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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hi erwindink, Yes. You can enter a soft return using Control+Return. -Steve
  5. 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
  6. Ok. It sounds like you're using Storyist 1 or 2. What version of OS X are you running? -Steve
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Thank M and Orren. That certainly made my day. -Steve
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Hi GediWorrier, I've not seen it either. Can you post a screenshot? -Steve
  16. 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
  17. Hi Ivy, You can find the styles list in the Format inspector. Use View > Inspector > Format to view the Format inspector. -Steve
  18. 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
  19. Hi Folks, The Storyist Testimonials page was woefully out of date, so I've started updating it with quotes from some published authors. You'll probably recognize some of the names from this forum. If your book (written with Storyist, of course) is now available to the world, I'd love to add it to the list. If you're interested, please get in touch here or at the support address. -Steve
  20. A quick update: It looks like both Word and Pages now preserve bold, italics, and underlining when applying styles (in most situations). I've posted a new Storyist beta that follows this convention. Specifically: In cases where neither the old style nor the new style specifies bold/italics/underlining, Storyist will preserve these traits in your text when applying a style. If either the old style or the new style specifies these traits, the settings from the new style will be applied. Holding Option while applying the style will result in the the settings from the new style being applied. (This is the behavior in 3.2.3). -Steve
  21. You can change the font (or any of the paragraph properties) and have it preserve the bold and italics. You just can't apply a style and have it preserve the bold and italics. You'd need to reapply the bold and italics afterwards. I understand what you're trying to do. Let me think about it some. In the mean time, here is a trick you can use: Paste the text after a paragraph containing the style you want to apply--in this case, Section Text. Position the cursor at the start of this newly pasted paragraph. Press Delete. This will combine the paragraphs and apply the new style to the pasted text while preserving bold and italics. Press Return. This will create a new paragraph with the formatting intact, with the exception that it now has the Section Text style. -Steve
  22. Hi Daria, A style includes definitions for bold and italics, so when you ask Storyist to apply the Section Text style, it applies the bold and italics settings too, which in this case is not bold and not italics. There isn't a mechanism to apply all style properties to a paragraph except for bold and italics. As Rusty suggests, importing the file should preserve the styles if they're present in the imported RTF file. You'll want to use RTF instead of .docx due to limitations in Apple's .docx importer. -Steve
  23. Hi Josephe, Great! You can also edit the toolbar if you want. By the way, alt+click isn't equivalent to a right click on OS X. I believe you're thinking of ctrl+click. -Steve
  24. Hi Josephe, You can customize the status bar by either holding down the option key when clicking it or choosing View > Customize Status Bar. -Steve
  25. Hi G, There was a discussion here a while ago on that. You might find the Adding an Outline Level to Your Manuscript screencast helpful. It shows Storyist 2, but the concepts are the same in Storyist 3. -Steve
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