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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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 I don't see a problem in the US, but the content is hosted by Amazon, and it's possible that they served an outdated version to you.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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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. 


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


    [1] One place to look for inspiration is the book Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript from Writer's Digest.

  6. Hi Winterwolf,

    Welcome to the forums.

    To remove the page number from the first page:

    1. Open the Format inspector (Command + Option + 2) and check the "Different first page header" checkbox in the "Headers & Footers" section.
    2. 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.



  7. 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.

    1. Click "book" in the project view.
    2. Click "notes" in the project view.
    3. Click "character bios" in the project view.
    4. Click the back button (or use the View > Go Back menu command) to return to "notes."
    5. 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.


  8. 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.


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