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  2. Hi, Neil, I think you misunderstood the manual. As I read it, "You can export text files" is a general statement. It doesn't necessarily mean you can export more than one file with a single click. You can export multiple files from a Storyist project at one time on the Mac, but in iOS you need to send one at a time. That's why the "Send" icon grays out as soon as you select more than one file. Best, Marguerite
  3. I have been a scrivener user for quite long. Having been buying / upgrading both iOS and Mac versions religiously on day one of release. Although the software is nice but lately I've found the plethora of options little overwhelming. What I want is the software to get out of the way so that I can focus on writing more. Moreover the other problem that is becoming more and more apparent for me is the lack of support for iCloud sync. I heard that it is due to the way scrivener project files are created. I am seriously considering moving to Storyist on Mac and iOS as it checks all my writing needs. @Steve wondering if there is any discount for folks who switch from Scrivener to Storyist permanently? BTW noticed from the template title page that the zip code (94087 - If it's yours) is next to mine (94086). thanks, Sachin Walia
  4. I am using an IPAD Pro Despite what that manual says, there is no ability to export multiple text files (story files) at one time or as a single file If I highlight more than one file, the Action button is not visible Any instruction or “trick” to achieve this would be welcome.
  5. I think I may have stumbled on what is triggering the word count issue. When I was writing this morning, the word count was correct, and my word target had reset last night after midnight. So it's back to the proper 1,000 words per day. Before noon, I decided to take my laptop outside to write. My internet connection isn't that great outside, and I am storing my manuscripts using Dropbox. After working a moment outside I noticed the word counts were off again and my daily target was bumped up to 2,000. It seems to me that there is a synching issue going on here. I hope that this can get fixed, because it is important to me that I can take my laptop to appointments, the park or beach and without an internet connection still be able to write.
  6. My word count doesn't match. Up top it says I have 19 words today, but I know that I typed the 271 words shown below. Also the target is off again. My daily target is 1,000 words, not 2,000 words. Please see the screenshot. MacOS 10.14.5 and Storyist v. 4.0.
  7. Understood. Sorry I can't help with that, as I use the iPad version mostly for editing and that not so often. I do almost all my writing on the Mac. Try posting the question again in the iPad section, and probably someone (maybe Steve, the developer) will respond. Good luck! M
  8. When using a bluetooth keyboard, I don't see a way (keyboard shortcut?) to add index cards without having to click on the three dot menu, then click add, then click add card, then select card text type. Seems like a lot of hassle that takes you out of the flow of outlining. Could we get a keyboard shortcut for fast adding of a card? Or can the plus be added to the overall top menu bar along with the color coding options? Maybe allow the extended keyboard row to still show when using a bluetooth keyboard? Not sure but it would make it worlds better.
  9. Has started asking me to confirm my purchase, and locks me out of my pages til I do. This is really annoying.
  10. Marguerite, Thanks for attempting to help me. I’m pretty dense. But I just realized that you were responding to a Storyist for Mac question, when I actually use Storyist for iPad. Probably my error. My questions remain... Thanks again.
  11. Hey, I realize it seems I’m constantly bitching, but Storyist *could* be a writer’s dream... but it’s not. Part of a writer’s goal is to get published, and Storyist falls just short of helping writers achieve their goals. What I mean is, there’s no template specifically for query letters and story synopses. It seems to me it would be a simple thing to include templates formatted specifically for single-spaced queries and synopses. Right now, I have to leap from Storyist to word processing apps, when it would be far more convenient for all those materials to be maintained in my individual Storyist project folders. Make sense?
  12. Storyist 4.0 and MacOS 10.14.4
  13. Hi James, Thanks for the report. Which version of Storyist and macOS are you running? -Steve
  14. The cursor sometimes freezes and ceases to blink. I can use the arrow keys but the cursor stays in the same place, but if I type the text appears where I had used the arrow keys to move the cursor. If I grab and drag the window to resize it, then the cursor work properly again.
  15. The easiest setup for import is to use File > Save As in Word and save the file to RTF format. You can also find a lot of information about going back and forth between Storyist and Word in this thread: Copying/pasting out of Storyist is determined by the app you're copying into (Dan), but if you click in your manuscript and choose File > Export > then choose RTF, you can open that file in Word and have all the italics, etc. preserved. Save it as a Word .docx file, and you can attach it to an e-mail for agents or cut/paste from there if the agents refuse to accept attachments, as some do. One caveat: do not redefine your Section Text style in Word after importing the file from Storyist, or Word will impose the new definition on every paragraph that contains only italics, wiping them out in the process (in-paragraph italics will be maintained). That's a Word feature, not a Storyist feature. In Storyist, the main thing to watch out for is that before you change styles, make sure you are in a line or a part of a line that is neither italic or bold. In that case, Storyist will retain the special formatting. Good luck! Marguerite
  16. Hi, William, It sounds like a mixup. I'm sure the developer will help you. Try sending an e-mail to support at storyist dot com. You'll probably get an individual reply more quickly than posting here. Best, Marguerite
  17. Hi Julia, Storyist can import text from several formats, including plain text, rtf, .doc and .docx. You'll information about how to do that here: https://www.storyist.com/mac/docs/#importing-existing-work If that doesn't help, let us know a little more about what you're trying to do, and we'll go from there. -Steve
  18. I am new to storyist too, and with the same issue. I am having great difficulty understanding how to move existing files into Storyist that weren't originally created in Storyist.
  19. I am new to Storyist, and am probably being dim about this, but I am trying to copy documents that were initially created in WORD into Storyist, and I can't seem to cut and paste them. I've tried using import, but that doesn't work either. Would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks, Julia
  20. I thought I would try Google Drive to sync between my MacBook Pro and my iPad. I created a folder on my MacBook and copied a couple of my Storyist files into it. When I look at those files on my iPad using Google Drive inside Storyist, the filenames are greyed out and I cannot open them for editing. How do I get Google Drive on my iPad to allow me to write/edit my Storyist files?
  21. A couple of times at coffee shops, the Storyist project that I am writing will get lots of conflicted copies in Dropbox. As in 10 to 40 conflicted copies. Anyone else have that problem? Any idea on how to fix it or at least what is causing the problem? P.S. Tonight I went into the Storyist iPad app in Settings, and set it to sync via Dropbox instead of iCloud. I do not know if that will make a difference or not. I will find out.
  22. I was taken to the app store only to pay for the wrong version and told that to upgrade I would have to pay an additional 29.99! WTH? If you would have stated that on your website I would have bought it directly from you. I only chose the app store for convenience. Can someone please rectify this?
  23. Up until a half hour ago, I was having trouble moving text files into new folders. The changes should have been uploaded as soon as I left the project. The app indicated everything was being backed-up and uploaded to iCloud, but it wasn’t showing back up in my project when I went back to it. This happened with new text files as well. I would make a new text file, and type things in, I would leave the project, it would indicate the changes were uploaded, and whatever I worked on would be gone. The memory sizes of the new additions that disappeared never changed. I left the project with a 20KB Text file that brought the project total from 150KB to 170KB, but the text File wouldn’t show back up, and the project memory space stayed at 170KB. I lost three hours of work when this started happening, and I don’t know what I can do to retrieve what I lost. These disappeared files still takes up space in my iCloud. Can I do anything?
  24. Please ignore this, I posted this to the wrong sub forum.
  25. Up until a half hour ago, I was having trouble moving text files into new folders. The changes should have been uploaded as soon as I left the project. The app indicated everything was being backed-up and uploaded to iCloud, but it wasn’t showing back up in my project when I went back to it. This happened with new text files as well. I would make a new text file, and type things in, I would leave the project, it would indicate the changes were uploaded, and whatever I worked on would be gone. The memory sizes of the new additions that disappeared never changed. I left the project with a 20KB Text file that brought the project total from 150KB to 170KB, but the text File wouldn’t show back up, and the project memory space stayed at 170KB. I lost three hours of work when this started happening, and I don’t know what I can do to retrieve what I lost. These disappeared files still takes up space in my iCloud. Can I do anything?
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