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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hi mlove73, If you turn draft mode off, you can use the pinch gesture to zoom the page to the desired size. -Steve
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hi aramis1250, In the manuscript, just select to the left of the text. -Steve
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Hi OhDebs, Did you create a heading-level style or a body text style? Chapters are defined by heading-level styles. For example, the Chapter Title style in the Novel template has a heading level of 1. If the text is still there but "has become one long text with no separate chapters," it sounds like a non-heading level style was applied to the text. Could that have happened when you created a new style? If so, just apply the Chapter Title (or equivalent style) to your chapter titles, and the chapters will appear in the outline again. The Format > Style > Apply Styles by Matching Text command can help with this. I'd be happy to take a look at your project for you. -Steve
  16. Hi manjusri, Are you editing a plain text file with a .txt extension? The Fountain exporter is designed to translate script styles in Storyist and Final Draft files into Fountain markup. Plain text files are considered to have the body text style (and only the body text style), so the Fountain exporter is interpreting it as action. That is why you're seeing the double spacing. If you're editing a plain text file and including Fountain markup yourself, just export it instead as plain text. That way Storyist won't try to mark up your work. Another option is to edit a Fountain file with the .fountain extension.Storyist formats the script for you, and you can edit it using the built-in WYSIWYG screenplay editor with tab and return shortcuts, smart text, etc... You'll find more information about editing Fountain files in Editing Fountain Files with Storyist for iOS. -Steve
  17. This is one way to use Jami Gold's representation of Larry Brook's beat sheet from his book Story Engineering. (Posted in response to this question) -Steve Larry Brooks Beat Sheet.story
  18. Hi Shandor, Something like this? If you're interested, I posted the template in the Sharing section. -Steve
  19. Thanks nicovamp. For those following along: The issue was that the manuscript contained many pages of spaces at the end of the file (as if a book was resting on the space key at some point). iOS uses spaces to delimit words, so checking that many spaces took a LOOOONG time on iOS 9.1. Removing the spaces resolved the problem. -Steve
  20. Hi Everyone, It sounds like there are two separate issues here: The screen freezes for a moment (or more). The app becomes unresponsive until you quit. The first case is likely the result of the computer doing other things on your behalf, and will affect older, slower Macs more than newer, faster Macs. If we can figure out what it's doing, I can (perhaps) have Storyist work around this situation. One thing that might help is reducing the number of times you use the Save command (Command + S). Some people, especially long-time computer users, hit Command + S reflexively after typing a sentence or two. When you do this, OS X creates a version of your file for safe keeping. At some point, it prunes these versions to a manageable count, keeping hourly versions for a day, daily versions for a month, and weekly versions for all previous months. This pruning takes computer time and may result in a slight pause. The second case is probably a different issue. If you're seeing the app become unresponsive until you quit (Rusty, this sounds like your case), please send some email to the support address and we'll investigate further. Please include the version of Storyist you're using along with the version of OS X. Note: If you're using OS X El Capitan, you'll need to be running Storyist 3.2 or later. Storyist versions prior to 3.2 may freeze on opening on El Capitan due to some changes Apple made for the release. -Steve
  21. Hi Zencurry, Just checking back to see how you're faring. Did iCloud create the folder for you? Some users on the Apple forums reported seeing iCloud Drive issues after updating to El Capitan that resolved themselves eventually. -Steve
  22. Hi nicovamp, Ok, let's investigate. Please send a quick email to support@storyist.com with info about What you're doing when Storyist for iOS freezes. Where you're storing files (iCloud, Dropbox, iPad only). What type of file you're editing (Storyist, RTF, plain text, Scrivener, FDX, or Fountain). What language you're writing in. Whether this happens with all files, or just one it particular. What version of iOS you were using before upgrading to 9.1. If Storyist had been working fine, and it just started happening, I suspect there is something going on with the file or the cloud service. -Steve
  23. Hi Zencurry, A couple of things to check: Make sure both your Mac and iPad are connected to the internet. Make sure your iCloud account has been upgraded to iCloud Drive. You should see the iCloud Drive folder in the Favorites section in Finder on your Mac. Make sure your iPad is set up to store files in iCloud, not Dropbox. You can check by tapping the More (...) button in the toolbar on the Storyist home screen. Make sure there is at least one document on the Storyist home screen. iCloud might not create the folder if there is nothing to display. Make sure you're signed in to the same iCloud account on both your Mac and your iPad. If all looks good, try moving a file (any file) to the iCloud Drive folder on your Mac. This should trigger a sync and cause the Storyist folder to appear. If none of that works, open a Terminal window and run the following command: brctl log --wait --shorten This will start logging the iCloud activity on your Mac to the terminal window. Then, add a file to Storyist for iOS and let me know what text you see in the terminal window. -Steve
  24. Hi Octfull, I was able to reproduce this, and a fix is now in testing. If you'd like to try the beta, please send email to support@storyist.com and I'll be happy to get you set up. Thanks for the report! -Steve
  25. Hi Everyone, Storyist 3.1.1 for iOS is available today in the App Store. This should keep the Mac version stats up-to-date. -Steve
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