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  2. Steve

    Greetings from Alba

    Hi Steven, Welcome to the forums, and thanks for the feature requests. There are actually some standard iOS gestures that get you close to what you want. A two-finger single tap on the keyboard (not in the text) followed by a drag moves the cursor. Essentially, this makes the on-screen keyboard a trackpad. A two-finger double tap on the keyboard selects the word at the current cursor location. A two-finger double tap on the keyboard selects the paragraph at the current cursor location. Hope this helps. -Steve
  3. Steve

    Focus Mode

    😀 -Steve
  4. I can help with that. Please send the file to the support address. -Steve
  5. I simply need someone to open an old .story file and save it in .etc or similar. I will provide the file to whomever would do this for me. Please help! Thanks
  6. Steven

    Word Count - Chapter

    My apologies
  7. Hello, I have an old .story file and unfortunately I no longer have the iPad that I used to write it, nor any iOS devices for that matter.o I just found a short story of mine in a old DropBox account and I would love to reclaim it, however I currently only have an Android phone and a Windows PC. Is there anyway I can access and save the file without the Storyist application? If not, could I share the file with someone who would save it in a PC/Android friendly format (e.g. .rtf or similar)? Thanks in advance! PS I will be happy to provide a link to the file. I can't really think of another way of doing this. Help/ Suggestions are really, really appreciated!
  8. Hello, I have an old .story file and unfortunately I no longer have the iPad that I used to write it. I found a short story of mine in a old DropBox account and I would love to look at it however I currently only have an Android phone and a PC. Is there anyway I can view the file? If not, could I share the file with someone who would save it in a PC/Android friendly format? Thanks in advance!
  9. versluis

    Focus Mode

    Do'h - that feature already exists! Here's how to access it: Position the cursor in your manuscript, then choose View - Layout - Draft. The layout that shows the formatting on the current pages is View - Layout - Page Layout. I love that about Storyist: I'm thinking, "wouldn't it be great it...", and oftentimes it turns out what I'd like to see has already been implanted 🙂
  10. versluis

    Showing a list of all comments

    Turns out there is: Using the Inspector (that's the panel on the right hand side), there are three little icons at the top. The one on the far right is a list of all comments. From here we can conveniently navigate to any comment, or delete the ones we no longer want so see. Thank you, Steve!
  11. fanobennemsi

    How to get "Page curl" active in mobi eBook?

    fyi: I can confirm that 'page curl' is added by Amazon automatically. I just published a novel there today and when I got it from Amazon directly, I tried it out and see that the 'page curl' is present (without me doing anything).
  12. fanobennemsi

    How to get "Page curl" active in mobi eBook?

    Hi, I found out the following: In my other 2 books that I published on Amazon (more than a year ago, not knowing anything about 'page curl' back then) - when I get them directly from Amazon (purchase) rather than putting them onto my kindle myself, the 'page curl' feature is automatically present WITHOUT me doing ANYTHING. So, I am confident that when I upload my new book to Amazon for publishing, the 'page curl' will be available (without me doing anything). Best, Norman
  13. Steve

    Viewing Projects & Read Only

    Hi Todd, The demo is fully functional. There shouldn't be any read-only aspects. Could you let me know a little more about what you're seeing and how to reproduce it? -Steve
  14. Steve

    How to get "Page curl" active in mobi eBook?

    Hi Norman, That's a good question, and unfortunately, I don't know the answer. Perhaps the Kindle forums could shed some light? -Steve
  15. Steve

    New Blank Text File

    Hi Kevion, The "Notebook Entry" template is probably what you're looking for. It's an empty file with basic paragraph styles based on Helvetica. If you want, you can save this as a template named "Blank" as follows: Choose File > New > Text File. Select "Notebook Entry" and click Choose. Choose File > Save as Template. Change the name to "Blank." Click OK. This template will be available in the template file the next time you create a text file. -Steve
  16. Steve

    Menu > New > Story Sheet - Issue

    Thanks Kevion, That does look like a bug. I'll fix that right away. Shoot me an email at the support address if you'd like to try the beta. As you mentioned above, the workaround is to click the + button in the toolbar and select New Story Sheet. -Steve
  17. marguerite

    Menu > New > Story Sheet - Issue

    It sounds like a bug. The best thing is to report it, just as you do here, by sending a message to bugs at storyist dot com. That will generate an issue tracker and send a message to the developer. He's usually very responsive. Marguerite
  18. Maybe this is not a part of Storyist itself? But how do people generate kindle ebooks with the 'page curl' feature where the pages turn in an animated fashion on the Kindle reader? I use Storyist with kindlegen 2.9. Is there anything newer? Thanks for your help and sorry if this should have been posted in another group. Norman
  19. So when you go to (menu): FILE > NEW You can see a list of items: Project Text File Story Sheet Book Folder Window When you click "Text File" or "Story Sheet" it brings up the following window (both the same): However, selecting any "template" for either option (Text File or Story Sheet; e.g. "Novel") produces the same file outcome added to the project: Why the redundancy? If both options insert the same exact file (text document) to the project it looks like a waste of "space" and bad "designing" (layout). Now in the Storyist Help (menu > Help > Storyist Help) it describes a Story Sheet as: However, as I mentioned selecting "Story Sheet" from the menu doesn't display anything about a Character, setting, etc. sheet. By the definition in the "help file" storyist; it doesn't actually insert a story sheet (or give the option to select an actual story sheet: character, setting, etc.) to insert in the project. Currently, the only way to add a Story Sheet (didn't test hotkeys; if any) is by right-clicking in the "Project list" and selecting "Story Sheet" which brings up the correct window:
  20. Kevion

    New Blank Text File

    Honestly, I'm not sure why this isn't a standard since its a standard in many word processing software and many specifically dedicated to writing; be it screenplays or otherwise. You can't add a blank text file to a project. Choosing to add a text file only brings up templates, but not an option for a blank text file with no pre-existing formatting. Though honestly even when you create a "blank project" you think it would populate a blank text file in it, but it doesn't. This is basic standard features found in other software and Storyist lacks the "basics".
  21. Hello, I'm sure this is user error but can anyone answer these two questions? 1. On the sample the ability to save is read only. Does that change when purchased? Duplicating is not an efficient way to save and go back to previous projects. Is there a better way? It seems illogical that a writing program is read only. 2. How does one view all saved projects? Maybe it was the read only duplicate feature that prevented this efficiently. Thank you! Todd
  22. Marguerite! Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. I can't seem to find the actual arrow, but I found the menu item under View - Go Back (and Go Forward respectively) and their respective shortcuts on the Mac Version. Perhaps I've disabled the toolbar necessary to show the icon. I'll keep hunting though. As for the iPad Version: I'm mostly using an external Mac keyboard with it, and I found out that holding the CMD key down, Storyist shows a list of shortcuts for the current view. A full list of iOS shortcuts can be found here (thanks, Steve!): http://storyist.com/ios/docs/#keyboard-shortcuts To answer my own question: CMD + down arrow places the cursor at the end of the current document.
  23. I decided to change the way I work on a new project and immediately noticed some strange behaviour when creating and moving cards around in storyboard view. 1. Using the ⌘⏎ New Scene key should create the card and place the I-beam inside the card ready to enter text. Instead I have to take my hand off the keyboard to grab the mouse, highlight the note, and then back to the keyboard to hit return. 2. Sometimes the title of the card is all caps, while other times it isn't. For a screenplay format it should be all caps. 3. Rearranging notes creates blank new notes with a # as the title. What's up with that?
  24. Speaking of which, the Mac shortcut is great, but when used by accident, there's no easy way to go back to where you were before (or is there)? Answer: click the back (left-pointing) arrow in the blue status bar. If it takes you to one stop before, click the forward (right-pointing) arrow. That should get you where you want to go. On the iPad, I don't know of a keyboard shortcut, but you can tap the three lines at top left, then the circled i next to the name of your manuscript. That gives you access to the entire structure of the MS, and you can scroll down and tap wherever you want to end up. Best, Marguerite
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