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  2. I love the comments feature and I use it a lot. I would love to be able to view comments by section or chapter. For example, if I have a section selected, then the list of comments in the inspector would only show the comments in that section. I don't know if this is possible given that Storyist treats the whole manuscript as a single file? One way I have found to see the comments for a specific section is the storyboard. The problem I run into with the storyboard method is that clicking the comment in the storyboard does not jump you to the text in the manuscript.
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  5. Hi Steve, No problem, just sent the email.
  6. Hi Brutus, There isn't a feature that limits the width of the text in draft mode. That's a great feature request though. Would you mind sending a quick email to support@storyist.com? -Steve
  7. Two things. As protection, if you drag sections about a lot, ensure that each one ends with # on a line by itself, even if it's the end of a chapter. That clues Storyist in to the idea that you don't want merging (because the # marks the end of the section). I thought the program actually added the # before dragging, but your experience suggests I may be wrong about that. Also (and this is a Mac thing, not a Storyist thing), if you drag a chapter, watch the line that shows you where the program thinks you want to drop it: if it's indented under another chapter, then the Mac assumes you want it made subordinate. If the line is full length, it should end up at the same level as the other chapters. And if it gets in the wrong place, dragging it right above or below where you want it but making sure the line is full length should get it back to the right level. You can then move it into place. Best, Marguerite
  8. I like to use the Draft Layout in fullscreen view to focus on the text remove distractions like page breaks and headings. Is there a way to increase the margins in Draft view? I prefer to not have the text stretch across the entire screen, especially when I connect to a larger screen. As a work around, I used the ruler to increase the margins, but that messed up the formatting when I switched back to Page Layout. Any help/suggestions appreciated!
  9. I updated Sunday. The highlights look great now! Thanks.
  10. Hi Brutus, Thanks for the feedback. Version 4.1.2 (out today) has some tweaks for dark mode colors. Here's a screenshot of the new comment color. -Steve
  11. I'm having a seriously frustrating time editing my novel in Storyist. When I click and drag a chapter, sometimes it just drops where I want it and sometimes it seems to merge with other chapters or sections and suddenly have whole sections disappear and then it turns out they've merged with another, totally unrelated section. So my novel is getting more jumbled up as I go and I'm spending ages just trying to unpick the mess. What am I doing wrong? I just want to a quick, easy way to rearrange chapters without them merging with each other and/or dropping/merging/disappearing my sections. Is there something I'm not getting about how this works?
  12. Hi There, I can't see highlighted text in dark mode. The yellow highlight isn't dark enough on the white text. Is there a way to change the highlight color in dark mode? Or make highlighted text darker? Thanks for your help!
  13. Mine is crashing for the first time now, and I cannot understand why all of the sudden it crashes every damn time I use the space bar. is there any advice for crashing. My story is 149,756 words. Does my length have anything to do with it? maja
  14. Hello Steve Playing around last night and might of discovered how the extra styles seem to be getting added. My method of working is to copy & paste before editing on smaller documents. I end up with a couple of documents but being able go back if need be is worth the clutter to me. The document that gets something pasted in gains either a new Body Text or Default Style with the pasted material. When you delete the text that caused the extra style to be added it does not delete the style.You have to manually delete the freshly added style. Have found a couple of times it took twice to get the deletion to sick. This only seems to happen with documents copied within Storyist on the iPad. Bringing in a document from another app does not seem to add extra styles. Phil
  15. marguerite


    There are rulers in Storyist too. Choose "Show rulers" from the View menu. You can also click on the circled i at the top right to open the Inspector and adjust indents from there. In general, Storyist depends heavily on styles—which it exports to RTF and can thus be retained in Word if you set up the Word file properly. There are instructions for that in the user threads on this site. I set up a "1st paragraph" style that includes no first line indent and apply it as needed to the text. Storyist also has a Book feature (Choose New, then Book, from the File menu). I believe that there's a way to get a drop cap from that. I haven't used the Book feature much, though, because I typeset in InDesign, so I can't tell you how to access the drop cap. Best, and welcome to the forums, Marguerite
  16. paha


    As a brand new user, I'm loving some features of Storylist compared to Word. However, I miss the ability to begin a chapter with a "dropcap." Any suggestions, any hope Storylist will integrate it? Also, indentations--sometimes its necessary NOT to indent a paragraph, as after a break in the chapter, but when it occurs automatically, in Word, there's a ruler and the ability to move the first line back so it appears without an indent. Any suggestions? thanks!
  17. Update: was finally able to restore, but it was still the version without all my changes. Also it shows no update versions since May? I have been editing this thing almost every day. Not sure if the connection to iCloud dropped somehow or what to do about it. In any case my edits seem to be irrevocably gone. Please advise on how to prevent this in future or if there is any way to recover the more recent versions
  18. Been making edits on a storyist project I’ve been working on for a long time. Was editing on iPhone, left app (went to home screen, thought sync was confirmed). When I went back to the file all the changes were gone, reverted to an earlier version. I tried to restore a prior version from icloud but the version history page hangs on checking and comes up with no prior versions. Opened file on iPad and saw a prior version but it would not restore. Now it, too, shows no prior versions. Very frustrating! Lost over two hours of copy-edits
  19. Thank you for the response. widows/orphans in Styles was a helpful clue. Overall, we are having a difficult time counting on Storyist to keep it's formatting exactly the same when we output to PDF, and also when we switch to iPad. For those reasons, we are looking for other software.
  20. Hello Storyist Community Does Storyist''s Screenplay pagination comply to the standard one minute screen display format duration?
  21. Hi KKorwal, I'd be happy to investigate. I see you sent an email to the support address, so I'll follow up there. -Steve
  22. I’ve sent this over as a bug report recently, just in case it has slipped through the cracks of the internet, I thought I’d post it here to. In case you have this issue, there is a workaround. When I open Storyist 4.1 on iOS 12 (iPad), no items show up in the sidebar when it was closed. Neither documents nor chapters show up, the list is completely empty. However, when the sidebar is already open by the time Storyist is started, items show up correctly. Storyist remembers the state of the sidebar, so when it’s closed, it’ll open closed upon next start. The workaround is to leave the sidebar open, close Storyist, then open it again. I’ve made a quick video to show the issue: Hope this helps to fix the issue. If you need further details, please let me know.
  23. I’ve been getting into the iPad version of Storyist 4 and was wondering if there’s a way to collapse all chapters at once. When I open my document they’re all open by default, and it makes it slightly cumbersome to collapse each one individually, or scroll to the bottom of the list. I guess the list would look shorter when they’re collapsed. I’ve attached a screenshot if the area I’m referring to. Thank you for any tips!
  24. It's a shame that footnotes still don't exist in the brand new version !
  25. I know this was mentioned in a post three years ago, where processing power was cited as a reason not to include it - but please could you add support for eliminating widows and orphans in screenplays to the iPad version? This is a great app and I can basically do everything I need to, right there in the app – except for having export to .fountain and open in Highland on a laptop/desktop to actually finish a script and create a properly formatted PDF. Thanks so much for considering!
  26. I don't have an answer for the problem, except to say that I'm not encountering it under High Sierra, so it may be an OS issue. I will say that Storyist Support (i.e., Steve Shepard, the developer) is usually very quick to respond, both here and especially via e-mail. So there must be some reason for the delay, although I have no idea what that is. Best, Marguerite
  27. James011, I'm not so sure it's your Dropbox syncing that's causing the problem --- I am having word count discrepancies as well, and I am not using Dropbox, nor syncing of any kind (other than backing up to iCloud). I posted about this last Sunday but have yet to receive any sort of response on it. I really would like to purchase Storyist once NaNoWriMo is over, but the lack of response from Support is disheartening. No one has responded to my email, either (different issue).
  28. I am using the NaNoWriMo trial version for my NaNoNovel this year, and for some reason the Project Total Word Count does not match the total word count I've done so far. Yesterday I hit 17,000 exactly, so I knew that today I wanted to do a sprint and cross the 20k mark, meaning I needed to write 3000 words. The daily word count target showed I had written 3002 words -- but the Project Total Word Count showed only 19939. So I added a few more words, but still the total word count is off. In fact, when I view the Summary, it shows I've actually written 20,111. While I admit I've gone back and deleted a word here or there (usually replacing it and adding a few more), it was certainly not more than a handful, not by a long shot. Certainly not 172 words! I like Storyist and am thinking I may purchase it after NaNo, but that total word count discrepancy has me a bit concerned.
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