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  2. CRB

    Storyist for Mojave?

    This works very well. And the dark user element interface feature is compatible with Mojave dark mode. Many thanks!
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  4. Hi, wappinghigh, and welcome to the forums. The first thing would be to check, if you are submitting to a literary agent, what that agent's submissions requirements are. Some insist on Times New Roman 12 point; others accept the basic Courier (which is used for the template because it was long a standard); still others don't care about the font, so long as it's not Comic Sans or something similar but have specific requirements for margins. You can change any of the formatting through the Inspector by selecting a paragraph that does not have italics or bold, changing the formatting to what you want, then choosing Format > Style > Redefine Current Style in the menus. You can also click in a paragraph that contains only plain text and choose Format > Style > Edit Current Style and make the changes in the box that appears. Click OK and the changes will be applied throughout the document, with the italics and bold text preserved. In this case, you probably need to adjust the margins to 1" all around and make sure that the format is double-spaced rather than a set distance. But no one I ever contacted counted lines per page. So in that sense you are fine with the standard setup. Best, Marguerite
  5. Hi Ginger, It's probably easiest to show it in action. I've posted a screencast that shows how to Creating a project from the Novel template Add a PDF book to the project Add your manuscript to the book Add a title page Add a table of contents -Steve
  6. Hi !! Sorry for the newbie question. I am just trialling your wonderful program. I have imported some draft text by copying it over into the standard Storyist "novel" template (I have written what I have done so far using OSX pages) I have read that a manuscript for submission of a novel should be 25 lines per page. Courier 12 point. I set the font at Courier 12, but the standard template seems to give me pages that are only 21 lines per page (the text that I have imported counts 21 lines each page..not including the header/page no. set up already by Storyist) Is this correct? Am I doing this right? How do I adjust the format so I get 25 lines per page? Or am I simply set up go correctly and submit the manuscript as is... thanks!
  7. I've been trying to convert a Storyist novel project into a PDF. Yes, I've read the instructions. Yes, I've searched the forum. The instructions tell us to: The first step in creating a PDF for print is to create a new project item to hold your book. To accomplish this, choose File > New > Book. Problem is, that choice isn't available when I first open Storyist. Marguerite suggests creating the project first. Once I chose "Novel", the File>New>Book becomes available, unfortunately, when I add the Blurb choice, it slaps the Blurb choice into the left menu and now I have two items: the manuscript novel sample and the Blurb sample. Next, the instructions say to add your text. You can do this either by clicking the Add (+) button at the bottom of the files table and selecting Add Project Files or by simply dragging the file from the Project view to the File table. If you’re following along, go ahead and drag Pride and Prejudice from the Project view. The Add button doesn't offer the "Add a Project Files" choice even though I clicked through each menu choice. Dragging accomplished nothing, other than to show a green + arrow, but no change. I was trying to use the Pride and Prejudice Start file. I figure I’m missing something, but can’t figure out what. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated! I'm running Sierra 10.13.6 thanks! ginger
  8. srquinn00

    Crashes on Character & Image Tabs

    Thanks marguerite! I did send an email to the support team as well. Someone has already responded to that email and we are trying to figure it out.
  9. marguerite

    Crashes on Character & Image Tabs

    I haven't encountered this behavior. The developer always wants to hear about crashes. Did you report it to the Support address (bugs at storyist dot com)? He'll also need to know which version of the Mac OS you're running.
  10. Every time I click on the Characters and Settings tabs (and any of their sub groups) Storyist crashes. Clicking on the Chapters and Images does not cause it to crash. I just bought the latest version today. I'm running Storyist on Mac. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix it? Thanks!
  11. WMH99338

    Storyist for Mojave?

    I've also upgraded to Mac OS Mojave on both a late 2013 iMac and a mid-2017 MacBook Pro, and love it. I'm running Storyist v.3.52 on both machines and it seems fine. Also, I am very happy that Storyist is not "abandonware." For me, it is more intuitive and user-friendly than its leading competitor. Go Storyist!
  12. Definitely sounds like a bug. I'm sure Steve is on it as we speak! Best, Marguerite
  13. So the issue is that when you add a scene in the Screenplay template under Mojave, you get both a new scene and a scene called #? —— Yes. If I click on the # in the manuscript, It has the Section Separator style applied. The blank line is Scene Heading (Section Text in the Novel template). If I change the blank line to Scene Heading/Section Text and the # to Section Separator, it does that fix things. Best, Laker
  14. So the issue is that when you add a scene in the Screenplay template under Mojave, you get both a new scene and a scene called #? What happens if you click on the # in the manuscript? Does it have the Section Separator style applied? Does the blank line have the Section Separator style, or is it Scene Heading (Section Text in the Novel template)? If you change the blank line to Scene Heading/Section Text and the # to Section Separator, does that fix things? Best, Marguerite
  15. marguerite

    Resetting Page Numbers After Prologue

    Sorry, Outflare, I missed this one the first time. Click on the Inspector icon at top right to open the Inspector. Click on Chapter 1 in the Project View. Click on the paragraph mark in the Inspector and scroll down until you see Page Numbers. Click on Page Numbers to expand it, and you should see two choices: Use default value (selected by default) and Start at. Click in the button next to Start at and you should be able to set the value back to 1. I checked this in the release version to be sure I wasn't giving you false information based on the beta I'm currently using. Best, Marguerite
  16. outflare

    Resetting Page Numbers After Prologue

    Bumping for exposure (please forgive). ?
  17. Hi Steve, I tried that by the steps, by created 2 projects from Novel and Screenplay templates, and get the results: 1. A blank line following a "#", but no "#" on the side bar. (Novel project) 2. A blank line following a "#", and one "#" on the side bar. (Screenplay project. This is my question.) Plz check out the attachments. Regards.
  18. Good People, Apologies if this is already discussed, I looked but couldn't find this specific question! My novel has both a prologue and an epilogue. I would like to keep it all in one project for simplicity, however I could like my page numbering to restart with Chapter 1. Currently my Prologue is 16 pages long (I'm working on shortening it!), and then I have a title page and after that, Chapter 1. Instead of having Chapter 1 start at page 18, I'd like it to start from 1 all over again. Is this possible? If not, I'll bump this over into feature requests. Thank you!
  19. outflare

    Storyist for Mojave?

    Ditto, working great with Mojave.
  20. timdehring

    Storyist for Mojave?

    It works fine under Mojave for me.
  21. Steve, I'm not sure a bug I reported is relevant here, but I did just update the post under Bugs in the Beta forums. Perhaps it will provide a clue?
  22. Hi Laker, I'm not sure if I understand the question. When you add a section to a novel, you should see a blank line followed by the section separator character (#"). Is that not what you're seeing? Try this: Create a new project from the Novel template an open the file titled "My Manuscript." Select the last section (the one titled "Getting More Information") and type the Command+Enter shortcut to add a new section. Notice that the manuscript now contains a blank line (the section body) following by the section separator. Kindly let me know what you see when you do this. -Steve
  23. Sarah L

    Unable to use the Tab Key on MacBook

    Thank you so much!!! That fixed it! I didn't know I needed to set stops for the tab and now it works great!! Thank you so much for all your help!
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