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  2. I've been working on a story file in iCloud on a Mac, and nearly wiped out my entire text by being careless for a half second. I was able to to rescue the entire project because I had it synced to my iPhone. I put the phone in flight mode and duplicated the file before it had a chance to sync with the cloud. After this experience, iCloud is strictly a backup area for me, and I've moved my story file to Google Drive. Should anything happen, Google will recover a previous version for me. This works great on the Mac, but the iPhone app won't open the file - it's greyed out. Why?
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  4. Hi Jay, Thanks for the feedback. The release notes for version 4.2 had a notice in red that describes the requirements, but it looks like it's missing from 4.2.2. You'll should find your original version in the trash. You can also get version 4.1.3 from the downloads page at https://www.storyist.com/downloads/. -Steve
  5. Hi Steve, I've just picked up Storyist on my old MacBook Pro again. it can't run anything higher than High Sierra. So I launch Storyist 4.1.2 (I think) and get a prompt that a new version is available. Excited by the release notes I hit "Update and relaunch", only to find that I can no longer use it as it requires a newer version of macOS that my hardware does not support. Please add a check to this process so users have a chance to say no. As it stands, I can no longer use Storyist 4 on this hardware. Is there a release archive somewhere that allows me to use the latest compatible version for High Sierra?
  6. Hi nen1000, Thanks for the post. 4.1.3-nano is the NaNoWriMo version. Past experience has taught me not to push a new version during NaNoWriMo. ­čśÇ Now that it's over, version 4.2 is working its way through the CDNs and should be available shortly. If you don't see it, you can always download the latest version directly from the downloads page at https://www.storyist.com/downloads/ -Steve
  7. Topic says it all really. Website says 4.2 is available: https://www.storyist.com/mac/release-notes/ but 4.1.3 (installed) claims to be the newest version available...
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    License Help

    Hi Thierry, It looks like you're running the Mac App Store version of Storyist.If you purchased Storyist from the website and have a license code, just download the version of Storyist from the website. Here's the direct link: https://update.storyist.com/downloads/Storyist.dmg.If you run that version, you'll see the dialog with the "Activate License" button. -Steve
  9. Hi all, I purchased the license and have it BUT this "Enter License Code button" does not exist. very frustrating.. I sent a message to support 2 days ago still no answer. I am stuck writing my book because I canot enter the license I bought
  10. Hi kenyang, Yes. In Storyist 4 for macOS, do one of the following: Position the cursor in the Search field in the left sidebar, enter the text you'd like to find, and press return. Position the cursor in some text in your script, choose Edit > Find > Find, and enter the text you'd like to find. -Steve
  11. can I use search function for search my script words? thanks.
  12. Hi kenyang, Unfortunately, Storyist 4 does not support macOS 10.12 Sierra. There isn't a way to change this via the terminal. Storyist 4.1.3 supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra macOS 10.14 Mojave macOS 10.15 Catalina Storyist 4.2 and later supports: macOS 10.14 Mojave macOS 10.15 Catalina macOS 11 Intel macOS 11 Apple Silicon -Steve
  13. Can I use Storyist 4 in macOS 10.12 Sierra?

    I know people cannot use in macOS 10.12 officially. but can I change something to make it┬ápossible´╝čsuch as fix the┬áterminal or some files form Storyist 4?┬á┬áI have this question because the Chinese type is changed from 10.12 high Sierra. it is not good for me......


  14. I know people cannot use in macOS 10.12 officially. but can I change something to make it possible´╝čsuch as fix the terminal or some files form Storyist 4? I have this question because the Chinese type is changed from 10.12 high Sierra. it is not good for me...... thanks.
  15. Hi Barynz, Could you let me know which version of Storyist and macOS you're running? This is what I see when running Storyist 4.2.1 on macOS 10.15.7. Resizing column has gotten trickier in recent versions of macOS. In the attached screenshot, for example, you can resize the Ratings column by dragging the left edge to the left and then the right edge to the right. -Steve
  16. I have twenty one chapters with a number of 'Secton Seperators' OUTLINE - allows for many things (tick) The "Word Count" is shown as well as "Rating" but I cannot seem to get the "Status" to show on the page, I put in "First Draft" or an of the other listed status titles and... Nothing. The column appears to be closed and I cannot seem to find a way of expanding it??? Your help/advise please B
  17. Sorry for delay in response, I had no idea I had received a reply. Only here due to another problem, I have now slid the 'Notify me" across What you suggest I have been doing in some form or another, but it is a problem as as present I started out with one novel and am now writing it as two, each from different perspectives and each following different paths, the characters only overlapping on certain dates of time. It is a heavy handed way of doing it, not so bad if starting a new novel in a series, but that is not what I'm doing, plus I have already divided the novel by duplicating. I do appreciate your input though. Thanks again. B
  18. I agree that it would be great to have a more elegant way of copying files between projects. Notes can be exported and re-imported, but sheets require a lot of copying and pasting to make them usable again. In the interim, what I do (because I'm in the midst of a whole series with repeating characters, some of whom first appeared in an earlier series, now complete) is simply to duplicate the most complete version of Novel X and save that as Novel X+1, so that the only thing I need to replace is the manuscript for the new book, plus add any new characters or settings or research that I didn't need before. Of course, that doesn't allow the two files to stay in sync, in the sense that an update to one book is automatically reflected in the other book. But it's a lot easier to go through the character sheets, say, and update ages and other changing information than to read everything in from scratch. And the notes and research remain in place. The other thing I do is keep an "Unused in This Book" folder where I can stash character and other info that I don't need now but may want later. That is, I don't throw any sheets/notes out unless I'm absolutely sure I will never need them again. Hope that helps. Marguerite
  19. I have needed to split my novel into two separate novels - Novel A and Novel B REQUIREMENT: A simple method to copy files, links, and documents from Storyist Novel A to Storyist Novel B as a whole document. A complete Project, Scene or Section Sheet copied and pasted. ALSO: The ability to link research collated on 'Text File - Notes' which contain both notes and links to webpages To 'Drag&Drop; a link in the Project, Scene or Section Sheets.'TO THE NOTE' containing the research. I have in-depth notes and research links on Settings, Scenes and Projects in Novel A, and need to keep the timeline in sync. It would be beneficial, especially to me, to be able to copy folders and or individual Setting, Scene and Project files/documents across to Novel B. It appears at present it all has to be raised new in Novel B then copy and pasted each individual 'Summary', 'Synopsis', 'Plot' and 'Notes'. This would save a large amount of time and help with maintaining a time line on the Project Board between the two novels, Novel A now 47k words with all the associated information and and Novel B now 67k words in with no associated information. On completion of these two novels, I am expecting to finalise both A and B, with a final novel C. Again, I expect to require the research and information already gathered. If this is already possible then by all means delete this Topic. Otherwise, I will be interested to hear your views, and/or suggested ways of doing the above. Regards Barynz (John Baryn)
  20. No luck. I read through the Working with Styles tutorial, but I can't understand what it's telling me to do in regards to the Apply Styles by Matching Text. I'll go ahead and send the file to the support email. Thank you!
  21. Hi membarock, It's hard to say what's going on without see the file. I'd be happy to take a look at it if you'd like. Just attach it to an email to support@storyist.com. Did you have luck with the Apply Styles by Matching Text command? -Steve
  22. Hi again, Steve. An interesting thing happens when I follow the steps you listed. If I place the cursor into a part of the Section Text and click Revert to Original Style from the red triangle, it successfully reverts that specific part of the Section Text back to the Novel Stylesheet formatting; however, if I highlight all of the Section Text and do the same thing (to try and revert all of the Section Text in one fell swoop) it changes all of the Section Text to a single-spaced, Helvetica font. I have no idea why it's doing that.
  23. Hi membarock, If the formatting didn't update to match the novel stylesheet, it's likely that the file is already using that stylesheet (so the Change Stylesheet command had nothing to do) and the styles are instead overridden for each paragraph. If this is the case, you would see the red triangle in the styles list the inspector when you position the cursor in some section text and the style description would read "Section Text + <your changes>." To revert to the original style, you can simply reapply the appropriate styles to the paragraphs. For example, position the cursor in some section text and apply the Section Text style. You can also use the Format > Style > Apply Styles by Matching Text command to accomplish this. The Working with Styles tutorial has some good examples and includes sample files if you want to experiment with the command. -Steve
  24. I wrote a novel in Storyist using personalized formatting for self-publishing purposes. I now need to change the formatting back to the default novel formatting. I positioned the cursor in the file, then selected Format > Style > Change Stylesheet > Novel Stylesheet, clicked Change Stylesheet after confirming that the styles were correct in the dialog, and nothing happened. The formatting didn't change. I tried it several more times while highlighting the entire text. Still nothing. Is this a technical error or am I missing something?
  25. Hi, Steve. Thank you for responding. Unfortunately, I followed your advice to the letter and it didn't work. Nothing happened when I clicked Change Stylesheet. The formatting remained the same. I even tried highlighting all of the text and went through it again with the same result.
  26. Hi membarock, Yes, you can do this as follows: Position the cursor in the file you want to change. Choose Format > Style > Change Stylesheet > Novel Stylesheet. In the dialog that appears, choose the styles you want mapped to the novel styles (they may be the same). Click Change Stylesheet. -Steve
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