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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hi Just Me, Yes! Apologies. it went out Tuesday. I'll PM you the link. -Steve
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Hi Lawrence, Apologies for the delayed reply. The iOS version doesn't yet support widows and orphan control, which is why a character name can end up at the bottom of a page with the next paragraph (the dialog) on the following page. This feature is on the list for a future release, but I don't have a date for you. The widow and orphan processing takes quite a bit of processing power, and the original iPad Mini and some older phones are a little underpowered for the job. -Steve
  13. Hi JustMe, I do see this issue in macOS Sierra. What version of OS X are you running? -Steve
  14. Hi Mark, The current behavior (triple-click to select a paragraph) is the way the Mac text system works. The reason is probably historical and has to do with the fact that the lexical analysis necessary to recognize sentence boundaries is a little more involved that simply searching for a period. Consider the following sentence: Mr. Smith went 818.5 miles from St. Louis to Washington after planning the trip on www.google.com. Any algorithm would have to understand abbreviations and decimal numbers and URLS and ... And that is just for English. -Steve
  15. Hi Talban, If you close a project in Storyist for Mac, and then edit in in Storyist for Mac, it should still be closed when you relaunch Storyist for Mac. The project should be in the File > Open Recent menu. Try this: Create a new project from the Novel template. Save it in your iCloud Drive/ Storyist folder. Close the project in Storyist for Mac. Quit the app. Open the project in Storyist for iOS. Make some changes in Storyist for iOS and wait for them to sync. Open Storyist for Mac. The project should still be closed (like it was after step 3), but should be listed in your File > Open Recent menu. If this is not what you're seeing, let me know what version of Storyist and OS X you're running, and the steps you're using to cause the problem to appear. -Steve
  16. Hi Sparrow, Welcome to the forums! Glad you found the button. Another way to create a chapter is to type the chapter title in the manuscript and apply the Chapter Title style (if you're using the Novel template) or another heading-level style. -Steve
  17. Hi Zareh, Storyist 3.2.4 was thoroughly tested with Sierra and works great. -Steve
  18. Thanks Shandor. Storyist probably shows up in Kindle searches because it can create Kindle editions. Apple's search ranking is a little opaque, and developers do need to stay on top of it. They don't publish much keyword guidance like Google does. I'm pretty sure the ranking engine change again recently with the introduction of Search Ads on iOS. -Steve
  19. Hi Lawrence, The current version of Storyist 3 for Mac doesn't export PDFs with title pages. The current version of Storyist for iOS does, and the feature is coming to Mac soon. In the meantime, you can use the Preview app to do this. Just open the PDF of your script in Preview, drag the title page PDF to the outline, and save. -Steve
  20. Hi Pip, Thanks for the tip. Yes, the shortcut documentation is a little out of date. I'll fix that. On a Macbook: Fn + Left Arrow will get you to the start of the document. This is the equivalent of the Home key. Fn + Right Arrow will get you to the start of the document. This is the equivalent of the End key. It looks like there is a bug in the OS X text system when you're in page mode where Home and End don't get you all the way there. I've just implemented a work-around for the next beta. You're welcome to use that if you want. (Home and End work as expected in Draft mode). -Steve
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    Hi Jeremy, There isn't a mechanism to change the icons. That would be a good feature request though. -Steve
  22. Hi James, It looks like you've found a bug! Thanks so much for reporting it here. There is a simple workaround you can use: Make sure there is more text in the body of the document than there is in the header. If you add a short paragraph to an empty document, you should be all set. I'll fix this for you right away. -Steve
  23. Hi James, It looks like your zoom factor puts the width of the page just a little bit off from the width of the view. If the horizontal scrolling bugs you, you can do one of the following: Pinch on the trackpad to zoom in a little. Switch to draft mode (View > Layout > Draft) -Steve
  24. Hi James, Hmmm. I can see that too on 3.2.4 / El Capitain 10.11.5. I'll investigate. What version of OS X are you running? -Steve
  25. Hi Anthony, It looks like Storyist is displaying the internal representation of the work rather than the formatted version. Are you using Storyist 2? If so, what version of OS X are you running? The work is still there, and I'd be happy to take a look at the project for you. If you'd like me to do that, please send it to me at support@storyist.com. -Steve
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