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  1. Hi Outflare, Unfortunately, there isn't a "running title" field yet This would be a great feature request though. You can set the header for each file though, so one option would be to create a file for each chapter and set the header appropriately. -Steve
  2. Hi Outflare, Welcome to the forums. You can split a section by adding the section separator (the "#" character) on a blank line. This will create a new outline entry, which you can name in the project view. The "Adding Section Breaks" section of My Manuscript in the Novel template has more information. -Steve
  3. Hi Steven, Welcome to the forums, and thanks for the feature requests. There are actually some standard iOS gestures that get you close to what you want. A two-finger single tap on the keyboard (not in the text) followed by a drag moves the cursor. Essentially, this makes the on-screen keyboard a trackpad. A two-finger double tap on the keyboard selects the word at the current cursor location. A two-finger double tap on the keyboard selects the paragraph at the current cursor location. Hope this helps. -Steve
  4. I can help with that. Please send the file to the support address. -Steve
  5. Hi Todd, The demo is fully functional. There shouldn't be any read-only aspects. Could you let me know a little more about what you're seeing and how to reproduce it? -Steve
  6. Hi Norman, That's a good question, and unfortunately, I don't know the answer. Perhaps the Kindle forums could shed some light? -Steve
  7. Hi Kevion, The "Notebook Entry" template is probably what you're looking for. It's an empty file with basic paragraph styles based on Helvetica. If you want, you can save this as a template named "Blank" as follows: Choose File > New > Text File. Select "Notebook Entry" and click Choose. Choose File > Save as Template. Change the name to "Blank." Click OK. This template will be available in the template file the next time you create a text file. -Steve
  8. Thanks Kevion, That does look like a bug. I'll fix that right away. Shoot me an email at the support address if you'd like to try the beta. As you mentioned above, the workaround is to click the + button in the toolbar and select New Story Sheet. -Steve
  9. Hi Vikaskundu, That's odd. Let me ask you a couple of questions: 1. What version of Storyist are you running? 2. How much free storage space do you have on your device? -Steve
  10. Hi Julia, It's hard to say without more information. Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing? On possibility that comes to mind is the footer spacing. Perhaps you accidentally pasted some blank lines into the footer field? You can see where the headers and footers are by turning on page guides (View > Layout > Show Page Guides). It might also help to show invisible characters (View > Show Invisible Characters). -Steve
  11. Hi cboal, If you're interested in working with Final Draft files, try this: Create a new document in Final Draft on your computer. Place it in the Dropbox folder that Storyist for iOS is using. The default is /Apps/Storyist. Does the Final Draft document appear in Storyist? If not, does it appear in the Dropbox iOS app? If not, here are some things to check: Make sure you've setup Storyist to store files in Dropbox. You'll find instructions for that here: http://storyist.com/ios/docs/#choosing-a-storage-location Make sure you're signed into Dropbox and that you're using the Dropbox account you expect to sync. People sometimes have more than one Dropbox account. Make sure that Storyist is allowed to access your Dropbox account. Authorization usually occurs when you sign into your Dropbox account. You can check by logging into your Dropbox account, clicking your account icon (top right), choosing Settings, and selecting the Connected Apps tab. Check that you have a network connection, and that it is sending and receiving data. If you're on a cellular network, make sure the Storyist app is allowed to use cellular data. People sometimes turn off cellular data to save network charges. You'll find the setting for that in the Cellular section of the Settings app. Make sure that the Dropbox service is working. Dropbox sometimes has outages. You can check the status at https://status.dropbox.com Make sure you have enough free storage in your account. You can check the storage by logging into your Dropbox account and clicking the account icon. These are the most common issues that prevent Dropbox from syncing. If these don't help, let me know what versions of iOS and Storyist you're running, and we can investigate further. It would also help to know where in the world you're trying to connect from and what you're seeing when you edit a file in Storyist for iOS. -Steve
  12. It looks like the beta KDP previewer can't handle the bookmarks (digital table of contents). Pages and Word don't generate bookmarks for chapters ( ), so it isn't an issue with PDFs created by these apps. I just posted a beta of Storyist for Mac 3.5.2 gives you the option to strip bookmarks on export. It should be available shortly. -Steve
  13. Hi Iudex_Fundyr, Thank you for the email. For those following along, this appears to be an issue with 10.13.1 related to the system locale (in this case, Japan) and the value of the 24-Hour Time checkbox (in this case, unchecked). In certain circumstances, the OS generates an incorrectly-formatted time string, which was causing Storyist to crash. I've posted a beta (3.5.2b2) that works around the bug and ensures that a properly formatted string is saved with the file. If you're running across this bug and want to try the beta, please send an email to the support address. -Steve
  14. Will do. I does look like the paperback service is still in beta, so I'll submit a bug report if I find something. You should at least get a more descriptive error message. -Steve
  15. Hi EMP360, Thanks for the update. I'll try to reproduce your results here. It sounds like you're using the beta for the Publish Your Paperback on KDP feature, not Create Space. Is that correct? -Steve
  16. Hi EMP360, Welcome to the forums. What error messages are you seeing? If you use the Blurb template, Storyist will make sure the PDF has the correct number of pages for the Blurb presses by adding blank pages if necessary. Could KDP be complaining that the PDF has the wrong number of pages for their signatures? If so, you could use Preview to add or remove blank pages to match the KDP specs. You could also use the general template instead. See the tutorial titled Customizing Your Book Design for information (and sample files) about adding your own design elements. -Steve
  17. Hi Iudex_Fundyr, Thank you for posting here! I was just looking at the crash report you sent. Crash reports are anonymous, and I was hoping to ask you some questions. Could you send a quick email to support@storyist.com? -Steve
  18. Hi cremmerson, Unfortunately, Storyist for iOS doesn't print index cards. Storyist for Mac can though. -Steve
  19. Hi dogpack, Welcome to the forums. To start a new project: Create a new project from the Novel template using the File > New Project command. Click on the "My Manuscript" file in the project view. Click on some text in the file, select all, and press delete. Start typing. You'll find more information in the tutorial titled Setting Up Storyist for NaNoWriMo. Good luck getting to 50k! -Steve
  20. Hi CartoonMike, I haven't seen this, but would be happy to investigate. The next time it happens, please submit the crash report from the "Quit Unexpectedly" dialog and add a little note to let me know the crash was yours. -Steve
  21. Hi Dann, Thanks for checking out the new features! Be sure to also check out the two new tutorials: Working with Styes Creating a PDF for Print Both tutorials include sample projects. Storyist adds blank pages so that the PDF conforms to Blurb's specifications: Files must have an even number of pages, Page counts for 5x8 and 6x9 books must be divisible by six. To see the full list of requirements, visit the Blurb PDF to Book page and click on the "Review PDF Settings" tab. By the way, if you were to upload a PDF that didn't meet these specifications to the Blurb site, their verifier would warn you of this and offer to add the blank pages for you (so you'd still pay the same amount ). These requirements may sound odd, but there is a method to the madness. The page restriction is due to the way the books are printed. You'll find a nice writeup in this article: Understanding and Working with Print Signatures. When building the PDF, Storyist applies the styles from the template you've chosen. If you don't want this to happen, simply uncheck the "Apply formatting from template" checkbox. A WYSIWYG template would be a nice addition. You can import the template files into the project by clicking on the Action (gear) button in the Files table and choosing Advanced > Import Template to Project. If you do this, you'll have access to the style sheets, and can edit the files and use them as a basis for your own PDF template. -Steve
  22. Hi Folks, Storyist for Mac 3.5 is out. It contains new features, bug fixes and performance improvements. New Features Print-Ready PDFs. Use the book templates in Storyist to turn your manuscript into a print-ready PDFs. The new book editor lets you add front matter (like a table of contents); specify verso/recto pages; and set trim size, margins, and bleed. Blurb Trade Book Templates. Storyist has partnered with Blurb, a popular self-publishing platform, to provide you with book creation and distribution tools that make it easy to print and sell your work. Use the included print-optimized templates to quickly build beautiful Blurb Trade Books. Split and Merge Tools. You can now split and merge text files. Page numbers can now be displayed as roman numerals. Support for macOS High Sierra. Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements Fixed a bug in style editor preventing edited styles from being applied to the text in certain circumstances. Fixed a bug preventing styles that inherit from styles with a heading level from having a body text level. When you delete a template in the template chooser, Storyist now deletes the associated plist file in the application support directory. Storyist no longer crashes in certain rare circumstances when changing the outline popup in the navigation bar. Large text files now load faster. Footers with different first page values are now saved and restored properly. You can read more about it on the Storyist blog. -Steve
  23. Hi Norman, Hmmm. The .mobi support hasn't changed. Could you let me know what version of kindlegen you're using? I'll see if I can reproduce your results. -Steve
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