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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hi Micha, Storyist doesn't currently support drop caps. That's a great feature request, though. -Steve
  6. Hi Anthony, You can export a PDF from a Storyist project by selecting the script in the folder view, selecting Share from the more menu, and choosing PDF as the export type. You can't currently do that from a script outside a Storyist project, but that feature is coming later this summer. -Steve
  7. Hi Anysia, I just replied to your email to support. Don't worry, we'll get to the bottom of it. Some early versions of Catalina had an issue that caused saved window state to be corrupted, which could cause problems when reopening an app. If you think you might be running into this, hold down the Option key when reopening Storyist. This will cause Storyist to skip the window restoration step. -Steve
  8. Hi Anysia, Could you let me know where in the world you're downloading from? I don't see a problem in the US, but the content is hosted by Amazon, and it's possible that they served an outdated version to you. I can reset the cache if that's the case. Here are a couple of things to check: Make sure that you're opening the correct Storyist.dmg file. If you've downloaded Storyist in the past (say, for example, during the last NaNoWriMo), you may have multiple versions of the file in your Downloads folder. If you have multiple versions of Storyist on your computer and you're opening the app by clicking on a document, make sure you're opening the correct version. -Steve
  9. Hi Barynz, Just enter your Storyist 3 license at the prompt and you'll be all set. -Steve
  10. Hi Sanghoon, It looks like you're running last year's special NaNoWriMo trial version, which expired on December 15th. You can download the regular trial version from https://update.storyist.com/downloads/Storyist.dmg, which will start your trial period when you first launch it. -Steve
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Hi Werewolf, Thank you for the report. Unfortunately, you're encountering a bug in macOS 10.15.0 Catalina. A work-around is in testing and should be available shortly. -Steve
  15. Hi Maury, Good to hear from you! Yes, there is an upgrade option. You'll find more information about that here. -Steve
  16. Hi James, This is a request from 2009. Thanks for the bump. -Steve
  17. Hi Barynz, The styles in the story sheets are fixed. If you're able to temporarily change the font color in a story sheet, you've found a bug. Apologies for the inconvenience. I'll investigate. Changing styles in story sheets is a feature request that's been on the list for quite a while and is something I hope to get to later this year. -Steve
  18. Hi Dan, We corresponded at the support address, but I missed your post here. For others who are interested: There isn't currently a query or synopsis template, but you can create one if you want. To do this: 1. Create a new text file in your current project. 2. Enter the text for the template and style it to taste. [1] 3. Choose File > Save as Template. 4. When the template dialog appears, make sure the "Save as" popup says "Text File Template" and enter a name and category for the template. 5. Click Save. Your template is now available in the template chooser, and you can add it to other projects as well. -Steve [1] One place to look for inspiration is the book Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript from Writer's Digest.
  19. Hi Winterwolf, Welcome to the forums. To remove the page number from the first page: Open the Format inspector (Command + Option + 2) and check the "Different first page header" checkbox in the "Headers & Footers" section. Position the cursor in the header, select the page number, and press the Delete key. I've attached a screenshot in case it helps. In this case, you won't need to change the starting number (the second page will still have the number "2"), but you can do that if you need to by entering a value in the "Start at" field in the "Page Numbers" section. -Steve
  20. Hi James, Thanks for the report. Which version of Storyist and macOS are you running? -Steve
  21. 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
  22. Hi ggblk, The back feature functions as it does in a web browser. You should be able to click back as many times as necessary. For example. Click "book" in the project view. Click "notes" in the project view. Click "character bios" in the project view. Click the back button (or use the View > Go Back menu command) to return to "notes." Click the back button to return to "book." The "Go Back" and "Go Forward" menu commands are available in both full-screen mode and non-full-screen mode. -Steve
  23. Hi Laker, Version 4 isn't posted to the version 3 update stream. You can download version 4 from https://update.storyist.com/downloads/Storyist.dmg. -Steve
  24. Hi Gunner, Welcome to the forums. Smart quotes are still there. To turn them on in your manuscript, open Storyist and choose Edit > Substitutions > Smart Quotes. -Steve
  25. Hi Mike, Welcome to the forums. Are you asking about Storyist for macOS or iOS? Storyist for macOS doesn't do anything with your files. I'm guessing that you had Storyist 3 for iOS setup to store files on your iPad (or phone) instead of in iCloud or Dropbox. If so, they're not lost. These files are stored inside the Storyist 3 app and you'll need to move them so that Storyist 4 can access them. The easiest way to do this is to move them to iCloud. The easiest way to accomplish this is to simply transfer your local files to iCloud. Here’s how: Open Storyist 3. Tap the More (…) menu and choose “Cloud Setup.” On the “Where should files be stored?” page, tap “In iCloud” and then tap “OK.” Storyist 3 will then move your local files to iCloud. Open Storyist 4 to verify that everything has been transferred before deleting Storyist 3. -Steve
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