base. In preference, I want choice characters. Then changed status and goals.
  8. Sorry I didn't investigate this thoroughly. I do see under the View menu, Customize Status Bar. I switched the center bit of information to my Daily Word Count.
  9. When I'm writing I often find new characters or locations being introduced to my story. I'm always torn whether or not I should stop and create a new character or location sheet, or just keep on writing. I would rather just keep on writing. I think it would be nice while writing to be able to first select some text and use either the popup menu or a key command to create a quick Character or Location Sheet without breaking the flow of writing. The character or location sheet can later be filled out in more detail. Good idea? Bad idea?
  10. On the Status View module that can be added to the Toolbar, I don't find the (Insert Tab - Insert Return) thing too helpful. It would be nicer to see the daily word count there. I often click the 'Show Goal Information' button to check where I'm at during a session of writing. Having the daily word count up top would save me from clicking the button, unless I needed more in depth information. Would anyone else find this helpful?
  11. While writing, where ever the cursor is in one's manuscript, it would be nice if the corresponding section was highlighted in the Project view. I think this would help with navigating one's manuscript. I often refer to the Project View as my bird's eye view of my entire novel. Also when doing a search, it would be nice to highlight all the sections in the Project view where the search word(s) were found. Would anyone else find one or both of these helpful?
  12. First, I see no measurable difference between them, so that's definitely a failure to understand something on my part. In the tutorial, I'm given to believe I could make some changes to these sheets by modifying or adding "fields" and saving those changes for a template. But that can be done only under Section Details. I want to use some kind of sheet set to create an outline for how I think through the chapters. Synopsis of chapter, sure, and section details, which are editable so I can use mine to note time of day as well as the other default options. But no other portion of the sheet is editable, not even to change the name. For me, Synopsis, Section Details, and Section Notes would form the basis of a perfect chapter by chapter outline. Can I create a template including only these elements? Please advise or help, thank you.
  13. Switching from text to outline in Storyist 4 (12561) is painfully slow on my 2016 MacBook Pro running Mojave (10.14.3). It takes almost 30 seconds to switch to outline mode, and the same to switch back to text mode. I never particularly noticed the delay in Storyist 3. Regards, Allan
  14. I’m in the exact same position. I started as a Storyist user years ago. I moved to Scrivener perhaps 1.5 or 2 years ago. Now I want to return to Storyist, but cannot find my previous purchases on the APP stores, and I owned both MacOS and iOS versions. I suspect they were so old they no longer show up. Perhaps version 2? Can someone please tell me if I can import my Scrivener files directly into Storyist 4 iOS version, or if I have to get the MacOS version to do the import? I’d hate that because I find myself never even opening my novel on the Mac. I always use only the iOS version.
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  16. No, that is an option indeed. I was simply treating them as chapters anyway - but wasn’t sure where they would sit. Not a big issue in the giant shceme of things. It can be resolved.
  17. But you could set up a bunch of new chapter cards—one for each story or even each section—and drag the individual cards under them, then delete the original. Or am I missing something?
  18. Thank you so much for your help, Miss M. Very much appreciated. I used the index cards to organise three intertwining stories, but have it all under a chapter card - which I can’t delete because it will delete all the underlying index cards. May need to do some judicious copying down the track... Thanks again.
  19. It is, but at least on my iPad, the chapter cards don't have text, just names. So I don't see how you could (or would want to) convert unless you'd decided to ditch the text. I have an old iPad, though, and mostly use it as backup in terms of Storyist files. Even on the Mac I don't do much with index cards because they don't fit my writing style. So someone else will have to answer your question. Sorry! Marguerite
  20. Thanks, Marguerite, My use of the term “section cards” in place of “index cards” didn’t exactly help my case. Apologies. There is no text in the manuscript just yet, just text on index cards. I know I can insert new chapter cards before an index card, but I was wondering whether I could convert an index card into a chapter card. Is that any clearer? Many thanks. Russell
  21. Hi, Cremmerson, I just tested this in the iPad version, and it seems to work. But I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. If you are talking about retaining text in the manuscript while starting a new chapter, then do this. Tap on the icon that looks like a piece of paper. Navigate to where you want the new chapter to begin. Type NEW CHAPTER or CHAPTER X (X being the number you want). Tap return. Tap in the NEW CHAPTER line, then the Aa icon at top right. Choose Style and style that line as CHAPTER TITLE. When you go back to the index cards (if that's what you're talking about), you will see the new chapter and a card under it. Tap back to the manuscript, and any text you assigned to that new chapter will still be there. If you're talking about retaining text on the index card itself, then it's even simpler. With the cards displayed, tap the + and choose Add Chapter Title. Name the new chapter title. Drag the section card from where it is now to under the new chapter title. Best, Marguerite
  22. Greetings, and thank you for the great product. I am plotting my second book and have done the hard yards. However, is there a way to change a section card (and its text) into a chapter card? The alternative is to recreate everything... Not ideal. (It’s also all under one chapter, which I can’t delete as it deletes all subject cards under it.) Many thanks.
  23. Hi Laker, Version 4 isn't posted to the version 3 update stream. You can download version 4 from https://update.storyist.com/downloads/Storyist.dmg. -Steve
  24. I have got my Storyist 3 directly from your web. Now I can't upgrade it.
  25. Hi Gunner, Welcome to the forums. Smart quotes are still there. To turn them on in your manuscript, open Storyist and choose Edit > Substitutions > Smart Quotes. -Steve
  26. Just upgraded to Storyist 4.0 on macOS Mojave (10.4.4 beta). In current novel using Didot font and with smart quotes turns on in System Preferences - Keyboard - Text, those smart quotes already in the novel still appear, but any new quotes created are straight quotes with no facility to turn them on. Have turned 'smart quotes' preference off, restarted, back on, restarted, with no effect. Smart Quote ability is retained in Pages and OpenOffice, thus problem appears to lie within Storyist.
  27. Hello! I'm new to the forum and I haven't read all of the new feature entries. My apologies if this suggestion has already been made. I'd like to see the same process for adding a note to a sheet -- section sheet, character sheet, plot point sheet, and setting sheet -- that exists when the user adds, for example, a character development point to a character sheet where a section sheet is linked with room for a description. To take this suggestion a step further but specifically on the notes portion of a section sheet, I'd like to see each of these notes then represented as an index card in the index card view that I can then rearrange in the order than I intend to write about them in the manuscript section. I hope this makes sense. If not but it still manages to sound intriguing, I'd be happy to expand on the idea. Thanks! Alex
  28. Hi Sarah, I don't have any experience with agencies. What issues did you run into when trying to create your page? -Steve
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