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  1. 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
  2. Hi Folks, The Storyist Testimonials page was woefully out of date, so I've started updating it with quotes from some published authors.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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hi Oliver, Thank you for the kind words and for the offer to help on the upcoming French translation. I'll let you know as soon as the translation starts. Love the covers for Baron Noir and Evariste, by the way. -Steve
  10. Not currently. A great feature request though. -Steve
  11. Hi Stuart, Storyist for iOS doesn't convert Scrivener files to Storyist files like the Mac version does, but it can edit Scrivener files natively. -Steve
  12. Hi Stuart, I would be the coder :-) It's a reasonable request. I'll keep track of this one and try to let you know if/when I'm able to add support. -Steve
  13. Hi Deb, As Rusty points out, your screenshot shows the outline template from a Notebook Entry. The Novel template has this: So what's going on? The outline items that appear in the context menu are built from the styles in the document. You can control what's listed in this menu (and therefore used as a template) by editing the file's outline template. This is probably the missing step in your experiments. -Steve
  14. Hi Alex, I haven't seen this either, but we can investigate. Just send a quick email to the support address (support@storyist.com) with some information about what versions of Storyist and OS X you're using and we can dig in. -Steve
  15. Hi mlove73, If you turn draft mode off, you can use the pinch gesture to zoom the page to the desired size. -Steve
  16. Hi Stuart, You're not missing anything. Scrivener's rich text Document Notes and Project Notes are not currently imported when the Scrivener project is opened as a Storyist project. If there is enough interest, Storyist could probably create Section Sheets or separate notes files for this data, but it doesn't do so currently. The easiest way to get the data in now is probably copy/paste into a new file in Storyist or keep the info in Scrivener comments instead. Scrivener comments are preserved. -Steve
  17. Hi Mark, Welcome to the forums. Text files, story sheets, and folders should all appear in the export panel. Perhaps you're looking for a chapter or section (which are parts of a text file) instead of the text file itself? -Steve
  18. Hi, It sounds like you're keeping your project files in the Storyist folder in your iCloud Drive folder and that they've been syncing. Storyist uses Apple's Versions to make periodic backups of your work. You should be able to browse these backups using the File > Revert To > View All Versions command. You can also use the File > Show Previous Versions command to see a list of the backups. When you make edits and use File > Save, you should see a new version in the list. Can you say a little more about what you're seeing? It would be helpful to know what versions of OS X and Storyist you are running. -Steve
  19. Hi Jeremy, You might be looking in the View menu (which should probably also have a View Trash command). The View button is the left-most button in the toolbar. -Steve
  20. Hi Folks, Storyist 3.2.3 is available. It contains new features, compatibility enhancements, and bug fixes. Specifically: Storyist now automatically adds/removes parenthesis in parenthetical script elements. The RTF importer includes enhanced support from non-ANSI character encodings. Storyist no longer fails to open RTF files generated by Word that contain images. Storyist now uses the most recent version of Sparkle (the software framework that handles updates). Storyist now honors the update frequency displayed in the popup in the Preferences window. Previously, the check frequency could be set to a value other than the one shown in the window. Storyist no longer freezes in certain circumstances on El Capitan when in Draft mode and the zoom is greater than 100%. Storyist no longer crashes in certain circumstances when quitting. Comment highlighting is now removed when "range" comments are deleted. The files export options no longer require you to step through an Automator workflow to change quotes, emphasis, etc… These conversions are now available on the options page. -Steve
  21. Hi aramis1250, In the manuscript, just select to the left of the text. -Steve
  22. Hi aramis1250, Actually, the outline view does allow dragging. Just drag the icon or (if you're viewing the manuscript) the area to the left of the title. -Steve
  23. Hi OneWordThenAnother, Welcome to the forums! You can create a PDF version of your manuscript. To do so: Open your manuscript. Choose File > Print. Click the PDF button and choose "Save as PDF..." And thanks for the +1 on being able to view PDF as a native type in Storyist. -Steve
  24. Hi OhDebs, I'm guessing you weren't in a text file when you tried to use the command. Just position the cursor in the manuscript into which you want to import the styles and choose Format > Style > Import Styles. You'll be able to choose from Storyist projects and RTF files. Note that for historical reasons, when importing styles from Storyist projects, the style importer will choose the manuscript. If you want the styles from another file, export it as an RTF file first. -Steve BTW, I'm certainly not tired of hearing from you! Happy to help.
  25. Hi jordanfel, Just send an email to the support address with the order number or the name/email address used at checkout and I'll look it up for you. -Steve
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