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  1. Hi Stellar, You can use the speech recognition built in to iOS to do this. Here's how: Open a text file in Storyist for iOS. Position the cursor where you want to add text. Tap the microphone icon in the soft keyboard. Start dictating. -Steve
  2. Hi Folks, Storyist 3.2.4 for Mac is available for download. This release contains a couple of bug fixes and stability enhancements. Specifically: Storyist no longer crashes when a "point" comment is placed at the end of a file. The Sparkle software updater includes a patch for a recently-discovered security flaw. Bold, italics, and underlining are now preserved when applying a style. Imported RTF files no longer have two default style definitions in cases where the imported RTF file contains tables. Outlining is now off by default for the title page templates. Files now appear immediately when dragged to a folder view. Previously, dragged files would appear in the project view, but would not appear immediately in the folder view in certain circumstances. Storyist no longer crashes after importing .eps files that don't have any metadata. Fixed a bug preventing Scrivener files from opening if the project contains a PDF that has "children." Fixed a bug preventing Scrivener files from opening if images in the project were missing file extensions. -Steve
  3. Hi Joe, I saw your post in the Mac section. Let me ask you a few questions about the steps you took. 1. "I put a pre-existing Scrivener project in the Storyist folder on my iCloud drive." Did you put the file in the Storyist folder in the iCloud Drive folder on your PC or upload it to the Storyist folder at iCloud.com? 2. "I did some work on the Windows laptop, closed Scrivener, opened the project in Storyist - didn't sync." Is the file you edited in Scrivener stored in the Storyist folder in the iCloud Drive folder on your PC? 3. "If I go to the Scrivener project in the iCloud folder and open it there, I see the work, so it did make it from the Windows box to the iCloud folder." This where I'm not sure that I follow. It sounds like the iCloud folder you're talking about is not the one on your PC. Note that the file needs to be in the Storyist folder in your iCloud Drive folder for Storyist for iOS to see it. -Steve
  4. Hi Stellar, You're correct. RTF does support the index card metadata. As Marguerite points out, this information is for notes about the text, not the text itself. To use the index card feature, just import the RTF file into a Storyist project and you'll be all set. -Steve
  5. Hi KJ, Sure. The steps in Storyist for iOS are: Navigate to the folder containing the file you want to export. Tap Edit. Tap the file you want to export. Tap the Export button. Choose Email Document. Choose RTF in the format chooser that appears. The mail composer appears with the RTF file attached. Send the email. -Steve
  6. Hi Joe, No worries. What turned out to be the issue? -Steve
  7. Hi Eclipse and tzkiki32, Thanks for the request and for the kind words. Unfortunatley, Windows and Android versions would each be multi-year projects, and I currently have my hands full with the Mac and iOS versions. -Steve
  8. Hi Joe, I'm not sure I follow the sequence of events. When you say "laptop," do you mean your Windows laptop, or do you also have a Mac in mix? The reason I ask is that this post in in the Storyist for Mac forums. -Steve
  9. Hi erwindink, I think Word uses Shift+Return, so you're in good company if that's what you've got "under your fingers." Personally, I think Option+Return is the most logical, since a soft return is the option most people think of when they think of return key options (alternates). -Steve
  10. Hi erwindink, The Control+Return shortcut is the default provided by the Cocoa text system. It works in a number of apps including Text Edit, Notes, and Mail. -Steve
  11. Hi erwindink, Yes. You can enter a soft return using Control+Return. -Steve
  12. Hi erwindink, You're probably looking at the "Getting Started" document for Storyist for iOS, which does have a Tools menu. You'll find information on page number in the Storyist for Mac Users Guide at http://storyist.com/mac/docs/#editing-headers-and-footers -Steve
  13. Ok. It sounds like you're using Storyist 1 or 2. What version of OS X are you running? -Steve
  14. Hi John, Is the file on the hard drive you're running Storyist from, or is it on a network or USB drive that has been ejected? It it's on a removable drive, try reattaching the drive. If it's on your local hard drive, try this: Choose File > Duplicate. Chose File > Save. Save the duplicate under a new name. If neither of these work, let me know and we'll investigate. -Steve
  15. All correct. Regarding "Save to": iOS creates a container (folder) with the app name and places it in your iCloud Drive folder. iCloud-aware apps are able to access the files in that folder. With iOS 9, Apple added the ability to access files from other app folders (or from folders you create), but that isn't widely adopted yet (iA Writer is a notable exception). -Steve
  16. Hi gdmedia, It's there: "In this way, the changes you make on one device are synced with the cloud and from there to your other devices, so that all devices have the same version of your work." The confusion is probably that the Mac is just another device. I'll update the docs to make it clearer, and provide an example. There is nothing to do on the Mac other than to put your file in the Storyist folder in your iCloud Drive folder and edit it from there. OS X will take care of the syncing for you. -Steve
  17. Hi gdmedia, Welcome to the forums! You can use either iCloud or Dropbox to seamlessly sync between your Mac and your iOS devices. Here's how: http://storyist.com/support/howto/storing-files-in-the-cloud/ -Steve
  18. Thank M and Orren. That certainly made my day. -Steve
  19. Hi Sarabath, The data is still there. There is a bug in El Capitan that prevents some story sheets from opening. You'll want to use Storyist 3.2 or later on El Capitan. You can download that here: Storyist.dmg -Steve
  20. Hi jlee, You'd get that message if OS X reports a content type other than "public.unix-executable" at runtime. What do you get when you run "mdls kindlegen" in a terminal window? If it's not public.unix-executable, please post the value. It may be that the tool is still in "quarantine" after the download. If so, double-clicking on the tool to run it once should remove the quarantine. -Steve
  21. Hi Delah, As Marguerite points out, there isn't a way to view two manuscripts side-by-side in Storyist for iOS. However, Storyist does support Split View. If your iPad is capable of running Split View (some older iPads aren't), you can view two apps side by side. You could paste your reference manuscript into the notes and view them both on screen at the same time. -Steve
  22. Hi GediWorrier, I've not seen it either. Can you post a screenshot? -Steve
  23. Hi Ivy, So your text was imported and it looks like you've now changed the stylesheet to the Novel stylesheet. Great. You're just about there. You'll probably also want to edit the outline template so that "Chapter" and "Section" appear in the add menu and create the appropriately styled text. You can do that from the File Info inspector, as shown below: -Steve
  24. Hi Ivy, You can find the styles list in the Format inspector. Use View > Inspector > Format to view the Format inspector. -Steve
  25. Hi Ivy, When importing an RTF file, Storyist uses the stylesheet from the RTF file. If there is no stylesheet in the file (which should not be the case with a file exported from Word), it then applies the default stylesheet. You can change stylesheets to the Novel style sheet using the Format > Style > Change Stylesheet > Novel Stylesheet command. Can you post a screenshot of the styles list? -Steve
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