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  1. Hi versluis, Check out the (somewhat old) YouTube video titled Storyist for Mac: Adding an Outline Level to Your Manuscript. -Steve
  2. Hi chaarrliie, Thank you for the screencast. You shouldn't see that second Section Text style appear after pasting. I can't reproduce what you're seeing here. Could you send a project with just that file to the support address? If it's a Storyist issue, I'll fix it for you right away. It would be helpful to know what Mac you're using and what version of macOS. -Steve
  3. Hi chaarrliie, Copy and pasting within a manuscript should preserve the style/outline information. If is not what you're seeing, please send a short exerpt to the support address that shows the issue, and I'll take a look right away. Due to the limitations of Apple's pasteboard RTF implementation, when you copy from one file and paste into another file in Storyist for Mac, the style definitions don't follow the formatted text, so you'll need to add these styles to the destination file manually. The easiest way to do this is to use the Format > Style > Change Stylesheet > Project Stylesheet command and then choose your source manuscript as the source for the stylesheet. I know this is a little clunky. Storyist for iOS does handle the style defininition import for you (so if you're using Storyist for iOS too, this might be an option), and this functionality is on the "back to the Mac" list for this summer. -Steve
  4. Hi Ginger, The arrow is visible in the format inspector when the cursor is positioned in some text (and not in, say, the project view). It's only red if the selection overrides the style that is applied to the selected text. I've attached a screenshot of the Novel template on Sierra 10.12.4 showing what you should expect to see. Let me know if this isn't what you're seeing and we'll investigate. -Steve
  5. Hi chaarrliie, A French version of Storyist is on the list for a future release, but unfortunately, I don't have a date for you. It won't be available in the next several months. -Steve
  6. Hi chaarrliie, Welcome to the forums. Thanks for the kind words about Storyist for iOS. macOS implements autocorrect a little differently than iOS does, but it should work just fine. If it's not, check that both the "Check Spelling While Typing" and "Correct Spelling Automatically" are set in the Edit > Spelling Menu. If that doesn't do the trick, let me know a little more about what you're seeing and what versions of macOS and Storyist you're using. -Steve
  7. Hi DonDon, You're running into an apparent bug in 10.12.4 that affects printing text at zoom factors that are not ratios of small integers. You're not the only one. Here is the work-around for Storyist 3.4.2 and earlier: Open your project and navigate to the text file you want to print. Set the zoom factor to 100%, 125%, 150%, or 175%. (You can use the View > Zoom > Zoom Out/In menu command to do this). Choose File > Print. Storyist 3.4.3 sets the zoom factor for you if you're running Sierra (and then sets it back after printing). This version is currently in testing, but you're welcome to use it. You can download it here. -Steve
  8. Hi Eugenia, If you're mostly on Windows these days and are planning to purchase Scrivener for Windows, you'll probably want to keep your projects in Scrivener format. Storyist for Mac can import and export Scrivener projects. Storyist for iOS can edit Scrivener projects directly. -Steve
  9. Hi Malbe, There is a bug in Sierra 10.12.4 that affects printing text at zoom factors that are not ratios of small integers. Here is the work-around: Open your project and navigate to the script. Set the zoom factor to 100%, 125%, 150%, or 175%. (You can use the View > Zoom > Zoom Out/In menu command to do this). Choose File > Print. Click the PDF popup and choose Save as PDF. A version of Storyist that works around the problem by doing this for you automatically is about to go into testing. Let me know if you'd like to try the beta. -Steve
  10. Hi Ginger, Happy to help. A couple of points (pun intended ) 1. The file format didn't change between version 2 and 3. You can, for example, open a file edited in Storyist 3 in Storyist 2. The only difference you'll see is that session word count history edited in v3 isn't displayed in v2. If you're seeing different formatting in v3, check the page size in Print Info and make sure it is what you expect. If that's not it, send a short excerpt to the support address and we'll investigate. The formatting should be the same. 2. You can type in your desired units, regardless of the units used for display. Storyist will do the conversion for you. For example, place the cursor in the Before Paragraph field in the inspector and type ".25 in" That field displays units in points, so the value you type is automatically converted to "18 pt" It does look like the inspector displays Before and After measurements in points and the style editor in inches. The values aren't any different, they're just displayed in different units. I'll fix that. -Steve
  11. Hi Andy, Yes. You'll want to edit the heading levels in the stylesheet to reflect your desired structure. Here is a screencast with more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_bVCzIQeiI You can create a collage for each section in your manuscript by switching to storyboard mode and then selecting the section in the project view. The Users Guide has some more information about working with collages and cork boards here. -Steve
  12. Hi Mark, Twenty seconds would be extreme for an autosave on a relatively modern Mac. Could you send the details of your configuration to support@storyist.com? It would be helpful to know the exact version numbers of the OS and Storyist, and the model number of your Mac. Also, could you let me know how large (in bytes) your project is? Hmmm. I'm unable to reproduce this. Are you sure the cursor is in the header or footer? The header/footer guides should be visible. See the screenshot below. What style is applied to the newly inserted chapter title? The style should have a heading level of 1. You can check by placing the cursor in the chapter title and selecting Format > Style > Edit Current Style. If the style is not what you expect, you can edit the outline template, (which determines which styles are applied to the template text when you insert a new chapter or section) and describe the structure of your outline elements. Autonumbering of chapters is not currently supported. It's an open feature request thought, and I'll add your +1. -Steve
  13. Hi Folks, Storyist for Mac 3.4.1 is available for download. Storyist 3.4.1 contains bug fixes and cosmetic enhancements. Specifically: Project view items are now more readable in dark mode when you're editing them. The inspector toolbar icon better matches the other icons in dark mode. Storyist for Mac no longer freezes in certain uncommon circumstances after editing a file in Storyist for iOS. Storyist now takes better advantage of the auto layout support on macOS Sierra. The style editor offers clearer tooltips for right indent. Several steppers in the style editor have been fixed to adjust their corresponding value. The first sync with iCloud on macOS Sierra should now occur sooner after installation. -Steve
  14. Hi Jeremy, Congratulations on the publication! If you have Twitter/Facebook accounts, let me know. I'd be happy to post a link to your book from the Storyist accounts. -Steve
  15. Hi Brian, Storyist uses the Mail app to send emails. Are you able to send email from within the Mail app? If so, please let me know a little more about what happens when you send an email from within Storyist. Are you able to compse the email? Does the text file appear as an attachment to the email? Do you see any messages after you tap Send? Does the problem occur with all documents in the project or just one? Also, it would be helpful to know what versions of Storyist and iOS you're running. -Steve
  16. Hi Cargil, So you can "print" from Storyist to a PDF and you can open and view the PDF in the Preview app, but you can't print the PDF from the Preview app? It sounds like there is something in the PDF data that the printer doesn't like. Word has it's own PDF creator. Storyist uses the one built in to macOS. What happens if you copy from Storyist and paste into Text Edit and print from there? -Steve
  17. Hi Membarock, If you're creating a PDF, the easiest thing to do would be to save your manuscript, title page, and copyright page as PDF files and then use the Preview app to assemble them into a single document. You could also paste the title page and dedication text into your manuscript and apply the appropriate styles. You'd need to adjust the page numbering too. -Steve
  18. Hi Caroline, That's odd. Let me ask you a few questions: What version of Storyist are you using? Are you using the Mac App Store version or the direct version. Are there any Storyist-related messages in the console log? You can find them by launching the /Applications/Utilities/Console app and typing "Storyist" in the search field. What happens if you "print" to a PDF and then print that PDF from Preview? You can print to a PDF by choosing File > Print and then choosing "Save as PDF" from the PDF popup in the print dialog. -Steve
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    Hi Caroline, Welcome to the forums! To have Storyist show spelling mistakes as you type, make sure that Edit > Spelling > Check Spelling While Typing is checked. If you want to change to a different language than the one used by the system, choose Edit > Spelling > Show Spelling and Grammar and change the language from "Automatic by Language" to the language you'd like to use. -Steve
  20. Hi Folks, Storyist for Mac 3.4 available for download. It includes support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pros and provides enhanced compatibility with macOS Sierra. I've posted some screenshots (or barshots, if you will) in the blog post. Happy Holidays! -Steve
  21. Hi Just Me, Yes! Apologies. it went out Tuesday. I'll PM you the link. -Steve
  22. Hi JustMe, The fix is to go to the beta testers later this week. I'll PM you the link when it's posted. -Steve
  23. Hi AuronDeLirom I can help with that. Let me ask you a few questions: 1. What versions of Storyist and iOS are you using? 2. Did you set up Storyist to store your files in iCloud, in Dropbox, or on your iPad-only. See http://storyist.com/ios/docs/#choosing-a-storage-location 3. When you say "reset the iPad," did you mean a. you restarted the iPad by powering it off and then on b. you deleted the app and reinstalled the Storyist app c. you reset the iPad using the "Reset All Settings" or "Erase All Content and Settings" switches in the General pane of the Settings app. Storyist keeps deleted files around for at least 30 days, so if you accidentally deleted the file, you should be able to restore it as follows: Return to the Storyist home screen. Tap Edit. The the Versions (umbrella) icon. Choose Show Deleted items. You'll find more information about the Versions browser here: http://storyist.com/ios/docs/#backing-up-your-work Please note that deleting the Storyist app also removes your Storyist files from the device. If you set up your iPad to store file in iCloud or Dropbox, you can recover them by visiting http://iCloud.com or http://dropbox.com respectively. -Steve
  24. Hi abolt, Glad you're all set! Storyist does keep deleted files around for at least 30 days so if they're accidentally deleted, you can easily restore them. Dropbox also stores old versions, and you can use their website to revert to older versions. You'll find instructions on that here. -Steve
  25. Hi JustMe, It happens in El Capitan 10.11.6 too. I'm working on a fix. Would you like to try the beta when it's available? -Steve
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